Tag: severe

Drug-resistant staph spreads easily in households

(Reuters Health) – The superbug MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can spread easily from people to household pets, according to a new study that underscores the importance of frequent handwashing. MRSA was once rare, and so-called staph infections used to be more easily treated with antibiotics, researchers note in the Lancet Infectious Diseases. But due in […]

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FDA approves Global Blood Therapeutics sickle cell disease drug

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it approved a drug from Global Blood Therapeutics Inc to treat sickle cell disease in adults and children 12 years or older. The treatment will be priced at $10,417 per month, or around $125,000 per year, and will be sold under the brand name […]

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Rent subsidies, mental health care tied to housing stability for homeless

(Reuters Health) – Mentally ill homeless adults may have an easier time finding and keeping stable housing when they receive rent supplements and mental health support services, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers focused on the effectiveness of Housing First, a program in Toronto that’s different from traditional approaches to housing for homeless adults with mental […]

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Cannabis tied to severe heart attack risk in younger adults

(Reuters Health) – Teens and young adults who use cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis are more likely to be hospitalized for heart attacks by early adulthood than their counterparts who don’t use these drugs, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 2010-2014 on 1,694 patients ages 15 to 22 who were hospitalized for heart attacks, […]

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Longer-term data fail to clear concern over Takeda’s dengue vaccine

CHICAGO (Reuters) – An additional six months of data from a late-stage trial of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co’s experimental dengue vaccine again showed it failed to protect against one of the four types of the virus in an important patient group, researchers said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co’s logo is seen at its headquarters […]

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Johnson & Johnson loses pelvic mesh class action in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – More than 1,350 Australian women won a seven-year-old class action lawsuit on Thursday against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for misleading patients and surgeons about the risks of the pharmaceutical giant’s pelvic mesh implants. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Johnson & Johnson’s company logo is pictured in New York, U.S., September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan […]

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Moscow Region officials and Indian pharma companies discuss cooperation in Mumbai

The second and final stop of Moscow Region roadshow in India on November 12-15 has been in Mumbai, a lively business hub and headquarters for many Indian pharmaceutical companies. Headed by Vadim Khromov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of Moscow Region, the Russian delegation held a roundtable discussion with representatives of Indian pharma industry on […]

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China’s Inner Mongolia reports fresh bubonic plague case

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Inner Mongolia reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague on Sunday, despite an earlier declaration by the country’s health officials that the risk of an outbreak was minimal. The health commission of the autonomous region said a 55-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease after he ate wild rabbit meat […]

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Diabetes tied to increased risk of hidden spinal fractures

(Reuters Health) – People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than others to develop spinal fractures that sometimes have no obvious symptoms but are tied to increased risk of future broken bones, a research review suggests. The analysis focused on so-called vertebral fractures, also known as compression fractures, that happen when bones in the […]

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Michigan boy, 17, gets double lung transplant after damage from vaping

(Reuters) – A 17-year-old Michigan boy facing “imminent death” from vaping injuries has undergone a double lung transplant, the first in a patient suffering from the effects of e-cigarettes, a Detroit hospital said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vape device in this illustration picture, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abisi/File Photo The announcement […]

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