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(Reuters) – Novartis AG, which this week announced positive interim trial results for its experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, on Friday said investigation is underway into whether a second trial death could be related to the treatment. The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Brooklyn judge on Thursday ruled against a group of parents who challenged New York City’s recently imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, rejecting their arguments that the city’s public health authority exceeded its authority. FILE PHOTO: Materials are seen left at demonstration by people opposed to childhood vaccination after officials in […]

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(Reuters) – U.S. federal health officials said on Tuesday an investigation is underway over a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to frozen ground tuna, which were imported into the United States by seafood retailer Jensen Tuna. No deaths were reported so far, but seven people have been hospitalized, the U.S. Food and Drug […]

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Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it […]

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FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo (Reuters) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several other U.S. agencies are investigating an E.coli outbreak in five states, the CDC said here on Friday. The CDC, […]

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors on Thursday will present their closing arguments in the trial of the wealthy founder of Pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics Inc and four colleagues accused of contributing to the U.S. opioid epidemic by bribing doctors to prescribe an addictive fentanyl spray. FILE PHOTO: John Kapoor (R), the billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics […]

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Pregnant women in England will be able to get a new type of blood test to check for the potentially life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia. NHS England is making PLGF testing more widely available as evidence suggests it speeds up diagnosis which could save lives. Mums-to-be who develop pre-eclampsia have dangerously high blood pressure which can damage […]

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(Reuters) – An Ebola treatment center located at the epicenter of the current outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has resumed operations after it was attacked last month, the country’s health ministry said on Saturday. The center run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the district of Katwa was set on fire on Feb. […]

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A microscopic image of a tapeworm. (iStock) A teenager from India transported to an emergency room after suffering from <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/health/toddler-suffering-from-hallucinations-seizures-diagnosed-with-rare-brain-disease” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>seizures was <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/category/health/medical-research” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>found to have parasitic cysts in his brain. The 18-year-old man’s parents said he had pain in his right groin, according to a case study published in the […]

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(Reuters) – Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to settle more than 25,000 U.S. lawsuits over their blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto for a total of $775 million, court documents on Monday showed. Logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the annual results news conference of the German drugmaker in Leverkusen, Germany February 27, […]

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