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(Reuters Health) – Even though American veterans are at high risk for the type of hearing loss that may be improved with cochlear implants, many of them live hours from a VA facility that provides cochlear implant services, a U.S. study suggests. Cochlear implants are the best treatment available for moderate to severe sensorineural hearing […]

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(Reuters) – The U.S. health regulator on Thursday categorized the recall of Edwards Lifesciences Corp’s Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system as extremely serious, highlighting health risks associated with its use, but the products will remain on the market. The system is used to deliver and deploy a transcatheter heart valve to replace a diseased aortic […]

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TOKYO (Reuters) – High levels of E.coli bacteria forced Tokyo officials to cancel the swimming segment of Saturday’s Paratriathlon World Cup, raising concerns about next year’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Water quality tests at Odaiba Marine Park found fecal bacteria levels far exceeded accepted limits, organizers said, forcing them to pull the plug on […]

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TOKYO (Reuters) – High levels of E.coli bacteria forced Tokyo officials to cancel the swimming segment of Saturday’s Paratriathlon World Cup, a test event for next year’s Paralympics. The health scare is the latest to highlight problems that could arise during next year’s Games due to Tokyo’s sweltering summer temperatures. The Paratriathlon World Cup had […]

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(Reuters) – AbbVie Inc has priced its new rheumatoid arthritis treatment at $59,000 a year after gaining U.S. approval on Friday, a big boost for the drugmaker struggling with rising competition for Humira, its blockbuster therapy for the same condition. FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor […]

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Press Release Is eczema a part of your life? Volunteers needed for clinical trial Trialbee has now made it possible for about 80 candidates with eczema to volunteer in a medical research study around North Yorkshire & Sheffield. The screening period starts mid- September but pre sign-up is already possible. Get started. How can I […]

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Stunning bald eagle photo becomes viral sensation An incredible photo of a bald eagle is taking the internet by storm. The remarkable photo was captured by amateur photographer Steve Biro at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Norfolk County, Ontario. In the photo the bird’s wingtip feathers gently touch the water as it looks intently ahead, […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device NHS patients are not getting cannabis-based medicines because of a lack of evidence they work, according to an official review. Multiple sclerosis patients and parents of children with severe epilepsy have been fighting for access to the drugs. The NHS England report found hospitals also had issues affording […]

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Unusually high numbers of U.S. lymphoma patients are choosing experimental treatments over expensive cell therapies sold by Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD.O) and Novartis AG (NOVN.S), new data shows, helping explain why sales of the two products have not met rosy expectations. FILE PHOTO: A Gilead Sciences, Inc. logo is seen outside […]

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(Reuters) – Drugmaker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) has agreed to spin off its generic drugs business and combine it with Mylan (MYL.O), a move that leaves Pfizer with more profitable innovative drugs, including cancer drug Ibrance and pneumonia vaccine Prevnar. FILE PHOTO: The logo of U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc. is seen at a branch in […]

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