Health

  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks, officials said most of Sierra Leone's 6…

    The Associated Press
  • Masahiro Tanaka expected to be limited to 70-75 pitches in return Sunday

    Masahiro Tanaka will make his first start in the majors since July 8 on Sunday against the Blue Jays and Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com yesterday that he will likely be limited to around 70-75 pitches. Tanaka was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in…

    NBC Sports
  • New study shows that the savings from 'tort reform' are mythical

    "Tort reform," which is usually billed as the answer to "frivolous malpractice lawsuits," has been a central plank in the Republican program for healthcare reform for decades.  The notion has lived on despite copious evidence that that the so-called defensive medicine practiced by doctors merely to…

    Los Angeles Times
  • Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

    Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan Green — a 52-year-old computer technician with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — rocked on a bench for hours, confiding in an imaginary…

    Associated Press
  • Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

    Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. In fact, nearly half of all flu vaccines provided to adults are now administered in non-medical settings like…

    USA TODAY
  • Patient Access And Control: The Future Of Chronic Disease Management?

    Editor’s note: Dr. Kaveh Safavi is the global managing director of Accenture Health. Sufferers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States are among the more active practitioners of disease self-management. It involves, among other disciplines

    TechCrunch
  • Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure raising prostate cancer awareness

    Friday night, MLB media personality Ed Randall (you may have seen him on MLB Network) is hosting an event to raise prostate cancern awareness for an indepedent ball team called the Somerset Patriots. “Ed Randall’s Fans For The Cure,” in partnership with the Somerset Patriots, is holding “Prostate…

    CBS Sports
  • Covidien Sonicision Line Expands, 3 Devices Gain FDA Nod

    Covidien plc (COV) recently announced the expansion of its Sonicision Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device portfolio, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (:FDA) clearance for three additional device lengths − 13 cm, 26 cm and 48 cm. Covidien

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  • Kings' Drew Doughty misses 1st workout with injury

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty missed the first practice of training camp Friday with an upper-body injury. Doughty was injured during an offseason workout back home in Ontario, but has skated in recent days. Kings coach Darryl Sutter wouldn't provide specific details about Doughty's…

    The Associated Press
  • NFL releases details of new drug policy

    DUI and PED discipline has been ramped up, and marijuana policy is more lax. The NFL and NFLPA passed a new drug policy earlier this week, but it was not until Friday afternoon, after the release of joint statement between the league and its players union, that we saw the details of the new…

    SB Nation
  • Lab-On-A-Chip Tech is Revolutionary, Yet Universities Cling to 'Dark Ages' Animal Models (Op-Ed)

    Pascaline Clerc is senior director of Animal Research Issues at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Clerc studied mitochondria at the University of Grenoble, France, before joining the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the University of Maryland in Baltimore as a post-doctoral…

    LiveScience.com
  • DOH Chronicles: Imminent Health Hazard Shuts Down Shaanxi Gourmet

    Shaanxi Gourmet [Photo] Shaanxi Gourmet, the Chinese restaurant that was a food critic darling last year, was shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District on Sept. 16 with an imminent health hazard coupled with 39 demerits. SNHD inspectors found

    Eater Vegas
  • Bristol-Myers' (BMY) Yervoy Label Expanded in Canada

    Yervoy is one of the most promising drugs in Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMY) portfolio. Metastatic melanoma is the most severe form of skin cancer. Yervoy is now approved in more than 40 countries across the globe.

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  • Salix' s Xifaxan 550 sNDA Under Review, Response by Feb 28

    Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.’s (SLXP) supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Xifaxan 550 has been accepted for review by the FDA. The company is looking to expand the use of Xifaxan 550 for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea

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  • Suicide Contagion: How the Media Can Help Fight It (Op-Ed)

    Brian Dyak is president, CEO and co-founder of the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), and executive producer of EICnetwork.tv. Dyak contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. It is an extremely powerful force in American culture, one that creates awareness and…

    LiveScience.com
  • Eli Lilly's Trulicity Approved by FDA for Type II Diabetes

    Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) received good news when the FDA approved its new injectable diabetes treatment, Trulicity, for adults suffering from type II diabetes. Trulicity, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor, has been approved as an adjunct

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  • Halozyme's PEGPH20 Study S1313 Clinical Hold Lifted by FDA

    Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (HALO) announced that the FDA has lifted the clinical hold from a phase Ib/II study (Study S1313). The study is evaluating PEGPH20 (PEGylated recombinant human hyaluronidase) in combination with a modified FOLFIRINOX chemotherapy

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    4 SoCal kids infected with enterovirus D68

    The severe respiratory illness known as "enterovirus D68" has infected and hospitalized four Southern California children.

    KFSN – Fresno