• Northwest Bio drug gets first slot under UK early access scheme

    An experimental Northwest Biotherapeutics drug for brain tumours is the first medicine to have been selected for fast-track designation under a new early access scheme in Britain. Doctors will be able to prescribe the new drug once the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, the…

    Reuters7 mins ago
  • Medical Labs Make Test Results Easier for Patients to Understand

    As more patients gain direct access to lab reports and test results, health care providers are offering new tools to help them navigate the maze of numbers and use the data to better manage their own care. Individual patients now can see their results on a wide variety of medical tests including…

    The Wall Street Journal15 mins ago
  • Ebola Pledges Lagged in Crisis's Early Months

    Months after the Ebola virus started spreading in West Africa, the world's largest donors and organizations are pledging hundreds of millions of dollars to combat it. Documented pledges or donations totaled $326.7 million as of Monday, according to data from the Financial Tracking Service, managed…

    The Wall Street Journal13 mins ago
  • More children live to age 5, work still to be done

    More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday. "We're building momentum in many countries in the poorest parts of the world," said Dr. Mickey Chopra, UNICEF's head of…

    Associated Press
  • Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: We're Reading About Allergan, Lilly and Much More!!

    A spot of rain is falling on the Pharmalot campus, making for a gloomy start to yet another busy day. reached a settlement to one contentious scene in their tussle, putting an end to the debate over a special meeting of Allergan shareholders , The Wall Street Journal writes.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • For Dialysis Patients, a Less Clinical Experience

    In a bid to win business and encourage patients to keep up with their treatments, some dialysis centers are upgrading their décor and offering free amenities from aromatherapy to tea service. The goal is to dispel the clinical air of typical dialysis treatment. "We don't want to look like a…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • 1 Tip To Lose Belly Fat

    It's Hollywood's Hottest Diet And Gets Rid Of Stubborn Fat Areas Like Nothing Else.

  • Radiologists Push for Medical Reports Patients Can Understand

    Imagine reading a medical report about yourself that is clear, concise and respectful of your feelings. As more patients gain direct access to their electronic health records, some radiologists are leading a push to demystify the medical mumbo jumbo those patients will find there. Radiologists, who…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • QLT Unveils Positive Retreatment Study Data

    QLT Unveils Positive Retreatment Study Data QLT Inc. (QLTI) announced encouraging final data on its pipeline candidate QLT091001 from an international, multi-center phase Ib retreatment extension study (n=27). The study evaluated the candidate in patients

  • Black Lung Disease Rates Skyrocket To Highest Levels Since 1970s

    Black Lung Disease Rates Skyrocket To Highest Levels Since 1970sThe proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according to experts with the National Institute

    Huffington Post
  • Novartis Presents Positive Data on Lucentis and Jetrea

    Novartis Presents Positive Data on Lucentis and Jetrea Novartis (NVS) presented encouraging data on Lucentis and Jetrea at the EURETINA congress in London. Novartis' Lucentis is approved for various ocular indications – wet age-related macular degeneration

  • Researchers: Kids are being prescribed antibiotics they don't need

    Researchers: Kids are being prescribed antibiotics they don't needResearchers at Seattle Children's Hospital have found that antibiotics are prescribed for children twice as often as needed.Antibiotics do not help viral infections, yet the researchers

    The Week (RSS)
  • Play

    Family blames health care center for son's mushroom poisoning

    A mental health care patient is dead after eating a poisonous mushroom and now his family is demanding answers.

    KGO – San Francisco
  • Medical Calculators Use Big Data to Help Patients Make Choices

    Doctors and patients are crunching big data together using a simple calculator that helps the patients make informed medical decisions. Physicians have long relied on a range of resources—including medical literature, their own research and experience, and pure gut feelings—to give patients an idea…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • ASU QB Taylor Kelly Out For A Month With Broken Foot

    Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly is expected to miss at least a month after breaking a bone in his left foot during Saturday night's game against the Colorado Buffaloes. According to an article on, ASU QB Taylor Kelly broke a bone in his left foot during Saturday night's win…

    SB Nation
  • RG3 says he doesn’t have a fracture, likely won’t need surgery

    Robert Griffin III got relatively good news after an MRI today. Griffin, who left Sunday’s game in Washington with an ankle injury, said today that an MRI revealed he does not have a fracture and does not think he will need surgery.

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • $1,000-a-pill hep C treatment to be cheaper abroad

    Hepatitis C patients in developing countries could soon gain access to a cheaper, generic version of a drug that sells for $1,000 a pill in the USA. Gilead Sciences (GILD), which makes the drug, announced Monday that it has signed a licensing agreement with seven companies in India to make generic…

  • Thousands of Obamacare Enrollees to Lose Coverage

    Some 115,000 people who signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace this year will lose their coverage at the end of the month for failing to provide the government with proof of citizenship or immigration status. Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…

    The Fiscal Times
  • NPS Pharmaceuticals' Natpara Gets Positive FDA Panel Vote

    NPS Pharmaceuticals' Natpara Gets Positive FDA Panel Vote NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP) received encouraging news when the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (:EMDAC) of the FDA recommended the approval of the company’s hormone replacement