• 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

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  • 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

  • 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…

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  • 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
  • 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
  • UN Security Council to meet on Ebola

    The United States called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Thursday on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, saying the situation on the ground is "dire" and getting worse every day. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power said the United States has asked the 193 U.N. member states to come to the…

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  • Chiropractic care may ease back-related leg pain

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with leg pain related to back problems had more short-term relief if they received chiropractic care along with exercise and advice, rather than exercise and advice alone, a new study has found. Patients with back-related leg pain, such as…

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    Mystery Respiratory Virus Spreads to 21 States

    Mystery Respiratory Virus Spreads to 21 StatesScary virus that is sending kids to the ICU is now in the Northeast. And now, to that mysterious virus striking American children and just look at the map tonight. Growing day by day, now confirmed or suspected

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  • 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…

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  • [video] Avanir up on Alzheimer's trial

    [video] Avanir up on Alzheimer's trialAvanir Pharma is up more than 60 percent, after the company said its drug was more effective in reducing agitation associated with Alzheimer's, compared with a placebo. CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks to the company's CEO

  • 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.

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  • $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…

  • CORRECTION: Educational apps help kids take control of their health

    Sanofi Diabetes, a division of Sanofi-Aventis, has launched an app in the UK oriented towards kids with type 1 diabetes and their friends, parents and caregivers called Mission T1D. The setting is a virtual school in which players earn their knowledge when they win enough points to unlock short,…

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  • Merck osteoporosis drug passes trial, but side effects hover

    Merck & Co said it will seek U.S. The once-weekly pill, deemed a potential blockbuster product by some industry analysts, significantly reduced risk of fractures of the hip and spine, and of non-vertebral fractures, compared with placebo, Merck said on Monday. Although the overall rate of side…

  • Eli Lilly's Cyramza Scores in Colorectal Cancer Study

    Eli Lilly's Cyramza Scores in Colorectal Cancer Study Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) announced that Cyramza in combination with chemotherapy met the primary endpoint in a phase III study (:RAISE) conducted in patients suffering from metastatic colorectal

  • Painkillers, sedatives biggest threat when kids get into medicine chest

    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When kids under age six are hospitalized for accidentally taking prescription medications, in many cases they’ve gotten hold of narcotic painkillers and benzodiazepine sedatives, according to a new study. “All medications should be kept out of the reach…

  • Despite Warnings, Antibiotics Still Overprescribed in Kids

    Despite warnings from public health experts that overprescribing antibiotics could lead to difficult-to-treat "superbugs," doctors are prescribing antibiotics to children about twice as often as they are actually needed, a new study found. Researchers at Seattle Children's Hospital examined past…

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  • Former Sony PR Exec Steve Elzer: How to Have Cancer and Work in Hollywood

    Former Sony PR Exec Steve Elzer: How to Have Cancer and Work in Hollywood This story first appeared in the Sept. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.It all began innocently enough. I was walking up a flight of stairs thinking, "Wow, I'm pretty

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  • A third of family caregivers spend over $10K a year

    About a third of family caregivers spend more than 30 hours a week on caregiving tasks, a new survey shows. "The uncovered cost of caregiving often catches people by surprise," says Andy Cohen, CEO of, a website for family caregivers. The survey found that 46% of family caregivers spend…