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Leading role for Cambridge in 300m attack on cancer unveiled by David Cameron

Cambridge will secure its status as the world leader for genetic research into cancer and rare diseases thanks to a 300 million investment.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Scientific Instruments, Biotech, Illumina

Thu Jul 31, 2014

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Experts: US is ready for Ebola

But when health officials evacuate the two American aid workers infected with Ebola in west Africa, it will be the plane they take.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Control Group, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Yahoo!

Ebola-infected aid worker to be moved to Atlanta hospital

A U.S. humanitarian aid worker who was infected with Ebola in West Africa will be transferred back to the United States and treated in a special high security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

Reuters

AstraZeneca steps up push into cancer immunotherapy

AstraZeneca is accelerating its push into cancer immunotherapy, with plans to test a key experimental drug in new tumor types.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Merck , Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Oncology

The Modesto Bee

Amedisys boost profit, cuts cost

Amedisys' results also were well above those from the second quarter of 2013 of $1.8 million, or 6 cents per share, and expectations of Wall Street analysts.

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Related Topix: Amedisys, Business News

Northwest Florida Daily News

Husband shot in back; wife charged

A 39-year-old woman who police say shot her husband in the back is being charged with attempted murder.

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Related Topix: Crestview, FL, Medicine, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Hospital Administration

News Observer

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a history of drug or alcohol abuse within the past year.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Illinois, Illinois Government, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Biotech, Gilead Sciences

Wed Jul 30, 2014

NBC Chicago

Plane Crash in San Diego Kills 1

A small plane crashed in the parking lot of a busy San Diego shopping center Wednesday evening, killing one of the two women aboard and wounding the other.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, San Diego, CA, Kearny Mesa (San Diego, CA), Medicine, Hospital Administration, Sharp Memorial Hospital

Sunherald.com

J&J withdraws fibroid treatment device from market

In April, J&J suspended sales of the devices, known as laparoscopic power morcellators, after the Food and Drug Administration discouraged doctors from using them.

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Related Topix: Food, J and J Snack Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, DePuy Orthopaedics, Medical Equipment, Hospital Administration, St Peters Health Care Services

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Humanitarian agencies working in west Africa on Wednesday stepped up their precautions against the Ebola virus, with the Peace Corps announcing it was removing hundreds of its volunteers from three of the hardest-hit nations.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Nursing

Castanet.net

Thomson Reuters reports Q2 profit up from year ago, revenue holds steady

Thomson Reuters reported Wednesday an increase in its quarterly earnings ahead of expectations, as revenue held steady compared with a year ago.

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Related Topix: Media, Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Hospital Administration, Thomson

CFRA

CDC's dire forecast: Weather causes 2,000 deaths a year in US with nearly two-thirds from cold

In this Dec. 6, 2013 file photo, Sarah Davis, left, puts on earmuffs over her hat as John Davis, right, burrows under some blankets, as they try to keep warm in their tent at a homeless encampment in Oklahoma City.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Control Group

Wall Street Journal

AstraZeneca in Respiratory-Drugs Deal

AstraZeneca PLC has agreed to buy the rights to a portfolio of inhaled drugs from Almirall SA in a deal worth up to $2.1 billion, a significant step toward expanding its respiratory business and the type of pipeline-boosting deal favored by Chief Executive Pascal Soriot.

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Related Topix: AstraZeneca, Biotech, Medicine, AstraZeneca Group

The Winnipeg Free Press

Merck second-quarter profit more than doubles, tops forecast

A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Merck , Medicine, Zetia, Ezetimibe (generic), Whitehouse Station, NJ

Tue Jul 29, 2014

LongmontFYI

Amgen closing Longmont, Boulder facilities that employ 430

Biotechnology firm Amgen announced Tuesday that it plans to close its facilities in Colorado and Washington by the end of next year, resulting in the loss of approximately 430 jobs in Boulder County.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Amgen, Longmont, CO, Boulder, CO, Boulder County, CO

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Ocean Spray worker dies in fall through skylight

Authorities say a Las Vegas man is dead after falling through a skylight at an Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center in Henderson.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Henderson, NV, Clark County, NV, Medicine, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Hospital Administration

The Indian Express

Ranbaxy Laboratories quarterly net loss narrows to Rs 185.92 cr

Drug firm Ranbaxy Laboratories today reported consolidated net loss of Rs 185.92 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Food and Drug Administration

KBCI CBS 2

Idaho boy recovering from rattlesnake bite

A 6-year-old western Idaho boy who suffered a rattlesnake bite on his big toe is recovering in the intensive care unit at a Spokane hospital.

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Related Topix: Culdesac, ID, Medicine, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Fruitland, ID

Merced Sun-Star

Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

The potentially Ebola-related death last week of a Liberian government official whose wife and children live in Minnesota has heightened concerns and inspired a fundraising drive to send medical supplies to Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

KWNN-FM Stockton

Michael Douglas Reveals He Lost 40 Pounds During His Cancer Treatment

In 2010, Michael Douglas was devastated to learn that he had stage-four cancer. Speaking to a group of doctors at the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies' 5th World Congress in New York City on Sunday, he spoke about his grueling experience with the disease and how it affected him.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Medicine, Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, Hospital Administration

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