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15 min ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Lilly, AstraZeneca team up on Alzheimer's drug

Eli Lilly and Co. plans to pay up to $500 million to fellow drugmaker AstraZeneca as part of a collaboration to develop and sell a potential Alzheimer's disease treatment that is in the early stages of clinical testing.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Biotech, Eli Lilly, Medicine

4 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

USA 12th in global well-being

Maybe there's something in Panama's water . In a new poll, the Central American country ranks first among 135 countries on subjective well-being.

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Related Topix: Healthways, Franklin, TN

8 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

CDC: Prescription painkiller deaths slowing down

The numbers of deaths due to overdoses of prescription painkillers continue to rise but have slowed, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Atlanta-based health agency reports that deaths from such drugs climbed by 18% each year from 1999 through 2006, but rose by only 3% from 2007 through 2011.

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

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KMIZ

Obama to assign 3,000 military personnel to fight Ebola

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to asses and amplify his government's response to two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria. On Tuesday, Obama will announce significant new U.S. efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic, which has moved quickly across the western part of Africa and sent governments there scrambling to respond.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

CBS Local

Ala. Children Test Positive For Respiratory Virus

Officials from the Alabama Department of Public Health said Monday that four out of six specimens from Mobile County that were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tested positive for enterovirus D68. Officials say a fifth specimen tested positive for another Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say the virus has been reported more than 100 children across the country.

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

Evening Sun

APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges anti-trust and state law violations by Dublin-based Actavis PLC and New York subsidiary Forest Laboratories, which Actavis recently acquired for $28 billion.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Healthcare Law, Law, Forest Laboratories, Biotech, Medicine, Forest Labs

NewsOK.com

APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges anti-trust and state law violations by Dublin-based Actavis PLC and New York subsidiary Forest Laboratories, which Actavis recently acquired for $28 billion.

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Related Topix: Forest Laboratories, Biotech, Medicine, Forest Labs

WTOL-TV Toledo

Pia Zadora home from Vegas hospital after accident

A spokeswoman says entertainer Pia Zadora is home from a Las Vegas hospital to continue treatment for serious head and ankle injuries received when she fell from a golf cart last week. Zadora representative Eileen Koch said in an email Monday the singer-actress was released from University Medical Center in Las Vegas and plans to travel to Los Angeles next week for surgery for a compound ankle fracture.

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Related Topix: University Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Medicine

Medical Daily

Exclusive: Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work

Two prominent U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple Inc's HealthKit, offering a glimpse of how the iPhone maker's ambitious take on healthcare will work in practice. HealthKit, which is still under development, is the center of a new healthcare system by Apple.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Healthcare Law, Law, DexCom

The New Zealand Herald

Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. Gilead said Monday that the India-based drugmakers will make a generic version of Sovaldi, also known as sofosbuvir, and another investigational drug for distribution in 91 countries.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Startups, Hepatitis, San Mateo County, CA, Foster City, CA

ABC News

Gilead to License Generic Version of Sovaldi

Gilead Sciences says it has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. Gilead says the India-based drugmakers will make a generic version of Sovaldi, also known as sofosbuvir, and another investigational drug for distribution in 91 countries.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Medicine, Startups

Newsday

Man shot in the knee in Bay Shore, police say

A man was shot in the knee as he stood on a street in Bay Shore on Saturday, Suffolk County police said. The man, who was not identified, was on Belford Avenue when he was shot in the knee by an unknown assailant just before 8 p.m., police said.

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Related Topix: Bay Shore, NY, Suffolk County, NY, Medicine, Southside Hospital, Hospital Administration

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory

Four people were burned Sunday in a grain-dust explosion at a NestlA© Purina plant in the city, authorities said. The four contractors were welding about 5 p.m. on the fifth floor of the complex's seven-story grain elevator when flames from their torches sparked grain dust and set off the explosion, Flagstaff Fire Department Capt.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Flagstaff Medical Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration

Wall Street Journal

Obama Plans Major Ebola Offensive

President Barack Obama plans to dramatically boost the U.S. effort to mitigate the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including greater involvement of the U.S. military, people familiar with the proposal said. Mr. Obama is expected to detail the plan during a visit Tuesday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, these people said.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, US News, Conservative Political News

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

One dead, two wounded in Norfolk shooting

Police responded to the intersection of Reservoir Avenue and Goff Street around 4:15 a.m. after receiving reports of gunshots in the area. While officers were responding to the call three men with gunshot wounds showed up at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in a personal vehicle.

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Related Topix: Norfolk, VA, Medicine, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Hospital Administration

Detroit News

MSU bioengineer seeks better microbe threat tests

As the Ebola virus draws the world's attention to the danger of disease spread, a Michigan State University researcher is working to provide better tools to measure the human health risk from microbes and to train researchers in their use. Biosystems engineering professor Jade Mitchell is doing the work with help from a $1 million National Institutes of Health grant The process is called quantitative microbial risk assessment, and Michigan State says it involves four steps to characterizing the human health risk from exposure to various microorganisms.

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Related Topix: Michigan State University, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine

Norwalk Citizen News

Dubuque-area companies exercise wellness plans

When senior director Renee Poppe was scouting new locations for Medline Industries about five years ago, wellness was one of her top priorities. "I wanted to have a beautiful building, but I also wanted to give our employees an opportunity to get out, get fresh air and exercise during the day," Poppe told the Telegraph Herald .

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Related Topix: Dubuque, IA, Medline Industries, Medicine, Medical Equipment

Boston.com

Is your body mostly microbes? Actually, we have no idea

By peering deep into what he called "inner space," scientists discovered that we were never alone: Our bodies have 10 trillion cells, but we are host to 100 trillion microbes. "In other words," Relman said, "we are ten parts microbe, and one part human.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, University of Missouri

Sys-Con Media

Significant Patient Benefits With Edwards Sapien Valve Demonstrated In 5-Year Partner Trial Data

The data were presented as part of the late-breaking clinical trials session at the 26th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics , the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. "These longer term results from PARTNER's inoperable cohort indicated that TAVR was associated with a continued significant mortality benefit, persistent symptom benefit and a statistically significant reduction in rehospitalizations," said & White Health.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Edwards Lifesciences, Medical Equipment, Embrella Cardiovascular

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KOMO News

Salem, Ore. considers sidewalk smoking ban

The City of Salem is considering banning smoking on some public sidewalks, including the walkways next to Salem Hospital and Willamette University. Mayor Anna Peterson proposed the ban at the request of officials from the hospital and university.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Salem, OR, Willamette University, Salem Hospital, Hospital Administration

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