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1 hr ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Amgen misses 1Q views as higher costs cut profit

Despite higher sales, biotech drugmaker Amgen's first-quarter profit fell 25 percent as production and research costs rose sharply.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Amgen, Healthcare Industry, Osteoporosis

5 hrs ago | Congleton Guardian

Watchdog blocks breast cancer drug

A new drug for breast cancer which extends women's lives by almost six months is to be blocked from routine NHS access under draft guidance issued by a health watchdog.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Oncology

6 hrs ago | The Advocate

FDA panel rejects combination pain pill

The combination pill, Moxduo, was developed by QRxPharma with the aim of decreasing dangerous side effects of prescription painkillers, including breathing problems, nausea and vomiting.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

11 hrs ago | EDGE

(Don't) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage

CitizenLink, the public policy partner of SPLC designated anti-gay hate group Focus on the Family announced it's partnership with the Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Classical, Focus on the Family, Virginia, Virginia Government, Fasting

15 hrs ago | KIII


Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co.


Related Topix: Biotech, Novartis, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry, GlaxoSmithKline, Leukemia

19 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Smoking, Medicine, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Marketing

23 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Navajo Nation lawmakers take up bills that aim to combat diabetes on vast reservation

Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, us Travel, Travel, Agriculture, Science

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Bill bans smoking at all times in home day cares

Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, talks with GOP Assembly members Diane Harkey, of Dana Point, left, and Shannon Grove, of Bakersfield, after the Assembly approved his smoking bill banning smoking in home day care centers, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Sacramento, CA, Department of Energy

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Debbie Gibson says she has Lyme disease

The 1980s teen star shared the news after people criticized her earlier this month for pictures she shared online showing her skinny frame while she was in Chile for two performances.


Related Topix: Anxiety, Medicine

The Modesto Bee

Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

This March 2, file 2013 file photo shows a woman smoking a cigarette while sitting in her truck in Hayneville, Ala.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Bellingham Herald

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

President Barack Obama announced last week that 8 million people have signed up for coverage through new insurance exchanges, but many barriers remain.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health Insurance

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Milford woman, 89, facing eviction for smoking after policy change

An 89-year-old woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free and she won't give up cigarettes.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine

WECT-TV Wilmington

Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.


Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Activism, Marijuana, Food Poisoning, Health

ABC News

Saudi Arabia Reports 3 More Deaths From MERS Virus

Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.


Related Topix: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

The Peninsula

Pfizer considers $101bn bid for AstraZeneca

LONDON: US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60bn takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cholesterol

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Food Poisoning, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

Bellingham Herald

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

He was 43. His sister Mary Huston said Sharp died at his mother's Fair Oaks, Calif., home, at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.

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Related Topix: Country, Medicine, Cancer, Fair Oaks, CA, Redding, CA, Sarcoma

The Daily News Journal

Heaven subject of eternal debate

A 4-year-old Nebraska boy claims in a New York Times best seller that he once visited heaven during an emergency appendectomy.


Related Topix: Appendicitis, Religion, Islam

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

IA Gets Nearly $72M In Yearly Tobacco Payment Apr. 19

Iowa received $71 million this week from tobacco companies - its annual share of a 1998 landmark legal settlement in which tobacco companies pay states for smoking-related health care costs.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine


3,000 Restaurants Participate in Dining Out for Life

On Thursday, April 24, eat dinner out and help save the world! More than 3,000 restaurants across 60 North American cities will participate in Dining Out For Life, hosted by Subaru.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Marketing