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3 hrs ago | CNews

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: study

Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed. Evolution is usually omitted in scientific projections of how global warming will affect the planet in coming decades because genetic changes happen too slowly to help larger creatures such as cod, tuna or whales.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Genetics

7 hrs ago | 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 .


Related Topix: Dubuque, IA, Medline Industries, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry

12 hrs ago | KSFO AM 560

Texas Cancer Doctor Accused of Poisoning Lover Heads to Trial

The trial for a Texas cancer researcher accused of poisoning her jilted lover's coffee with a colorless and odorless chemical found in antifreeze begins Monday. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo allegedly poisoned fellow cancer researcher Dr. George Blumenschein, according to officials.


Related Topix: Oncology

16 hrs ago | Science Daily

Zebrafish Model of a Learning and Memory Disorder Shows Better Way to Target Treatment

Using a zebrafish model of a human genetic disease called neurofibromatosis , a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that the learning and memory components of the disorder are distinct features that will likely need different treatment approaches. They published their results this month in Cell Reports .


Related Topix: Genetics, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

20 hrs ago | SFGate

Organizers: Blood donor base in ND is declining

Blood drive organizers say the donor base in North Dakota is declining even as the population grows. Donor recruitment manager Stephanie Radenz of United Blood Services tells KXMB-TV organizers are struggling on a daily basis to bring in enough donors.


Related Topix: St Alexius Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Science / Technology

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Indian Express

Pfizer, Ranbaxy win dismissal of lawsuit over generic cholesterol drug Lipitor

Pfizer Inc and India's Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd on Friday won dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to delay sales of generic versions of the cholesterol drug Lipitor, the best-selling drug in history. U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton, New Jersey ruled that the plaintiffs, retailers and distribution companies that bought Lipitor directly from Pfizer, failed to plead their case with enough detail.


Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Cholesterol, Health, Trenton, NJ

NBC Chicago

Ebola Patient Eats Ice Cream

The Massachusetts doctor who contracted Ebola in Africa is steadily improving, and doctors have Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream to thank. Rick Sacra is getting his appetite back, according to health officials at the Biocontainment Unit at The Nebraska Medical Center.


Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

WABC-AM New York

New York State Health Department Confirms Multiple Cases of Enterovirus 68

The New York State Health Department announced on Friday that it has identified multiple patients who have fallen ill with the Enterovirus 68. Based on information from various state agencies and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the total number of states in which the Enterovirus 68 may have spread could be as high 18. The CDC has confirmed the virus in at least seven states. The New York State Department of Health would also say that cases of the disease have been confirmed in the Capital Region and in Central New York.


Related Topix: New York Government, New York, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry


Sierra Leone requests funds for Ebola evacuation

Sierra Leone has requested funds from the World Health Organization to evacuate a doctor sick with the deadly Ebola disease. Dr. Olivet Buck is the fourth doctor from Sierra Leone to come down with Ebola, which has been blamed for 2,400 deaths in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.


Related Topix: Ernest Bai Koroma, Science / Technology

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Call to tackle lifestyle issues

Alcohol, smoking and poor childhood diets are among public health issues that should be targeted by the next government, doctors have said. Measures such as imposing a minimum unit price on alcohol and a ban on selling cigarettes to anyone born after 2000 are being backed by the British Medical Association .


Related Topix: Smoking, Health

The New Zealand Herald

IPO Roundup: ReWalk shares more than double

Shares of ReWalk Robotics, which makes wearable robotic exoskeletons that helps paralyzed patients walk, more than doubled in their stock market debut. The medical device maker was one of two health companies that had their initial public offering Friday.


Related Topix: Cancer, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Joan Rivers' Clinic Doctor Steps Down

Dr. Lawrence Cohen, the gastroenterologist who performed the endoscopy on Rivers, "is not currently performing procedures at Yorkville Endoscopy," the clinic said in a statement to ABC News Radio. The clinic declined to cite a reason for the change, but a source tells ABC News Radio that Cohen was asked to step down because he allowed a specialist unaffiliated with Yorkville Endoscopy to examine Rivers, even though that doctor was not authorized to practice in the clinic.


Related Topix: Gastroenterology

The New Zealand Herald

Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday. During his visit on Tuesday, Obama will be briefed about the outbreak in Africa and discuss the U.S. response with officials, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Travel, South Africa Travel

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Lilly cancer drug fares well in late-stage study

Eli Lilly and Co. said Friday its potential colorectal cancer drug Cyramza helped patients on chemotherapy with advanced cases of the disease survive longer than patients on chemotherapy alone.


Related Topix: Biotech, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry


JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon finishes cancer treatment

Jamie Dimon has finished his cancer treatment and told a newspaper he feels fine as he begins the next phase of his recovery. The chief executive of JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank by assets, announced in July that he had been diagnosed with curable throat cancer, saying his prognosis was "excellent."


Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Esophageal Cancer

Brandon Sun

Where is the Ebola outbreak going? Nowhere good, experts increasingly warn

The unprecedented spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa may be pushing the world towards a viral disaster, a commentary published in Friday's New York Times suggests. The article reveals that experts are worried ongoing transmission of the virus through people runs the risk of giving rise to mutations that will allow Ebola to spread through the air, like some of the world's most contagious viruses.


Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Infectious Diseases, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health

Vallejo Times-Herald

FDA panel backs Novo Nordisk injection for obesity

Federal health experts say Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug Victoza should be approved for a new use in treating obesity. The panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 14-1 that the injectable drug's benefits outweigh its risks for patients who are obese or dangerously overweight.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Biotech, Novo Nordisk AS, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Doctor says Ford biopsy results will take a week

Mayor Rob Ford will have to wait a week to find out the results of a biopsy on his abdominal tumor, the controversial politician's doctor said. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, said Thursday that Ford has a mass in his abdomen and they have to find what it is and how to proceed.


Related Topix: Drugs

'Variations' in mesothelioma care

More needs to be done to ensure people who suffer from asbestos-related cancer are seen by specialist doctors, a new report has suggested. Mesothelioma, a cancer involving the outer membrane of the lung, is a relatively rare cancer which is mostly found in older men who worked in jobs which may have led them to be exposed to asbestos such as plumbing, electrical-installation, ship-building and railway-engineering.


Related Topix: Health, Mesothelioma

Cybercast News Service

American Ebola survivor gives blood to ill friend

An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and Nebraska doctors say the man has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week. Dr. Rick Sacra received two blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly last weekend after arriving at the Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Phil Smith said Thursday.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA