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In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was less than 1 million....
by University at Buffalo
2:24pm
10.20.2017
Cancer, HIV and tuberculosis are among the many serious diseases that are frequently treated with combinations of three or more drugs, over months or even...
by Tufts University
10:25am
10.17.2017
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Only about half of the cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency in the last few years were later shown to help patients live longer or improved...
by Maria Cheng, Associated Press
9:44am
10.5.2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening a new front in its efforts to reduce high drug prices by encouraging development of generic versions of hard-...
by Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press
8:46am
10.3.2017
It's that time of year again: Temperatures drop, sleeves go up, and the needles come out. If scientists have their way, however, the annual ritual of the flu...
by Rockefeller University
9:04am
10.2.2017
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Liraglutide injection, a prescription medication used to treat type-2 diabetes and obesity is associated with marked slowing of stomach emptying and is an...
by Mayo Clinic
9:48am
9.26.2017
A report launched last week by the World Health Organization shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of...
by World Health Organization
9:29am
9.25.2017
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A supervisory pharmacist who oversaw shoddy work that led to a meningitis outbreak that killed dozens and sickened hundreds across the nation is on trial this...
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8:52am
9.19.2017
Engineers at MIT have developed a novel technique that would allow multiple doses of a drug or vaccine to be delivered over an extended period of time with...
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2:49pm
9.18.2017
Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, few medical students are being trained how to prescribe the drug, a...
by Washington University in St. Louis
9:01am
9.18.2017
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Antidepressant medications, most commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety, increase the risk of death, according to new findings.
by McMaster University
3:06pm
9.14.2017
The coralberry could offer new hope for asthmatics: researchers have extracted a new kind of active pharmaceutical ingredient from its leaves to combat this...
by University of Bonn
9:16am
9.14.2017
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Chlamydia antigens produced through a hyper-targeted method by scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the biotech company Synthetic...
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3:04pm
9.13.2017
A chemically modified version of the common blood thinner heparin may be the first promising method of preventing the harmful cascade of destruction to brain...
by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1:01pm
9.13.2017
Scientists now have early proof that an antidepressant drug that’s been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson’s. The drug...
by Michigan State University
1:55pm
9.7.2017
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An antimicrobial compound made by honeybees could become the basis for new antibiotics, according to new research. No new antibiotics have been discovered for...
by University of Illinois at Chicago
1:49pm
9.7.2017
An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study.
by Cornell University
9:13am
9.7.2017
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Scientists may have found a clue to why people living with HIV have double the likelihood of developing heart disease. The findings also show that an...
by University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Sciences
9:29am
9.1.2017
In February, a Southern Illinois University press release touted a “game changer” herpes vaccine made by one of its associate professors, a three-shot...
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3:08pm
8.31.2017
The long-term use of over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth in young, healthy individuals engaging in weight training, according to...
by Karolinska Institutet
9:35am
8.30.2017
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Five vials of a live vaccine virus used to inoculate against smallpox were seized by the U.S. Marshals from stem cell treatment centers in California that had...
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@SethAugenstein
1:57pm
8.29.2017
When growing cells in the lab, researchers routinely add antibiotics to prevent contamination. But a new study raises a red flag against this standard practice...
by University of California, San Francisco
9:15am
8.29.2017
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For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for...
by Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press
3:04pm
8.28.2017
An outbreak of measles, a disease eradicated from the U.S. nearly two decades ago, began in Minnesota in March. It infected 79 people up until last month. The...
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10:33am
8.23.2017
That statin you’ve been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a whole host of...
by Duke University
1:35pm
8.22.2017
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Mylan jacked up the price of a life-saving EpiPen by 400 percent over six years – but knowingly claimed it was a generic to avoid paying a full Medicaid rebate...
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3:07pm
8.17.2017
A team of scientists discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The synthetic compound, known as UKH-...
by University of Texas at Austin
2:28pm
8.17.2017
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Using a novel molecular analysis technique, scientists identified the chemical underpinnings of Captagon, also known as fenethylline, an illegal amphetamine-...
by Scripps Research Institute
9:31am
8.17.2017
The opioid crisis, with an escalating number of dead and destitute Americans, was declared “a national emergency” last week. A team now points toward the...
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10:07am
8.15.2017
Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease.
by John Innes Centre
9:01am
8.15.2017
The opioid crisis -- with prescription drugs intermingling with the black-market heroin trade, producing record-breaking numbers of annual deaths of Americans...
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3:16pm
8.10.2017
Researchers have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics.
by Uppsala University
9:19am
8.9.2017
New research published in Epilepsia suggests that an investigational neurological treatment derived from cannabis may alter the blood levels of commonly used...
by Wiley
2:12pm
8.7.2017
Current strategies for correcting misinformation about the dangers of vaccinations have the opposite effect and reinforce ill-founded beliefs, a new study...
by University of Edinburgh
10:19am
8.7.2017
Hawaii approved its first laboratory to begin testing samples of medical marijuana 17 years after use of the drug was legalized in the state. That brings...
by Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press
8:47am
8.1.2017
While past attempts to treat melanoma failed to meet expectations, an international team of researchers are hopeful that a compound they tested on both mice...
by Penn State University
9:38am
7.26.2017
We are in the midst of a digital healthcare revolution. From connected platforms that transmit vital health data in real-time, to Internet of Things-enabled...
by June Sugiyama, Director, Vodafone Americas Foundation
2:48pm
7.25.2017
A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection, reports a new study.
by Duke University
9:59am
7.25.2017
Fueled by the right backers and powered by the right combination of researchers, non-asset-based collaborations have become essential in biopharmaceuticals.
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9:11am
7.24.2017
For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on...
by Maria Cheng, Associated Press
4:40pm
7.20.2017
A research team has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs, including...
by UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
9:04am
7.14.2017
An expert panel of scientists says the FDA should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful...
by Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
1:30pm
7.13.2017
A widely used screening tool deployed in the early phases of drug discovery to weed out undesirable compounds is wrong so often it can't be trusted on its own...
by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:40am
7.12.2017
Millions of Americans take proton pump inhibitors for heartburn, ulcers and other gastrointestinal problems. Now, a new study shows that long-term use of the...
by Washington University in St. Louis
1:36pm
7.7.2017
Non-medical vaccine exemptions correlate geographically with spiking numbers of whooping cough, according to a new study. The link between pertussis and...
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2:51pm
7.6.2017
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