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Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents
2 Sep 2014 at 11:30am
SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) ? Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.
WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
21 Oct 2014 at 5:53am
GENEVA (AP) ? The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.
Mentally ill Briton extradited to U.S. over alleged plan for militant camp
21 Oct 2014 at 5:47am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has extradited to the United States a mentally ill man alleged to be a lieutenant of Abu Hamza, a London imam convicted of terrorism charges in New York in May, police said on Tuesday. Haroon Aswat, 40, a British citizen of Indian descent from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, is wanted in the United States for allegedly conspiring with Hamza to establish a militant training camp in the state of Oregon in 1999. He was originally arrested in Zambia in 2005 and deported to Britain where he was detained on arrival following a request from the U.S. for his extradition. ...
Flu drug aimed at Ebola may also fight norovirus, study finds
21 Oct 2014 at 5:29am
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental Japanese flu drug that has hit the headlines because of its potential to fight Ebola may also work against norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, British researchers said on Tuesday. As with Ebola, the research is still at an early stage but a study in mice found that Fujifilm's Avigan, or favipiravir, was effective at reducing -- and in some cases eliminating -- norovirus infection. The drug works by causing the virus to self-destruct in a process known as "lethal mutagenesis", which causes errors in its genetic information. ...
Omeros suspends mid-stage trial of Huntington's drug, shares fall
21 Oct 2014 at 5:27am
(Reuters) - Omeros Corp said it suspended enrolment in a mid-stage study testing its experimental Huntington's drug as the company evaluates data from a concurrent trial in rats, sending its shares down 10 percent before the bell. A high dose of the drug, OMS824, in several rats demonstrated a much higher drug concentration in the blood, than has been measured in patients, the company said. The drug has been well tolerated in all human trials, Omeros said. ...
Chewing too much hassle? Japan's got just the thing
21 Oct 2014 at 3:55am
Are you worried that you're just not chewing enough to keep your mind and body in tip-top condition? Then never fear: Japan has invented something to help you count your bites.
Paralysed man walks again after breakthrough spinal treatment
21 Oct 2014 at 3:31am
London (AFP) - A paralysed Bulgarian man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment in Poland in a breakthrough hailed by one of the British scientists responsible as "more impressive than a man walking on the Moon".
Analysts see U.S. approval of Novo Nordisk's obesity drug by year-end
21 Oct 2014 at 3:23am
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is likely to approve Novo Nordisk's new drug to treat obesity this year, analysts said after wide expectations of an FDA decision late on Monday were not met. Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk applied for approval for liragludtide, under the name of Saxenda, on Dec. 20 last year. Monday, exactly 10 months after the filing, was seen by analysts as a deadline for a decision from FDA about approval. ...
Rational altruism against Ebola
21 Oct 2014 at 2:37am
It may seem surprising that there has been a deluge of international press coverage of the recent outbreak of Ebolavirus: In fact, this disease where it does occur, unlike many others, starting with cholera, causes many fewer deaths. Its media impact, though, is justified on the basis of its appalling aspect, by the absence of vaccines or drugs...
WHO's emergency committee on Ebola to meet Wednesday
21 Oct 2014 at 2:12am
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's emergency committee on Ebola will meet on Wednesday to review the scope of the outbreak and whether additional measures are needed, a WHO spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "This is the third time this committee will meet since August to evaluate the situation. Much has happened, there have been cases in Spain and the United States, while Senegal and Nigeria have been removed from the list of countries affected by Ebola," WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a news briefing. ...
GAO takes on Medicare Advantage spending
21 Oct 2014 at 2:00am
GAO will investigate program spending
CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines
21 Oct 2014 at 1:29am
ATLANTA (AP) ? Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.
Ebola: Providing time to fight the virus
21 Oct 2014 at 12:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.
Ebola fear factor subsides in U.S. financial markets
20 Oct 2014 at 11:48pm
By Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors should expect more calm to return to U.S. equity markets after some of the most volatile trading since 2012 as the 21-day incubation period for Ebola passes for many in Texas without new infections. The market's big losses last week were largely attributed to concerns over global growth and plummeting oil prices. But fears that Ebola could spread in the United States after three people in Dallas were diagnosed with the hemorrhagic fever added more than a little froth to the market's recent convulsions. ...
World must stop Ebola in West Africa or face 'pandemic' - Cuba's Castro
20 Oct 2014 at 11:39pm
By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - The world must confront Ebola in West Africa to prevent what could become one of the worst pandemics in human history, Cuban President Raul Castro said on Monday. "I am convinced that if this threat is not stopped in West Africa with an immediate international response ... it could become one of the gravest pandemics in human history," Castro told a summit of the leftist ALBA bloc of Latin American and Caribbean countries in Havana. ...