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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.
Walgreen to sell drugs under Express Scripts 2015 Medicare plans
1 Oct 2014 at 6:46am
(Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said Walgreen Co would sell prescription drugs under its two Medicare Part D plans for 2015. Beneficiaries of Express Scripts' Medicare Value or Choice plans for 2015 can get Tier 1 generic drugs free or for as little as $1 respectively if they buy from pharmacies in its preferred network, such as Walgreen. Medicare Part D program, which is provided only through private insurance companies, gives subsidies on prescription drugs to the elderly and disabled. ...
Dallas ambulance crew exposed to Ebola patient test negative for virus
1 Oct 2014 at 6:29am
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - All three members of Dallas ambulance crew exposed to a patient who developed Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the City of Dallas said on Wednesday. The crew members have been quarantined. They will be closely monitored for the next 21 days, the city said on its Twitter feed. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz)
Ardelyx bowel drug succeeds in mid-stage trial
1 Oct 2014 at 6:19am
(Reuters) - Ardelyx Inc said its experimental drug to treat constipation-related irritable bowel syndrome achieved the main goal of increasing bowel movement compared with a placebo in a mid-stage study involving 371 patients. The company's shares were up 5.6 percent at $15.00 in pre-market trading on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. Ardelyx said the trial met its main goal in 60.7 percent of patients taking the drug, tenapanor, compared with 33.7 percent in the placebo group. Half the patients given the drug experienced at least a 30 percent reduction in abdominal pain, compared with 23. ...
U.S. health experts in Dallas reviewing potential Ebola exposure
1 Oct 2014 at 6:19am
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health experts in Dallas on Wednesday were examining how many people may have been exposed to Ebola, just one day after the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the United States, the nation's top public health official said. The review came after health officials on Tuesday said a man who flew from Liberia to Texas had Ebola, the first confirmation that the outbreak devastating West Africa has reached the United States. ...
Novo Nordisk's next big idea: a once-weekly insulin shot
1 Oct 2014 at 6:03am
By Shida Chayesteh COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's largest insulin maker, is betting on a new way to stay ahead in the $40 billion-plus diabetes market by trying to develop the world's first once-weekly insulin injection. It is an ambitious and risky project, with research still at an early stage, but Chief Science Officer Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen thinks the super long-acting insulin, known as LAI287, could be a boon for people wanting to minimize use of needles. ...
Happy National Kale Day All You Haters
1 Oct 2014 at 6:01am
Not everyone agrees the cruciferous veggie deserves its own holiday.
Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas
1 Oct 2014 at 5:57am
DALLAS (AP) ? The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.
Portola Pharma drug reverses effect of anti-clotting drugs in study
1 Oct 2014 at 5:38am
(Reuters) - Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug met the main goal of reversing the effect of anti-coagulant drugs in a late-stage study. Data showed that an intravenous shot of the drug, andexanet alfa, immediately reversed the effect of Eliquis, an anti-clotting drug by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Pfizer Inc. Andexanet alfa is also being tested against Xarelto, a drug made by Bayer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson's unit Janssen, Portola said in a statement. (Reporting by Vidya L Nathan in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)
British PM Cameron tries to shrug off Europe schism with tax cut pledge
1 Oct 2014 at 5:33am
By Andrew Osborn and William James BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron promised to push through sweeping tax cuts if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will refocus debate away from a schism over Europe inside his party and win over millions of voters. Addressing his Conservative party conference, the last before a national election in May next year, Cameron said he wanted to secure a majority so his party could govern alone and not in a coalition as is now the case. ...
Coping When A Family Member Has Alzheimer's
1 Oct 2014 at 5:31am
By Natalie Papailiou for KnowMore.tvI first knew my grandmother's Alzheimer's had gotten bad when she tried to feed my one-year-old black olives with the pits still in them. She thought they were grapes. We had moved in with my folks (my grandmother lives with them) for a few months before our new house was ready and the olive incident was a...
The Brighter Side of Living With Chronic Illness: 6 Amazing Things You Know B...
1 Oct 2014 at 5:21am
The diagnosis of any chronic illness comes with much you wish you didn't have to carry, and suffer with, for the rest of your life.You learn the scales of pain, you learn the bureaucracy of the health care system, you learn to grieve for abilities and opportunities lost, and so much more.
Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US
1 Oct 2014 at 4:50am
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who flew into Dallas, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:
Special Report: In foreign hands, British automakers overtake France
1 Oct 2014 at 4:46am
By Costas Pitas and Gilles Guillaume LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - When Britain lost its last native car company 20 years ago, it was lamented across the political spectrum as a national catastrophe. "The sheer stupidity and immorality of this betrayal is too scandalous to be ignored," wrote a columnist in the conservative Times of London. The left-leaning Guardian bemoaned: "No one can conceive of Renault, Fiat or indeed BMW fattening themselves up after years of emaciation, ready for sell-off to a foreign rival. ...
New products from Bellabeat let moms-to-be take charge of baby?s health
1 Oct 2014 at 4:24am
San Francisco-based start-up Bellabeat has unveiled three new products that allow expectant mothers to track their baby's weight and hear the heartbeat at anytime without having to visit the doctor.