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Novartis To Buy Endocyte In $2.1B Deal (NASDAQ:ECYT)(NYSE:NVS)

The transaction was unanimously approved by the board of directors of Endocyte, but it is still subject to Endocyte stockholder and regulatory a...

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Five myths about the Flu with Dr. Marshall Dawer

Since the vaccine takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop in the body, getting the vaccine now will offer protection when the season beg...

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Man's death linked to consumption of squirrel brains

The patient was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob, which is a degenerative disease of the brain, which triggers the destruction of cells. There...

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Cruxificion Cited as a Top Breast Cancer Fundraising Team

The study found that while women diagnosed with HR-positive breast cancer have lower risk of progression to metastatic disease soon after the di...

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UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Raises Outlook After Earnings Beat

NeuroSurgical Holdings. This allows shareholders to hold on to 982 million with the revenue now reading 2.98 cents per share. It's relative vo...

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Dozens sickened in salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken

Dozens of people across 29 states, including MI, have gotten sick in an outbreak linked to a variety of raw chicken products. It has been foun...

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Local doctors: Chances of AFM extremely low, despite rising number of cases

The average age of patients with confirmed cases of AFM is 4 years old, according to the CDC. The rare disease , acute flaccid myelitis (...

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Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida

Public health officials recommend that everyone get vaccinated this month. The Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Epidemiology sai...

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WHO Calls for Emergency Meeting on Ebola

The Committee will gather this Wednesday, October 17th, in Geneva to discuss whether this recent Ebola outbreak represents a public health cri...

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Possible case of AFM in Douglas County

In rare cases, it causes muscle weakness and even paralysis. The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a warning to parents on Wednesday,...

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CDC Confirms Rare Polio-Like Virus Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 22 States

So far this year, there have been 62 confirmed cases in 22 states. Since 2014 there have been almost 400 confirmed cases of AFM across the U...

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Apple Watch to now connect hip, knee patients to doctors

More than one million knee and hip replacements occur annually in the US. Medical device company Zimmer Biomet and Apple announced their n...

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Unapproved, Sometimes Dangerous Drugs Found In Dietary Supplements

Many consumers do not know the true composition of dietary supplements , and often this affects their overall health. With an estimated 50 per...

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U.S. doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states

The cause of most of the AFM incidents is unknown, according to the CDC , as are the long-term effects. Acute flaccid myelitis affects ...

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MDH: 7th Minnesota case of AFM 'under review' by CDC

The condition remains very rare. CNN has reported that this year, more than half of all US states have had confirmed or possible cases, incl...

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62 cases of AFM confirmed across 22 states: CDC

Messonnier stressed the rarity of the condition, emphasizing that it happens in fewer than one in a million children in the U.S. So far this yea...

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Mysterious paralyzing illness among children reported in 22 states, including New York

In extreme cases, paralysis and death can occur. No geographic clustering has been found and there is no other "unifying factor to explain the p...

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First flu cases reported in Sedgwick County

The child, who was healthy before getting sick with the flu, had no known health conditions, according to the department of health . You ca...

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Hundreds expected to converge on Parliament demanding 'game changing' breast cancer medicines

But Tatum had problems with her community hospital from the start: unreliably scheduled appointments, missing mammogram records, lost biopsy rec...

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Breast cancer plate marks 10 years, $3 million raised

Aiello also commended Olean firefighters for wearing pink in October in recognition of those who have fought the disease. "The establishment o...

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C-section use doubled globally since 2000

They said millions of women each year may be putting themselves and their babies at unnecessary risk by undergoing C-sections at rates "that hav...

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Supporting Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. Early breast cancer usually does not have any symptoms, so women a...

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10 cases of AFM reported in IL

Centers for Disease Control can confirm the diagnosis, according to Arnold. In 2014, 120 children were diagnosed with AFM. "The CDC has indi...

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'Polio-like' illness cases continue to rise

The hospital is now working with the health department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to administer testing to confirm if the ...

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Analyst Looks at Democrats' House, Senate Prospects

Normally, Senate rules require up to 30 hours of waiting time for each nominee ― something Democrats typically take advantage of to delay action...

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Stigma remains as world celebrates Mental Health Day

Youth are also affected: one in five aged 13-18 experience a severe mental disorder. "It's these people who need to be at the heart of what we...

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Study examines how climate change is stressing us out

Combining the responses with meteorological data, researchers found that an average maximum temperature greater than 30 degrees Celsius can in...

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UK Sport announces new strategy to help athletes deal with mental strains

The lack of awareness and the severe shortage of mental health professionals in the country add to the problem. "Stigma is not the only reas...

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The high economic toll of mental illness

Another point is that mental health problems can affect all age-groups. Seb Bowen has tackled the Three Peaks Challenge and is raising money...

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HWW all set to organise 'Breast Cancer Awareness' session

Finally, for a special touch, go to 1-800-Flowers any time you place your floral 0rder. She hasn't gone to an event since. "And sometimes, she s...

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