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  • Kansas mom battling breast cancer ignores doctor's abortion advice, celebrates healthy baby

    May 25, 2018 3:56 PM 29

    Stacey Johnson, who is still battling breast cancer, poses with her nearly one-year-old son, William. (FOX 43) A Kansas woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer just days after she found out she was pregnant with her second child will celebrate her son’s first birthday next week. After getting the news, Stacey Johnson, of Leawood, Kan., was told she should

  • FDA approves BioMarin rare metabolic disorder drug, shares rise

    May 25, 2018 2:42 AM 38

    (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc’s Palynziq for adults with phenylketonuria, a rare metabolic disorder, sending shares of the biotechnology company up 3 percent after hours. The drug, an injected enzyme replacement therapy, will have a list price of $267,000 a year, but after discounts mandated by government

  • Novartis receives EU approval for biosimilar Zessly

    May 24, 2018 5:43 AM 32

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said its Sandoz division received approval from the European Commission for its biosimilar Zessly (infliximab) in gastroenterological, rheumatological and dermatological diseases. Zessly is approved for use in all indications of the reference medicine including rheumatoid arthritis, adult and pediatric Crohn’s disease, adult

  • 2 Ebola patients die after slipping out of quarantine in Congo, officials say

    May 23, 2018 6:00 PM 56

    World Health Organization workers prepare a centre for vaccination in the port city of Mbandaka (Copyright Reuters 2018) MBANDAKA – Three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, health officials said, as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river

  • Trauma doctor honored with hospital's 'Military Employee of Year Award'

    May 23, 2018 5:17 PM 56

    Army Lt. Colonel John Chovanes, a trauma doctor at Cooper University Hospital, is pictured above left. (Fox 29) An Army surgeon gearing up for his fifth deployment to the Middle East was honored on Tuesday with a New Jersey hospital’s “Military Employee of the Year Award.” Army Lt. Colonel John Chovanes is a trauma doctor at Cooper University Hospital

  • Baby diagnosed with 'mermaid syndrome' dies minutes after birth

    May 22, 2018 2:34 PM 30

    The parents of a baby who died minutes after being born with a rare condition, in which the legs are either partially or completely fused together, have donated their child's body to research. The baby, who reportedly could not be assigned a gender due to the condition, was diagnosed with sirenomelia, also referred to as "mermaid syndrome." Born on Monday

  • 5 Connecticut students hospitalized after eating 'tainted' cookies

    May 21, 2018 7:00 PM 78

    The five students allegedly appeared under the influence of drugs and were sent to the school nurse. (Fox 61) A 15-year-old girl was arrested on Monday when five of her classmates were sent to the hospital after she allegedly gave them cookies laced with a foreign substance. The teen, who was not identified, was charged with five counts of risk of injury

  • Baseball player with Down syndrome dances his way to home base in viral video

    May 17, 2018 8:04 PM 83

    One Long Island baseball player’s home run trot has officially gone viral. Billy, a baseball player with Down syndrome, ended his home run with a celebratory dance. As of Thursday afternoon, the video had more than 2 million views and 17,000 reactions. Fitzpatrick started the League of YES, “a baseball club for people of all ages with special needs

  • FDA expands use of Novartis MS drug to pediatric patients

    May 11, 2018 9:03 PM 41

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday expanded the use of Novartis AG’s relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Gilenya to treat children and adolescents. MS is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body and is among the most common

  • Arkansas mom warns parents after baby rolls off bed, bleeds half his blood volume into brain

    May 9, 2018 10:15 PM 197

    A newborn is rushed to the hospital after falling two feet off a bed. CT scans showed he fractured his skull and now suffers from severe brain damage and epilepsy. His doctors called his survival a miracle but expect him to have cerebral palsy when he is older. A first-time mother is warning parents never to leave their baby unattended on top of a bed — even for a few minutes