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  • UAE gives Johns Hopkins $50M for new stroke care institute

    February 1, 2018 7:46 PM 28

    The United Arab Emirates says it's making a $50 million gift to Johns Hopkins University for a new institute for stroke research in Baltimore and in Abu Dhabi. The UAE ambassador to the U.S., Yousef Al Otaiba, released a statement in partnership with Johns Hopkins on Thursday ahead of a planned announcement in New York. The statement says the Sheikh

  • Louisiana on track to having 1,000 flu-related deaths this season, officials say

    February 1, 2018 5:20 PM 71

    Louisiana, a state hit hard by the flu virus, is on track to having some 1,000 flu-related deaths this season, medical officials said. Dr. Raoult Ratard, Louisiana’s epidemiologist, told The Advocate he expected about 1,000 people to die from flu-related illnesses this season. Each season, the virus kills 600 to 1,000 people. Ratard said many of the deaths

  • New photos show mother right after giving birth in car, says it was 'perfect'

    January 31, 2018 4:30 PM 77

    An Australian woman was forced to give birth by the side of the road after leaving too late to get to the hospital. (SWNS) New photos show a joyful Australian woman immediately after giving birth in her car. Melissa Ayling told news service SWNS said the road-side, drug-free birth was "perfect." After feeling her first contractions at 9:00 a.m., the 34-year

  • Sanofi and partner seek European Medicines Agency review for sleep sickness product

    January 31, 2018 7:20 AM 27

    PARIS (Reuters) - French healthcare group Sanofi, along with its business partner, has asked the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to review the fexinidazole product for the treatment of sleeping sickness, the company said on Wednesday. Fexinidazole is being developed in collaboration with the Drugs for Neglected Disease initiative (DNDi), a not-for-profit

  • Judge holds closed-door settlement talks over opioid crisis

    January 31, 2018 5:03 AM 63

    A federal judge in Ohio is ready to start talks on a possible settlement of hundreds of lawsuits brought against drugmakers and drug distributors over the nation's opioid epidemic. More than 250 lawsuits filed by communities across the country have been consolidated in the Cleveland courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster. Polster planned

  • Bellicum's cancer drug trials on clinical hold, shares tumble

    January 30, 2018 10:45 PM 36

    (Reuters) - Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had placed a clinical hold on U.S. trials of the company’s experimental cancer drug after three cases of brain disease linked to head trauma. Shares of the Houston-based drug developer fell 48 percent to $5.26 in after-hours trading on Tuesday. The company said the FDA had deemed

  • Atlanta hospital opens mobile ER to handle flu cases

    January 30, 2018 4:57 PM 28

    Specialized trailer located outside emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital has space for 14 beds. As the flu epidemic overwhelms Georgia, one Atlanta hospital has set up a mobile unit to handle flu patients. A specialized trailer outside Grady Memorial Hospital's emergency room has space for 14 beds, which the chief of emergency medicine at Grady

  • Flu kills 7-year-old boy one day after diagnosis

    January 30, 2018 3:57 PM 52

    7-year old Kevin Baynes, Jr., of Hurt, Virginia died 24-hours after being diagnosed with the flu. (Courtesy: GoFundMe.com) Grieving parents in Hurt, Va. never thought they would be burying their 7-year-old son. Kevin Bayes, Jr. was sent home from school Friday because he was vomiting and falling asleep in class, WWBT reports. By Saturday morning, the boy’s

  • 'Many more weeks' to come in fierce, deadly flu season, CDC says

    January 26, 2018 10:10 PM 64

    CDC: Flu virus will be around many more weeks Mexico and the United States first reported human cases of the H1N1, or swine flu, virus in April 2009, according to the World Health Organization. "Because there are human cases associated with an animal influenza virus, and because of the geographical spread of multiple community outbreaks, plus the somewhat

  • 'Tough flu season' hitting baby boomers hard, CDC says

    January 26, 2018 6:57 PM 20

    The flu season is getting worse. This is the first time all states in the entire continental U.S. have reported widespread flu activity during the same week. Here's why this year's flu season is so severe. This year's deadly flu season is sending more baby boomers than young people to the hospital, according to health officials at the Centers for Disease