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  • Doctor in Insys opioid kickback scheme gets four years in prison

    March 9, 2018 8:48 PM 44

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Reuters) - A Rhode Island doctor was sentenced on Friday to more than four years in prison after admitting he took kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe its fentanyl-based cancer pain drug to people who did not suffer from the condition. Jerrold Rosenberg, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John McConnell in Providence

  • Two million children in Congo at risk of starvation, U.N. warns

    March 9, 2018 3:21 PM 36

    GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 2 million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are estimated to be at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition if they do not get the aid they need, the United Nations warned on Friday. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock will meet donors next week in the country where conditions in many areas are worsening

  • Sanofi, Evotec team up for research on infectious diseases treatment

    March 8, 2018 7:04 AM 42

    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi and Evotec said they had started exclusive talks over accelerating research into the treatment of infectious diseases, and added on Thursday that they would form a new open innovation platform in this area, led by Evotec. Sanofi will license its research into infectious diseases and its early-stage development portfolio, and the French

  • What are mumps? Signs and symptoms of the contagious virus

    March 8, 2018 12:15 AM 173

    Health officials are warning thousands of people who attended a national cheerleading competition in Texas last month to be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of mumps. A person with the virus attended the National Cheerleaders Association All-Star National Championship in Fort Worth, which drew crowds from 39 states, between Feb. 23 and Feb. 25. Anyone

  • Strict state gun laws linked to fewer suicides and murders

    March 5, 2018 10:13 PM 41

    (Reuters Health) - U.S. states with the strongest firearm laws have fewer gun-related murders and fewer suicides than states that take a more permissive approach to regulating these weapons, a new study suggests. Counties in states with strong gun laws had lower rates of firearm homicides than counties in states with weak laws, the study found. In states

  • Clearside Biomedical's eye treatment succeeds study, shares surge

    March 5, 2018 1:04 PM 41

    (Reuters) - Drug developer Clearside Biomedical Inc said on Monday its treatment helped improve vision in patients with fluid buildup in the eye in a late-stage study, sending its shares surging 54.1 percent in premarket trading. The company said 47 percent of patients being administered its treatment, suprachoroidal CLS-TA, could see at least 15 letters

  • Bulgaria reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu

    March 5, 2018 10:45 AM 35

    SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm in the northeastern district of Dobrich, the national food safety agency said on Monday. The virus, found on a farm in the town of General Toshevo, located near the border with Romania, would lead to the death of 140,000 birds, the agency said. “A three-kilometer

  • NFL health playbook for players puts concussions in focus

    March 1, 2018 11:00 PM 155

    The NFL Players Association has created a medical guide for players, a 107-page reference book written by scientific professionals with extensive material on concussion detection, treatment and the league’s game-day protocol for head injuries. The union’s inaugural “health playbook” was distributed electronically to NFLPA members this week. (AP Photo/Rick

  • Brazil yellow fever cases on track to surpass last outbreak

    March 1, 2018 7:47 PM 42

    Brazil has confirmed 723 cases of yellow fever, putting the current outbreak on track to surpass the previous, unusually large one. The Health Ministry said Thursday that 237 people have died from the disease. During the same period in the 2016-2017 outbreak, Brazil recorded 576 infections and 184 deaths. For nearly a decade before that, Brazil never

  • Ben Franklin's '13 Virtues' path to personal perfection

    March 1, 2018 10:03 AM 151

    This essay is part of a column called The Wisdom Project by David Allan, editorial director of CNN Health and Wellness. The series is on applying to one's life the wisdom and philosophy found everywhere, from ancient texts to pop culture. You can follow David at @davidgallan. Don't miss another Wisdom Project column; subscribe here. (CNN)Of the many inventions