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  • Georgia woman celebrates 104th birthday

    July 27, 2017 1:55 PM 53

    A Georgia woman who turned 104 on Wednesday said her secret to living a long life is her relationship with God and close family. Elizabeth Askew Harrington, of Gainsville, was born on July 26, 1913, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. She spent the day celebrating with close family and friends, which include members of Riverbend Baptist Church. “She is a very happy

  • The Latest: Judge sets deadline for moving baby to hospice

    July 26, 2017 4:37 PM 49

    A judge in London says critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice to die unless his family and the hospital treating him agree on an end-of-life plan by noon on Thursday. Judge Nicholas Francis says "it is in Charlie's best interests to be moved to a hospice and for him at that point to be moved to a palliative care regime only." Charlie's

  • GlaxoSmithKline's new boss streamlines drug research

    July 26, 2017 10:19 AM 33

    LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's new Chief Executive Emma Walmsley announced plans on Wednesday to streamline drug research in a bid to improve returns in the group's core pharmaceuticals business. Walmsley, who took over in April, said GSK would allocate capital to priority areas including respiratory and HIV and infectious diseases, and two potential

  • Bush's Baked Beans recalled over defective cans

    July 24, 2017 3:17 PM 28

    The makers of a popular baked beans brand are recalling three varieties of the product over defective side seams on the cans. Bush Brothers and Company included 28-ounce cans of Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans, Fox 10 reported. The affected products are stamped with a “best by” date of June 2019. In a July 22 statement

  • 5-year-old heart transplant recipient whose baseball fandom went viral dies

    July 24, 2017 2:38 PM 47

    The 5-year-old heart transplant recipient who celebrated his impending release from the hospital after a 189-day stay with a home run, died on Friday, just one month after going home. According to a post on the Ari “Danger” Schultz Facebook page, the mega-Red Sox fan died while listening to his favorite team play. The family had updated supporters on Ari’s

  • Bayer says asbestos-related tumor treatment misses key goal

    July 21, 2017 4:59 PM 22

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer said on Friday a cancer treatment for patients with a type of tumor often caused by asbestos had failed to meet its main goal in a clinical trial. The compound, known as anetumab ravtansine, "did not meet its primary endpoint of progression-free survival" for patients with mesothelioma, Bayer said, adding it was disappointed

  • Dad paralyzed in pool accident month before wedding

    July 21, 2017 2:16 PM 52

    A Texas father set to walk down the aisle next month was paralyzed in a tragic accident last week, after he jumped into a pool feet first while playing with his young son. Chris Stafford, of Richmond, Texas, was at the community pool with his fiancé, Madison Wusterhausen, and their 23-month-old son Noah, KHOU reported. A GoFundMe page set up on behalf

  • What Is Glioblastoma? McCain’s Brain Tumor Is an Aggressive Type of Cancer

    July 20, 2017 8:55 AM 20

    The type of brain tumor that doctors removed from Sen. John McCain on Friday is an aggressive one known as a glioblastoma, a highly malignant form of cancer that spreads quickly due to its association with a large network of blood vessels in the brain. The tumor was associated with a small blood clot above the Arizona Republican's left eye, which doctors

  • Powassan virus strikes another Saratoga County resident

    July 19, 2017 4:10 AM 70

    Saratoga County, New York is reporting its third case of the Powassan virus in 2017, less than 2 months after the rare infectious disease caused the death of 74-year old Charles Smith of Gansevoort. Health Department spokesman Gary Holmes said testing of ticks is being increased in the county while officials study the cases, which don't appear linked

  • FDA approves Gilead's drug for chronic hep C patients

    July 18, 2017 7:11 PM 29

    (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc said on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its hepatitis C drug for patients who had failed to respond to prior treatments. Vosevi is the first drug to be approved for hepatitis C patients already treated with Sovaldi or other drugs, which inhibit a protein called NS5A, the FDA said in a separate