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  • 3-year-old who died of flu was never vaccinated

    February 13, 2018 6:12 PM 43

    3-year old Alivia Viellieux, of Muncie, Indiana, died at home just days after being diagnosed with Influenza A (GoFundMe/Tameka Stettler) A 3-year-old from Indiana who died from the flu Monday never got a flu shot and the family is now second-guessing that decision. Little Alivia Viellieux, of Muncie, Ind., died at home just days after being diagnosed

  • Dutch OK law: Everyone is organ donor unless they opt out

    February 13, 2018 5:06 PM 37

    Dutch senators have approved a new law that makes everybody a potential organ donor unless they decide to opt out of the system. The new system narrowly passed a vote in the upper house of the Dutch parliament Tuesday. The lower house last year passed the legislation with a one-vote majority. The new law's drafter, lawmaker Pia Dijkstra, says under the new system

  • Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report

    February 13, 2018 12:44 AM 37

    (Reuters) - Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said on Monday. The report, released by Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, said groups who received

  • Pregnant-looking stomach ends up being 26-pound tumor

    February 12, 2018 3:31 PM 41

    Massive 26-pound ovarian tumor was removed from 70-year-old woman in India. ( © Rareshotnews / SWNS.com) A woman is relieved after having a 26-pound tumor removed from her body, news service SWNS is reporting. Shortly after the 70-year-old from India was admitted to the hospital with what appeared to be a pregnant-looking stomach, doctors discovered

  • Nestle defends itself against baby milk criticism

    February 8, 2018 11:51 AM 35

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle defended itself on Thursday against an activist group’s criticism of its baby milk, saying it respects international marketing standards and does not suggest its products are better than breastmilk. It was responding to a report by the Changing Markets Foundation accusing the world’s largest packaged food company of putting

  • Drugmaker GSK wins fresh Advair reprieve as Novartis copy delayed

    February 8, 2018 8:38 AM 35

    LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has won another reprieve for its blockbuster Advair lung drug after U.S. regulators delayed approval of a generic copy from Novartis’s Sandoz division. The Swiss drugmaker said in an emailed statement on Thursday it had received a so-called complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a generic

  • U.S. FDA approves Gilead triple HIV drug, rival files lawsuit

    February 8, 2018 2:19 AM 42

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Biktarvy, Gilead Sciences Inc’s once-daily, triple-combination tablet for treatment of HIV infection, paving the way for the biotech company to capture more of the multibillion-dollar HIV drug market. Biktarvy combines new integrase inhibitor bictegravir with Descovy, an older medication

  • Biogen stops testing Tysabri to treat stroke after study fails

    February 7, 2018 1:13 PM 36

    (Reuters) - Biogen Inc said on Wednesday it would stop developing its multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri to treat patients with acute ischemic stroke after it failed a mid-stage study. The treatment did not improve patients’ self-dependence and their ability to perform daily activities when compared with a placebo, the drugmaker said. Ischemic strokes require

  • Nationwide flu outbreak shows no sign of easing up as more deaths reported

    February 6, 2018 11:46 PM 54

    A nationwide flu outbreak is showing no sign of easing up as at least four more deaths have been reported in the past few days, including three children. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta said 14,676 people have been hospitalized with influenza since the flu season began in October, double the number from all of last year and the highest

  • Indonesia declares Papua health crisis under control

    February 6, 2018 6:57 AM 35

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - A measles and malnutrition crisis that killed dozens of children in Indonesia’s impoverished province of Papua over the past few months is under control, the health ministry said on Tuesday. At least 72 people, mostly children, died from complications of malnutrition and measles in Asmat, a remote area of the country’s easternmost