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November 6, 2018 4:39 AM Australian Man Dared to Swallow a Slug Has Died After a Rare Eight-Year Illness

A man in Sydney Australia who contracted a rare parasite known as rat lungworm from eating a slug has died. Sam Ballard consumed the garden creature in a dare in 2010, Australia’s News.com.au reports. But the seemingly harmless prank devolved into tragedy after he contracted encephalitis and was plunged into a coma for 420 days. He emerged from the ordeal 116

November 5, 2018 11:31 PM Drug resistant superbugs are killing 33,000 in Europe each year

LONDON (Reuters) - Superbug infections resistant to multiple antibiotics kill around 33,000 people a year in Europe, health experts said on Monday, and the burden of these diseases is comparable to that of flu, tuberculosis and HIV combined. An analysis by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) found the impact of drug-resistant 118

November 3, 2018 1:31 AM Girl Pictured in Heartbreaking Viral Photo Dies Just Days After Being Discharged from Hospital

An emaciated 7-year-old girl died last Friday, just days after a photograph of her in the hospital went viral. Last week, Amal Hussain was captured by a New York Times photographer laying in her hospital bed. As a result of the severe starvation Amal had suffered, her ribs and bones were clearly visible in the devastating shot. The photo had a profound 120

October 29, 2018 3:10 PM Bulgaria detects bird flu at two duck farms

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s food safety agency reported an outbreak of the virulent bird flu virus on Monday on two duck farms in southern Bulgaria. All ducks in the farms in the village of Malevo and the village of Garvanovo will be culled to prevent the spread of the disease, which was confirmed by laboratory tests, the agency said in a statement 105

October 29, 2018 7:28 AM Takeda proposes sale of Shire drug to gain European approval

(Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (4502.T) has proposed to European regulators it could sell a Shire (SHP.L) treatment in development due to concerns of overlap in inflammatory bowel disease treatments and its own drug Entyvio as it seeks clearance for the two companies’ merger. The Japanese drug developer said it had proposed divesting Shire’s 132

October 26, 2018 4:29 PM NYC reports first pediatric flu death of season

NEW YORK – Health department officials in New York say a child has died from influenza, the city’s first reported flu-related pediatric death of the season. Acting New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot (OHK’-see-rees bahr-BOH’) made the announcement on Thursday. The child’s name, age, gender and borough of residence haven’t been released 124

October 25, 2018 4:28 PM U.S. lifts blocks on some fresh, frozen pork imports from Poland

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States has lifted restrictions on some imports of fresh and frozen pork from Poland, specifically from facilities that are in contiguous areas free of the highly contagious hog disease African swine fever, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday. The ban remains in place on imports of raw and heat-treated pork products 107

October 24, 2018 7:10 PM US approves new type of flu drug

U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season. Xofluza is a pill that can reduce severity and shorten duration of flu symptoms after one just dose. It was developed by the Roche Group and Shionogi & Co. It works 122

October 24, 2018 5:53 PM FDA approves first new flu drug in almost two decades

(Reuters) - Japan’s Shionogi & Co Ltd and Swiss drugmaker Roche won U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for their flu treatment, the first new flu drug approved by the agency in nearly 20 years. Xofluza was approved to treat acute uncomplicated influenza, a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, in patients 12 years 131

October 20, 2018 1:20 AM Sanofi drug Dupixent wins FDA approval to treat asthma

(Reuters) - France’s Sanofi SA said on Friday eczema drug Dupixent was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an additional maintenance therapy in patients with two types of asthma. Dupixent, co-developed with U.S.-based Regeneron, received approval to treat patients with eosinophilic asthma and those dependent on anti-inflammatory steroids 117