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Asthma very common among Olympic-level swimmers By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Swimmers, especially endurance swimmers, are more likely than other water sport competitors to have asthma, according to a new study of Olympic athletes. Researchers found that about a quarter of competitors in swimming
Yahoo! News | Apr 2, 2015 9:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top U.S. turkey producer Minnesota finds fourth bird flu case: USDA Minnesota, the top U.S. turkey producing state, has found a fourth turkey flock to be infected with a virulent strain of avian flu, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday. South Dakota has found its first infection of the H5N2 flu strain, whi
Yahoo! News | Apr 2, 2015 4:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Burkina Faso government confirms outbreak of bird flu in chickens Burkina Fasos government confirmed on Wednesday that an outbreak of H5N1 avian flu was responsible for the deaths of large numbers of chickens in two regions of the country in recent weeks. Jean Paul Rouamba, minister for livestock, said tests had been ca
Yahoo! News | Apr 1, 2015 11:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Despite cancer's remission, Connecticut teen stuck in state custody By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut teenager with cancer who took her fight to stop her chemotherapy treatments to the state's Supreme Court must remain in custody of the state even though her disease has gone into remission, a judg
Yahoo! News | Apr 1, 2015 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Web searches may predict disease risk among populations By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Internet search data might someday help estimate the prevalence of non-communicable diseases like stroke, heart disease or cancer, a new study suggests. Web searches are often linked with behavior, said Svetha Venkatesh
Yahoo! News | Apr 1, 2015 12:34 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New cancer drugs 'vastly overestimated', says contrarian analyst By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - A hot new class of drugs designed to help the body's own immune system fend off cancer by blocking a protein called PD-1 is going to be big - but not nearly as big as investors think, according to a new analysis. Former
Yahoo! News | Mar 31, 2015 3:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. cancer incidence, mortality largely stable or decreasing By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - The rate of people being diagnosed or killed by cancer in the U.S. is stable or decreasing for men and women, according to a new report. For the main cancers, its really pretty much good news, incidence and mortality
Yahoo! News | Mar 30, 2015 8:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Novartis digs deeper into cancer with up to $750 million Aduro deal (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis is digging deeper into cancer immunotherapy, one of the hottest areas of drug research, through a tie-up with Aduro Biotech worth up to $750 million. The move comes as the privately owned California-based biotech group
Yahoo! News | Mar 30, 2015 4:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FDA rejects Adamis injection for treating acute allergies (Reuters) - The United States Food and Drug Administration rejected Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp's injection for treating severe allergic reactions, the company said. Adamis Pharmaceuticals shares were down 37 percent at $3.40 in after-market trading. The
Yahoo! News | Mar 27, 2015 10:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sanofi to launch Toujeo diabetes drug in U.S. on Monday: source French drugmaker Sanofi plans to launch its new Toujeo insulin for diabetics in the United States on Monday, according to a source familiar with the matter. Toujeo was approved for use in the United States on Feb. 25 and was recommended for approval by Eu
Yahoo! News | Mar 27, 2015 3:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend