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Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 01:57 PM EDT

Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 1 in 4 US Men: Study

Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 1 in 4 US Men: Study

New government statistics show that 25 percent of men have the strain of HPV (human papillomavirus or human wart virus) that causes cancer, NBC News reported. Twenty percent of women have the same strain as...

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 06:38 AM EDT

People With Chronic Pain Scared by Ohio's New Opioid Rules

People With Chronic Pain Scared by Ohio's New Opioid Rules

People dealing with chronic pain say recent moves by Ohio's governor to fight the plague of opioid overdoses could leave them suffering, NBC News reported. Gov. John Kasich restricted how many painkillers...

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 07:24 PM EDT

FDA Approves More Drugs, and Faster, Than Europe: Study

FDA Approves More Drugs, and Faster, Than Europe: Study

Contrary to some political claims, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved more drugs, and two to three months faster on average, than European regulators did in recent years, new research shows. "It's...

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 04:48 PM EDT

Trump's FDA Pick Says Tackling Opioid Crisis a Top Priority

Trump's FDA Pick Says Tackling Opioid Crisis a Top Priority

The doctor nominated to head the powerful Food and Drug Administration told senators Wednesday that his first priority would be tackling the opioid crisis, and he pledged that science will prevail at the agency...

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 07:59 PM EDT

1 in 10 US Pregnant Women With Zika Have Babies With Defects

1 in 10 US Pregnant Women With Zika Have Babies With Defects

About 1 out of 10 women in the United States who tested positive for the Zika infection had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and...

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 10:51 PM EDT

WH Healthcare Revival Effort Gets Mixed Reaction

WH Healthcare Revival Effort Gets Mixed Reaction

A White House offensive to resurrect the moribund House Republican health care bill got an uneven reception Tuesday from GOP moderates and conservatives, leaving prospects shaky for the party to salvage one...

Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 03:25 PM EDT

Mylan Hit With Racketeering Suit Over Price Hikes of EpiPen

Mylan Hit With Racketeering Suit Over Price Hikes of EpiPen

Mylan was slapped Monday with a class-action racketeering lawsuit that claims the company overcharged patients as part of an illegal scheme to secure sales, CNBC reported. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court...

Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 12:05 PM EDT

A 'Sci-Fi' Cancer Therapy Fights Brain Tumors, Study Finds

A 'Sci-Fi' Cancer Therapy Fights Brain Tumors, Study Finds

t sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 08:10 PM EDT

Mylan Says EpiPen Manufacturing Partner to Expand Device Recall

Mylan Says EpiPen Manufacturing Partner to Expand Device Recall

A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America because the allergy shots may not work. The notice issued...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 03:06 PM EDT

US Enrolls Volunteers in Large Test of Possible Zika Vaccine

US Enrolls Volunteers in Large Test of Possible Zika Vaccine

U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in...

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