Health News
U.S. appeals court blocks Indiana 'selective' abortion law4/20/2018 5:07:43 AM - A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional an Indiana law signed by then-Governor Mike Pence that banned women from having abortions because of the gender, race or disability, including Down's syndrome, of their fetuses.Biogen boosts investment in neurology with $1 billion Ionis deal4/20/2018 8:10:19 PM - Biogen Inc struck a $1 billion neurology drug development deal with Ionis Pharmaceuticals on Friday, expanding a partnership that developed the company's potential blockbuster drug for spinal muscular atrophy.Germany's Merck seeks partners for cancer and immune system drugs4/20/2018 5:44:11 PMFRANKFURT - Merck KGaA will seek development partners for experimental treatments including tepotinib as the German company looks to licensing deals to help fund clinical trials, according to its head of drug R&D.Novartis CEO feels heat on U.S. generics, Cosentyx drop4/19/2018 4:36:52 PMZURICH - Swiss drugmaker Novartis' first quarterly results under new CEO Vas Narasimhan have been marred by a prized psoriasis treatment that disappointed and a sharp slump in sales by its U.S. generics unit.Hungarian laboratory worker isolated after exposure to Ebola virus4/21/2018 12:36:31 AMBUDAPEST - A Hungarian laboratory worker has been isolated at a Budapest hospital after accidental exposure to the deadly Ebola virus but has shown no symptoms so far, health officials said on Friday.U.S. biotech companies Alnylam, Dicerna settle trade secrets case4/20/2018 10:25:03 PMBOSTON - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday that Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc will pay it $25 million in cash and stock to resolve a lawsuit claiming it stole trade secrets about gene-silencing technology used to develop drug treatments.Many U.S. kids with brain injuries not getting needed rehab4/20/2018 11:46:01 PM - Many children hospitalized in the U.S. for brain injuries don't receive all the rehabilitation services needed for them to potentially make a full recovery, a new study suggests.Opioids overprescribed to patients taking certain sedatives4/21/2018 12:41:35 AM - Narcotic painkillers can be particularly dangerous for patients who also take tranquilizing drugs known as benzodiazepines, but a study suggests doctors are still over-prescribing this combination of medicines.Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline4/20/2018 7:12:38 PM - Older adults who lose a spouse may be more vulnerable to cognitive decline in subsequent years and require extra support and monitoring, researchers say.World's 'oldest person' dies in Japan aged 1174/22/2018 1:31:01 PMTOKYO - A Japanese woman born in the final year of the 19th century and believed to have been the world's oldest person died on Saturday, Kyodo news agency said. She was 117.