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Roche's Tecentriq wins fast FDA review in tough-to-treat breast cancer

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Tuesday its Tecentriq medicine will get a speedy review by U.S. regulators in a tough-to-treat form of breast cancer, as it seeks to be the first company to have its immunotherapy win approval in this indication....
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Fecal Transplant Effective Against Immunotherapy-Induced Colitis

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For the first time, transplanting gut bacteria from healthy donors was used to successfully treat patients suffering from severe colitis caused by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). The study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which includes two patients, sugges......
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Losartan Latest BP Drug Recalled for Contamination

Nov 14, 2018 , WebMD
NDEA is found naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and it may cause cancer, according to the International Agency for Research on...
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Novartis' $4 Million Gene Therapy -- Real Price Or A Negotiation Ploy?

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
We are in a wondrous age of medicine where CURES for certain types of cancer, rare diseases, blindness and other scourges are imminent. We now need to figure out how to pay for...
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Cancer Is On Cusp Of Overtaking Heart Disease As America’s No. 1 Killer

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists are warning that Americans should undergo all recommended cancer screenings and adopt lifestyle prevention practices, such as healthy diet and exercise, which are beneficial in lowering both cancer and heart disease mortality. In other public health news: fecal transplants, a rare polio-like illness, concussions, microbes, contraception, and conversion...
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New Guidelines Say Any Kind Of Exercise In Small Doses And Less Sitting Improve Health Starting As Early As Age 3

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Getting a sedentary nation off the sofa -- only 20 percent of us get the recommended amount of exercise a day -- is a big concern for the government, which updated its guidelines Monday for the first time in 10 years. Since the first guidelines were issued, research has expanded the recognized benefits of movement, including reducing the risk of cancer, anxiety and depression and improving cognitive function and...
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Big Data And Advanced Artificial Intelligence Techniques Used To Tackle Alzheimer's Disease

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Sports concussions, Parkinson’s disease, and hormone therapy for cancer – all can have memory loss as symptoms. But do the biochemical processes of each type of memory loss have anything to reveal about the memory loss that is part of Alzheimer’s disease? Rong Xu, PhD, recently received a total of......
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A $3 Billion Startup's Shares Gain On Hopes For A Cancer Blood Test

Nov 13, 2018 , Forbes
Shares in Guardant Health, which makes blood tests that can be used to detect mutations in cancer tumors, have doubled from the $19 price set in the company’s October 4 initial public offering....
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Fish Oil, Vitamin D No Help for Heart Risk, Cancer

Nov 13, 2018 , WebMD
And new study finds no reason to get routine vitamin D tests, researchers...
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Driver's high-cost cancer care procurement app shutters shortly after launch

Nov 13, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
The service was unable to generate adequate revenue with its D2C model, which asked patients for a $3,000 enrollment payment alongside $20 in monthly...
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Cancer surpasses heart disease as leading cause of death in many US counties

Nov 13, 2018 , CNN Health
An important transition is happening across the United States: Cancer was the leading cause of death in more counties in 2015 than 13 years earlier, a new study finds. However, the opposite was true for heart disease during that period; fewer counties reported it as the top killer....
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Blood pressure drug recall expands again

Nov 13, 2018 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical....
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‘Magical Thinking’ About Vitamin D’s Effect On Cancer And Fish Oil’s Effect On Heart Health Upended In Sweeping Study

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Although both Vitamin D and fish oil drugs have gained popularity recently, a massive study found that healthy people who take the supplements do not lower cancer rates nor do they reduce the rate of major cardiovascular...
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Fish oil cuts heart attack risk, vitamin D lowers odds of cancer death

Nov 13, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D's benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer....
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Jury delivers $25.5 million 'statement' to Aetna to change its ways

Nov 11, 2018 , CNN Health
An Oklahoma jury has awarded $25.5 million to the family of a cancer patient denied coverage by Aetna, with jurors saying that the insurer acted "recklessly" and that the verdict was meant as a message for Aetna to change its ways....
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Vitamin D, omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease, study says

Nov 11, 2018 , CNN Health
Vitamin D and omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease, a new study finds, the latest in the years-long debate over their benefits....
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Fish Oil And Vitamin D Pills No Guard Against Cancer Or Serious Heart Trouble

Nov 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
And new study finds no reason to get routine vitamin D tests, researchers...
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Weight loss after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk

Nov 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight, a large U.S. study suggests....
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Mammograms Do Save Lives, Study Shows

Nov 10, 2018 , WebMD
People with breast cancer who took part in a breast cancer screening program had a 60 percent lower risk of dying from the disease in the 10 years after diagnosis, and a 47 percent lower risk 20 years after diagnosis, Swedish researchers...
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New Study Cements Fact That Mammography Is A Primary Factor In Reduced Breast Cancer Deaths

Nov 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Tabar et al — published online November 8 in Cancer — debunks claims that mammography screening is not a primary factor in plummeting breast cancer deaths and reinforces the long-proven fact that Mammography Saves Lives™. The study showed that women screened regularly for breast cancer have a 47% ......
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