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Bayer says asbestos-related tumor treatment misses key goal
21 Jul 2017 at 9:59am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer said on Friday a cancer treatment for patients with a type of tumor often caused by asbestos had failed to meet its main goal in a clinical trial.
EU medicines agency recommends approval of Novartis leukaemia drug Rydapt
21 Jul 2017 at 4:35am
ZURICH (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended on Friday approval of a new Novartis drug to be used against a tough-to-cure form of blood cancer as the Swiss drugmaker makes headway on refreshing its oncology portfolio.
EMA panel recommends against Nektar, Daiichi Sankyo's breast cancer drug
21 Jul 2017 at 4:55am
(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended against granting approval to a breast cancer drug being developed by Nektar Therapeutics and Daiichi Sankyo's German unit.
Pfizer, Merck KGaA skin cancer drug gets EMA nod for approval
21 Jul 2017 at 4:36am
(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended approving Pfizer Inc and Merck KGaA's immuno-oncology drug Bavencio to treat a rare type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma.
Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs
21 Jul 2017 at 9:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Applications.
Janssen-Cilag's HIV drug gets EU regulatory panel's nod
21 Jul 2017 at 4:46am
(Reuters) - A European regulatory panel recommended granting approval to a treatment for HIV infection developed by Janssen-Cilag International, a unit of U.S. drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.
Yemen cholera to spread with rains; Oxfam sees 600,000 cases
21 Jul 2017 at 5:27am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak is far from being controlled and may be further exacerbated by the rainy season, even if the rate of new cases appears to be slowing in some hotspots, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.
High blood pressure in pregnancy may return before middle age
21 Jul 2017 at 10:44am
(Reuters Health) - High blood pressure during pregnancy has long been linked to greater odds of redeveloping the condition in middle age, but a new study suggests that the increased risk may exist soon after delivery and persist for decades.
Senate Republicans complain of chaos in healthcare effort
20 Jul 2017 at 3:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts.
Chipotle shares fall on Norovirus, rodent incidents
20 Jul 2017 at 3:09pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares fell to a four-year low on Thursday after testing confirmed Norovirus in a customer who ate at one of the chain's Virginia restaurants and a video of rodents crawling on the floor of a Dallas shop went viral.