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One in 16 patients in NHS hospitals picks up infection, warns watchdog

One in 16 patients are developing infections on NHS wards because of poor hygiene among staff, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).In response, the government body has issued "quality standards" on measures including ... [Published Cleaning Matters - 12 mins ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 18 mins ago - 6 reports

Volasertib, Boehringer Ingelheim´s investigational treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia, is granted ‘orphan drug designation’ in the EU and the US

Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Commission have granted volasertib* ‘orphan drug designation’ for the treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).AML is an aggressive cancer ... [Published European Pharmaceutical Review - 18 mins ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 19 mins ago - 24 reports

Pfizer, AstraZeneca back a new strategy for cancer drug R

A pair of pharma giants have partnered with a prominent cancer research charity in the U.K. on an innovative new approach to testing targeted oncology therapies, building on the country's national program for tumor testing in a way that may help make ... [Published FierceBiotech - 19 mins ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 mins ago - 30 reports

Doctors develop new measles drug

Experts have developed a treatment that has the potential to limit the spread of measles.The antiviral drug is the product of research by specialists at the Paul-Ehrlich Institute, the Emory Institute for Drug Development and the Institute for Biomedical ... [Published NetDoctor.co.uk - 22 mins ago]
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First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 mins ago - 25 reports

Fertility Mystery Solved With Discovery of Protein Key

Infertility can be caused by a number of factors, including (but not limited to) DNA damage, chromosomal aberrations, hormonal conditions, age-related factors, and environmental factors. Some infertility conditions are specific to females, some to males, ... [Published The Guardian Express - 30 mins ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 25 mins ago - 29 reports

For Diabetics, Health Risks Fall Sharply

News Date: 17th April 2014Federal researchers on Wednesday reported the first broad national picture of progress against some of the most devastating complications of diabetes, which affects millions of Americans, finding that rates of heart attacks, ... [Published Business Ghana - 25 mins ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 45 mins ago - 7 reports

England agrees funding for Gilead hepatitis C drug

4:43pm BSTLONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - Health authorities in England have approved an 18.7 million pound ($31 million) investment to provide Gilead Sciences' controversial new hepatitis C pill Sovaldi for seriously ill patients.Healthcare provider NHS ... [Published Reuters UK - 45 mins ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 54 mins ago - 15 reports

Apathy in Older Adults May Signal Brain Problems

By Martta Kelly, Contributing WriterDate: 17 April 2014 Time: 11:07 AM ETFor some elderly people, apathy may signal that the brain is shrinking a bit faster than normal, a new study suggests.The brain naturally gets smaller as people age, but according ... [Published LiveScience.com - 54 mins ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 14 reports

Cancer-free or not, Valerie Harper has already beaten very long odds against rare cancer

Actress Valerie Harper arrives for the taping of a tribute to actress Betty White. (Reuters/Sam Mircovich)Even if Valerie Harper was misquoted Wednesday about being “cancer-free,” the actress who played Rhoda Morganstern on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” ... [Published Washington Post - 2 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 9 reports

GlaxoSmithKline and Galapagos succeed in psoriasis after two setbacks

Galapagos and partner GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) say their anti-inflammation candidate hit its mark in a mid-stage trial on psoriasis, a stroke of good news for a drug beset by developmental slipups.The treatment, GSK2586184, met its primary endpoint of improving ... [Published FierceBiotech - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 31 reports

Goal of autism month is acceptance, awareness

Thankfully, through the efforts of so many, including Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and organizations like the Autism Society and Autism Speaks, as well as several high profile celebrities who have someone in their family with an autism ... [Published South Florida Times - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 67 reports

HEALTH: Study shows smoking pot has more impact on your brain than previously thought

Updated: Wednesday, April 16 2014, 04:09 PM CDTA new study suggests smoking the occasional joint may have more of an impact on your brain than you think.Researchers studied the brains of 40 Boston-area college students -- half smoked weed, half did n ... [Published WEAR TV 3 - 18 hours ago]
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Commenting on the prestigious accolade, Professor Johnston said: "I am delighted to have been elected a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences. It is an honour and privilege to have had my contribution to cancer research recognised in this way. I look forward to working with my European colleagues in the Academy to develop strategies and further research to improve cancer care across Europe." The European Academy of Cancer Sciences is made up of 185 Fellows from over 20 different countries. For further information visit http://www...
Carol Pellowe, senior lecturer at Guy's & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and member of the committee that developed the standards, said: "This quality standard will promote best practice in infection prevention and control and by providing key areas for action, encourage organisations to sustain their efforts in ensuring patient safety."
...authors and a principal investigator at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health and the State University of New York at Albany. "FMRP binds in between the two ribosomal subunits, overlapping with the binding position of various translational factors on the ribosome" he explains...

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