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Key AstraZeneca lung cancer treatment misses study goal

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca said on Friday its immunotherapy drug Imfinzi did not meet the main goal of improving survival rates for patients with the most advanced form of lung cancer, putting pressure on its shares. Learn More

 

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Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

(Reuters) - An 11th child has died in less than four weeks at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, one of 34 young patients with compromised immune systems to have been infected by a viral outbreak, state health officials said on Friday. More »

 

Novartis' blood disorder drug gets FDA approval for expanded use

(Reuters) - Novartis AG said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of its low platelets drug to treat patients with a rare, genetic blood disorder. More »

 

Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels. More »

 

Pfizer to raise U.S. drug prices in January after previously backing down

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Friday that it plans to hike U.S. prices on 41 of its medicines in January, after walking back its previous planned price increases this summer under pressure from President Donald Trump. More »

 

FDA declines to approve Aquestive's Viagra rival

(Reuters) - Aquestive Therapeutics Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its erectile dysfunction treatment and sought additional data. More »

 

Therapy through song: Choir helps Hungarian lung patients breathe more easily

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian doctor has prescribed her lung disease patients a new form of physical and spiritual therapy - singing in public as part of a choir. More »

 

Make-a-Wish program tied to lower hospital costs for sick kids

(Reuters Health) - Kids with life-threatening illnesses who receive a special gift from the Make-a-Wish Foundation may have lower hospital costs than sick children who don't get these gifts, a U.S. study suggests. More »

 

Cavs' Love on a mission to change attitudes about mental health

(Reuters) - Kevin Love is one of the toughest players in the NBA but the embodiment of that type of masculinity is 'outdated' and 'dangerous' and stops men from seeking help for depression and anxiety, according to the Cleveland Cavaliers forward. More »

 

Hygiene standards not up to the mark at farmers' markets

(Reuters Health) - Vendors at farmers' markets could benefit from lessons in food-safety, according to researchers at Pennsylvania State University. More »

 

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