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Pricing is key for new heart drugs challenging cheap generics

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While new treatments on show in Barcelona are certainly moving cardiovascular medicine forward after a series of setbacks in recent years, cardiologists say that cost will be key in determining how widely they are used. “We are entering a new era of treatment and, of course,...(more) 

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Parents of seriously ill British boy resist extradition from Spain

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The British parents who sparked a major manhunt by taking their seriously ill son out of hospital last week have asked a Spanish court not to extradite them to the United Kingdom, a judicial source said on Monday. Brett and Naghemeh King are wanted in the...(more) 

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Drama of mother starving baby grips Venice fest

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By Michael Roddy VENICE (Reuters) - A film portraying New York City mother who starves her baby because she thinks he is saint-like and food contains impurities has caused a stir at the Venice Film Festival for its switch from light romance to painful psychosis. "Hungry...(more) 

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Ebola health workers should get danger money, expert says

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By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola drug ZMapp, an international health expert said. The hemorrhagic fever,...(more) 

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Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 16 cases in total

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Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola disease in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 16, with around 200 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday. A doctor in Port Harcourt died last week after treating...(more) 

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Parents of ill UK boy to remain in Spanish custody

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MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish judge has ordered the detention for 72 hours of a British couple who took their critically ill 5-year-old son abroad against doctors' advice.... 

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Sniffing faeces 'detects infection'

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UK researchers say an "electronic nose" that smells faeces can detect strains of bacteria that can cause deadly infections. 

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The girl with three biological parents

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The girl who has three biological parents 

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Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

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Medical authorities in the Swedish capital said on Monday tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease. The Swedish man, whose name was not disclosed, had recently traveled to a "risk area"...(more) 

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'Most exciting ever' Novartis drug points to huge sales

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By Ben Hirschler BARCELONA (Reuters) - Sales forecasts for Novartis's new heart failure drug are being ramped up by analysts after strikingly good clinical trial results for a medicine doctors expect to transform treatment of the deadly disease. David Epstein, Novartis' head of pharmaceuticals, said the...(more) 

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Cyberonics device improves heart function after Boston flop

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By Ben Hirschler BARCELONA (Reuters) - A nerve stimulation device from Cyberonics improved cardiac function in heart failure patients in a small clinical trial, in contrast to an unsuccessful study backed by Boston Scientific. Both companies are trying to improve outcomes for patients with heart failure,...(more) 

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Japan confirms more dengue infections: officials

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An outbreak of dengue fever in Japan -- the first since World War II -- could have affected up to 20 people, media reported Monday, as officials confirmed three more cases. The new cases, who are in their teens or 20s, are all believed to have...(more) 

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