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The acquisition of the Or Yehuda valve repair device company includes shares and milestone payments.
A 48 year old premenopausal woman presented to our clinic with a 12 month history of intermittent abdominal discomfort associated with bloating, constipation, and weight loss of 6.3 kg. Her medical...
Staff shortages at St George’s Hospital in Stafford have raised concerns that it is unable to provide care that adequately meets patients’ needs, a Care Quality Commission inspection has found.
LCZ696 issued positive scientific opinion under EAMS
Three nurses have been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council register for poor care which in some cases led to patient deaths at a nursing home in south Wales.
After house jobs in Ashford and Bishop Auckland, Ronald Ian Gleadle (“Ron”) had a varied medical career with spells in hospital medicine in Portsmouth and Glasgow, general practice in South Molton,...
The birth of Kenneth Alexander Buchanan (“Ken”) on 17 April 1926 was of immediate interest in the medical world—his parents lived in Dundee, but he was born in Edinburgh, where his mother Agnes had...
Like his father, Charles, who lectured for many years at the Royal College of Surgeons, Connor Edward Morris (“Ed”) was a Barts man. He went from house jobs on to the GP rotational scheme at the...
Despite having been among the first to receive a new triple therapy for tuberculosis, the young medical student struck down with tuberculous meningitis in 1954 was expected to die. Confounding...
In an age of conformity in medicine today, original personalities are rare indeed. Constantinos Dellapoprtas was one such doctor. He moved to England after graduating, trained in neurology, and...
Duncan Gordon Conacher was invalided out of Burma and categorised unfit for tropical service in the second world war, where he was serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to a West Africa...
The Queens Nursing Institute has published new guidance to “arm” community nurses with more knowledge for supporting homeless patients with foot health problems.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have successfully restored the site of laboratory mice suffering from a common cause of blindness in people. A team led by Rob Lucas, GSK Professor of Neuroscience, carried out the pioneering research which may help sufferers of retinitis pigmentosa, a group of inherited eye disorders.Read more
Senior pharma marketer to preside over newly-formed consulting firm
Perinatal mortality and the risk of adverse maternal outcomes are similar whether an infant is delivered by a family practice physician or an obstetrician, a study published in the Canadian Medical...
The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been accused by a leading academic of creating “confusion” with their response to freedom of information requests for data on deaths among people...
A pregnant 35 year old woman with known migraines presented with severe headaches. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an enlarged sella turcica containing a macroadenoma with a fluid-fluid level....
If approved elotuzumab will be marketed as Empliciti
The World Health Organization said officials have found two children stricken by polio in Ukraine, the country's first cases of the paralytic disease in nine years. Health officials had warned Ukraine was at high risk of a polio outbreak due to its low vaccination rates; only half of children were immunized against diseases like polio last year.Read more
Nurses and other healthcare professionals have been urged to recognise cognitive dysfunction in patients with depression after a survey revealed symptoms are often going unnoticed.
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
The deals market for antisense RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics witnessed a record year in 2014, with a total value of almost $5.6 billion across 59 transactions, by far the largest deal value ever seen in this space, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Emily Hughes looks at how scientists in the US have designed a single pill made from a polymer gel that could deliver an entire treatment in a single dose
Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange as part of Operation Ranch Hand were at double the risk for monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, a precursor to multiple myeloma, according to results of a new study.
A study published in the journal PLoS Pathogens examined an unnamed British man with an immune deficiency who had been shedding a mutated strain of the polio virus for the past 28 years. Read more about British Man Shedded Mutated Polio Strain for 28 Years