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Thursday 3rd September 2015

HeartWare buys Israeli co Valtech Cardio for $860m

The acquisition of the Or Yehuda valve repair device company includes shares and milestone payments.

A premenopausal woman with abdominal discomfort and iron deficiency anaemia

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...

Snap inspection triggered by staffing concerns at Staffordshire hospital

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.

Novartis’ heart failure drug approved via early access scheme

LCZ696 issued positive scientific opinion under EAMS

Care home nurses struck off after 'neglect led to patient deaths'

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.

Ronald Ian Gleadle

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,...

Kenneth Alexander Buchanan

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...

Connor Edward Morris

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...

Monty Barker

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...

Constantinos Dellaportas

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

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...

New guidance for community nurses on homeless foot health

The Queens Nursing Institute has published new guidance to “arm” community nurses with more knowledge for supporting homeless patients with foot health problems.

Scientists Move Closer to Curing Eye Disorder

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

Cello Health BioConsulting appoints Jim Hall as president

Senior pharma marketer to preside over newly-formed consulting firm

Risk to infant and mother is similar after delivery by family physician or obstetrician, Canadian study finds

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...

UK government criticised over "confusing" fitness to work mortality figures

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...

An unusual cause of headache in pregnancy

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....

BMS' myeloma treatment accepted for priority review

If approved elotuzumab will be marketed as Empliciti

2 Cases of Polio Found in Ukraine, Caused by Mutated Virus

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

Cognitive dysfunction in depression 'going unnoticed and untreated'

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.

First Edition: September 3, 2015

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.

Antisense RNAi Therapeutics Deals Value Approach $5.6B in Landmark 2014

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.

Single polymer pill to deliver entire drug course

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

Agent Orange Exposure Linked to Myeloma Precursor Risk

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.

British Man Shedded Mutated Polio Strain for 28 Years

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