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18:59 EDT 27th May 2017 | BioPortfolio

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Saturday 27th May 2017

Congo-Kinshasa: What to Know About the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo –

Financial ExpressCongo-Kinshasa: What to Know About the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of CongoAllAfrica.comMichael Edelstein outlines what the global health community has learned since the last outbreak and the key elements of the current response. On 9 May, a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths in a remote location in the north of the Democratic ...New Ebola cases may show effec...

Sunscreen label confusion putting Britons at risk, say experts – The Guardian

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSunscreen label confusion putting Britons at risk, say expertsThe GuardianRates of skin cancer have been steadily rising in the UK since the mid-1970s, with more than 100,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images. Weather ...Do you know the signs of skin cancer? Information roadshow coming to townBracknell NewsHere Are The Most Danger...

Parents lose Court of Appeal fight over baby Charlie Gard’s treatment – Your Local Guardian

Metro Newspaper UKParents lose Court of Appeal fight over baby Charlie Gard's treatmentYour Local GuardianA couple who want to take their sick baby son to the USA for treatment have lost a Court of Appeal fight. Appeal judges said evidence showed that nine-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, would not ...Couple lose appeal bid to treat sonMetro N...

New Ebola cases may show effect of improved alerts, global official says – Reuters

Financial ExpressNew Ebola cases may show effect of improved alerts, global official saysReutersCancun, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rapid reaction by the Democratic Republic of Congo to recent cases of Ebola showed lessons were learned from earlier outbreaks, a top global health official said on Friday, stressing the need to factor ...Ebola outbreak in Central Africa, officials scram...

Heart disease preventing gene identified in Greeks – Business Standard

Laboratory EquipmentHeart disease preventing gene identified in GreeksBusiness StandardScientists have discovered a genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular diseases and is unique to an isolated Greek population. The cardioprotective variant -- rs145556679 -- was found in the people living in Mylopotamos, northern ...Why these Greek villagers live longer livesNew York PostLov...

HEALTH AND CARE: New service launched for young people – Worthing Herald

Worthing HeraldHEALTH AND CARE: New service launched for young peopleWorthing HeraldA new LGBTU (gay, bisexual, trans and unsure ) project has launched in West Sussex for young people. Allsorts Youth Project will run the service – funded by West Sussex County Council and the NHS – at different locations across the county. Young people ...and more

Mother-of-four and grandmother, who died during a family holiday in Bulgaria, fell victim to ‘three pieces of … – Lancashire Telegraph

Mother-of-four and grandmother, who died during a family holiday in Bulgaria, fell victim to 'three pieces of ...Lancashire TelegraphA MOTHER-OF-FOUR and grandmother from Darwen, who died during a family holiday in Bulgaria, fell victim to 'three pieces of extremely bad luck', an inquest heard. Teaching assistant Liz Fairclough, 51, suffered a fall in a hotel pool, shortly into the ...and more

Mother to tackle 100km cycle ride for cancer research which saved her daughter’s life – Oxford Mail

Mother to tackle 100km cycle ride for cancer research which saved her daughter's lifeOxford MailA MUM is taking on a mammoth 100km night time bike ride tonight to thank scientists which saved her daughter's life. Penny Young, from Radley near Abingdon, said she was completely thrown when doctors told her that her daughter Joanna Young had just ...and more

Friday 26th May 2017

Why these Greek villagers live longer lives – New York Post

Laboratory EquipmentWhy these Greek villagers live longer livesNew York PostThere's a reason why people living in isolated Greek villages can eat saturated fats and still live long, healthy lives — they have special genes that protect their tickers, according to a new study. More On: greece · Several dead after Greek train ...Isolated Greek Villages Reveal Genetic Secrets that Protect Against H...

A Case–Control Study of Maternal Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Exposure and Cryptorchidism in Canadian Populations

Introduction Cryptorchidism is the failure of one or both testicles to descend into the scrotum during in utero development of the male fetus (Barteczko and Jacob 2000). This is one of the most common (1.8–9%) urogenital abnormalities observed in normal term male newborns (Virtanen and Toppari 2008). In brief, two stages are involved in testis […]

Prenatal Residential Proximity to Agricultural Pesticide Use and IQ in 7-Year-Old Children

Introduction In 2007, 311 million kg (684 million pounds) of pesticide active ingredients were used in agriculture in the United States (Grube et al. 2011). California, the state with the largest agricultural output, uses 25% of all U.S. agricultural pesticides, or 84.5 million kg (186 million pounds) annually [California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) 2014]. […]

Lack of sleep causes your brain to eat itself – New Zealand Herald of sleep causes your brain to eat itselfNew Zealand HeraldThe cells, known as astrocytes, act like mini Hoovers in the brain, sweeping up cells as the brain's connections become weak and break apart. Photo / 123RF. Your brain starts to eat itself if it hasn't had enough sleep, according to a new study ...Lack of sleep makes your brain start eating itselfZME ScienceSleep depriva...

Effects of Prenatal PM10 Exposure on Fetal Cardiovascular Malformations in Fuzhou, China: A Retrospective Case-Control Study

Introduction A growing body of epidemiological literature has suggested an association between ambient particulate matter (PM) exposure and fetal anomalies, particularly cardiovascular malformations. Evidence has indicated associations between in utero exposure to PM with an aerodynamic diameter ≤10μm (PM10) and the prevalence of fetal cardiovascular malformations, that is to say, associations ...

Gatorade intros Gatorade Flow

David SalazarThe new sub-line of Gatorade Thirst Quencher is designed to offer the same hydration and fueling benefits as Gatorade Thirst Quencher, but with a full flavor and smooth finish, the company said. 

Diplomat to dispense Kevzara

David Salazar Diplomat Pharmacy will be dispensing a recently approved treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. read more

Food Lion to offer discount for military members, families on Memorial Day

David SalazarIn honor of Memorial Day, Food Lion will offer a 10% discount to all retired and active military and their families.  read more

HRG wins Communicator Award for 2016 holiday video

David SalazarThe Communicator Awards receive more than 6,000 entries worldwide and are judged and overseen by the Academy of interactive and Visual Arts read more

Tampax to donate 1M tampons in 30 days

David SalazarKicking off on Menstrual Hygiene Day May 28, Tampax will be working to donate 1 million tampons to nonprofits in the United States within 30 days.  read more

CVS Health Baseball Camp brings vets to Fenway Park

David SalazarThe CVS Health Baseball Camp marked its seventh year Thursday, bringing 20 veterans from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to Fenway Park in Boston to work with Red Sox hitting coaches one-on-one. read more

Walgreens’ final 2016-17 Flu Index highlights top markets

David Salazar With flu season winding down, Walgreens on Friday released its final Flu Index of the 2016-17 season, noting which markets saw the most activity based on aggregate prescription data between October 2016 and April. read more

Costco’s Q3 income, earnings beat expectations after 2 tough quarters

Marianne WilsonAfter missing Street estimates for earnings and revenue in its second quarter, Costco returned to form in its third quarter. read more

Ulta’s Q1 sees serious growth in online, in-store sales

Marianne Wilson While online sales are growing at a fast pace, the beauty products and services retailer isn't slowing down its store growth. It said it will open 100 new stores in its current fiscal year. read more

GW Pharma’s Epidiolex Reduces Seizures in Children with Dravet Syndrome

London, UK, May 24, 2017 – GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: GWPH, “GW,” “the Company” or “the Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, along with its U.S. subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences, announced today that The New England Journal of Medicine has published result...

Merck Enters License Agreement with Teijin Pharma for its Anti-Tau Alzheimer’s Candidate

KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Teijin Pharma for the development, manufacture and commercialization of an investigational preclinical antibody candidate targeting the protein tau. Changes in tau are associated with a number of di...

Bristol-Myers’ Opdivo Granted Priority Review from the FDA for Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) that seeks to extend the use of Opdivo (nivolumab) to patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after prior sorafenib therapy. The FDA granted the application priority review and previo...

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