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Monday 24th October 2016

‘Saggy brains’ in older people may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease –

Cosmos'Saggy brains' in older people may be linked to Alzheimer's get slacker with age in much the same way as the skin, new research shows. Share; Comments. Get daily news by email. Getty. Alzheimer's brain, composite image. If you feel more fuzzy upstairs the older you get there may be a good reason for it ...Our brains lose their youthful firmness and become 'slacker' ...

Cancer care: Is world class status a distant dream? – BBC News

BBC NewsCancer care: Is world class status a distant dream?BBC NewsLinear accelerators are wonderful machines. They deliver high-energy radiation to a tumour, helping to destroy cancer cells while sparing the normal tissue which surrounds them. About four in 10 cancer patients get treated with one. So news that NHS ...NHS to spend £130m upgrading or replacing radiotherapy machinesThe Guardian...

Air pollution limits are not strict enough to tackle public health dangers, scientists warn – The Independent

The IndependentAir pollution limits are not strict enough to tackle public health dangers, scientists warnThe IndependentLiving in the most polluted parts of a city appears to have a similar effect on your blood pressure as becoming overweight, according to the world's largest ever study of the effects of fossil fuel emission on human health. Researchers warned their ...Study links blood pressure ...

NHS to spend £130m upgrading or replacing radiotherapy machines – The Guardian

Oldham ChronicleNHS to spend £130m upgrading or replacing radiotherapy machinesThe GuardianThe upgrade means more patients will get state-of-the-art treatment called intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Photograph: Hans Neleman/Getty Images. Sarah Boseley Health editor. Monday 24 October 2016 19.01 EDT Last modified on Monday 24 October ...NHS England's £130m radiotherapy update 'will chang...

Baby ‘born twice’ after miracle surgery outside womb –

CBC.caBaby 'born twice' after miracle surgery outside baby was "born twice" after being taken out of her mother's womb for 20 minutes to perform surgery on her spine. LynLee Hope Boemer, was removed from her mother Margaret Boemer's womb 23 weeks and five days into a pregnancy so a tumour could be ...Baby girl 'born twice' due to groundbreaking operationThe IndependentBaby 'bo...

GPs should not worry about offending obese patients, finds study – The Guardian

The GuardianGPs should not worry about offending obese patients, finds studyThe GuardianDoctors are being told to be frank with people about their obesity. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA. Sarah Boseley Health editor. Monday 24 October 2016 18.30 EDT Last modified on Monday 24 October 2016 19.27 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...Doctors could double rates of weight loss by recommending We...

Women now drink as much alcohol as men, global study finds – The Guardian

Brisbane TimesWomen now drink as much alcohol as men, global study findsThe GuardianWomen have succeeded in obtaining jobs that were once the preserve of men and have joined the after-work drinking culture. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA. Sarah Boseley Health editor. Monday 24 October 2016 18.30 EDT Last modified on Monday 24 October ...Gender gap in alcohol consumption has vanished over the past centuryD...

Identifying superbugs: HHS offers $20 million for faster tests

Antibiotic resistance is reaching dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, making infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and blood poisoning more difficult—and sometimes impossible—to treat. To combat this global epidemic and help health care teams more quickly diagnose patients with infections, two agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently ann...

How To Prevent Heart Disease: Have Tons Of Sex And Eat Garlic To Stop Heart Attacks, New Book Claims – International Business Times To Prevent Heart Disease: Have Tons Of Sex And Eat Garlic To Stop Heart Attacks, New Book ClaimsInternational Business TimesApproximately 610,000 people in the United States die from heart disease every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2014 alone, more than 365,000 people died from coronary heart disease and someone in the country reportedly suffers ...Have...

Militants raid police training center in SW Pakistan: military – i24news

i24newsMilitants raid police training center in SW Pakistan: militaryi24newsAt least five militants attacked a police training college near Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta late Monday, the military said, adding that troops had arrived at the site and had begun an operation. "Five to six terrorists attacked police ...LIVE: Terror attack on Quetta Police Training College leaves 22 woundedGeo ...

How Small Fibs Lead To Big Lies – NPR

NPRHow Small Fibs Lead To Big LiesNPRNew research finds people finds little lies pave the way for big ones. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Neuroscience, is the latest addition to the catalog of scientific findings that make many people think, "Well yeah, we knew that ...Whenever you lie, your brain adjusts to make telling bigger whoppers easier, study findsThe IndependentFrom po...

Off-price, online, health/beauty stores to pace strong holiday rebound

Marianne WilsonAmerican consumers will generate an accelerating 4.1% year-over-year increase in 2016 holiday sales, well exceeding 2015’s tepid 3.6% growth. read more

GPhA adds Francer as SVP, general counsel

David SalazarThe Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) announced Monday that Jeffrey K. Francer will be joining the organization as SVP and general counsel starting Nov. 14.  read more

CHPA, CDC remind parents to keep medicines 'Up and Away' this Halloween

Michael JohnsenThe Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Up and Away campaign, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is reminding parents to keep their medicines up and away and out of sight, especially during the Halloween season, as many children may mistake medicines for candy. read more

Report: Minnesota pharmacist work restrictions may impede independents

The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy is proposing new rules to prohibit pharmacies from requiring their pharmacists to work more than 12 continuous hours in a day, the Mankato Free Press reported Friday. "Area pharmacists said they understood the board’s intentions, but wondered how it might affect smaller pharmacies who only have one pharmacist working at a given time," the report note...

PaxVax announces Vaxchora cholera vaccine availability

David SalazarThe FDA approved Vaxchora in June for adults traveling to cholera-affected areas, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously recommended it for travelers to areas of active cholera transmission the same month.  read more

GUERBET : Chiffre d’affaires 3ème trimestre 2016

GUERBET — Monday, October 24th 2016 at 3:45pm UTC Chiffre d’affaires au 30 septembre 2016  Evolution des ventes stabilisée à -2,3% à taux de change constant Niveau de ventes conforme aux anticipations Villepinte, le 24 octobre 2016 – Guerbet (FR0000032526 GBT), spécialiste mondial des produits de contraste et solutions pour l’imagerie médicale, publie un chiffre ̷...

Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown teams with Rite Aid and P&G on Super Bowl contest

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MorningStar Farms launches five new veggie bowls

Gina AcostaMorningStar Farms is looking to appeal to the modern consumer with five new, 100% vegetarian heat-and-eat veggie bowls with globally inspired spices and flavors.   read more

Neurovation Labs, Inc. Secures Seed Funding for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnostic

Monday, October 24th 2016 at 4:31pm UTC NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Neurovation Labs, Inc., a biotechnology company developing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) diagnostics and treatments, is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised its seed funding round earlier this month. This financing was completed with the support of individual angel investors based in the Unit...

Reporting from the boards: England

On 6 October 2016, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy Board met at the RPS’s London offices for its quarterly board meeting.

AmerisourceBergen Foundation awards $250K grant for Haiti medical distribution center

David SalazarHaiti’s Partners in Health will build the new medical distribution center outside Port Au Prince with the $250,000 from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation.  read more

GPhC warns pharmacy owners to deliver safe services regardless of funding cuts

The British pharmacy regulator has stressed that pharmacy owners must continue to ensure they have enough qualified staff to provide safe services, despite funding cuts that are due to be implemented from 1 December 2016.

Biotrial says Le Figaro coverage of BIA 10-2474 trial is "smear campaign"

Biotrial has accused French newspaper Le Figaro of leading a “smear campaign” through its coverage of the Phase I trial in which one man died and five others were hospitalised in January. 

Laxachem Organics ban not linked to B. cepacia outbreak says US FDA

APIs made by Laxachem Organics pvt ltd were not the source of bacteria in Pharmatech laxatives linked to a spate of Burkholderia cepacia infections according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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