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Wednesday 26th November 2014

Ebola vaccine from Glaxo passes early safety test

NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) - An experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline caused no serious side effects and produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers who received it in an early-stage clinical trial, scientists reported on We...

Tensions flare between U.S. Senate Democrats, White House

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes,...

Breast cancer recurrence risk down since 1980s

(Reuters Health) - Rates of breast cancer recurrence fell by half or more between the 1980s and the early 2000s - likely due to improved treatments and increased screenings, according to a new study from Canada.

UPDATE 2-Medtronic gets U.S. antitrust OK to buy Covidien with divestiture

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators on Wednesday approved a pair of major deals in the medical field, including Medtronic's purchase of Covidien, which will allow it to take advantage of tax breaks in Ireland.

Record heavy cattle won't ground sky-high beef prices

CHICAGO, Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. cattle are hitting record weights and the heavier trend should continue next year, but beef production will still fall short of demand and keep prices high, industry experts said.

BioNotebook: Sexual health IPOs flop; Medgenics, Eleven raise cash

The market for biotechnology initial public offerings is limping along where companies developing drugs for men's and women's sexual health are concerned.

dpa-AFX Überblick: ANALYSTEN-EINSTUFUNGEN vom 26.11.2014: ADIDAS, ASTRAZENECA, BARCLAYS, BT, CAPITAL STAGE, CTS EVENTIM, DELTICOM, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM, DUERR, ELRINGKLINGER, FRAPORT, FUCHS PETROLUB, HSBC, ...

Ausgewählte Analysten-Einstufungen im dpa-AFX-Nachrichtendienst vom 26.11.2014 ADIDAS LONDON - Das japanische Analysehaus Nomura hat Adidas auf "Neutral" mit einem Kursziel von 69 Euro belassen. L...

If you help portion, your kids might not totally stuff their faces on Thanksgiving

If there is ever a day we go a bit overboard with portions and serving sizes, it’s Thanksgiving. Generally speaking, at least in my family, it always feels like we...

UPDATE 1-Medtronic gets U.S. antitrust OK to buy Covidien with divestiture

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Medtronic Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Dublin-based Covidien Plc on condition that it sell its drug-coated balloon catheter business, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.

Novartis verkauft Nikotin-Patch Habitrol an GlaxoSmithKline

Zürich (awp) - Novartis verkauft ihren Nikotin-Patch Habitrol an GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), um die Zustimmung der amerikanischen Kartellbehörde für ein geplantes Joint-Venture mit GSK zu erhalten. Dies...

UPDATE 1-Sierra Leone seeks U.S. military help to fight Ebola

* U.S. Ebola response more effective than Britain's-minister

Vital Connect launches heart monitoring patch with LifeWatch

Vital Connect, a Silicon Valley startup founded in 2011, and cardiac monitoring device developer LifeWatch have partnered to launch Vital Connect’s Healthpatch MD for patients with arrhythmia and other heart...

Rural telemedicine programs receive $8.6M in grants to support doctors, patients

About 31 telemedicine programs will receive $8.6 million in federal grant money for healthcare programs as part of a wider move by the government in support of telemedicine as a...

U.S. approves GSK's purchase of Novartis vaccine business: companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Novartis AG's vaccine business, with the exception of influenza vaccines, the two companies said on Wednesday.

U.S. approves GSK's purchase of Novartis vaccine business-companies

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Novartis AG's vaccine business, with the exception of influenza vaccines, the two companies said on Wednesday.

Cigarette smoking by U.S. adults reaches record low: CDC

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults last year touched its lowest on record, a drop spurred by higher prices, smoke-free policies and anti-smoking campaigns, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

Medtronic gets US antitrust approval to buy Covidien with divestiture

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Medtronic Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Covidien PLC on condition that it sell its drug-coated balloon catheter business, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.

Novartis selling nicotine patch to win U.S. nod for GlaxoSmithKline deal: FTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Switzerland's Novartis AG has agreed to sell its nicotine patch, Habitrol, in order to win U.S. antitrust approval for a consumer healthcare joint venture with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said o...

UPDATE 1-Novartis selling nicotine patch to win U.S. nod for GlaxoSmithKline deal -FTC

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Switzerland's Novartis AG has agreed to sell its nicotine patch, Habitrol, in order to win U.S. antitrust approval for a consumer healthcare joint venture with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline, the U.S. Federal Trade Commissio...

Cigarette smoking by U.S. adults reaches record low - CDC

ATLANTA, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults last year touched its lowest on record, a drop spurred by higher prices, smoke-free policies and anti-smoking campaigns, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

NHS needs £2 billion more to stop crisis - King's Fund

NHS needs £2 billion more to stop crisis - King's Fund

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 -- Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said. In fact, the rate of cigarette smoking has dropped from about 21 percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2013. That means the number of cigarette...

Sierra Leone seeks U.S. military help to fight Ebola

* U.S. Ebola response more effective than Britain's-minister

Number of Ebola cases nears 16,000 as Sierra Leone loses ground: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries by the end of Nov. 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Medical Start-Up Set to Revolutionize Vascular Surgery

The first invention by a Toledo vascular surgeon is being tested on patients in Europe ProMedica has invested in an early stage medical device company that is developing and commercializing innovative and cost-effective devices for treating common va...


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