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Saturday 27th May 2017

WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.

India confirms first Zika virus cases: WHO

The Indian health ministry has confirmed its first cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organisation has said, the latest nation to be affected by the mosquito-borne virus that sparked global concern.

Obesity can cause cardiovascular ill-health, even in the young

Higher than normal body mass index (BMI) is known to lead to cardiovascular ill-health in mid-to-late life, but there has been limited investigation of its effect in young, apparently healthy, adults. Researchers have now shown that having a higher BMI can cause worse cardiovascular health in those aged as young as 17, according to a study to be presented to the annual conference of the European S...

Can We Lower Drug Costs?

(MedPage Today) -- Helping patients find affordable medications

CMSC: PPAR-Gamma Drug Shows Promise for MS (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Lesions reduced by more than half and cortical atrophy also decreased

Novo Nordisk A/S: Novo Nordisk submits application in the US for including data from the DEVOTE trial in the Tresiba® label

Bagsværd, Denmark, 27 May 2017 - Novo Nordisk today announced the submission of a supplemental application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for including data in the label for Tresiba®...

FDA approves expanded use of Zykadia

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the expanded use of Zykadia (ceritinib) to include the…

NICE final recommendation positive for Afinitor

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in its final decision has recommended Afinitor…

Worldwide Clinical Trials appoints Karen Nowatkoski as VP of clinical operations, site management

Worldwide Clinical Trials, one of the world's leading, full─service CROs, has announced the appointment of Karen Nowatkoski as vice president of clinical operations, site management. The role will involve partnering

Govt reduces cut─off percentile for admissions to PG Medical courses through NEET

With representations pouring in from various state governments to the Central government, the Department of Health, Government of India, has decided to lower the NEET─PG minimum qualification cut─off percentile by 7.5 percent.

UK lowers threat level as Manchester probe advances

Britain on Saturday lowered the terror threat level which was hiked after this week's carnage in Manchester as police pushed forward with their investigation, arresting two more people. The decision to reduce the threat level from critical to severe was announced by Prime Minister Theresa May who said there were now 11 suspects in custody over Monday night's bombing targeting young fans at a pop ...

Food addiction and obesity: unnecessary medicalization of hedonic overeating

The concept of food addiction as an explanation for the rise in obesity has become increasingly popular. In this Opinion article, Graham Finlayson critically evaluates the food addiction hypothesis and highlights several problems with its use.

Central hypothyroidism — a neglected thyroid disorder

Central hypothyroidism is characterized by a defect in thyroid hormone secretion caused by insufficient stimulation of the thyroid gland by TSH. Here, Beck-Peccoz and colleagues discuss the causes of central hypothyroidism and highlight areas where improvement is needed regarding diagnosis and treatment.

Reproductive endocrinology: Cycling through the menstrual cycle — an out-of-body experience

A recent advance has led to the development of microfluidically linked microphysiological culture systems that mimic the complex dynamics and interdependent physiology of the various organs that comprise the female reproductive tract. This microfluidic culture platform offers an unprecedented way to study female reproductive biology and develop new reproductive therapeutics.

Breast cancer: Increased risk with concurrent dietary and EDC exposures

CMSC: When It's Not MS (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- One third of referred MS cases turn out to be misdiagnosed

FDA setback for SUN-101/eFlow for COPD

The US Food and Drug Administration on May 26 issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) for the New Drug…

D.C. Week: CBO Still Sees Surge in Uninsured with AHCA

(MedPage Today) -- Also: FDA panel backs new breast cancer drug, Epogen biosimilar

The "Goldilocks" Level of Teen Screen Use

It pays to get the time spent on a device just right -- Read more on

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Not as Large as Feared

(MedPage Today) -- WHO indicates much smaller spread of the disease

2 Toddlers Die After Becoming Trapped In Hot Car

The mother said the kids took her keys.

Bulgaria to conduct food product checks amid quality concerns

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria said on Saturday it would conduct checks on different food products of multinational companies sold in the Balkan state and compare them with food sold in richer western European countries, amid concerns over quality.

A day of grief in a city of pain

A native of south side Chicago, Spencer Leak Sr. has watched as his hometown and the neighborhoods where he grew up have been ripped apart by homicides in recent years, the results of an explosion of gun violence police have struggled to contain. Last year, according to the Chicago Tribune, 781 people were killed—a massive jump over 2015 when there were 492 recorded homicides. Leak has more in...

Does Spicy Food Increase Aggression? That's Improbable!

(MedPage Today) -- Also, why do we experience road rage?

Clashes, curfew in Indian Kashmir after rebel leader killed

A civilian was killed after clashes broke out between protesters and government forces following the death of a top rebel commander in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said Saturday. Authorities imposed a curfew in many parts of the main Srinagar city as violence spread across the restive region after Sabzar Ahmad Bhat's death on Saturday. Bhat, head of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group, w...

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