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Merck Cholesterol Drug Rejected by F.D.A.

9 years ago from NY Times Health

An experimental cholesterol drug being developed by Merck & Company was rejected by the Food and Drug Administration, the company said on Monday.

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9 years ago from UPI

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FDA OKs Amitiza for treatment of IBS-C

9 years ago from Physorg

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced approval of Amitiza (lubiprostone) to treat constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome.

U.S. food and drug regulator to add 1,300 jobs

9 years ago from CBC: Health

The key U.S. food and drug regulator has announced a rapid hiring surge to boost its work to protect public health.

Malaria top killer in Congo

9 years ago from Physorg

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say malaria is the primary cause of illness and death, despite prevention efforts.

Safe Water? Lessons From Kazakhstan

9 years ago from Science Daily

Despite significant efforts to improve access to safe water and sanitation, a new report argues that much more needs to be done. A major survey in Kazakhstan found that, despite...

Gene therapy 'aids youth's sight'

A 18-year-old whose sight was failing has his vision improved in a pioneering operation using gene therapy.

Giove-B 'healthy' despite glitch

A spacecraft for Europe's Galileo sat-nav system is "in good health" despite a glitch shortly after launch.

Loss Of Biodiversity Hampers Medical Cures

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The world risks losing new medical treatments for cancer, osteoporosis and other ailments if it does not act quickly to conserve the planet's biodiversity, a senior U.N. environment official said.

Researchers find flaws in living wills

9 years ago from UPI

IRVINE, Calif., April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. and Australian scientists say they've found life-sustaining treatment preferences often change but people sometimes don't realize they're making changes .

Rocky Mountain med schools short on bodies

9 years ago from UPI

DENVER, April 30 (UPI) -- Colorado's Anatomical Board says more bodies are needed as cadavers for use by medical students in Colorado and Wyoming.

Study challenges notion of 'pandemic' flu

9 years ago from MIT Research

The widespread assumption that pandemic influenza is an exceptionally deadly form of seasonal, or nonpandemic, flu is hard to support, according to a new MIT study in the May issue...

Genetically Altered Trout Approved for Release in U.K.

9 years ago from National Geographic

The widespread release of trout modified to be sterile has been given the go-ahead in England and Wales to give anglers sport while boosting the fortunes of native fish.