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GENEVA (Reuters) – A Liberian man suspected to have Ebola virus has died in quarantine in Lagos, Nigeria, a Nigerian official in Geneva told Reuters on Friday. The man, who collapsed on arrival at the airport in Nigeria’s commercial centre, Lagos, on Thursday, was being kept in isolation by authorities and had not entered the mega-city of 21 million people, he said. “While he was in quarantine he passed away,” the official said.
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Allergan Inc, known best for its Botox wrinkle treatment, said on Friday that European Union regulators had recommended use of its eye drug Ozurdex be extended to treat patients with diabetic macular edema. The European Medicines Agency’s recommendation for approval of the extension of the drug’s use comes one month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted this broader use. The extension involves allowing Allergan’s sustained-release biodegradable steroid implant to be used to treat diabetic macular edema in adult patients who have an artificial lens implant or are scheduled for cataract surgery. The drug is approved to treat macular edema and non-infectious ocular inflammation.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 2:32 pm
By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) – Two new leukemia drugs from Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences have been recommended for approval by European regulators, paving the way for formal approval in a couple of months. The European Medicines Agency said on Friday its experts had issued positive opinions for J&J’s ibrutinib, developed with Pharmacyclics, and Gilead’s idelalisib. Ibrutinib, marketed at Imbruvica, was approved by U.S. …
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 2:29 pm
The World Health Organisation (WHO) called on Friday for a humanitarian corridor to be set up in Gaza to allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded and bring in life-saving medicines. WHO officials have discussed the proposal with both Israeli and Egyptian officials, but there has been no response yet, WHO spokesman Paul Garwood said. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to agree on a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the death toll soared to over 800. In a statement, the U.N. health agency said that it was difficult for the sick and wounded to get access to health care and that some needed to leave the coastal strip for treatment.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 2:00 pm
By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. USDA said wholesale pork prices will jump by 10 percent to 11 percent in 2014, hurt by declining supplies after a virus has killed millions of piglets in the past year. Food inflation, which includes items bought in grocery stores as well as in restaurants, will rise by 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent this year and subside to 2 percent to 3 percent in 2015, the USDA said in its first forecast for the new year. The agency noted a recent jump in vegetable prices but said it was too soon to tie the move to the severe drought in California, the largest U.S. grower of fruits and vegetables.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 1:56 pm
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German drugmaker Bayer said a Phase III trial of cancer drug Nexavar in patients with advanced breast cancer did not meet its primary endpoint of delaying the progression of the disease. The study, called Resilience, evaluated Nexavar in combination with chemotherapeutic agent capecitabine, in women with HER2-negative breast cancer. Oral drug Nexavar, which Bayer is developing jointly with Amgen, is approved for use against certain types of liver, kidney and thyroid cancer. Study details are expected to be presented at an upcoming scientific conference. …
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 1:37 pm
A Liberian man hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms has died, an official said Friday, without confirming the virus was the cause of his death. The 40-year-old Monrovia resident arrived in Nigeria's mega-city on Sunday and was admitted to hospital after suffering from severe vomiting and diarrhoea. "The Liberian man has died," said a source with the Lagos state health ministry who requested anonymity. The patient's blood samples have been sent to a lab in Lagos and the World Health Organization in Dakar.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 1:28 pm
Pradaxa has been linked to bleeding complications.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 1:18 pm
By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease. Radio stations in Freetown, a city of around 1 million inhabitants, broadcast the appeal on Friday to locate a woman who tested positive for the disease that has killed 660 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak was first identified in February. “Saudatu Koroma of 25 Old Railway Line, Brima Lane, Wellington,” the announcement said. We need the public to help us locate her.” Koroma, 32, a resident of the densely populated Wellington neighbourhood, had been admitted to an isolation ward while blood samples were tested for the virus, Health ministry spokesman Sidi Yahya Tunis.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 1:17 pm
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Almost 570 people in India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonly known as “brain fever”, health authorities said on Friday, warning the death toll may rise with more people still at risk. Outbreaks of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis are common every year in India, especially during the monsoon season, and claim hundreds of lives. In West Bengal, where at least 111 people have died from both strains, a senior health official said authorities were taking emergency steps to contain the outbreak.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 1:13 pm
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As the Environmental Working Group’s first major study into ingredients in make-up and beauty turns 10 years old, green beauty blogger, Imelda Burke, revisits the cleaner cosmetic offering for teenagers
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Author Tracy Buchanan has ‘dodgy eggs’ and struggled to conceive for five years. During that time, she was shocked by some of the ‘comforting’ words she received. Here, she explains what to say (and what you definitely shouldn’t)
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Trying to save CAR, where fighting spreads like an infection
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A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 12:55 pm
A report by MPs suggests a lack of female participation in sport has long-term health and social consequences.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 11:42 am
IOSH’s Jane White and London Business School’s Lynda Gratton discuss new research suggesting Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:33 am
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 8:00 am
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
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An investigation into allegations of hygiene failings at poultry processing factories is ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
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The man who set up a free school in the 80s
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Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.
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