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  • FDA panel backs a new sleep drug

    FDA panel backs a new sleep drug
    An advisory panel to the Food & Drug Administration has recommended approval of a new sleep drug that targets the brain's wakefulness centers, but suggested the agency should consider a dose of the drug,  called suvorexant, lower  than that proposed by...
  • U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say

    U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
  • Back Story: Book examines last peacetime year before outbreak of World War I

    Back Story: Book examines last peacetime year before outbreak of World War I
    In his recently published "1913: The Year Before The Storm," German journalist Florian Illies compiles a fascinating and exhaustively researched month-by-month compendium of the events, personalities, culture, politics, technology and fashions that shaped...
  • Planned layoffs jumped in October on drug, financial firm cutbacks

    WASHINGTON -- Planned layoffs by U.S. employers jumped 13.5% last month, led by cutbacks at pharmaceutical and financial services firms, according to a report Wednesday. Employers announced plans to cut 45,730 jobs in October, up from 40,289 the...
  • FDA says new cholesterol drugs may not need outcome studies

    FDA says new cholesterol drugs may not need outcome studies
    Members of an experimental class of cholesterol-lowering drugs could get U.S. regulatory approval based on their ability to lower "bad" cholesterol, and may not need to show that they reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, the Food and Drug...
  • Seniors should guard against shingles

    Seniors should guard against shingles
    Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
  • Drug maker Merck laying off 8,500 in strategy overhaul

    Drug maker Merck laying off 8,500 in strategy overhaul
    Merck & Co., the second-largest drug maker by sales, said Tuesday it will lay off 8,500 employees in a strategy overhaul to revamp its research and development efforts.  That's on top of a previous announcement that the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based...
  • Herbalife takes another bite out of Bill Ackman

    Followers of Herbalife, the Los Angeles peddler of nutritional supplements, know it's actually two stories rolled into one. One is the story of how a company with a questionable business model, overhyped products, and an almost invisible research and...
  • VES Awards 2013 winners & nominees

    Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" | Joe Letteri, Eileen Moran, Eric Saindon, Kevin L. Sherwood "Prometheus" | Paul Butterworth, Charley Henley, Allen Maris, Richard Stammers "Life of...
  • NSAIDs following a heart attack greatly increase risk of a repeat heart attack, and death

    Heart patients who used common pain relievers called NSAIDs even briefly are at much higher risk of having a repeat heart attack or of dying than those who stay away from the drugs, which include such widely used over-the-counter medications as...
  • Paterno hires lawyer, McQueary placed on administrative leave

    Paterno hires lawyer, McQueary placed on administrative leave
    Assistant football coach Mike McQueary has been placed on administrative leave, and fired coach Joe Paterno has hired a lawyer, the latest steps in the unfolding Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State. McQueary was the witness...