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Medical Research

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  • Study raises concerns over Servier, Amgen heart drug

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - A major clinical study has raised concerns about a drug from private French company Servier that helps lower the heart rate and which was licensed to U.S. group Amgen last year. Ivabradine is not currently approved in the United...
  • How ice bucket donations will help scientists

    The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions of dollars for ALS charities, including the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association and the Chicago-based Les Turner ALS Foundation. But how will the money be used? While the details on spending the...
  • Boston Scientific nerve device no help in heart failure study

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - A Boston Scientific device that stimulates the vagus nerve – a superhighway connecting the brain to the rest of the body - failed to help patients with heart failure in a mid-stage clinical trial. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)...
  • New Novartis drug may upend heart failure treatment

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - A new medicine from Novartis could replace drugs that have been central to treating heart failure for a quarter of century, after proving remarkably effective in reducing deaths in a keenly awaited study. The experimental treatment,...
  • Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction

    Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction
    Amber English was looking for a new job when her mother said their neighbor, the silver-haired doctor, was hiring. Then 26, English started as a medical assistant for Dr. William Dando in the spring of 2012, helping him with laser surgeries and other...
  • New heart-failure drug works much better than current treatment, study finds

    In a huge international study, an experimental drug for heart failure worked significantly better than the current backbone of treatment, paving the way for the biggest therapeutic advance in decades. Novartis' twice-a-day pill, still known by its code...
  • Bon Secours' mobile app puts info at finger tips

    Bon Secours Virginia Health System has launched a mobile app to help consumers analyze health symptoms, get medication information and locate a Bon Secours hospital or emergency department. "We developed this app specifically to help people get health...
  • Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw battles ALS

    Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw battles ALS
    "It is almost a gift to have someone tell you when they think you are going to die. Imagine all the petty, insignificant, unworthy things you spend time thinking about and doing in your life. When someone tells you that you don't have much time, you are...
  • Suspicious co-worker tipped Johns Hopkins in Levy case

    Suspicious co-worker tipped Johns Hopkins in Levy case
    Newly suspicious of the pen hanging on a lanyard Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy wore around his neck, a clinical technician who had worked with him for two years took it one day early last year. What she saw when she got home and...
  • Problems persist for high-profile back surgery firm, patients

    Christine Harrison suffered from a chronically sore back. Watching Fox & Friends one morning, she saw an interview with a doctor who promised "excellent pain relief" for people like her. The doctor was promoting North American Spine, a high-profile...
  • Germany's Bayer to launch three new Xarelto trials

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer unveiled plans to launch three new studies to expand the uses of its anti-clotting drug Xarelto, one of its top five new medicines. Xarelto, which competes with the Eliquis pill developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb...