Health


Novartis wins US OK for biosimilar version of Amgen's Enbrel Novartis wins US OK for biosimilar version of Amgen's Enbrel
- September 01, 2016

The product is a biosimilar to etanercept ( Enbrel , Amgen), which was originally licensed in 1998. Erelzi is the second biosimilar from Sandoz approved in the U.S. Generally, biological products are made of a living organism and can belong to numerous sources, such as animals, humans, yeast or microorganisms. It should not be administered to patients with sepsis. (more...)
Novartis bid to sell new biosimilar crimped by US court battles Novartis bid to sell new biosimilar crimped by US court battles
- September 01, 2016

This drug mimics Enbrel , a €4.5B franchise managed by Amgen in the USA that treats rheumatoid arthritis as well as plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. "Patients and providers can have confidence that there are no clinically meaningful differences in safety and efficacy from the reference product [Enbrel]", she explained. (more...)
Review finds thousands of Welsh girls 'unhappy with lives' Review finds thousands of Welsh girls 'unhappy with lives'
- September 01, 2016

Among 10 to 15-year-old girls, the report states, 14 per cent are unhappy with their lives as a whole and 34 per cent with their appearance, describing themselves as "ugly" and "worthless". The reasons for the widening gender gap are unclear, but the report does find that emotional bullying such as name-calling, which girls are more likely to experience, is twice as common as physical bullying, which is more likely to affect boys. (more...)
Pope assumes responsibility for migrants in Vatican reform
- September 01, 2016

In an apostolic letter given " motu proprio " (on his own initiative) and published by the Vatican Aug. 31, the pope said the new "Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development" will merge the pontifical councils for Justice and Peace, Cor Unum, Migrants and Travelers, and Health Care Ministry. (more...)
Actress Attends Dance Class Amid Pregnancy Rumors, Tense Reunion With Affleck Actress Attends Dance Class Amid Pregnancy Rumors, Tense Reunion With Affleck
- September 01, 2016

Recent reports claim that the " Miracles from Heaven " actress is manipulating the "Argo" actor after they have announced past year that they are splitting. They were getting along so well before this! Even though they are spending every moment with one another, the romance between Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck is clearly dead. (more...)
Egypt parliament toughens penalties for female circumcision Egypt parliament toughens penalties for female circumcision
- September 01, 2016

The Egyptian government on August 28 approved a new draft bill against female genital mutilation (FGM), which has been banned since 2007. The statutory prison term recommended for offenders had ranged from between three months and three years. (more...)
214.6m people affected by Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis annually
- September 01, 2016

Chlamydia, syphilis , and gonorrhea, are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that are caused by bacterial growth. Sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic residence, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned . (more...)
FSU researchers may have discovered breakthrough in Zika virus battle FSU researchers may have discovered breakthrough in Zika virus battle
- August 31, 2016

Peter Marks, director of the FDA's biologic products center, in an agency release. Medical experts tracking the spread of the Zika virus throughout the continental United States warn that the conditions for rapid mosquito reproduction necessary for an outbreak exist throughout the Gulf Coast states and stretch as far north as Maryland. (more...)
Some of Hillary Clinton's Deleted 'Yoga' Emails Also About Benghazi Some of Hillary Clinton's Deleted 'Yoga' Emails Also About Benghazi
- August 31, 2016

After the system's existence became more widely known, Clinton returned what she said were all her work emails to the State Department in 2014, and the department released them in batches to the public , some 30,000 in all. or at least less bad . Spokesmen for Clinton and the foundation, which is known for its work to widen access to HIV medicines in developing countries, did not respond to a request for comment. (more...)
Mediterranean diet cuts death risk in heart patients Mediterranean diet cuts death risk in heart patients
- August 31, 2016

Not only does it lower the chances of contracting various chronic diseases, it also reduces the incidence of death from many causes on an overall basis. Sadly, with so many "wellness" diets competing for our attention these days, the true Mediterranean approach to eating has become a little confused. (more...)
Singapore fights Zika as cases spike
- August 31, 2016

According to a joint release from NEA and the Ministry of Health (MOH) on August 28, 36 foreign workers tested positive for the Zika virus on August 28, of whom seven are still warded at the Communicable Diseases Centre. In addition to the new cases involving pregnant women, three travel-related cases were reported in Broward County, three were in Pinellas County, and single cases were reported in Collier, Hillsborough, Orange and Sarasota counties. (more...)
Donald Trump Doc, a Grateful Dead Wannabe, Dashed Off Medical Letter Donald Trump Doc, a Grateful Dead Wannabe, Dashed Off Medical Letter
- August 31, 2016

Bornstein, who says he examines Trump annually, pronounced the Republican presidential candidate as the "healthiest individual" ever to serve if he is elected president. Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller rejected any insinuation that the length of time taken to write the letter reflects on the finding that Trump is healthy. (more...)
Gene Wilder's Genius Reason for Willy Wonka Walking With a Limp
- August 31, 2016

As the story was reported on LettersOfNote.com , Wilder was offered the role in 1970. The last one was in Los Angeles. And although Wonka may have traumatized the spoiled children on screen, Wilder's costars remember him as nothing but kind and thoughtful. (more...)
Team GB athlete slams Olympics intersex rules as Caster Semenya wins Gold
- August 31, 2016

High profile complaints compelled the IAAF to suspend the rule in July past year as there was no sufficient evidence to connect hyperandrogenism to improved performance. Speaking following her successful 800m race, Semenya was professional as ever, focusing on the instructions of her coaching team. The South African runner was subjected to humiliating gender tests back in 2009 after media controversy over her "abnormally" high testosterone level for a female athlete. (more...)
U.S. to encourage India-Pakistan dialogue over Kashmir
- August 31, 2016

India's minister for external affairs, Sushma Swaraj, struck a similar note, saying there was a "meeting of minds" between her and Kerry on terrorism, which she described as the foremost threat to global peace and security. The two nations will intensify sharing of intelligence and "work for the early operationalization of an agreement on exchanging information on known or suspected terrorists", Swaraj told reporters in New Delhi. (more...)
French towns who banned burkini to defy court ruling against them
- August 31, 2016

It's been a whirlwind of a summer for the burkini, the full-body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women who prefer to cover up when they visit beaches or pools. He told BFM-TV , "Here the tension is very, very, very strong, and I won't withdraw it". He cites recent terrorist attacks as his reasoning. A high court struck down the burkini bans Friday, but the high-pitched debate that quickly seeped into France's political sphere revealed raw tensions between the secular establishment and ... (more...)
Delhi fixes ceiling of Rs 600 for chikungunya test Delhi fixes ceiling of Rs 600 for chikungunya test
- August 31, 2016

In private hospitals like Apollo too there have been a surge of patients diagnosed with chikungunya with already 350 confirmed cases. Though the Municipal Corporation of Delhi claims that only 20 cases of Chikungunya have been reported this year, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where cases from other states are also examined, has recorded almost twenty times that number in its lab. (more...)
Vietnam lifts ban on Australian commemoration of 1966 battle Vietnam lifts ban on Australian commemoration of 1966 battle
- August 31, 2016

The anniversary has become Australia's official Vietnam Veterans' Day. Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has promised to do everything to persuade Vietnam to reconsider its decision to cancel the commemoration service for Vietnam Veteran's Day, and is said to have brokered a deal with the Vietnam Government to give Australians access to the site . (more...)
Clinton in eye of Trump storm over charity donors Clinton in eye of Trump storm over charity donors
- August 31, 2016

The Washington Post reports that Trump called attention to the length of time that Clinton has gone without hosting a press conference during his town hall interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity. The Clinton Foundation has come under increased scrutiny with emails showing that foundation representatives asked for Clinton to meet with prominent donors. (more...)
Science says iPads can be as effective as a good sedative Science says iPads can be as effective as a good sedative
- August 31, 2016

That's the finding of new research presented at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Hong Kong, held from August 28 to September 2. IPads work as well as conventional sedatives to calm anxious children before surgery, according to a study presented at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists meeting, held from August 28 to September 2 in Hong Kong. (more...)