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Menopause symptoms last years for many women – Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Fifty percent of women will experience hot flashes and night sweats characteristic of menopause for about seven years, according to a new study. The duration of symptoms, which are estimated for the first time in the new study, varies depending on a woman’s race and when her symptoms started, write the researchers […]

VBL craters after PhII psoriasis and ulcerative colitis flops, decision to punt drug – FierceBiotech

It took a while for VBL Therapeutics ($VBLT) to actually complete its IPO last year. And this morning it may be wishing it hadn’t succeeded as its stock price crashed following the failure of its midstage studies of a new drug for psoriasis and ulcerative colitis. VBL, the operative name for Israel’s Vascular Biogenics, says […]

CVS Health Raises Concerns about the Potential Impact of New Class of … – MarketWatch

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CVS Health CVS, -0.31% weighs in on the next chapter in the debate about the impact of expensive drugs […]

According to a new study removal of branding from cigarette packages will … – MicroCap Observer

According to a new study removal of branding from cigarette packages will … – MicroCap Observer

According to a new study published on Tuesday, the removal of branding from the cigarette packages will successfully discourage the smokers form smoking. But tobacco industries are suggesting that, the policy to remove the brand name from the packaging to discourage the smokers will be ineffective. The study was published just before the British MP`s […]

Eating More Fiber May Help You Lose Weight – WebMD

MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A simple high-fiber diet can provide health benefits while being easier to stick with than a diet calling for multiple changes in eating habits, a new clinical trial concludes. People who only added more fiber to their otherwise normal diet were able to lose weight, lower their blood […]

New aggressive HIV strain progresses to full-blown AIDS within 3 years – Delhi Daily News

New aggressive HIV strain progresses to full-blown AIDS within 3 years – Delhi Daily News

A new, aggressive HIV strain that progresses to full-blown AIDS in three years if not treated, recently infected people in Cuba, who reported having unprotected sex with many partners, as per a study carried out by international researchers in the Caribbean island nation. <!– (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); –> The U.S. AIDS researchers are […]

Ebola outbreak: Liberia schools reopen after 6-month closure – CBC.ca

Students in Liberia began returning to the classroom Monday after a six-month closure during the Ebola epidemic that left thousands dead, lining up in their uniforms to have their temperatures taken before they could enter school gates. Pupils who trickled in to Saint Michael High School on the outskirts of the capital also […]

Woman told she almost certainly has hepatitis A from Nannas Frozen Berries … – Daily Mail

Woman told she almost certainly has hepatitis A from Nannas Frozen Berries … – Daily Mail

Three people in Victoria and two in NSW have contracted hepatitis A A further four cases in Queensland have been confirmed Trudie Sims is suspected of having the virus She had been eating Nannas Frozen Berries every night   Consumers urged to throw out 1kg packs of Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berries Patties Foods also recalled […]

Telescopic contact lens shows promise for AMD – Medical News Today

Telescopic contact lens shows promise for AMD – Medical News Today

An innovation that combines a telescopic contact lens with “smart” glasses that look like normal eyewear looks set to be a great help to people with serious vision problems, such as age-related macular degeneration. The telescopic contact lens magnifies 2.8 times. Image credit: EPFL While current see-through wearable displays that improve poor vision are available, […]

China’s ‘blood famine’ drives patients to the black market – Fox News

Blood packs, donated by college students, are seen on a table at a hospital in Shanghai, April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer China’s rising demand for healthcare is exposing a chronic shortage of an essential commodity: blood. With hospital blood supplies tight, desperate patients are turning to agents known as “blood heads”, who sell certificates that give […]