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Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak - 6 Dec 2019 at 10:12pm - Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks.

Weight-loss surgery between pregnancies tied to better outcomes - 6 Dec 2019 at 6:06pm - (Reuters Health) - Obese women who have weight-loss surgery between pregnancies may be less likely to experience complications like high blood pressure and preterm births in their second pregnancy, a recent study suggests.

Bristol-Myers, bluebird therapy for multiple myeloma succeeds in mid-stage trial - 6 Dec 2019 at 5:09pm - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and bluebird bio Inc said on Friday their experimental therapy for a type of multiple myeloma met the main goal in a mid-stage study.

Brushing your teeth could be good for your heart - 6 Dec 2019 at 4:15pm - (Reuters Health) - People who brush their teeth three times a day are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation or heart failure than those with less consistent oral hygiene habits, a Korean study suggests.

Ice bath after workout may not improve fitness - 6 Dec 2019 at 3:36pm - (Reuters Health) - New research throws cold water on a popular exercise recovery regimen, finding that ice baths after a workout may actually impede muscle building.

Grifols says trial shows positive effects in slowing Alzheimer's - 6 Dec 2019 at 3:13pm - Spain's Grifols said on Friday the latest results from a clinical trial of its Alzheimer's treatment show positive effects by achieving a reduction of the disease's progression in patients with mild and moderate conditions.

FDA approves Amgen's biosimilar to J&J's rheumatoid arthritis drug - 6 Dec 2019 at 1:37pm - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Amgen Inc's biosimilar copy of Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, Remicade, according to the regulator's website.

Alexion Pharma rejects Elliott's push for 'proactive sale' - 6 Dec 2019 at 1:10pm - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday its board of directors had unanimously rejected hedge fund Elliott Management's push for a "proactive sale" process of the entire company because it would not be in the best interest of shareholders.

U.S. recorded 15 cases of measles over the past month - 6 Dec 2019 at 12:08pm - The United States recorded 15 measles cases over about a month as of Dec. 5, taking the total cases for the year to 1,276 in the worst outbreak since 1992, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

Brief visit to severely polluted city can up biomarkers of heart disease - 6 Dec 2019 at 11:37am - (Reuters Health) - Air pollution has often been linked with increased heart disease risk, but a "natural experiment" involving travelers to a city much more polluted than their own offers clues to how it may harm blood vessels over time, researchers say.

Bayer reaches agreement to postpone more glyphosate lawsuits for settlement t... - 6 Dec 2019 at 10:53am - Germany's Bayer has agreed with plaintiffs to postpone its next two U.S. lawsuits over the alleged cancer-causing effects of its glyphosate-based weed killers to allow more time for talks on a settlement.

Correvio slumps after FDA staffers say benefits of heart drug do not outweigh... - 6 Dec 2019 at 10:41am - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers reviewing Correvio Pharma Corp's heart drug said on Friday they did not believe the benefits of the therapy outweighed its risks, sending the company's shares down nearly 38%.

Biohaven Pharma to continue late-stage study of Alzheimer's treatment - 6 Dec 2019 at 10:03am - Biohaven Pharmaceutical said on Friday it would continue testing its Alzheimer's disease treatment in a late-stage study as the drug had passed a so-called "futility analysis", sending shares up 4.1%.

Swiss approve insurance cover for Novartis, Gilead cell therapies - 6 Dec 2019 at 8:14am - The Swiss government approved on Friday health insurance coverage for CAR-T cell therapies from Novartis and Gilead Sciences, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per patient.

WHO decries 'collective failure' as measles kills 140,000 - 6 Dec 2019 at 5:56am - Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of the world, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

FDA probes diabetes drug metformin for carcinogen NDMA - 6 Dec 2019 at 5:52am - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other healthcare regulators are investigating whether diabetes drug metformin had contaminations of a cancer-causing chemical that prompted a recall of a commonly used heartburn medication this year.

North Korea to launch medical tourism, targeting visitors from China - 6 Dec 2019 at 4:09am - North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, plans to branch out into medical tourism next year, offering foreign visitors, most likely from China, treatments including cataract surgery, dental implants and therapy for tumors.

New York doctor convicted of taking kickbacks from opioid maker Insys - 5 Dec 2019 at 6:07pm - A New York doctor was convicted on Thursday of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing his patients an addictive fentanyl spray the drug manufacturer produced.

Biogen builds case for its Alzheimer's drug, skeptics say more data needed - 5 Dec 2019 at 5:45pm - Biogen Inc on Thursday laid out more data on its experimental Alzheimer's drug that raised no major safety alarms but also offered little compelling evidence the drug, once declared a failure, actually works.

One in three U.S. high schools have no athletic trainers - 5 Dec 2019 at 4:42pm - (Reuters Health) - One in every three high schools in the U.S. has no access to an athletic trainer, according to a large study.

Williams apologises to Tiger for slur - 7 Nov 2011 at 9:09pm - Tiger Woods says he was hurt by a racist slur from his former caddie Steve Williams, who referred to him as a "black arsehole".

Thorpe bombs out in Beijing - 7 Nov 2011 at 9:04pm - In a sobering reality check, Ian Thorpe has failed to qualify for the 100 metres freestyle final at the FINA World Cup short course meet in Beijing.

Bangkok floods force Socceroos switch - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:57pm - Australia's World Cup qualifier against Thailand next week has been moved to another stadium in Bangkok because of flooding in the city, Football Federation Australia said.

Warne returns to big stage - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:22pm - Champion leg spinner Shane Warne has signed on to play with Melbourne Stars in the inaugural Big Bash League Twenty20 tournament at the end of the year.

Rugby returns to Christchurch - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:00pm - A 17,000-seat temporary stadium will host rugby union matches, including an All Blacks v Ireland Test, in earthquake-hit Christchurch next year, Prime Minister John Key said.

Ponting takes aim at 'underdone' Proteas - 7 Nov 2011 at 7:31pm - Ricky Ponting believes South Africa could suffer from a lack of first-class preparation in the opening Test in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Teen knocks off Parko in final - 7 Nov 2011 at 6:45pm - Australian Joel Parkinson has lost the final of the Rip Curl Pro Search to rising Brazilian teenage sensation Gabriel Medina in San Francisco.

Pakistan shines on pitch with series win - 7 Nov 2011 at 4:50pm - Pakistan highlighted its talent on the pitch to draw the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah and win the series 1-0, just days after three former team-mates were jailed for spot-fixing.

O'Driscoll out of Six Nations - 7 Nov 2011 at 4:17pm - Ireland rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll has been ruled out of action for up to six months and will miss his country's Six Nations campaign when the annual tournament kicks off in February.

T-Rex charged over high shot - 7 Nov 2011 at 3:57pm - Tony Williams is likely to miss Australia's Four Nations clash with Wales this weekend after being charged with a high tackle on England back rower Ben Westwood.

Sammy and Bishoo spark India collapse - 7 Nov 2011 at 3:32pm - Darren Sammy and Devendra Bishoo shared five wickets to trigger India's collapse on the second day of the opening Test against the West Indies in New Delhi.

David wins record sixth squash world title - 6 Nov 2011 at 10:07pm - Malaysian squash superstar Nicol David has won a record sixth women's World Open title, overtaking Australia's Sarah Fitz-Gerald.

Czechs take out Fed Cup - 6 Nov 2011 at 5:34pm - Doubles duo Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke sealed a 3-2 victory for the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final against Russia in Moscow.

Federer charges to fifth Basel title - 6 Nov 2011 at 5:09pm - Roger Federer has returned to winning mode 10 months after his last title, as the home tennis hero schooled Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 to win a fifth Swiss Indoors title in Basel.

Lucky Spurs hold off Fulham - 6 Nov 2011 at 4:26pm - Tottenham Hotspur has survived a late onslaught to earn a somewhat fortunate 3-1 win at London rival Fulham and remain fifth in the English Premier League standings.

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