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Family history may not impact breast cancer survival odds

In younger women with breast cancer, having a family history of the disease may not worsen their survival odds, a new study suggests. These results should reassure younger women diagnosed with breast cancer, study co-author Dr. Ramsey Cutress, a researcher at the University of Southampton in the U.K., said by email. “They should not be […]

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Delayed cord cutting at birth tied to better skills in childhood

Waiting a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth is tied to better motor and social skills later in childhood – especially for boys, suggests a new study. Delaying cord clamping is already known to benefit babies by increasing iron levels in their blood for the first few months of life, researchers write […]

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Mesothelioma Resource Launches New and Educational Website

HOUSTON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — is a new and authoritative website that is devoted to educating people about the rare form of cancer, mesothelioma. For people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and their friends and loved ones who wish to know more about the disease and its treatment options, the new website is one-stop mesothelioma […]

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California scientists test Ecstasy as anxiety-reducer for gravely ill

California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug commonly known as Ecstasy could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients, the trial’s principal funder said on Tuesday. At least a dozen subjects with life-threatening diseases like cancer, and who are expected to live at least 9 months, will participate in the double-blind trial over […]

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EDC provides Valeant Pharmaceuticals with USD 67.5 M to support recent Salix Pharmaceuticals acquisition

OTTAWA, May 27, 2015 /CNW/ – Export Development Canada (EDC) today announced a previously disbursed USD 67.5 M in financing for Montreal’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (Valeant), Canada’s largest multinational pharmaceutical company. The loan is part of a larger USD 1 B term loan facility that Valeant is using to fund the repayment of certain outstanding […]

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Cosmetic Laser vs. Skin Cancer

Using a medical grade cosmetic laser, such as Cutera IPL, for removal of sun spots or freckles can be an effective way to improve the appearance and overall health of your skin. Cosmetic laser skin treatment will work quite successfully on flat pigmented freckles or solar lentigo and also on small superficial blood vessels. Pigmented […]

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Battle ropes become popular go-to fitness tools in U.S. gyms

Powerwave Battle Roping fitness class at Crunch is seen in this 2013 handout photo in New York. Reuters/Stephen Meierding HANDOUT Battle ropes, the thick and heavy ropes that look as if they could tether a ship to shore, have become go-to fitness tools in gyms for people seeking a tough workout that is also engaging […]

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BBB Technologies: Novel CNS Drug Delivery Approaches, 2015 – 2030

NEW YORK, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — INTRODUCTIONSeveral people across the globe suffer from different neurological disorders. However, the drugs currently available in the market provide only symptomatic relief and do not treat the root cause. This is because of their inability to penetrate across the blood brain barrier (BBB). BBB is a highly selective […]

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Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Market, 2015 – 2025

NEW YORK, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — INTRODUCTIONCharacterized by a rapidly expanding product pipeline and a capital intensive manufacturing business, the biopharmaceutical market is witnessing a growing trend towards contract manufacturing. In addition to serving as a cost-cutting tool, contract manufacturing provides several other advantages to biopharmaceutical companies including technical expertise, operational efficiency, regulatory support […]

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Research and Markets: Global Hemophilia Market Report: 2015 Edition: Market is Intense Among Large Players like with Baxter International, Novo Nordisk and Pfizer

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global Hemophilia Market Report: 2015 Edition” report to their offering. Hemophilia is an inherited or acquired bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting. People with hemophilia lack, either partially or completely, an essential clotting factor needed to form stable blood clots. People with hemophilia […]

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