A new Phase 2 pilot study shows that giving spores of a non-toxic C. difficile bacteria by mouth is effective in stopping repeated bouts of C. diff infection, a major complication of hospitalization. While C. diff infections used to cause an unpleasant but generally benign illness with repeated bouts of diarrhea, there has been a […]

Fructose has, in recent years, become almost another f-word to avoid using, as it’s been implicated in certain health concerns, from metabolic problems to impaired cognitive function. Now, a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that fructose may “make” the brain find high-calorie foods more appealing. In fact, so seductive are high-calorie foods […]

(Reuters Health) – Child abuse survivors who find stable romantic relationships as adults may also find that these relationships help protect against depression, a study suggests. Researchers followed a group of 485 young adults in Rochester, New York, for 12 years to see how exposure to neglect or maltreatment during childhood would influence their ability […]

(Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday it had submitted a gene therapy for approval in Europe, becoming the first big drugmaker to seek marketing authorization for the technology to fix faulty genes. Reuters reported last week that the move was imminent. It marks the latest sign of a renaissance in gene therapy after some disastrous […]

FAIRFIELD, Conn., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United States continues its descent in the global rankings of best and worst places for moms, slipping to 33rd out of 179 surveyed countries, reveals Save the Children’s new report, “State of the World’s Mothers 2015: The Urban Disadvantage.” Norway rose to the top of the list, […]

FAIRFIELD, Conn., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United States continues its descent in the global rankings of best and worst places for moms, slipping to 33rd out of 179 surveyed countries, reveals Save the Children’s new report, “State of the World’s Mothers 2015: The Urban Disadvantage.” Norway rose to the top of the list, […]

File photo of blood tests are pictured at the laboratory at the hospital of the Canton of Nidwalden in Stans, October 27, 2011. Reuters/Michael Buholzer <span class="articleLocation”>(Reuters Health) – A personalized method for interpreting blood tests identifies more ovarian cancer cases than a generalized approach, a new study suggests. Using an algorithm to analyze changes […]

A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) logo at the lobby of its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. Reuters/Jason Reed <span class="articleLocation”>(Reuters) – AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc said a division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had rejected the company’s request for a meeting to discuss the need for […]

<span class="articleLocation”>(Reuters Health) – High school and college football players suffer more concussions during practices than during games, according to a new study. This is simply because there are more practices than games, said lead author Thomas P. Dompier of the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention in Indianapolis, Indiana. When the number […]

Antisense Approach for Clotting Disorders Whippany, NJ – WEBWIRE – Monday, May 04, 2015 Bayer HealthCare (Bayer) has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) on ISIS-FXIRx, an antisense investigational drug in clinical development for the prevention of thrombosis. Under the agreement Bayer will further develop and commercialize ISIS-FXIRx in […]