HEALTHCARE

21 Nov 2014

Phyathai Nawamin International Hospital Thailand Now Offers Spinal Surgery with Advanced Technology of Decompression

Phyathai Nawamin International Hospital’s Spine and Brain Center now offers the newest and updated medical treatment technique for Spinal Surgery with Advanced Technology of Decompression, supported by Phyathai Group of hospitals, an established name as a leading health care provider in the Kingdom"......

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20 Nov 2014

Watershed moment for Egypt's FGM ban

Sohair el-Batea died after her father took her to a rural Egyptian doctor to have her genitals cut. The two men are the first to go on trial under Egypt's FGM ban, which could be a turning point.


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19 Nov 2014

H5N1 flu virus claims second victim in Egypt

An Egyptian woman has died after coming into contact with birds infected with the H5N1 avian influenza virus.

The 19-year-old woman was receiving treatment in a hospital in the region of Assiut in the south of the country when she died yesterday.

It was the second death in Egypt this year out of a total of seven confirmed cases, said Egyptian...

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19 Nov 2014

New data show dabigatran-specific antidote idarucizumab* restores blood clotting mechanism in humans

  • Idarucizumab, which was granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the FDA, was shown to restore the blood clotting mechanism in healthy volunteers1,2
  • This is the first time that such an effect was shown in humans for a NOAC antidote
  • RE-VERSE AD™ Global Phase III study in patients in the clinical setting already initiated in 29 countries...

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19 Nov 2014

Two new, large scale real-world analyses show fewer major bleeds and strokes with Pradaxa® than with warfarin

  • American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014: Latest real-world data once again reinforce benefits from Pradaxa®1,2
  • Two new analyses involving over 60,000 US patients in total show that Pradaxa® was linked to fewer major bleeds and strokes than warfarin1,2
  • Results shown in RE-LY® clinical study supported by...

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19 Nov 2014

Oral OTEZLA® (Apremilast) Showed Sustained Clinical Response over Two Years in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis

ACR 20 response rates sustained with continued OTEZLA treatment through 104 weeks - 65.3 percent and 61.4 percent in PALACE 1 and 4, respectively

Eighty four percent of patients who completed one year of treatment"...

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18 Nov 2014

Egypt woman dies of bird flu

An Egyptian woman has died of bird flu in the southern province of Assiut, a health official said Monday, the second death from the H5N1 virus in Egypt this year.


The 22-year-old woman died on Sunday after she was diagnosed with the disease on November 10, said Ahmed Abdel Hamid, a health ministry official in Assiut,"......

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17 Nov 2014

Egypt confirms 2 bird flu infections

Egypt reported on Sunday two additional confirmed cases of human infection with bird flu virus A/H5N1, bringing the total number of human infections in Egypt this year to six cases.


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17 Nov 2014

Merck Announces Global Strategic Alliance with Pfizer on Anti-PD-L1 to Accelerate Presence in Immuno-Oncology

  • Merck and Pfizer will jointly develop and commercialize Merck’s anti-PD-L1
  • Joint investment and combined strengths and capabilities will further maximize potential of Merck’s asset in the highly competitive anti-PD-1 / anti-PD-L1 space
  • Up to 20 high priority immuno-oncology clinical development programs expected to commence...

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13 Nov 2014

Global Survey Finds That Pancreatic Cancer, a Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths, is Virtually Unknown by Many in Europe and US

While it may not be surprising that breast and lung cancers are top of mind when people hear the word “cancer,” 60% of respondents to a recent six-country survey about cancer awareness know almost nothing about pancreatic cancer, a leading cancer killer. Pancreatic cancer is"...

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