HEALTHCARE

17 Apr 2014

Volasertib, Boehringer Ingelheim´s investigational treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia, is granted ‘orphan drug designation’ in the EU and the US

  • An orphan drug is a medicine that treats a rare disease
  • Although a rare disease, acute myeloid leukaemia is one of the most common adult leukaemias1
  • EMA & FDA recognise volasertib’s promise as a potential new treatment for patients with acute myeloid leukaemia who are not eligible for intensive treatment
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16 Apr 2014

ASCO, ESMO, EORTC, ESO, and UICC Continue Endorsing the WIN Symposium Series in 2014

WIN 2014 Symposium

Five major cancer organizations which have endorsed previous events in the WIN Symposium Series, are also endorsing the WIN 2014 Symposium, to be held in Paris, June 23 - 24. The high scientific"...

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16 Apr 2014

Egypt's doctors fight for minimum wage as state continues crackdown

A student was killed on Cairo university’s campus last Monday as state forces attacked pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters.


Two journalists were shot while covering the student unrest. The journalists union is set to protest over the attack.


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13 Apr 2014

Real-World Patient Survey Data Shows Negative Impact of Nocturia

New patient survey data presented today at the European Association of Urology (EAU 14) congress, showed that nocturia (waking to void one or more times a night followed by sleep), has a strong negative impact on utility, work productivity and health-related quality of life (HRQL), which"...

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12 Apr 2014

New Studies Show Health Risks from Wireless Tech: Warnings from the BioInitiative Working Group

The BioInitiative Working Group says evidence for health risk from wireless tech is growing stronger and warrants immediate action. The Group released a mid-year update covering new science studies from 2012 to 2014.


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12 Apr 2014

The fight against hepatitis C in Egypt

New ways to differentiate between chronic and self-clearing infections may help towards effective patient management and reduce drug costs. But there are major challenges in implementation.


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11 Apr 2014

MoI: 5 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Infection, with One Dead

The Ministry of Interior has reported six cases of infection by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) among its Filipino paramedics working at the Al Ain Rescue and Ambulance Section, with one of them succumbing to the disease. The cases were diagnosed during the periodic"...

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10 Apr 2014

Egypt's doctors call on presidential hopefuls to tackle health sector problems

Doctors in Egypt have been on a partial strike since 9 March to demand greater government spending on healthcare and a raise of basic salaries.

The Egyptian Doctors' Syndicate has called on presidential candidates to visit its headquarters for talks concerning the problems doctors currently face.

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09 Apr 2014

Shiseido Focuses on Langerhans Cells to Strengthen Skin Immunity

Shiseido Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:4911) has long focused its research on skin immunity as an important means of maintaining skin’s health, and protecting it from external and internal stressors that can lead to dermatologic problems. Through this research, Shiseido discovered that one function"...

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08 Apr 2014

Bioventus Releases New EXOGEN® and Performance Guarantee in Canada

Bioventus, a global leader in active orthopaedic healing, today announced that the next generation of its market-leading1 EXOGEN® Ultrasound Bone Healing System – including new compliance features and a healing progression Performance Guarantee – is now available in Canada.

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