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Trial finds blood plasma infusions could help treat Alzheimer’s – Pharmaceutical Business Review

November 6th, 2017
Pharmaceutical Business ReviewA team of researchers in the US have found that regular infusions of blood plasma from young donors could well be a new treatment option for Alzheimer's disease. A research in this regard was carried out by investigators...

Australia gonorrhoea cases surge 63% – BBC News

November 6th, 2017
BBC NewsThe number of cases of gonorrhoea in Australia has soared by 63% in the past five years, a new study has found. Australian researchers say the rise in gonorrhoea diagnoses was led by an increase in infection in young...

Group B Streptococcus infection causes estimated 150000 stillbirth, infant death – Medical Xpress

November 6th, 2017
Medical XpressAn estimated one in five pregnant women around the world carry Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria which is a major, yet preventable, cause of maternal and infant ill health globally. These are the findings of a new research supplement...

Author Libby Weaver apologises over ‘mongolism’ in book – BBC News

November 6th, 2017
BBC NewsA bestselling author has recalled 20,000 copies of her new book, which used the term "mongolism" to describe Down's syndrome. Celebrity nutritionist Libby Weaver apologised and said she was "mortified to have caused anyone any distress". The Australian ...Dr...

Novartis seeks European approval of cell therapy Kymriah – Reuters

November 6th, 2017
ReutersZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Monday it submitted an application for its cell therapy Kymriah to be approved in Europe for two forms of blood cancer. Swiss drugmaker Novartis' logo is seen at the company's plant in...

Men might now be able to get pregnant – The Express Tribune

November 6th, 2017
The Express TribuneAccording to one of the world's leading fertility professor, men could start getting pregnant any day now – thanks to womb transplant developments, reports The Independent. First pregnant man in Britain gives birth to a girl. Dr Richard...

Stents Not as Useful as we Think, Shows Lancet Study – News18

November 6th, 2017
News18The Study says that stents -- tiny wire mesh medical devices used to open blockages in blood vessels -- do nothing to relieve angina pain. Aradhna Wal | News18.com. Updated:November 6, 2017, 10:56 AM IST. facebook · Twitter · google...

This 9-year-old boy may not live to see Christmas, so strangers are sending him holiday cards – NOLA.com

November 6th, 2017
NOLA.comA 9-year-old Maine boy may not life to see Christmas, so strangers are helping to make every day feel like a holiday. ( Stock photo ). Comment. 0 shares. By The Washington Post. Nine-year-old Jacob Thompson may not live until...

9-year-old with terminal cancer asks for cards to celebrate last Christmas – WHAS 11.com

November 6th, 2017
WHAS 11.com(ABC News) -- A boy and his family are wishing for cards from people around the world in honor of his favorite holiday of Christmas. Jacob Thompson, 9, is fighting cancer at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine...

Woman Who Brought Hundreds Of Painkillers Into Egypt May Face Death Penalty – Newsweek

November 5th, 2017
NewsweekA young, British woman who brought hundreds of painkillers into Egypt may face the death penalty, The Guardian reports. Laura Plummer was detained on October 9, after 290 tramadol tablets—a highly addictive opioid pain medication—and some naproxen ...Briton held in...

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