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What does it mean to be human? Philosophers, theologians, sociologists and psychologists have attempted to understand the nature of mankind for ages. Their conclusions often contradict each other which lead to confusion rather than clarification. Clearly Man is a very complicated social being. The Bible tells us that man is “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
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CDC says flu shots may not be good match for 2014-15 virus

 
‎04 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎03:29:53 AMGo to full article
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A sampling of flu cases so far this season suggests the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the most common seasonal flu strain currently circulating in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. The U.S. health agency issued an advisory to doctors noting that flu virus samples the agency took from Oct. 1 through Nov. 22, showed that just under half were a good match for the current influenza A (H3N2) component contained in flu shots for the 2014-2015 season, suggesting the virus has drifted. ...
 

Avian flu outbreak hits 2 British Columbia farms

 
‎04 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎01:14:24 AMGo to full article
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Four poultry farms where an outbreak of avian influenza was discovered in British Columbia are now under quarantine and thousands of their turkeys and chickens will be euthanized, officials said Wednesday.
 

Asian markets restrict Canadian poultry after bird flu outbreak

 
‎04 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎12:06:57 AMGo to full article
By Rod Nickel (Reuters) - The detection of avian influenza on two farms in British Columbia has spurred several Asian markets to restrict imports of Canadian poultry, a Canadian government spokesman said on Wednesday. South Korea has banned imports of Canadian chicks, Hong Kong and Taiwan have imposed trade restrictions on British Columbia poultry and poultry products, and Japan has imposed trade restrictions on British Columbia chicks as well as all Canadian poultry products, Patrick Girard, spokesman for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, said in an email to Reuters. ...
 

Geography may limit access to cancer clinical trials

 
‎03 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎11:29:51 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Where advanced cancer patients live affects the likelihood that they can enroll in a treatment clinical trial, a new study found. Fewer than 10 percent of U.S. cancer patients participate in clinical trials, the authors note. “Clinical trials are the basis for the vast majority of advances in cancer care, so, the only way to move the field forward is for patients to participate in clinical trials,” said lead author Dr. Matthew D. Galsky of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. ...
 

European drug regulator: Novartis flu vaccine OK

 
‎03 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎08:17:08 PMGo to full article
LONDON (AP) — Europe's drug regulator says there is no proof that a flu vaccine for the elderly was linked to side effects, including deaths in Italy.
 

EU agency says no evidence Novartis flu vaccine caused deaths

 
‎03 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎07:42:45 PMGo to full article
A Novartis logo is pictured on its headquarters building in MumbaiLONDON (Reuters) - There is no evidence that Novartis's flu vaccine Fluad caused serious events including deaths in Italy, experts at the European Medicines Agency said on Wednesday. The Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) suspended the use of two batches of Fluad as a precautionary measure on Nov. 27 after reported health issues and the European regulator also launched a probe. However, the AIFA concluded on Monday that the vaccine was safe and the EU agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee has now concurred. ...
 
 

Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu, bringing total to seven: health ministry

 
‎03 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎07:19:06 PMGo to full article
CAIRO (Reuters) - Another Egyptian has died of H5N1 bird flu, bringing the total number of deaths in Egypt from the virus to seven this year out of 14 identified cases, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old man, who worked with birds and came to hospital suffering from a fever, cough and a shortage of breath, died in the province of Minya, south of Cairo, where several other cases have occurred, the ministry said in a statement. On Monday, the ministry said three people had died in the last week. ...
 

Animal health body calls for more spending on disease detection

 
‎03 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎04:22:19 PMGo to full article
PARIS (Reuters) - More money needs to be spent on detecting disease in domestic and wild animals, an intergovernmental group said on Wednesday, following a series of bird flu outbreaks and previous mutations of animal viruses into ones that can be passed between humans. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said governments had cut funding after previous health crises had abated, and needed to reconsider that decision in that light of recent outbreaks. "Resources have been affected to other priorities. ...
 

Bird flu kills thousands of birds on two Canadian farms

 
‎03 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎12:12:19 AMGo to full article
Hens are seen in cages at a state poultry farm on the outskirts of MinskBy Rod Nickel (Reuters) - Avian influenza, known as bird flu, has killed thousands of turkeys and chickens on two farms in the province of British Columbia, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said on Tuesday. The government agency said it has placed the farms under quarantine as it conducts tests over the coming days to determine the virus's precise subtype, and its pathogenicity, or severity. ...
 
 

Biogen plans late-stage Alzheimer's trial, shares rise

 
‎02 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎07:00:29 PMGo to full article
By Ransdell Pierson (Reuters) - Biogen Idec Inc's research chief on Tuesday said the company is planning a late-stage trial of its experimental treatment for Alzheimer's disease after the drug cut brain plaque levels and significantly improved cognition in a small early-stage study. Shares of Biogen, whose main drugs treat multiple sclerosis, were up 6 percent in midday trading on the Nasdaq. Douglas Williams, speaking at the Deutsche Bank BioFEST conference, said the encouraging data was seen in a Phase 1b trial of its BIIB037 drug. ...
 

Uncontrolled diabetes tied to poorer brain power

 
‎02 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎12:31:07 AMGo to full article
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Diabetics with high blood sugar levels score worse on tests of brain power later in life than those whose levels are under control, according to a new U.S. study. The findings suggest that people who control their blood sugar or glucose levels early in life may also protect their brain's health, but the topic needs further study, the researchers write in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “It gives you an enormous window of opportunity for prevention,” said coauthor Dr. A. Richey Sharrett. ...
 

Italy's pharmaceutical watchdog ends alarm on flu drug

 
‎01 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎07:31:26 PMGo to full article
A national flag of Switzerland flies in front of a building of Swiss drugmaker Novartis in BaselROME (Reuters) - Italy's pharmaceutical watchdog AIFA said on Monday that tests on an anti-flu vaccine that it suspended last week over health concerns had shown the drug was safe. AIFA on Thursday suspended two batches of the FLUAD vaccine made by Switzerland's Novartis, saying three deaths potentially connected to the drug had been reported. The suspension sparked widespread alarm in Italy, and 16 more deaths have been reported among people who had used the vaccine. ...
 
 

EU medicines agency probes issue with Novartis flu vaccine

 
‎01 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎06:00:04 PMGo to full article
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency has started a review into the safety of Novartis's flu vaccine Fluad, following serious adverse events, including deaths, in a small number of elderly Italian patients. The issue is being discussed at a meeting starting on Monday of the agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee, which brings together European experts on the safety of medicines. Two batches of the flu vaccine have now been suspended in Italy as a result of the issue, although it is not yet clear whether there is a direct link between the vaccine and the fatalities. ...
 

Three Egyptians die of bird flu, raising death toll to six

 
‎01 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎05:37:19 PMGo to full article
CAIRO (Reuters) - Three people have died from H5N1 bird flu in Egypt in the past week, bringing the death toll in the country this year to six, the Egyptian health ministry said on Monday. Egypt has identified 11 cases of the virus in people this year including the six who have died, a ministry statement said. It identified the most recent victims as a 40-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman in the central province of Minya as well as a 25-year-old woman in Beni Suef, south of Cairo. A two-year-old child in Minya hospitalized recently for the virus had recovered, it said. ...
 

Dutch to cull another 50,000 chickens near bird flu outbreak

 
‎01 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎04:19:09 PMGo to full article
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch authorities will slaughter 50,000 birds at a poultry farm after a highly contagious strain of bird flu was discovered nearby, taking to around 300,000 the number of chickens and ducks culled in the Netherlands in recent weeks. A government statement said tests had confirmed an outbreak of the H5N8 bird flu strain at a farm in the western municipality of Zoeterwoude, where 28,000 laying hens were ordered destroyed on Sunday. The cull at a nearby farm announced on Monday was a precautionary measure, it said. ...
 

AstraZeneca and Lilly move Alzheimer's drug into big trial

 
‎01 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎10:12:00 AMGo to full article
A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in MacclesfieldLONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly said on Monday they had started a large trial of their experimental Alzheimer's drug, seen as a promising, but still risky, approach for slowing the memory-robbing disease. The pivotal Phase II/III clinical trial will involve more than 1,500 patients with early Alzheimer's, the first one of which has now been enrolled. The study is expected to complete in May 2019, according to the clinicaltrials.gov website. ...
 
 

BRIEF-Nutrition products maker Xiamen Kingdomway to invest 128 mln yuan in setting up a unit

 
‎01 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎10:03:04 AMGo to full article
Dec 1 (Reuters) - Xiamen Kingdomway Group Co * Says board agrees to invest 128 million yuan (20.82million US dollar) in setting up a unit Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1rKtsLJ Further company coverage: (1 US dollar = 6.1489 Chinese yuan) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)
 

The Big See: How Having Cancer Showed Me What Is Most Important

 
‎01 ‎December ‎2014, ‏‎06:29:57 AMGo to full article
I clearly remember the day that I first heard those words that no one ever wants to hear: You have cancer. You never forget that moment you suddenly come face to face with your own mortality -- literally, the wake-up call of the century. Your life immediately divides like a cell in mitosis: Before Cancer -- After Cancer. For a while (weeks,...
 

Dutch poultry industry hit by new bird flu outbreak

 
‎30 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:36:30 PMGo to full article
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Bird flu was found at a fourth poultry farm in the Netherlands, officials said, in a fresh blow for the Dutch agricultural export sector. The latest infestation was found at a poultry farm in the western municipality of Zoeterwoude, not far from the sites of previous outbreaks. The farm's 28,000 laying hens were ordered destroyed. Officials and experts have previously warned that the density of farms in the country makes it easier for infections to hop from one farm to the next. ...
 

Tanzanian leader declares himself free of cancer after surgery

 
‎29 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎04:32:00 PMGo to full article
Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of Tanzania, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New YorkDAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete declared himself cancer-free on Saturday after undergoing prostate surgery in the United States earlier this month. Kikwete, 64, has led east Africa's second-biggest economy since 2005 but must step down next year at the end of his second and final term in office. "I was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer, which was later down-graded to stage 1 cancer," Kikwete said in a televised address at the airport after returning from the United States. ...
 
 

China reports new human case of H7N9 bird flu

 
‎29 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎05:48:13 AMGo to full article
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China confirmed a new human infection of the deadly H7N9 avian influenza virus, state news agency Xinhua said, the first case this winter in the southern province of Guangdong. A 31-year-old woman surnamed Deng, from the provincial city of Dongguan, was confirmed on Friday to have been infected with the virus, Guangdong's health and family commission said in a statement on its website. The patient, in critical condition, is being treated in the provincial capital of Guangzhou, it added. The H7N9 bird flu first infected three people in China in March 2013. ...
 

Italy's pharmaceutical watchdog raises alarm on batches of flu drug

 
‎27 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎11:24:50 PMGo to full article
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's pharmaceutical watchdog AIFA suspended two batches of anti-flu vaccine FLUAD made by Switzerland's Novartis on Thursday, saying three deaths potentially connected to the drug had been reported. AIFA said it had not yet established whether there was a direct link between the drug and the fatalities and had imposed the ban only as a precaution. Novartis said in a statement that no causal relationship had been established. ...
 

Mindfulness program may improve some rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

 
‎27 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎08:24:02 PMGo to full article
By Shereen Lehman (Reuters) - A two-month program combining gentle yoga with meditation techniques, known as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, seemed to ease tenderness, pain and stiffness among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a new study. “I think these findings are pretty consistent with other studies of mindfulness and chronic conditions,” said Mary Jo Kreitzer, who was not involved in the research. ...
 

Bird flu outbreak in India caused by strain humans can contract: OIE

 
‎27 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:04:33 PMGo to full article
PARIS (Reuters) - A bird flu virus found in India this week is the H5N1 strain that can be transmitted to humans, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. However, the organization said it was not concerned about the situation, because India had faced outbreaks of the virus before. No human case has been reported since at least 2003. India has found thousands of dead ducks infected by a highly contagious bird flu virus in the southern state of Kerala, prompting the authorities to cull more than 200,000 birds. ...
 

Celiac disease showing up in many forms and at all ages

 
‎27 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:03:13 AMGo to full article
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) – A classical set of celiac disease symptoms no longer reflects the profile of most newly-diagnosed patients, according to a new study from Italy. Instead, doctors need to take other symptoms into account and consider the possibility of celiac disease, even when patients don’t fit the old image of the condition, researchers say. “It’s been a gradual phenomenon since the 1970s that fewer people are presenting with the classical diarrhea and more with non-classical or silent presentation, both in adults and children,” said Dr. ...
 

Breast cancer recurrence risk down since 1980s

 
‎26 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎11:31:06 PMGo to full article
The world's largest awareness ribbon made of flowers is seen from above during the UAE leg of the Avon Walk around the world for Breast Cancer Awareness walkathon in Zaabeel park in DubaiBy Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Rates of breast cancer recurrence fell by half or more between the 1980s and the early 2000s - likely due to improved treatments and increased screenings, according to a new study from Canada. The analysis of data on Canadian breast cancer patients offers reassurance that breast cancer survival is improving and also provides updated data to researchers, said the study’s lead author, Dr. Karen Gelmon from the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...
 
 

Guinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case

 
‎26 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎10:55:24 PMGo to full article
A woman carries buckets at the fishing port of Conakry, Guinea, Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014. In March 2014, the World Health Organization with support from UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders vaccinated some 200,000 fishermen on islands north of Conakry, the capital, where they gather from Guinea and neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia during the fishing season. The area had been identified as a major transmission source for cholera since the fishermen set up temporary shelters and have no toilets or clean water. Guinea has recorded only one cholera case this year, down from thousands, in a rare success that experts cautiously attribute to the vaccinations against the water-borne disease, and hand-washing in the campaign against Ebola. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The health workers rode on canoes and rickety boats to deliver cholera vaccines to remote islands in Guinea. Months later, the country has recorded only one confirmed cholera case this year, down from thousands.
 
 

Mindfulness program may improve some rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

 
‎26 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎08:10:19 PMGo to full article
By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - A two-month program combining gentle yoga with meditation techniques, known as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, seemed to ease tenderness, pain and stiffness among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a new study. “I think these findings are pretty consistent with other studies of mindfulness and chronic conditions,” said Mary Jo Kreitzer, who was not involved in the research. ...
 

Once-weekly Lilly diabetes drug wins EU approval

 
‎25 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎08:53:26 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - The European Commission has granted marketing approval to Eli Lilly and Co's injectable Trulicity treatment for adults with type 2 diabetes, the U.S. drugmaker said on Tuesday. The once-weekly drug belongs to a family of diabetes treatments called GLP-1 receptor agonists, which includes Novo Nordisk's widely used daily treatment Victoza. They act like GLP-1, a natural hormone, in prodding the body to release insulin when patients eat. ...
 

Is Your Office Making a Bad Flu Season Worse?

 
‎25 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:56:47 PMGo to full article
Is Your Office Making a Bad Flu Season Worse?November marks the official start of the holiday season, but for office workers across the country, it also means something else: flu season.As much as 20 percent of the U.S. population battles the flu each year, with workplaces serving as a common breeding ground for the virus. Each season, more than 11 million workdays are lost due to the...

 

 

 

 

India reports bird flu virus at duck farm in Kerala state: OIE

 
‎25 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎05:25:14 PMGo to full article
PARIS (Reuters) - India reported two outbreaks of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus at duck farms in the southern state of Kerala, the first occurrence of the disease since February this year, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. About 15,000 ducks died of the H5 strain of the disease at a first farm and another 500 died at another, the Paris-based OIE reported on its website, citing data submitted by the Indian ministry of agriculture. ...
 

Bayer resumes efforts to sell diabetes device unit: sources

 
‎25 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎10:03:43 AMGo to full article
Logo of German drugmaker Bayer is seen in LeverkusenFRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Bayer AG is considering a fresh attempt to sell its diabetes device business as it sharpens its focus on margin-rich healthcare sectors, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Bayer is overhauling its structure with plans to list its plastics business on the stock market to free up money for investments and acquisitions in healthcare, veterinary drugs and crop protection products. ...
 
 

Roche's Genentech defends supply shift for top cancer drugs

 
‎25 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:41:24 AMGo to full article
By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) - Genentech, U.S. biotech unit of Roche Holding, faces growing pressure over a decision to allow only a handful of distributors to supply three of the world's most widely used cancer drugs, a move that prominent hospitals say will create delays and raise costs. Genentech in October began distributing Avastin, Herceptin and Rituxan to hospitals and clinics through six specialty drug distributors, rather than through drug wholesalers, which distribute a wide range of medicines, devices and equipment on an enormous scale. ...
 

Amgen scraps trials of drug for advanced stomach cancer

 
‎24 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎04:34:25 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc on Monday said it will scrap all trials of its experimental treatment rilotumumab in patients with advanced stomach cancer, after a safety monitoring board associated it with a higher incidence of deaths. The world's largest biotechnology company said the independent safety board found that patients taking both the drug and chemotherapy had an increased number of deaths than those taking chemotherapy alone. Company officials could not immediately be reached for additional details. (Reporting by Ransdell Pierson Editing by W Simon)
 

Bird flu is major threat to poultry along migration routes: FAO/OIE

 
‎24 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎04:30:17 PMGo to full article
PARIS (Reuters) - A bird flu strain found in Europe represents a major threat to the poultry industry in countries crossed by migrating wild birds, two intergovernmental organizations said on Monday. Germany, the Netherlands and Britain have reported cases this month of the H5N8 highly pathogenic bird flu, which is similar to one that devastated poultry flocks in South Korea earlier this year, but has never been detected in humans. ...
 

Germany orders some poultry kept inside to protect against bird flu

 
‎24 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎04:19:11 PMGo to full article
Ducks in cages are seen at a duck farm in NaffertonBy Michael Hogan HAMBURG (Reuters) - Farm poultry in German regions with a high risk of contact with migrating wild birds must be kept inside farm buildings to protect against the risk of contracting bird flu, German authorities said on Monday. The decision was taken by federal and state authorities after case of bird flu was found in a wild duck on Saturday, the state government of North Rhine Westfalia said in a statement. The first case of H5N8 bird flu in Germany was confirmed on Nov. 4 on a poultry farm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in east Germany. ...
 
 

Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu: health ministry

 
‎23 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎06:03:46 PMGo to full article
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman who was six months pregnant has died of H1N1 swine flu, five days after being admitted to hospital, a health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The 31-year-old woman, who was not named, was admitted on Nov. 18 with flu-like symptoms and was placed in intensive care when she did not respond to treatment, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said. "We thought it was bird flu, but she tested positive for the H1N1 flu instead," Ghaffar said. Two people died from bird flu in Egypt in the past week. ...
 

Germany reports second case of bird flu: H5N8 found in wild bird

 
‎22 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:27:52 PMGo to full article
BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities on Saturday confirmed a second case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the virus found in a wild bird. The strain is highly contagious among birds but has never been detected in humans. "For the first time, the H5N8 virus has been confirmed in a wild bird in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern," Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said in a statement. ...

 

Dutch to destroy 8,000 ducks to prevent bird flu outbreak

 
‎22 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:24:03 PMGo to full article
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch health authorities on Saturday were destroying 8,000 ducks to prevent the possible spread of bird flu, which has infected three farms in a week in the Netherlands, a leading poultry and egg exporter. A government statement said ducks were being culled in the central town of Barneveld as a precaution because authorities want to eliminate all risks after the H5N8 virus spread to three out of 12 provinces since last Sunday. ...
 

Intensive Dutch animal farms seen vulnerable to disease

 
‎21 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:55:34 PMGo to full article
A man wearing a protective mask and suit inspects a container containing eggs and the bodies of culled chickens at a poultry farm, where a highly contagious strain of bird flu was found by Dutch authorities, in HekendorpBy Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Agriculture has helped make the Netherlands rich, but experts warn that the density of farms and the increasing number of animals in one of the most intensive agricultural sectors in the world make it vulnerable to diseases. The discovery last Sunday of a highly infectious strain of bird flu at a Dutch farm forced officials to impose a three-day lockdown on the transport of all poultry and related products. ...
 
 

Third Dutch chicken farm hit by bird flu

 
‎21 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:26:27 PMGo to full article
A logo is seen at the entrance of a poultry farm, where a highly contagious strain of bird flu was found by Dutch authorities, in HekendorpAMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch bird flu outbreak has spread to a third farm, the government said on Friday, prompting inspections at dozens of other farms in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of eggs and poultry. The latest infection was discovered on a chicken farm in the northern town of Kamperveen, more than 100 km (60 miles) from two farms where infections have been reported in the past week, the Economics Ministry said in a letter to parliament. All 10,000 birds would be destroyed and an exclusion zone of 10 km (6 miles) was imposed. Inspections were to be carried out at 32 nearby farms. ...
 
 

Dutch government: H5N8 strain of bird flu confirmed at second farm

 
‎21 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:31:26 PMGo to full article
Police tape and warning signs are seen outside a duck farm in Nafferton, northern EnglandAMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A highly infectious variety of bird flu, the H5N8 virus, has been confirmed at a second Dutch farm, the government said on Friday. The Economy Ministry said in a letter to parliament that the illness had been confirmed in the town of Ter Aar, in the central Netherlands. All 43,000 birds at the site were being culled. (Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)
 
 

With gene mutations, second breast cancer risk rises over time

 
‎21 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:41:25 AMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Women who are genetically susceptible to breast cancer and develop it in one breast are at higher than average risk for a tumor in the other breast, and that risk may increase as time goes on, according to a new analysis. Mutations in the BRCA 1 or 2 genes increase the risk for several types of cancer and account for 5 percent to 10 percent of breast cancers, according to the National Cancer Institute. Researchers from Spain reviewed 20 studies of the risk of cancer in the second breast of BRCA 1 and 2 carriers. ...
 

'Kissing disease' outbreak closes Oklahoma school district

 
‎21 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:39:30 AMGo to full article
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A small Oklahoma school district has ordered all of its students to stay away from classes until December due to an outbreak of mononucleosis, officials said on Thursday. Woodland Public Schools in Fairfax, about 100 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, said it made the decision so as not to put the nearly 200 students in the district at risk of the contagious disease. "The closure is due to a high infection frequency of mononucleosis in our community," the school board said. ...
 

Overweight cancer patients may be malnourished

 
‎20 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎10:57:52 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Overweight cancer patients may benefit from being tested for malnutrition, according to a new study. Obesity increases the risk for cancer, so many patients are overweight or obese at diagnosis, and are typically not screened for malnutrition because they appear to be well-nourished, the authors write in the Annals of Oncology. Obese cancer patients also tend to survive longer than underweight patients and that may further discourage nutritional screening, they add. ...
 
 

HIV drugs show promise in treating common eye disease

 
‎20 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎09:08:37 PMGo to full article
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A class of drugs used for three decades by people infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be effective in treating a leading cause of blindness among the elderly. HIV drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), including AZT and three others, blocked age-related macular degeneration in mice and worked well in experiments involving human retinal cells in the laboratory, researchers said on Thursday. In HIV-infected people, NRTIs block an enzyme the virus uses to create more copies of itself. ...
 

'Back boost' could help future-proof flu vaccines

 
‎20 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎09:07:05 PMGo to full article
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists has found it may be possible to make seasonal flu vaccines more effective by using an idea known as "back boost" and pre-empting flu virus evolution. In a study published on Thursday in the journal Science, the University of Cambridge-led team said their finding should enable people to be immunized against future likely flu strains as well as ones currently circulating. ...
 

Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

 
‎20 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎08:55:08 PMGo to full article
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana.
 

Bird flu outbreak hits second Dutch farm, exports to remain frozen

 
‎20 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:16:13 PMGo to full article
Police tape and warning signs are seen outside a duck farm in Nafferton, northern EnglandBy Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A second Dutch farm was hit by an outbreak of bird flu, the government said on Thursday, prompting the destruction of 43,000 chickens and prolonging restrictions on trade in the world's leading egg-exporting country. A three-day, nationwide ban on the transportation of all poultry, eggs and related farm products was extended until Sunday, a statement said. The measures have already caused up to 100 million euros ($125 million) in losses for farmers, said Gert-Jan Oplaat, president of the poultry farmers' association. ...
 
 

Sanofi touts new drugs but diabetes outlook disappoints

 
‎20 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎06:03:12 PMGo to full article
A logo is seen in front of the entrance at the headquarters of French drugmaker Sanofi in ParisBy Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi, which sacked its chief executive three weeks ago, gave a weak sales outlook for its diabetes drugs on Thursday, overshadowing plans to reap more than 30 billion euros ($38 billion) from new medicines. The French drugmaker said it aimed to launch up to 18 new drugs by the end of 2020 and told investors it was working hard to find the best possible successor to ex-CEO Chris Viehbacher. "There is a driver in the seat even in this interim period," said Chairman Serge Weinberg, who has taken the helm while Sanofi looks for a new boss. ...
 
 

Germany says no signs of bird flu outside quarantine farm

 
‎20 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎04:11:10 PMGo to full article
HAMBURG (Reuters) - No signs of bird flu have been found anywhere else in the region around the farm in east Germany where it was discovered on Nov. 4, but the source of the infection there is still unknown, German authorities said on Thursday. On Monday the highly contagious H5N8 strain of bird flu was also confirmed on an English duck farm, the same form of the virus already discovered in Germany and the Netherlands. ...
 

Drug spending tops $1 trillion on hepatitis C, cancer therapies: study

 
‎20 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:03:23 AMGo to full article
By Caroline Humer (Reuters) - Global pharmaceutical spending will break the trillion dollar mark in 2014, driven by high prices in the United States for novel treatments such as Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi for hepatitis C and new cancer drugs, according to a study released on Thursday. Total spending on drugs will hit $1.06 trillion, an increase of 7 percent over 2013 levels, according to the report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. The increase also reflected a slowdown in the introduction of cheaper generic versions of branded medicines. ...
 

FACTBOX: Bird flu concerns hit Europe as cases found in poultry

 
‎19 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:20:03 PMGo to full article
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Here are some key facts about avian influenza, after cases of H5N8 bird flu were detected on farms in Germany, the Netherlands and Britain: - Bird flu, known as avian influenza, is an infectious viral disease of birds that infects wild water fowl such as ducks, swans and geese and can spread to domestic poultry. - Bird flu viruses are divided into two groups based on their ability to cause disease, or "pathogenicity". Highly pathogenic bird flu spreads rapidly, may cause serious disease and has high death rates in birds. ...
 

OIE says European bird flu viruses similar to Korean one

 
‎19 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:10:43 PMGo to full article
Police tape and warning signs are seen outside a duck farm in Nafferton, northern EnglandPARIS (Reuters) - Tests show that bird flu viruses found in Germany, the Netherlands and Britain are similar to one that devastated poultry flocks in South Korea earlier this year, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday. "They are very, very close, which reinforces the theory of a transmission through migrating birds," OIE Director General Bernard Vallat told Reuters, adding that genetic analyses had pegged similarities at 99.8 percent. ...
 
 

Ukraine bans Dutch, German, British poultry imports due to bird flu

 
‎19 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎04:20:17 PMGo to full article
An official inspects a crate of ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern EnglandKIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has banned imports of all live birds and bird products from Britain, the Netherlands and Germany due to bird flu cases in those countries, its veterinary inspectorate said on Wednesday. "The ban ... will be valid until the international watchdog says these countries are free from bird flu," an inspectorate official told Reuters. Ukraine imports a relatively small volume of birds and poultry from these countries annually. ...
 
 

United Nations, WHO, politicians commit to fight poor nutrition

 
‎19 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎03:13:36 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis delivers a speech during a meeting at the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in RomeROME (Reuters) - International organizations and 170 governments committed to battling poor nutrition on Wednesday, saying that while hunger had dropped, half the world's population was in some way affected by nutritional problems. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)and World Health Organization (WHO) said global hunger had fallen 21 percent since 1992, but people living in the same community or even the same household suffer variously from hunger, micro nutrient deficiencies and obesity. ...
 
 

Weight-loss surgery may help prevent diabetes

 
‎19 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:49:31 AMGo to full article
By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – Obese patients who have weight loss surgery often see their diabetes improve, but whether the surgery helps prevent diabetes in the first place hasn’t been clear. A new study suggests that weight loss surgery does help prevent diabetes, but experts say the data still don’t allow for a definite answer. In the study, obese patients who underwent so-called bariatric surgery were less likely to develop type 2, or “adult onset” diabetes compared to similar patients who did not have the surgery. ...
 

Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, second death in two days

 
‎19 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:26:56 AMGo to full article
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman died on Tuesday of H5N1 bird flu after coming into contact with infected birds, the second death from the disease in two days and the third in the country this year, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported. The 30-year-old woman was from the province of Minya, south of Cairo, the health ministry said in a statement reported by Al-Ahram on its website. She died in a hospital in the southern city of Assiut. A 19-year-old woman died of bird flu on Monday in Assiut. ...
 

WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry

 
‎18 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎08:39:35 PMGo to full article
A man wearing a face mask walks through a duck breeding farm where a case of bird flu has been identified in Nafferton, in Yorkshire on November 17, 2014The World Health Organization cautioned Tuesday that a new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms would spread among birds, after Britain confirmed its outbreak was of the same strain as in the Netherlands and Germany. Sweden meanwhile ordered farmers to keep hens and other poultry indoors "as a precaution", amid concerns that the highly infectious H5N8 strain is being spread by wild birds. "We should all be quite vigilant," Elizabeth Mumford, a scientist with the WHO's Global Influenza Programme, told reporters in Geneva.
 
 

Britain confirms bird flu on northern England farm is H5N8 strain

 
‎18 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:24:54 PMGo to full article
An official inspects a crate of ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern EnglandBy Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Bird flu on a duck farm in northern England is the highly contagious H5N8 strain, the same form of the virus already discovered in Germany and the Netherlands, Britain's farm ministry confirmed on Tuesday. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said that the risk to humans was minimal, and that a cull of all 6,000 ducks on the farm in east Yorkshire should be completed later on Tuesday. "The advice from the Chief Medical Officer and Public Health England remains that the risk to public health is very low," said a Defra spokeswoman. ...
 
 

AstraZeneca trumpets solo strength in cancer drugs, snubbing Pfizer

 
‎18 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎04:40:12 PMGo to full article
A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in MacclesfieldBy Ben Hirschler and Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca touted an "industry-leading" line-up of hot new cancer drugs on Tuesday, aiming to show investors it has a strong independent future just days before takeover rules would allow Pfizer to launch a new bid. The company also brought forward the filing date for a new lung cancer pill, and said it could win between eight and 10 new approvals in 2015-2016 for drugs dealing with a wide range of diseases. ...
 
 

Bird flu concerns hit Europe as cases found in poultry

 
‎18 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎04:16:29 PMGo to full article
LONDON (Reuters) - Here are some key facts about avian influenza, after cases of H5N8 bird flu were detected on farms in Germany and the Netherlands: * Bird flu, known as avian influenza, is an infectious viral disease of birds that infects wild water fowl such as ducks and geese and can spread to domestic poultry. * Bird flu viruses are divided into two groups based on their ability to cause disease, or "pathogenicity". Highly pathogenic bird flu spreads rapidly, may cause serious disease and has high death rates in birds. ...
 

Bird flu spread likely, human cases unlikely but possible: WHO

 
‎18 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎03:59:15 PMGo to full article
DEFRA officials work at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern EnglandBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - New cases of bird flu detected in Europe will likely hit other bird populations and may infect a few people, though the virus is highly unlikely to spread in the human population, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The H5N8 form of the virus has hit a Dutch chicken farm and a German turkey farm and is suspected - but not yet confirmed - as the strain that infected ducks on a British farm. Asked if more bird populations were likely to be infected, WHO expert Elizabeth Mumford said: "Absolutely, I would say. ...
 
 

FDA puts partial hold on CytRx cancer drug trials

 
‎18 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎02:37:10 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - CytRx Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration placed a hold on enrolling new patients in clinical trials of its experimental cancer drug after a patient died, sending the company's shares down 11 percent in premarket trading. The patient received the drug, aldoxorubicin, under the company's expanded access program that makes promising drugs and devices available to patients with serious diseases who do not qualify for the trials. Patients already enrolled in the trials, currently in mid stage, will continue receiving the treatment, CytRx said. ...
 

'Contagious' bird flu outbreaks on Dutch, British farms

 
‎18 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:34:15 AMGo to full article
Specialists wearing protective clothing prepare to enter a duck farm where a case of bird flu has been identified in Yorkshire, north east England, on November 17, 2014Hekendorp (Netherlands) (AFP) - Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following outbreaks of similar strains of the virus in Britain and Germany.
 
 

Few schools adhered to USDA nutrition standards before 2013

 
‎18 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:15:55 AMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Before the U.S. Department of Agriculture set strict standards for nutrition for federally reimbursable lunch programs, less than two percent of middle or high schools would have measured up. The absence of certain standards was associated with youth obesity, according to a new study. Full implementation of the program, which should be happening now, may have a notable impact on adolescent health, though this study did not address implementation of the program, the authors write. ...
 

Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎10:53:51 PMGo to full article
DEFRA officials work at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern EnglandBy Anthony Deutsch, Costas Pitas and Sybille de La Hamaide AMSTERDAM/LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans. Health officials said the outbreak may have been brought to Europe by wild birds migrating from Asia where millions of South Korean farm birds have had to be destroyed. ...
 
 

EU Commission adopts emergency measures to contain bird flu in UK, Netherlands

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎09:56:00 PMGo to full article
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Monday adopted emergency measures to contain an outbreak of bird flu in the Netherlands and Britain, including a prohibition on selling poultry products from the affected areas and a cull of affected animals. "The measures aim at quickly bringing the disease under control and at preventing the spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza ... while minimizing the disturbance to trade," the Commission said in a statement. ...
 

Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, second this year

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎05:26:45 PMGo to full article
ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian health officials say a woman who was diagnosed with bird flu has died, the second fatality from the H5N1 virus this year in the country.
 

Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, second death in 2014: ministry

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎05:10:28 PMGo to full article
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman died on Monday of H5N1 bird flu after coming into contact with infected birds, the second death from the disease this year, a health ministry spokesman told Reuters. Egypt has identified seven cases of the virus in people this year, including the two who died, Hosam Abdel Gaffar said. In the latest case, the woman was 19 and died at a hospital in the southern region of Assiut, he said. ...
 

Bird flu on British farm may be linked to Dutch, German cases

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎02:48:40 PMGo to full article
Ducks in cages are seen at a duck farm in NaffertonBy Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Bird flu found on a duck farm in northern England might be linked to a highly contagious strain of the disease found this weekend at a poultry farm in the central Netherlands, as well as a case early this month in Germany. The head of the World Animal Health Organization told Reuters on Monday that the outbreaks could be linked as the virus is most often transmitted through wild birds. British authorities said the strain was serious for poultry but only a minimal danger to humans and was not the deadly H5N1. ...
 
 

Bird flu not found in farms near outbreak site, say Dutch officials

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎02:47:31 PMGo to full article
A logo is seen at the entrance of a poultry farm, where a highly contagious strain of bird flu was found by Dutch authorities, in HekendorpBy Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A highly contagious form of bird flu has not spread to two farms close to an outbreak site in central Netherlands, Dutch authorities said on Monday, as health safety officials continued to cull 150,000 birds at the infected egg producing farm. The discovery at the weekend near the village of Hekendorp, in the central Netherlands, triggered a three-day ban on shipments of all poultry products out of the country - the world's largest egg exporter - and a 10-km exclusion radius was set up around the infected farm, to be sealed for 30 days. ...
 
 

Britain, Netherlands took all steps to contain bird flu cases: EU

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎02:35:01 PMGo to full article
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Monday praised the action taken by Britain and the Netherlands to contain their respective cases of bird flu, saying all protocols had been followed. "We can say that all the protocols were followed and we can only praise the behavior of the authorities of the two member states," a Commission spokesman told a daily news briefing. The spokesman said that in the Dutch case, the H5NB strain of the avian flu virus was found on a farm of 150,000 layer chickens. ...
 

Britain says bird flu found in Northern England is not deadly H5N1 strain

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎02:20:06 PMGo to full article
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday that a case of bird flu detected on a duck breeding farm in Northern England was not the deadly H5N1 virus, Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens told BBC radio. "We know it's an H5 strain but not N1, it is highly pathogenic," he said. "On the basis of what we know of the strain to date, Public Health England has said that this strain does not present a threat to public health." (Reporting By Costas Pitas; editing by Kate Holton)
 

German, Dutch, UK bird flu outbreaks could be linked: OIE chief

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎02:19:56 PMGo to full article
PARIS (Reuters) - Bird flu outbreaks in the past two weeks in Germany, the Netherlands and Britain could be linked as the virus is most often transmitted through wild birds, the head of the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) told Reuters on Monday. "Some migrating birds can travel thousands of kilometres," Bernard Vallat told Reuters. "(The virus) could appear anywhere at any time." However, Vallat stressed that although the H5N8 strain found in Germany earlier this month and in the Netherlands over the weekend can cause severe damage to poultry flocks, it had never been detected in ...
 

British, Dutch kill poultry to fight bird flu

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:58:19 PMGo to full article
Ducks on a farm in Nafferton, England, where measures to prevent the spread of bird flu are under way after the first serious case of the disease in the UK for six years, Monday Nov. 17, 2014. Farmers around the country have been warned to be on alert after at least one case of the virus was confirmed at this duck breeding farm. Chickens were being slaughtered in the Netherlands and Britain was preparing to kill ducks after two cases of H5 bird flu virus were discovered in Europe, but officials insisted Monday that the risk to public health was very low. (AP Photo / Steve Parkin, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — Chickens were being killed in the Netherlands, and Britain was preparing to kill ducks, after two cases of bird flu were discovered in Europe — but officials insisted Monday that the risk to public health was very low.
 
 

Pfizer dampens Astra bid hopes with German Merck cancer deal

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:37:43 PMGo to full article
The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New YorkBy Ludwig Burger and Ben Hirschler FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Pfizer dampened investors' expectations of a renewed bid for AstraZeneca on Monday by signing a major cancer drug deal with Germany's Merck KGaA , reducing the U.S. firm's need for Astra's products. Merck will get an upfront payment of $850 million from the U.S. drugmaker for sharing rights to develop its experimental immunotherapy drug with Pfizer. It is also eligible for up to $2 billion in payments based on the medicine's future success. ...
 
 

Dutch authorities identify highly contagious bird flu strain

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎11:23:35 AMGo to full article
An expert wearing a protection suit arrives at a poultry farm, where a highly contagious strain of bird flu was found by Dutch authorities, in HekendorpBy Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch authorities said on Sunday they had found a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a poultry farm in the central Netherlands and set about destroying 150,000 chickens. The strain, H5N8, has never been detected in humans, but an outbreak in South Korea meant millions of farm birds had to be slaughtered to contain the outbreak. Cases have also been reported in China and Japan, although the strain was first reported in Europe, on a German farm, in early November. ...
 
 

German Merck, Pfizer in cancer immunotherapy deal

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎10:10:05 AMGo to full article
The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New YorkFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Merck KGaA said in Monday it struck an alliance over cancer immunotherapy drugs with Pfizer , triggering an upfront payment of $850 million by the U.S. drugmaker. The two companies will develop Merck's so-called anti-PD-L1 agent as a single therapy as well as in combinations with Pfizer's and Merck's portfolio of approved and experimental drug candidates. Apart from the upfront payment, Merck is eligible to receive regulatory and commercial milestone payments of up to $2 billion. ...
 
 

Roche says Avastin approved in U.S. for type of ovarian cancer

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎08:19:46 AMGo to full article
A general view shows the headquarter of Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG in BaselZURICH (Reuters) - Roche said on Monday that the U.S. health regulator approved its Avastin drug as a treatment for women with ovarian cancer that is resistant to platinum-containing chemotherapy. Avastin, which is already approved in Europe to treat advanced stages of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, kidney cancer and ovarian cancer, was Roche's biggest seller last year with sales of 6.25 billion Swiss francs (6.53 billion US dollar). (Reporting By Katharina Bart; Editing by Himani Sarkar)
 
 

Dutch authorities identify highly contagious bird flu strain

 
‎17 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:33:35 AMGo to full article
By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch authorities said on Sunday they had found a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a poultry farm in the central Netherlands and set about destroying 150,00 chickens. The strain, H5N8, has never been detected in humans, but an outbreak in South Korea meant millions of farm birds had to be slaughtered to contain the outbreak. Cases have also been reported in China and Japan, although the strain was first reported in Europe, on a German farm, in early November. ...
 

Netherlands bans poultry transport after discovering bird flu

 
‎16 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎09:14:35 PMGo to full article
About 150,000 chickens at the farm in Hekendorp, Holland, are to be destroyed by Dutch health authorities after discovering a strain of bird fluDutch officials on Sunday banned the transport of poultry in the Netherlands after the discovery of a highly infectious strain of bird flu that could jump to humans. The "highly pathogenic" form of avian influenza discovered at a farm in the centre of the country is very dangerous to birds, and "contamination can occur from animals to humans," the Dutch government said in a statement. About 150,000 chickens at the farm in Hekendorp are to be destroyed by Dutch health authorities, which for the moment have not identified the exact strain of flu. Avian influenza is fatal for chickens, and poses a health threat to humans, who can become sickened by handling infected poultry.
 
 

Authorities say Dutch bird flu is H5N8 strain found in Germany

 
‎16 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎05:31:40 PMGo to full article
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch authorities said on Sunday the bird flu identified at a poultry farm in the country was the highly contagious H5N8 strain first detected in Europe less than two weeks ago. The strain, which was found at a farm in northeastern Germany on Nov. 4, hit Asia severely, where it led to massive culling of animals in the countries affected. Though the strain has never been detected in humans, a spokesman for the Dutch government said the variant was lethal to birds and could infect humans who came into very close contact with them. ...
 

Dutch authorities find 'highly pathogenic' bird flu strain

 
‎16 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:53:17 PMGo to full article
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch authorities said on Sunday they had identified a "highly pathogenic" strain of bird flu at a farm in the central area of the Netherlands and announced a temporary ban on all transport to and from poultry farms across the country. In a statement, the government said the variant was fatal for chickens and that it was capable of jumping the species barrier to humans. ...
 

FDA approves Lemtrada for multiple sclerosis

 
‎15 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎11:00:32 PMGo to full article
NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lemtrada, a treatment for relapsing multiple sclerosis made by the drugmaker Genzyme.
 

Puma Biotech says cancer drug fails mid-stage study

 
‎14 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:31:20 AMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc said its cancer drug failed as a primary treatment for breast cancer patients in a mid-stage study, sending its shares down 14 percent in extended trading. The company said the drug, neratinib, did not significantly improve disease-free survival when given in combination with chemotherapy agent paclitaxel as a primary treatment. Neratinib, Puma's only drug, was being compared with approved cancer drug trastuzumab. The company is testing the drug in eight other studies as a treatment for various forms of cancer. ...
 

Sickle cell trait tied to kidney disease among blacks

 
‎13 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎11:31:55 PMGo to full article
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – African Americans with sickle cell trait - generally thought to be benign, unlike sickle cell disease - may still be at increased risk of kidney disease, a new study suggests. Based on data for more than 2,000 people, researchers found that about 19 percent of those with sickle cell trait had kidney disease, compared to about 14 percent of people without the trait. The study team calculates that sickle-cell trait raises the risk of kidney disease by nearly 60 percent. ...
 

Legionnaire's disease outbreak in Portugal kills 7

 
‎13 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎09:53:28 PMGo to full article
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities say the death toll from a recent outbreak of Legionnaire's disease near the capital Lisbon has risen to seven, with 311 people infected.
 

Review finds flu shot is still a good choice for seniors

 
‎12 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:22:17 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - The seasonal flu vaccine protects seniors during so-called epidemic seasons, when flu is widespread, according to a review of past studies. It is important to reassess the effectiveness of the vaccine every year, the authors write, but based on these results, it’s a good idea for people over 60 to get a flu shot every year, they conclude. “This reinforces what we already know, the vaccine works modestly well for seniors,” said Michael L. ...
 

Are wireless phones linked with brain cancer risk?

 
‎12 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:09:45 AMGo to full article
A woman uses her mobile phone in central LondonBy Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - Swedes who talked on mobile or cordless phones for more than 25 years had triple the risk of a certain kind of brain cancer compared to those who used wireless phones for less than a year, a new study suggests. The odds of developing glioma, an often deadly brain cancer, rose with years and hours of use, researchers reported in the journal Pathophysiology. “The risk is three times higher after 25 years of use. We can see this clearly,” lead researcher Dr. Lennart Hardell told Reuters Health in a telephone interview. ...
 
 

Most smokers with bladder cancer know tobacco was the cause

 
‎11 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:10:33 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - More than half of bladder cancers in the U.S. are the result of smoking, and 90 percent of smokers with the disease are aware of the connection, according to a new study. “Bladder cancer is actually the second most common smoking-related cancer, second only to lung,” said lead author Dr. Jeffrey C. Bassett of Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Anaheim. Although previous studies had suggested that few people understood the connection between bladder cancer and tobacco, this new study found the opposite, he said. ...
 

Legionnaire's disease outbreak in Portugal kills 5

 
‎11 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎04:34:25 PMGo to full article
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities say an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease has caused five deaths and sickened about 38 people over the past week.
 

Sanofi's dual-action biotech asthma drug performs well in test

 
‎11 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎11:58:26 AMGo to full article
A logo is seen in front of the entrance at the headquarters of French drugmaker Sanofi in Paris(Reuters) - An experimental biotech drug for moderate to severe asthma from France's Sanofi and its U.S. partner Regeneron has produced good results in clinical tests, suggesting that its dual-action mechanism may be highly effective. The encouraging data allows the companies to begin final-stage Phase III asthma trials on the medicine, which is also being developed for atopic dermatitis and chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps. Dupilumab is one of the new medicines Sanofi is expected discuss at an investor day on Nov. ...
 
 

Medicare proposes covering lung cancer scans for heavy smokers

 
‎11 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:41:48 AMGo to full article
(Reuters) - The U.S. Medicare program is proposing to add lung cancer screening tests for beneficiaries with a history of heavy smoking, the federal government announced on Monday. Screening for lung cancer with CT scans is not currently covered under the Medicare health insurance program for the elderly and disabled. ...
 

Diabetes test strips likely overused among dual VA, Medicare patients

 
‎11 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:49:43 AMGo to full article
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – - Millions of blood sugar testing strips may be unneeded by the U.S. veterans who receive the strips through two government insurance programs each year, suggests a new study. There was potential waste in the two insurance programs, researchers found, but the most waste occurred among veterans who received strips through both programs. “There’s nothing illegal going on,” said Dr. Walid Gellad, the study’s lead author from the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center. ...
 

Medicare proposes covering lung cancer screening

 
‎11 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:40:48 AMGo to full article
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare may soon begin paying for yearly scans to detect lung cancer in certain current or former heavy smokers.
 

U.S. OKs genetically modified potato with lower cancer risk

 
‎11 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:28:27 AMGo to full article
By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This Nov. 7 story has been corrected to say that Innate is not the first GM potato to be approved by USDA) The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday approved the first genetically modified potato for commercial planting in the United States in more than a decade, a move likely to draw the ire of groups opposed to artificial manipulation of foods. The so-called Innate potato, developed by the J.R. ...
 

Dendreon files for bankruptcy as cancer vaccine disappoints

 
‎10 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:48:02 PMGo to full article
By Natalie Grover (Reuters) - Dendreon Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after sales of the world's first cancer vaccine fell short of expectations and left the company deep in debt. More than two-thirds of the company's market value was wiped out in early trading on Monday. Seattle-based Dendreon said it had agreed terms of a financial restructuring with certain bond holders that may involve a standalone recapitalization or the sale of the company or its assets. After its approval by U.S. ...
 

After hepatitis C cure, companies target next big liver disease market

 
‎09 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎03:07:36 PMGo to full article
By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - Now that new medicines promise to cure millions of hepatitis C patients in coming years, drugmakers including Gilead Sciences Inc are turning their attention to other liver diseases, with a potential market that could rival the success of statins, which generated more than $30 billion a year in sales at their peak. Several companies are working on treatments for hepatitis B, which can be controlled but not yet cured, and for fatty liver conditions caused by rising obesity, which without treatment could affect half of all Americans by 2030, according to the American Liver Foundation (ALF). Some of the drugs will address advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis, which are the scarring that virtually all liver diseases cause without effective treatments. Each of these drugs, once approved, could reach annual sales of as much as $10 billion, industry analysts said.    Most of the treatments are now in early Phase I or Phase II clinical trials, with more informative interim data on several expected over the course of the next year.
 

U.S. OKs genetically modified potato with lower cancer risk

 
‎08 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:58:55 AMGo to full article
By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday approved the first genetically modified potato for commercial planting in the United States, a move likely to draw the ire of groups opposed to artificial manipulation of foods. The so-called Innate potato, developed by the J.R. Simplot Company, is engineered to contain less of a suspected human carcinogen that occurs when a conventional potato is fried, and is also less prone to bruising during transport. Idaho-based Simplot is a major supplier of frozen French fries to fast food giant McDonald's Corp. ...
 

Insurance, income, education tied to survival after lung cancer surgery

 
‎07 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎11:36:33 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – - How long patients survive after surgery to remove lung cancer may depend on factors like insurance, income and education, according to a new study. While the stage of the cancer is a more important influence on patient outcomes, the study’s senior author said understanding all of the factors tied to survival can identify groups of people who need more attention for quality improvement. “We can start improving access for certain patients,” said Dr. Felix G. Fernandez of The Emory Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia. ...
 

Cognitive therapy, mindfulness may help with menopausal depression

 
‎07 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎09:02:25 PMGo to full article
By Janice Neumann Psychotherapy and mindfulness techniques could help many women who experience depression during menopause, according to a review of existing research. Too few studies have looked at whether cognitive therapies are good alternatives for women who can’t or don’t want to use pharmaceutical treatments, the authors conclude, but the handful that did mostly showed positive results. ...
 

Blaming Obama for Ebola? Dysfunctional Politics and Dread Disease

 
‎07 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎06:21:41 PMGo to full article
Blaming Obama for Ebola? Dysfunctional Politics and Dread DiseaseDid the Democrats lose the Senate over Ebola? Pundits are parsing the exit polls, and they'll no doubt come to contradictory conclusions. But the surreal notion that President Obama's incompetence put America at risk for dread disease fed Republican efforts to cast Democrats as a danger to the nation.Republicans pitched this message to...
 
 

Young kids with food allergies may learn helplessness

 
‎07 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎05:17:58 PMGo to full article
By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – - Parents managing their preschoolers’ food allergies should also be alert to the need for their kids to have chances to solve other kinds of problems, suggests a new study. “I think the biggest take home message is to just be careful that you don’t let the real need to supervise and keep your child safe interfere with letting your child develop independence,” said Linda Dahlquist, who led the research. About 4 percent of children in the U.S. have life-threatening food allergies that require parents to constantly monitor what their children eat. ...
 

Vaccine spray may not work for swine flu in kids

 
‎06 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎11:07:37 PMGo to full article
FILE- In this Oct. 4, 2005, file photo, a toothless Danielle Holland reacts as she is given a FluMist influenza vaccination in St. Leonard, Md. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, reacting to startling new data that the nasal spray vaccine made by AstraZeneca's subsidiary MedImmune was ineffective last winter against swine flu. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine did not protect young children against swine flu last winter and might not work again this year, health officials said Thursday.
 
 

Psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis linked to heart risk

 
‎06 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎10:46:02 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Several conditions that stem from a malfunctioning immune system – psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – may create a higher than average risk for heart-related problems and death, a new study finds. “It’s not terribly surprising that there is an increased risk of heart disease because of the similar levels of systemic inflammation,” said co-lead author Dr. Alexis Ogdie of the rheumatology division in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. ...
 

Germany reports first case of bird flu strain in Europe

 
‎06 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎08:50:18 PMGo to full article
PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has detected a highly pathogenic bird flu strain which hit Asia severely but has never been reported in Europe, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. Turkeys were found infected with the H5N8 serotype of the disease on Nov. 4 on a farm in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, OIE reported on its website, citing data submitted by the German ministry of agriculture. ...
 

France asks Roche for data on use of cancer drug Avastin in eye

 
‎06 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎04:40:17 PMGo to full article
A cargo vessel sails past the construction site of a new office building of Swiss drugmaker Roche on the banks of the river Rhine in BaselBy Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - French medicine agency ANSM has written to Roche asking the Swiss drugmaker for information on off-label uses of its cancer drug Avastin, which ANSM wants to let doctors prescribe as a cheap alternative eye treatment. French lawmakers voted in July to allow such a use of Avastin instead of Novartis and Roche's much more expensive Lucentis, a budget-minded move that critics fear could put patients' health - and company profits - at risk. ...
 
 

Colon cancer could surge among young

 
‎06 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:35:23 AMGo to full article
Colon cancer among people under 34 may double over the next 15 years, raising new concerns about how to fight one of the most common and deadly cancers, researchers sayColon cancer among people under 34 may nearly double over the next 15 years, raising new concerns about how to fight one of the most common and deadly cancers, researchers said Wednesday. The rise in incidence in the younger population -- blamed on lifestyle choices -- goes against a long-running decline in colon cancer among people over 50.
 
 

Google to offer Foundation Medicine's cancer tests as latest health benefit

 
‎06 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:35:20 AMGo to full article
By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google will soon start covering the cost of Foundation Medicine's DNA tests for employees and their family-members suffering from cancer, as part of its health benefits portfolio. Foundation Medicine's chief executive Michael Pellini gave a nod to the deal with Google during a corporate earnings call on Wednesday, according to a person who listened in. Pellini said Google employees were made aware of this new benefit last week. Google declined to comment. ...
 

Venezuela in grip of severe tropical disease outbreak

 
‎05 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎10:05:21 PMGo to full article
A medical doctor extracts blood from a patient suspected to be infected with Chikungunya in Tegucigalpa on November 3, 2014Venezuela is in the grip of one of the worst outbreaks of tropical diseases in decades, and the response by public health authorities has been slow and inefficient, two non-governmental groups reported Tuesday. In 2014, Venezuela had over 150,000 recorded cases of dengue, malaria, and Chikungunya, the report said. The country also had 1.2 million fever episodes without a precise diagnoses, according to the report by the Health Observatory and another group called We Defend the Epidemiology of Venezuelan Society. The epidemic is one of the worst in 25 years, said former health minister Jose Felix Oletta, who was among the authors of the report.
 
 

Glaxo scientists work to rebuild cancer line-up, funding uncertain

 
‎05 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎09:18:45 PMGo to full article
A British Airways airplane flies past a signage for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKlein in LondonBy Ransdell Pierson PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - When GlaxoSmithKline agreed to sell its cancer drugs to Novartis in April, investors saw it as the death knell for an oncology business that languished well behind those of rivals. But the British drugmaker has not thrown in the towel completely and a tiny group of researchers experimenting with new treatments still believe they can find winners. "If we continue to do deals ... ...
 
 

California hospital explores genetics-aided cancer treatment

 
‎05 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎08:37:28 PMGo to full article
By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A major California university hospital is exploring ways to gather and use genetic information gathered from cancer patients, hoping to break new ground in a fledgling field of genomic medicine. The University of California San Francisco said in an interview it is working on a new project with Silicon Valley start-up Syapse. Using Syapse's technology, it wants to build a store of genetic data about various metastatic cancer cases with patients' consent, theoretically sharpening treatment or even coming up with new therapies. ...
 

BRIEF-Nutrition products maker Xiamen Kingdomway terminates major plan

 
‎05 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:25:40 PMGo to full article
Nov 5 (Reuters) - Xiamen Kingdomway Group Co * Says terminates major plan, shares to resume trading onNov 6 Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1GoIyua Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms)
 

Ebola hits health care access for other diseases

 
‎04 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎08:28:42 PMGo to full article
In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, mothers wait inline for their children to be vaccinated by heath workers at the Pipeline Community Health Center, situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. The Ebola outbreak has spawned a “silent killer,” experts say: hidden cases of malaria, pneumonia, typhoid and the like that are going untreated because people in the countries hardest hit by Ebola either cannot find an open clinic or are too afraid to go to one. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola outbreak has spawned a "silent killer," experts say: hidden cases of malaria, pneumonia, typhoid and the like that are going untreated because people in the countries hardest hit by the dreaded virus either cannot find an open clinic or are too afraid to go to one.
 
 

AstraZeneca's olaparib may also work in prostate cancer: expert

 
‎04 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎07:07:38 PMGo to full article
A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in MacclesfieldLONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's new cancer drug olaparib, which won a green light from European regulators last month for inherited ovarian cancer, could also be used much more widely to treat prostate cancer, according to a leading oncologist. Johann de Bono, professor of experimental cancer therapeutics at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, told a conference on Tuesday the drug had produced "encouraging" preliminary results in clinical tests against prostate cancer. ...
 
 

Amgen ovarian cancer drug fails to improve overall survival

 
‎04 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎04:51:37 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc said its experimental ovarian cancer drug did not show statistically significant improvement in overall survival rate in a late-stage trial. Patients given the drug, trebananib, along with a chemotherapy agent paclitaxel, experienced overall survival of 19.3 months, compared with 18.3 months for the placebo group. Statistically significant improvement in overall survival was the secondary goal of the trial. The trial, TRINOVA-1, is the first of three late-stage studies to evaluate safety and effectiveness of the drug in ovarian cancer patients. ...
 

Diabetes care, drug-delivery power Becton Dickinson's beat

 
‎04 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎02:32:29 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Medical equipment maker Becton Dickinson & Co reported better-than-expected profit and revenue, helped by strong sales in its diabetes care and drug-delivery businesses. Becton said it expected adjusted earnings from continuing operations to be between $6.76 and $6.83 per share for the year ending September 2015. Analysts on average were expecting $6.70 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. ...
 

AstraZeneca strengthens cancer business with new deals

 
‎04 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎10:01:05 AMGo to full article
A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in MacclesfieldLONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca moved to strengthen its core oncology business on Tuesday with three deals designed to expand the British drugmaker's reach in treating tumors. The collaborations include an agreement to buy Definiens, a private company that has developed a way of unlocking information from cancer tissue samples, for an initial $150 million, and two alliances to test novel drug combinations. Definiens, whose imaging and data analysis technology was developed by Gerd Binnig, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in physics, will be folded into AstraZeneca's biotech arm MedImmune. ...
 
 

Argentina's Gutierrez given all clear after cancer

 
‎04 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎02:33:42 AMGo to full article
Newcastle United's Gutierrez pulls up with an injury as he challenges Manchester City's Toure during their English Premier League soccer match in ManchesterNewcastle United and Argentina winger Jonas Gutierrez has been give the all clear by doctors after a successful fight against testicular cancer. Thank you very much to all those who stood by me in this moment," the 31-year-old nicknamed Galgo (greyhound) said in a Twitter message (@elgalgojonas). Instantly recognisable playing for Newcastle and Argentina at the 2010 World Cup finals with long hair and a beard, Gutierrez made his most recent public appearance running the Buenos Aires Marathon several weeks ago totally bald after chemotherapy. Gutierrez, whose fight against cancer lasted 18 months, ran the marathon in support of cancer research.

 

 
 
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Dr. Chuck Missler, an internationally known business executive, outlines our current economic predicament and defensive steps you can take to lessen the impact of the impending economic crisis. As a Bible teacher for over 30 years with a ministry reaching over 40 countries, Chuck shares some key strategies to prepare yourself spiritually and practically.

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