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WHO seeks new leader to rebuild damaged reputation

The headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) is pictured in Geneva, Switzerland, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Share this : Email Related 0SHARESShare Tweet

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Yellow fever outbreak kills 40 in Brazil

Brazilian public health officials are working to stop an outbreak of yellow fever that has killed at least 40 people in Brazil from becoming an epidemic, urging people to seek vaccinations in nine of the country’s 26 states. The Health Minister said on Tuesday that 70 cases of the fever and 40 deaths have been confirmed in the outbreak centered ...

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Possible liver injury added to label of Biogen MS drug

By Bill Berkrot The prescribing label for Biogen Inc’s big-selling oral multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera has been updated to include a warning of potential liver injury that could require hospitalization, the company said on Wednesday. However, the updated label says signs of liver injury resolved when those patients stopped taking the medicine. Tecfidera, the world’s top-selling oral MS treatment, accounts ...

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Gene-edited cells keep cancer babies well more than one year on

By Ben Hirschler | LONDON Two babies rescued from previously incurable leukemia after receiving infusions of gene-edited immune cells are doing well at home more than a year after initial treatment, scientists said on Wednesday. Layla Richards became the first person in the world to get the “off-the-shelf” cell therapy developed by French biotech firm Cellectis at Britain’s Great Ormond ...

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Health insurers quietly shape Obamacare replacement with fewer risks

The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as ”Obamacare”, outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. on October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/File Photo Share this : Email Related 0SHARESShare Tweet

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Fertility couple win landmark fatherhood ruling

0SHARESShare Tweet A couple left “devastated” when they were caught in a legal bind after their fertility treatment documents were lost have won a landmark High Court ruling. The pair became parents to twins born after using a sperm donor in Nottingham but consent forms went missing. It meant they could not register the father on the birth certificates. But ...

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Bed-blocking patient evicted after two years 'did not want to stay'

0SHARESShare Tweet A patient who was evicted from a hospital after spending more than two years in a bed said he did not want to stay and “tried to get out of there”. Adriano Guedes, 63, who suffers paralysis after a stroke in 2008, was admitted to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk, in 2014. The hospital obtained a ...

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Personality linked to 'differences in brain structure'

0SHARESShare Tweet Our personality traits are linked to differences in the thickness and volume of various parts of our brains, an international study has suggested. Those with thicker and less wrinkled outer layers of the brain tended to have more neurotic tendencies, the study of scans of 500 people found. Open-minded people were more likely to have thinner outer brain ...

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Cadbury Premier League child health partnership criticised

0SHARESShare Tweet A partnership between the Premier League and Cadbury has been criticised by health campaigners, who called it “little more than a marketing ploy”. The football league and the confectionery giant have teamed up to promote healthy lifestyles to schoolchildren in a three-year deal. Cadbury said it would “help educate people” on nutrition, healthy eating and exercise. But critics ...

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