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(Reuters) - Patients with an advanced form of an aggressive blood cancer who had initially responded to Novartis’ new type of gene-modifying immunotherapy continued to respond at least six months after treatment, according to updated data released at a...
Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Scientists have modified the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology to edit genes without creating gaps in the genetic code. The breakthrough could pave the way for use of the technology to treat human diseases like diabetes,...
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly & Co said on Friday a late-stage trial testing its drug, Cyramza, as a gastric cancer treatment met the main goal of preventing the disease from advancing, but failed its secondary target of improving overall...
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced Wednesday it will begin selling a generic version of its erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Beginning Monday, Pfizer will sell a generic version of sildenafil, the compound known by the brand name Viagra,...
(Reuters Health) - Patients who live in low-income communities and lack a college education may have worse pain after knee replacement surgery than their more educated neighbors, a recent study suggests. Two years after total knee replacement surgeries,...
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A vaccine against the Zika virus induced an immune response in a trio of early clinical trials, according to the National Institutes of Health. The NIH announced on Monday that the vaccine was safe and garnered...
(Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Monday it hopes to review safety data on Sanofi’s dengue vaccine this month, while the Philippines ordered an investigation of its now suspended massive immunization program after the French drugmaker said...
Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Apple Watch wearers will soon be able to easily monitor the rhythm of their heart whenever and wherever they want. That is if they buy AliveCor's Kardiaband EKG reader, the first medical device accessory for the...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sweeping tax overhaul that passed the U.S. Senate on Saturday contains the Republicans’ biggest blow yet to former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, repealing the requirement that all Americans obtain health insurance. FILE PHOTO: A...
Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Health officials are looking to the Southern Hemisphere for clues as to what this year's flu season might look like -- hint: it's not good. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and World Health Organization...

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