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FDA staff backs Medicines Co's once-rejected blood clot preventer | Reuters

(Reuters) - An intravenous blood clot preventer developed by The Medicines Co should be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA staff reviewers concluded.<p>A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jason …

Roche aims for 11 late-stage trials in cancer immunotherapy drug this year | Reuters

BASEL (Reuters) - Roche aims to have an immunotherapy cancer drug in 11 late-stage trials by the end of the year, the Swiss drugmaker’s head of medical affairs for oncology, Nico Andre, said at a conference on Monday.<p>An office building of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen in front of Mount Rigi in the …

It's official: many women become invisible after 49 | Reuters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a world of data-driven policies, there is one group in society that barely registers and is at risk of missing out on crucial resources and services, according to researchers - older women.<p>Much international data, including metrics on health, employment, …

Childhood vaccination rates may be lower for military kids | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Children with parents in the military may have lower vaccination rates than other kids, according to a large U.S. survey.<p>Even with socioeconomic factors taken into account, parents’ memories and doctors’ records suggested that more military children under age three weren’t …

U.S., African Union sign deal to form African disease agency | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States and the African Union signed an agreement on Monday to create the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission, signed a memo of cooperation …

Toddlers’ sleep problems tied to behavior issues later | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - In a long-term study, toddlers who slept less than 10 hours a night or woke frequently at night tended to have more emotional and behavioral problems at age five.<p>The researchers had expected to see a link between sleep and emotional and behavioral problems but were surprised …

Academics rate women job applicants higher than identical men: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When hundreds of U.S. college faculty members rated junior scientists based on scholarly record, job interview performance and other information with an eye toward which should be hired, they preferred women over identically qualified men two-to-one, scientists reported on …

Mylan settles Viagra patent litigation with Pfizer | Reuters

(Reuters) - Drugmaker Mylan N.V said it settled a patent litigation with Pfizer Inc related to Viagra, paving the way for the launch of the drug’s generic version in the United States once approved.<p>The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew …