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FDA Moves to Ban Cancer-Causing Pork Antibiotic

The Food and Drug Administration proposed banning an antibiotic used to fatten up pigs for slaughter, saying the company that makes it hasn’t proved it cannot cause cancer in people.<p>The antibiotic, carbadox, is one of many used in farm animals. The federal government and consumer groups want …

Agriculture

New third-party Apple Watch band offers medical-grade heart monitoring in seconds

The Apple Watch can measure your heart rate right out of the box, but its readings aren’t exactly medical-grade (even if they are pretty close). Now …

Smartwatches

Controlling 'bad cholesterol' production could prevent growth of tumors, study finds

U of A researcher found cancerous cells expand by controlling the body's lipid metabolism<p>Several studies have recognized a link between obesity and …

Medical Research

Nanogel that delivers one-two punch to cancer heads to clinical trial

An immunotherapy drug delivery system created at Yale that can carry multiple drugs inside a tiny particle is heading toward its first phase of …

Yale

Why Apple is doubling down on health, environment, and more

Apple spent the beginning of the company's Loop event on Monday talking about the environment and health. Not shiny new gadgets. Not wild new …

Share-Illustration

Learn how AddThis uses your data to personalize the web and our position on valuing privacy.<p>Get more shares, follows, engagement and conversion<p>We …

Marketing

Vaccine Scandal in China Sparks Public Outcry

China has vowed to tighten its regulation of locally-made vaccines to ensure their usefulness, after a recent scandal exposed regulatory …

China

Digital Transformation Helps Pfizer Cut Drug Development Time in Half

If data is the fuel for the digital economy, then analytics is the engine that is driving new business insights and outcomes<p>Today, everyone is talking about digital and how we think about business. Our hyper-connected world requires sensing what is happening across your network, and taking timely, …

New FDA Approved Drugs for 2018

2018 FDA Approved Drugs<p>The following database contains a listing of drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale in the United …

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys to be used in transplants in clinical trial

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Doctors at two universities will start transplanting kidneys this spring from donors with hepatitis C to recipients who …

Medicine

Potential Economic and Safety Impacts of the FDA’s New Generic Drug-Labeling Rule

The FDA has proposed changes in the regulations that govern the rights and duties of generic drug manufacturers to update safety information in …

Regulation

Data Integration Reduces Costs of Drug Development

Data Integration Reduces Costs of Drug DevelopmentDigital health data integration is the collection of data from a variety of sources, including …

Digital Health

Why 27 Years Without An FDA-Approved Drug Is Still A Major Medical Contribution

Over the weekend, Karen Weintraub at <i>STAT News</i> brought us a Q&A with Derek Lowe, PhD, the first pharma industry insider to start a blog – and under his real name as well.<p>A medicinal chemist by training, the then-Pfizer scientist began his In the Pipeline blog at Corante way back in 2002–antiquity in …

Biotechnology

Botulinum Toxin: Pharmacology and Therapeutic Roles in Pain States

Abstract<p>Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, is produced by <i>Clostridium botulinum</i>, a gram-positive anaerobic bacterium, and botulinum toxin …

Gum disease link to Alzheimer's, research suggests

<b>Gum disease has been linked to a greater rate of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer's disease, early stage research has suggested.</b><p>The small study, published in PLOS ONE, looked at 59 people who were all deemed to have mild to moderate dementia.<p>It is thought the body's response to gum …

Dementia

Should All Babies Be Screened for Autism?

Correction appended, Feb. 16, 2016<p>After reviewing the existing studies on autism screening, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a group …

Medical community has unique role to play in determining future use of mitochondrial replacement techniques

Genetics

Hangout on Using Hep. E Viral Shells to Transport Drugs

Just a few days ago we reported on how scientists at UC Davis are using hollow shells of the Hepatitis E virus to safely transport drugs through the …

Hepatitis

Harvard’s Odyssey unlocks big data

Increasingly, big data is changing life’s game board.<p>As technology evolves and becomes further integrated into society, massive amounts of data are …

For the first time ever, a man taking HIV-resistant drugs contracted the virus: study

According to a new study presented at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, a man who had been on (and correctly …

Public Health

Study offers mixed diagnosis for health apps

Apps for health care are dominating the Google and Apple app stores in rising numbers but neither customers nor physicians have access to a reliable …

Swine flu spreading across eastern Europe and Middle East

3,000 people a day in Ukraine are being hospitalised with H1N1 virus as scientists investigate why flu strain is hitting those in younger age groups hardest<p>Swine flu has killed 183 people in Ukraine this winter and is spreading rapidly across eastern Europe and the Middle East. At least 107 people …

Public Health

Should Massachusetts residents be concerned about Zika Virus in MA?

There is a new mosquito-borne virus in the news called Zika Virus. The rapid spread and severe implications of the virus have caused substantial …

In Brawl For Seau Brain, a Proxy War Over Concussion Science

ESPN reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru are writing a book about football and brain injuries, to be published in 2013 by Crown Books, a …

Kinesiology

CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21

TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS<br>CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION<br>DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES<br>SUBCHAPTER D--DRUGS FOR HUMAN USE<p><b>Subpart</b> …

The Good Clinical Practice guideline: a bronze standard for clinical research

Data Sharing

The aerial view of the concept of data sharing is beautiful. What could be better than having high-quality information carefully reexamined for the …

Medical Journals

What Makes Clinical Research Ethical?

Abstract<p>Many believe that informed consent makes clinical research ethical. However, informed consent is neither necessary nor sufficient for ethical …

Medicine

Ethics and Clinical Research

* From the Anaesthesia Laboratory of the Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital.<p>‡ At the Brook Lodge Conference on "Problems …