Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic heart valves win FDA approval for expanded use

(Reuters) – Heart valve systems from Edwards Lifesciences Corp and Medtronic Plc have been approved for use in a condition that restricts blood flow from the heart in patients at low-risk of... Read more »

Why fecal transplants could be the next frontier in fighting skin cancer

A team of Canadian researchers is among the first in the world to test whether fecal transplants could help treat the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma. Twenty patients with advanced stage... Read more »

FDA approves AbbVie’s new rheumatoid arthritis drug

FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and... Read more »

Cannabis-related poison control calls for Massachusetts kids doubled after medical pot legalized

After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth’s children and teenagers doubled, according to a public health investigation led by University of Massachusetts Amherst injury prevention... Read more »

Roche personalized cancer treatment to cost about $204,560 a year

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Reuters) – Roche Holding AG has priced at about $204,560 a... Read more »

Neuronal mechanism that is central to human free recall identified

Extraterrestrial scientists landing in a football stadium would be struck by the sight of the crowd suddenly standing up and shouting in unison. In a similar manner, since the nineties, researchers have... Read more »

Researcher decodes the brain to help patients with mental illnesses

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year. Severe mental illnesses cause the brain to have trouble dealing with cognitively effortful states, like focusing... Read more »

Roche prices personalized cancer treatment at about $204,560 annually

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Reuters) – Roche Holding AG priced at about $204,560 a year... Read more »

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients

(Reuters Health) – Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research. The low-impact exercise... Read more »

How E. coli knows how to cause the worst possible infection

A pair of University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists have revealed how E. coli seeks out the most oxygen-free crevices of your colon to cause the worst infection possible. The discovery... Read more »