Congo authorities say Ebola survivor falls ill a second time

GISENYI, Rwanda (Reuters) – An Ebola survivor has fallen ill with the disease for a second time in eastern Congo, the Congolese health authorities said on Sunday, saying it was not yet... Read more »

Malaysia reports first case of polio since 1992

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday. The... Read more »

Half of lymphoma patients alive three years after Gilead cell therapy treatment: study

(Reuters) – Nearly half of lymphoma patients treated with Gilead Sciences Inc’s Yescarta were alive at least three years after a one-time infusion of the CAR-T cell therapy, according to data presented... Read more »

Bristol-Myers reports positive data on cancer treatment acquired in Celgene deal

(Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Saturday said that an experimental cancer therapy it acquired as part of its $74 billion deal for Celgene Corp produced positive results in a clinical trial.... Read more »

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in... Read more »

Weight-loss surgery between pregnancies tied to better outcomes

(Reuters Health) – Obese women who have weight-loss surgery between pregnancies may be less likely to experience complications like high blood pressure and preterm births in their second pregnancy, a recent study... Read more »

Bristol-Myers, bluebird therapy for multiple myeloma succeeds in mid-stage trial

(Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and bluebird bio Inc said on Friday their experimental therapy for a type of multiple myeloma met the main goal in a mid-stage study. The study evaluated... Read more »

Brushing your teeth could be good for your heart

(Reuters Health) – People who brush their teeth three times a day are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation or heart failure than those with less consistent oral hygiene habits, a Korean... Read more »

Ice bath after workout may not improve fitness

(Reuters Health) – New research throws cold water on a popular exercise recovery regimen, finding that ice baths after a workout may actually impede muscle building. Researchers found that cold or ice... Read more »

Grifols says trial shows positive effects in slowing Alzheimer’s

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spain’s Grifols said on Friday the latest results from a clinical trial of its Alzheimer’s treatment show positive effects by achieving a reduction of the disease’s progression in patients... Read more »