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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University has started its mass vaccination of students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis.
NORTH PORT, Fla. - Noise complaints in the city of North Port have been lodged against a medical helicopter company, and that will be a topic of discussion for city commissioners Monday.
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 9, 2013--Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) today announced updated overall survival data from two ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) pivotal Phase 2 clinical trials in relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (R/R HL) and relapsed/refractory systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (R/R sALCL) were presented at the 55 th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place in New Orleans, LA, December 7-10, 2013. ADCETRIS is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) directed to CD30. Median overall survival (OS) of 40.5 months was reported in R/R HL, and was not yet reached in R/R sALCL.
LYNDHURST, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 9, 2013--‘Tis the season for shopping. While some consumers are busy snapping up stocking stuffers and sale-slashed electronics, there are millions that will need to flex their shopping savvy in the search for a doctor.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A legal challenge to a decades-old New Mexico law that prohibits physicians from helping terminally ill patients die is set to go to trial.
BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 9, 2013--electroCore’s non invasive vagus nerve stimulation therapy for the prevention and treatment of cluster headache and migraine was reviewed at both the AHS Annual Scottsdale Headache Symposium (Nov 21 st to 24th) and the NANS meeting this weekend (Dec 5th to 8th).
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say the bodies of a pilot and a doctor were lost after a Mexico-bound medical flight crashed into the Atlantic off Fort Lauderdale.
(Family Features) Holidays are a time for families to gather together for celebrating, reminiscing and sharing the joys of the season. It’s also a time when out-of-town family members may suddenly be confronted with the declining health of a loved one.
(StatePoint) Frequent and bothersome gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are more common than you may think. While estimates may vary, five percent to 15 percent of adults in the United States may be affected by chronic GI conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).
CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 8, 2013--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) today announced that researchers presented data from clinical trials demonstrating the clinical benefits of chronic Soliris ® (eculizumab) treatment in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) as well as new patient registry data providing further insight into optimal care for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 55th Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans. Data included:
CHICAGO (AP) — A 2-year-old Chicago girl's death from a dog attack over the weekend has been ruled a homicide by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Two-time Olympian and six-time Winter X Games snowboardcross champion Nate Holland had successful surgery for a fractured collarbone over the weekend and is expected to return to action in time to try to qualify for the Sochi Games.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud has left Sunday's game with a head injury suffered after trying to tackle Packers running back Eddie Lacy on a 1-yard touchdown run.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The rebel-leader-turned-president of Central African Republic acknowledged Sunday that he doesn't have total control over former allies who are accused of killing scores of civilians. He said even "an angel from the sky" could not solve all his country's problems.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The rebel-leader-turned-president of Central African Republic acknowledged Sunday that he doesn't have total control over former allies who are accused of killing scores of civilians.
DUBLIN, Ireland & YOQNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 8, 2013--Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) and Given Imaging Ltd. (Nasdaq: GIVN) today announced a definitive agreement under which Covidien will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Given Imaging for $30.00 per share in cash, for a total of approximately $860 million, net of cash and investments acquired. This transaction provides Covidien additional scale and scope to serve the multibillion dollar global gastrointestinal (GI) market and supports the Company’s strategy to comprehensively address key global specialties and procedures.
BOSTON (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being pulled down and punched by Boston's Shawn Thornton in the opening period.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Atlanta has been diverted to Spokane International Airport after a 16-year-old boy died on board.
ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say two inmates at the Attica state prison have died of apparent drug overdoses the same day.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War who was detained for several weeks in North Korea has arrived home in California.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say two separate bombings north of Baghdad have killed at least four people.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has deported an elderly U.S. tourist and war veteran detained for more than a month for alleged hostile acts against the country.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Health authorities say that six people being checked for possible radiation exposure have been released from the hospital but remain under detention.