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(Reuters) - BioDelivery Sciences International Inc said it had received U.S. regulatory approval for its drug, Bunavail, to treat opioid dependence.

Posted: June 6, 2014, 10:59 pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it approved Biogen Idec Inc's long-lasting hemophilia A drug, Eloctate, adding another product to the company's nascent portfolio of drugs for non-malignant blood disorders.
Posted: June 6, 2014, 8:50 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Both psoriasis patients and the people who live with them say psoriasis negatively impacts their quality of life, according to a new study. And both groups tend to report more depression and anxiety than people not affected by the condition.

Posted: June 6, 2014, 5:09 pm
(Reuters) - An infectious disease expert and former head dealmaker at Merck & Co is racing against his ex-employer and other drugmakers to develop a treatment for a germ that ravages the colon and kills as many as 14,000 Americans each year.
Posted: June 6, 2014, 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who take oral contraceptives desire different traits in an imaginary man than women not on the Pill, according to a small study in Italy.

Posted: June 6, 2014, 3:58 pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Lapses in hospital infection control measures exacerbated an outbreak of a deadly new viral disease which has infected more than 60 people and killed at least 10 in the United Arab Emirates, health investigators said on Friday.
Posted: June 6, 2014, 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with both depression and diabetes have higher markers of inflammation in their blood than those with diabetes alone, a new study suggests.

Posted: June 6, 2014, 2:40 pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union member states on Friday agreed that live pig imports from United States and Canada must be tested for a deadly virus that has killed millions of piglets.
Posted: June 6, 2014, 2:31 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For very young children, awareness of food brands increases greatly between ages three and four and is highest for unhealthy foods, according to a new study from Ireland.

Posted: June 6, 2014, 1:55 pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new way of evaluating tumors may soon help cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link to their disease - and the best possible treatment – all in a single test.
Posted: June 6, 2014, 5:45 am
(Reuters) - Fighting obesity by taxing sugary drinks and restricting junk food advertisements aimed at children has support from a wide majority of residents surveyed in a Southern California public health study released on Thursday.

Posted: June 6, 2014, 2:38 am
(Reuters) - The Obama administration is revamping the health insurance marketplace and removing significant parts from it to ensure that glitches on the site do not return, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing presentations to health insurers and interviews with government officials and contractors.
Posted: June 6, 2014, 2:27 am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health has awarded $25 million to the J. Craig Venter Institute to back an initiative to study infectious diseases like malaria and influenza at the genetic level to help find better treatments and preventive measures.

Posted: June 5, 2014, 8:31 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnancy outcomes don’t differ among women who use a vaginal hormone gel during in vitro fertilization or a hormone shot, according to a new study.
Posted: June 5, 2014, 8:21 pm
DES MOINES Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday ordered farmers to start reporting cases of a deadly pig virus and pledged over $26 million in funding to combat the disease, pushing back against criticism of his handling of a widespread outbreak.

Posted: June 5, 2014, 7:56 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A simulated training program helped adults with autism spectrum disorder improve their job interview skills and confidence in a small new study.
Posted: June 5, 2014, 7:12 pm
LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) - A dramatic upward revision in the number of people killed by the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia may signal a fresh approach from Riyadh, but also raises new questions about how the two-year-old outbreak has been handled.

Posted: June 5, 2014, 5:58 pm
(Reuters) - European regulators said on Thursday they have completed their assessment of drug manufacturing violations at Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd's facility in Toansa, India, and although deficiencies were found, they pose no risk to public health.
Posted: June 5, 2014, 5:45 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Birth control pills seem to work as well as antibiotics for long-term treatment of acne in women, according to a new review of past clinical trials.
Posted: June 5, 2014, 4:19 pm
DES MOINES Iowa (Reuters) - Hog losses on U.S. farms from a deadly virus have slowed, reaching about 8 million head currently after hitting 7 million around February, an economist with a leading pork industry group told Reuters.

Posted: June 5, 2014, 4:11 pm
(Reuters) - Shares of Halozyme Therapeutics Inc jumped about 11 percent a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a hold on a trial testing an advanced version of the company's flagship drug delivery technology.

Posted: June 5, 2014, 2:26 pm
CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) - An animal-rights group has called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fine the Massachusetts Institute of Technology because of a January incident in which a rabbit at a research lab died when it was left in its cage while it was sent for cleaning.
Posted: June 5, 2014, 1:51 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young people who are more active growing up tend to end up with stronger bones, but many older teenagers don’t get enough exercise to see those benefits, a recent study found.

Posted: June 5, 2014, 1:36 pm
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will test camels in the kingdom for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), its agriculture minister was quoted as saying, a day after a Saudi study reinforced a long-suspected link between the animals and human cases of the deadly virus.
Posted: June 5, 2014, 12:02 pm
DES MOINES Iowa (Reuters) - The impact of a deadly pig virus on U.S. trade is mounting, with 11 countries limiting imports of live hogs and one banning pork imports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's top veterinarian said on Wednesday.

Posted: June 4, 2014, 11:00 pm

PR Newswire: Health

Press Releases from PR Newswire about Health

LAS VEGAS, June 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc.  (OTCQB: GBLX), a biotechnology and research company, today announced through its local partnership, GB Sciences Nevada, LLC, that it has secured a special use permit in Clark County, Nevada for its medical...
Posted: June 7, 2014, 5:40 am
CHANTILLY, Va., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by All Dulles Area Muslim Society: ACHN BackgroundACHN is a volunteer based, non-profit committed to providing patient centered healthcare to uninsured, low-income families. Based in Northern...
Posted: June 7, 2014, 12:12 am
LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A lap band revision procedure requires a tremendous amount of expertise to pull off, but not all of the skills involved are necessarily what one would associate with a top surgeon. Yes, it is a delicate undertaking requiring tremendous dexterity,...
Posted: June 6, 2014, 11:58 pm, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, recently returned from living and working aboard the International Space Station, will give an open-media, presentation Tuesday, June 10, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland....

Posted: June 6, 2014, 10:56 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to provide maximum value to internal clients, organizations must continue to innovate. In the healthcare sector particularly, market research executives must also continually evaluate the need for outsourced personnel. In...
Posted: June 6, 2014, 10:45 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's information-rich world, consumers' desires, preferences, and unmet needs evolve and change rapidly. And with consumer habits and purchase decisions being driven by many factors, market research groups are continually...
Posted: June 6, 2014, 10:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) today announced that management will make a presentation regarding the Company at the Goldman Sachs 35th Annual Global Healthcare Conference in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, June 10, 2014,...
Posted: June 6, 2014, 10:21 pm, N.C., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (BDSI) (NASDAQ: BDSI) received approval of the New Drug Application (NDA) for BUNAVAIL™ (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film (CIII) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....

Posted: June 6, 2014, 9:19 pm

WESTMONT, Ill., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IlliniCare Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), has unveiled a new brand identity, symbolized by the introduction of a new logo that signifies its growth and transformation.  The new brand will serve to further...

Posted: June 6, 2014, 9:13 pm

CHICAGO, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC), a worldwide provider of clinical workflow solutions for the health care environment, has announced a new partnership with Ecolab®,  a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, offering...

Posted: June 6, 2014, 8:45 pm
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies is calling on the White House to release the funds from...
Posted: June 6, 2014, 8:40 pm
NEW YORK, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To...
Posted: June 6, 2014, 8:25 pm OAKS, Calif., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) will present at the Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference at 1:20 p.m. PT on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Anthony C. Hooper, executive vice president of...

Posted: June 6, 2014, 8:15 pm
NASDAQ: NVCN TSX VENTURE: NVC VANCOUVER, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NVCN) (TSXV: NVC) has today been made aware of a lawsuit filed by CardiAQ Valve Technologies in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts including...
Posted: June 6, 2014, 8:15 pm RATON, Fla., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Re-Body, LLC (, a natural supplement company and a leader in the field of healthy weight management, today is proud to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a patent (US 8,623,433 B1) for...

Posted: June 6, 2014, 8:10 pm
ATLANTA, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV) announced today that it will participate at the following upcoming investor conferences: Morgan Stanley Leveraged Finance Conference Wednesday, June 11, 20143:15 p.m. CT (4:15 p.m. ET)New Orleans,...
Posted: June 6, 2014, 8:05 pm, Texas, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, was recently named by the Austin Business Journal as the top biomedical research and development employer in the Austin, Texas...

Posted: June 6, 2014, 7:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTE), a medical device company developing its Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced that ISS Proxy Advisory Services, a leading...
Posted: June 6, 2014, 7:07 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harbor and Behavioral Connections of Wood County, Inc. will join forces July 1, 2014. The partnership will strengthen each operations by broadening the scope of services available to current and future clients.  "The most exciting and...
Posted: June 6, 2014, 6:39 pm

MESA, Ariz., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique private health care marketplace is now available for businesses through The Mahoney Group. The Mahoney Group Private Exchange is a private marketplace platform that gives employers an unprecedented range of administrative...

Posted: June 6, 2014, 6:35 pm