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Czech shooting: Gunman kills six at hospital in Ostrava

The man opened fire at the hospital in Ostrava before going on the run and shooting himself dead.
BBC News - Published

'There were no beds on the children's ward'

Louise Webb says she waited six hours in hospital for her daughter Lily to be seen by a paediatrician.
BBC News - Published

Online prescribing 'must get safer'

A UK coroner warns there could be more deaths unless regulation is tightened.
BBC News - Published

Health workers' strike: Nurses begin further 48 hours of action

Members of the Royal College of Nursing are refusing to do things like working unpaid hours.
BBC News - Published

A third of hospitals 'increased parking charges'

Income from fees jumps 10% in a year, with hourly charges of up to £4 levied.
BBC News - Published

J&J CEO spurns U.S. congressional hearing on carcinogens in talc products

Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky has declined to appear at a U.S. congressional hearing set for Tuesday on the safety of the company's Baby Powder and other talc-based cosmetics.
Reuters - Published

Yeovil Hospital agrees patient not properly anaesthetised

The patient said she was "traumatised" after feeling pain during surgery at Yeovil Hospital last year.
BBC News - Published

Bluebird bio, Bristol-Myers' multiple myeloma therapy shows promise in early study

Bluebird bio Inc and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Monday reported encouraging initial data from an ongoing early-stage study testing their experimental therapy for multiple myeloma in patients who did..
Reuters - Published

Sanofi ends research in diabetes, narrows units to spur profit

Sanofi SA said on Monday it would end its research efforts in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as part of a revamp that will narrow the number of its business units in the hope of bolstering growth..
Reuters - Published

Air pollution tied to hospitalizations for wide range of illnesses

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who are exposed to tiny particles in air pollution for just a day or two are more likely to be hospitalized for a wide variety of common health problems, a U.S. study..
Reuters - Published

Surgeons withdraw support for heart disease advice

European guidelines on a form of heart disease are under review, following a Newsnight investigation.
BBC News - Published

Preemies face higher risk of diabetes as children and young adults

(Reuters Health) - Babies who are born too early may be more likely to develop diabetes as children and young adults than full-term infants, a new study suggests.
Reuters - Published

U.S. kids not getting measles shots before international travel

(Reuters Health) - Even with measles outbreaks common in many parts of the world, doctors and parents are often not opting to have children vaccinated before international travel, a new study suggests.
Reuters - Published

Shante Turay-Thomas: Call handler 'made mistakes' over reaction death

Shante Turay-Thomas died after falling ill at her family home in Wood Green last year.
BBC News - Published

France to ban dozens of glyphosate weedkillers amid health risk debate

France's health and environment agency said on Monday it was banning dozens of glyphosate-based weedkillers, most of the volume of such products sold in France, ruling there was insufficient data to..
Reuters - Published

Sanofi/Synthorx: soft cell

Pharma giant puts $2.5n price on unprofitable San Diego-based company
FT.com - Published

Austrian leader blocks ban on weedkiller glyphosate, citing technicality

Austria's caretaker leader on Monday made clear she would not sign into law the European Union's first national ban on the weedkiller glyphosate due to a technicality, infuriating environmentalists..
Reuters - Published

Caring alone for two small girls, Texas father grapples with loss

Zak Tiemann picked up his daughters from school early this Halloween. Zayleeana, 3, and Zoey, 5, were beaming with excitement as they donned their "Frozen" costumes and went trick-or-treating in their..
Reuters - Published

CBD Medicine May Help Ease Another Form of Seizure

Prescription-grade CBD may help control hard-to-treat seizures caused by a rare genetic disorder, a preliminary study suggests.
Newsmax - Published

U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place Kentucky abortion restriction

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky restriction requiring doctors to show and describe ultrasound images to women seeking an abortion, turning away a challenge arguing that the..
Reuters - Published

FDA Testing Levels of Carcinogen in Diabetes Drug Metformin

Levels of possible cancer-causing chemicals in metformin diabetes medications are under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Newsmax - Published

Good Workouts Might Extend a Woman's Life

If you can tackle a tough workout, that may bode well for your longevity, new research suggests.
Newsmax - Published

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Arizona opioid case against Purdue, Sackler family

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a novel case by Arizona seeking to recover billions of dollars that the state has said that members of the Sackler family - owners of Purdue Pharma LP -..
Reuters - Published

Virtual Doc Visits Suffice for Many With Neurological Disorders

If you have a neurological disorder, a video chat with your doctor might be as good as an office visit for checking on your condition.
Newsmax - Published

Boy slept on hospital floor due to lack of beds

Jack Williment-Barr was photographed lying on a pile of coats and breathing through an oxygen mask.
BBC News - Published

Simple Fixes for an Overactive Bladder

If you feel that you constantly "gotta go" or you are always looking for a bathroom, you may be suffering from overactive bladder, or OAB.
Newsmax - Published

Simple Food Switches That Can Change Your Life

There's an old saying: "you are what you eat." And sometimes a simple, smart food switch can improve your health tremendously.
Newsmax - Published

French regulator to ban some glyphosate products over health risks

French health and environment agency ANSES said on Monday it was banning glyphosate-based weedkillers that represent most of the volume of such products sold in France, ruling there was insufficient..
Reuters - Published

Ovarian cancer drug olaparib approved in Scotland as new treatment

A trial finds that Olaparib tablets can significantly slow down progression of the disease.
BBC News - Published

FDA Approves First Generic Forms of MS Drug Gilenya

The first generic versions of the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The three generic versions of Gilenya (fingolimod) capsules were approved..
Newsmax - Published

Sanofi agrees $2.5bn deal for US biotech

Pharma group hopes Synthorx acquisition will combat falling revenues in core units
FT.com - Published

Technicality hinders Austrian ban on weedkiller glyphosate

An Austrian law banning all uses of the weedkiller glyphosate, the first such national ban in the European Union, cannot go into force on Jan. 1 as planned because the European Commission was not..
Reuters - Published

Dutch government moves to ban laughing gas

The Dutch government on Monday announced plans to include nitrous oxide -- better known as laughing gas -- on its "black list" of forbidden drugs, in response to a rapid increase in usage of the gas..
Reuters - Published

Gene therapy offers new vision to battle blindness

Single treatment using advanced microsurgery can cure condition for life
FT.com - Published

Organoid innovation offers potential for cancer research

Mini-organs grown from human stem cells can test drug effectiveness
FT.com - Published

Regenerative medicine at a critical juncture

Margaret Hamburg on the intersection of science and responsibility
FT.com - Published

Science fiction becomes science fact

‘Neural laces’ linking the brain to computers offer new scope for treatments
FT.com - Published

3D printing could build human organs from scratch

Replacement skin, livers and bladders on horizon
FT.com - Published

Gene editing heralds new era of animal-to-human transplants

Biotechs race to serve patients stuck on waiting lists for organs
FT.com - Published

Biotech companies defend prices of one-off gene therapy

Latest treatments with price tags as high as $2m require new financing models
FT.com - Published

FT Health: Regenerative Medicine

Rapid advances in technology from bioelectronics to gene therapy offer new ways to treat many illnesses. But medical breakthroughs bring with them new questions of pricing, access and scientific..
FT.com - Published

Health experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus

A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South East Asia and has "serious epidemic potential", global health and infectious disease specialists..
Reuters - Published

Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

Volunteers in the New Zealand city of Rotorua are preparing two dozen white-lined coffins to be transported to Samoa at the end of the week as the measles-ravaged Pacific island nation languishes under..
Reuters - Published

Mental health: North Wales A&E support scheme extended

A "life-changing" mental health service in hospitals is now being rolled out to GPs surgeries.
BBC News - Published

General Election 2019: NHS boss - Parties 'ducked' big issues

Chris Hopson says election debate has "fallen short" with regard to long-term solutions for the NHS.
BBC News - Published

Business calls for reform of health taxation

Employers’ consortium argues that tax exemption would help take pressure off NHS
FT.com - Published

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