Roche gets $12 billion stock boost from positive cancer, hemophilia results

Roche shares were lifted on Monday by two trial wins for its new cancer and hemophilia drugs, potential blockbusters that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to offset shrinking revenue from older&h...

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Acorda Therapeutics scraps Parkinson's drug after deaths

Acorda Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it would stop developing its Parkinson's disease drug, less than a week after the company reported deaths in key studies testing the treatment.

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Acorda Therapeutics scraps development of Parkinson's disease drug

Acorda Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it would terminate developing its drug to treat Parkinson's disease, a week after the drugmaker reported five deaths in key studies testing the treatment.

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Roche shares climb after trial wins in cancer, hemophilia

Roche announced two trial wins for its cancer and hemophilia drugs on Monday, boosting its shares and weighing on the stocks of its main rivals.

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Roche announces trial successes in cancer, haemophilia

Roche announced a double dose of trial wins on Monday, saying its immunotherapy Tecentriq mixed with other drugs made advances against lung cancer, while data suggested its haemophilia agent Hemlib...

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New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

Developing new front-line antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among key steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/Aids and ending the disease as a public&...

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Roche says Tecentriq combination cuts lung cancer risk

A late-stage trial of Roche's immuno-oncology medicine Tecentriq with other cancer drugs as an initial therapy for lung cancer met its goal of significantly reducing the risk of disease worsening o...

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South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the south west of the country and raised its bird flu alert level to the highest ranking.

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U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while it reviews cases of those already incarcerated in the socially conservative Centra...

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Risk of breast cancer recurrence lasts for decades

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Many women who follow initial breast cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may

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Radiologists want patients to get test results faster

By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - Patients these days expect to get imaging test results more promptly than they did in the past – and radiologists

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Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sickness

By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Asso

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