Women’s Health

Advaxis says FDA lifts clinical hold on three cancer compounds

A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring(Reuters) - Drug developer Advaxis Inc said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a clinical hold on three of its experimental cancer therapies. The company said it would resume studies on the three therapies, which belong to a class of treatments that spur the body's immunity system against the disease. Advaxis' shares rose 46 percent to $12.13 in premarket trading. (Reporting by Vidya L Nathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)


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Dr. Carson and Dr. Paul: Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers?!? Really?!?

Dr. Carson and Dr. Paul: Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers?!? Really?!?Being a pediatrician and a public health advocate, there were several things that bothered me about Wednesday night's "debate" about vaccines. Let's start with the first part of Jake Tapper's question: "Dr. Carson, Donald Trump has publicly and repeatedly linked vaccines, childhood vaccines, to autism, which, as you know, the medical community...


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Saab CEO says trainer bid could spur co-operation with Boeing

Saab Chief Executive Hakan Buskhe gestures during a news conference at the World Trade Center in StockholmSweden's Saab is confident of selling training jets to the U.S. Air Force, but believes its bidding partnership with Boeing could lead to further co-operation whoever wins the $11 billion contest, its chief executive said. Boeing and Saab are among contenders for a deal to replace the aging T-38 trainer in a competition known as T-X. Saab Chief Executive Hakan Buskhe said he was "very happy" with the two-year-old partnership with Boeing and that he was not worried about the cost of their new design, even though it was "significant".


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Malaria deaths fall 60 percent since 2000: UN

Fifteen years ago, an estimated 262 million malaria cases killed nearly 840,000 peopleMalaria deaths worldwide have fallen by 60 percent since 2000, the UN said Thursday, with improved diagnostic tests and the massive distribution of mosquito nets aiding dramatic progress against the disease. Fifteen years ago, an estimated 262 million malaria cases killed nearly 840,000 people. Projections for 2015 indicate that some 214 million cases are likely to cause 438,000 deaths, according to a joint report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF).


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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe reads wrong speech, opponents question his fitness

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe delivers his state of the nation address to the country's parliament in HarareBy MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe read out the wrong speech at the opening of parliament on Tuesday, an error which the main opposition quickly used to question whether Africa's oldest leader was still of a sound mind. Mugabe, the only ruler the southern African nation has known since it was recognised in 1980, delivered the same speech he gave on Aug. 25, pinning his hopes on China to help revive Zimbabwe's struggling economy. Mugabe finished the speech without interruption and his spokesman blamed officials, adding the president would read the correct speech at a later date.


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What No One Tells You About Depression (But I Will)

What No One Tells You About Depression (But I Will)Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts revolved around various ways to end my life. Since then, my biggest fear has been to ultimately lose. RELATED: 81 Awesome Mental Health Resources When You Can't Afford a Therapist It's...


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