CHMP has issued a positive opinion recommending approval of Schering-Plough's combination therapy with PEGINTRON and REBETOL for retreating adult patients with chronic hepatitis C.
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Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but potentially fatal bacterial infection. The disease is expressed as either meningococcal meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, or meningococcemia, the presence of bacteria in the blood.
People with a certain gene mutation are more likely to get Parkinson's disease before the age of 50 compared to those without the gene abnormality
People with multiple sclerosis who stop taking the drug natalizumab may experience a rebound increase in disease activity.
Researchers investigating the basic biology of cell signaling have made a discovery that may have therapeutic implications for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases.
A rare form of cirrhosis that destroys small bile ducts in the liver, usually affects young and middle-aged white women.
National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) has created an educational brochure tailored specifically for African Americans at risk for kidney disease.
More than 150 million people worldwide are infected with filarial parasites
Bazedoxifene 20 mg and 40 mg significantly reduced the relative risk of new vertebral fractures by 42 percent and 37 percent.
CEL-SCI Corporation's CEL-1000 immunomodulator was shown to be able to jump start the immune response against the recombinant hepatitis B virus protein more quickly than did other vaccine adjuvants.
The Michigan Department of Community Health is joining forces with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to raise awareness of mosquito-borne illnesses and the steps people can take to prevent it.
A vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16 and 18 is now licensed for use in Canada and many other countries.
Billions of dollars are being spent on disease-specific aid programmes in developing countries.
A report systematically evaluates virtually all available scientific information about aspartame and concludes that the low calorie sweetener is safe.
TOPIGEN Pharmaceuticals has disclosed promising top-line results from its first phase 2 clinical study for TPI-1020, a new chemical entity licensed from NicOx which is a novel respiratory anti- inflammatory.
GeneGo, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation collaborate to develop a software suite for the integration and analysis of cystic fibrosis data.
Pharmasset reports preliminary safety and potent antiviral activity with R7128 following 14 days of monotherapy in 40 patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus.
First-degree relatives patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) are more likely to have the biomarker of the disease in their blood.
Administering clot busting and anti platelet agents in patients waiting to receive an angioplasty is not of significant benefit compared to an antiplatelet administered just prior to angioplasty.
Scientists have discovered a unique population of adult stem cells derived from human muscle that could be used to treat muscle injuries and diseases such as heart attack and muscular dystrophy.
An important drug used in the treatment of malignant melanoma has little effect on the melanoma cells themselves. Instead, it activates immune-system cells to fight the disease.
Gary Ansel treats a common form of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) with a new device that improves outcomes, speeds recovery and may minimize the risk of complications.
The Senate to approve the fiscal year 2008 foreign aid spending bill (HR 2764) that would increase funds to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria worldwide.
Decision Resources has found that a significant proportion of hepatitis C virus patients do not achieve a sustained virologic response or are not able to tolerate current first-line treatment.
Wall Street Journal examined how hospitals across the U.S. are scrambling to put new programs in place to prevent pressure ulcers.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will participate in a global health campaign aimed at improving health systems, fighting diseases.
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