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Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital

A baby born with a rare heart and lung condition has spent his first year in hospital. Max Olivares has just celebrated his first birthday in Southampton Children’s Hospital. His parents, Hannah Bloomsfield and Wayne Olivares, have moved into the hospital and rarely go back to their Portsmouth home. The …

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NZ's Fisher & Paykel sues Resmed in Australia over patent dispute

(Reuters) – New Zealand’s Fisher & Paykel Healthcare filed a lawsuit in Australia on Tuesday against Resmed Inc alleging the medical device manufacturer’s respiratory treatment products violate four Fisher & Paykel patents. Fisher & Paykel said it was seeking a range of legal remedies from the lawsuit, including banning the …

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NZ's Fisher & Paykel sues Resmed in patent dispute

(Reuters) – New Zealand’s Fisher & Paykel Healthcare filed a lawsuit in Australia on Tuesday against Resmed Inc alleging the medical device manufacturer’s respiratory treatment products violate four Fisher & Paykel patents. Fisher & Paykel and California-based Resmed are engaged in patent disputes in several countries over medical devices used …

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FDA proposes new fast path to market for certain medical devices

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed creating a new fast track to market for certain medical devices and a potential reduction in the amount of safety data required for approval. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb attends an interview at Reuters headquarters …

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Air pollution fine particles linked to poor sperm quality

(Reuters Health) – Exposure to fine particles in air pollution may be another factor that affects men’s sperm quality and their fertility, suggest researchers in Taiwan. Although the clinical effect may be small, the findings could be important from a public health perspective due to worldwide exposure to pollution, the …

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Retirement linked to longer, better sleep

(Reuters Health) – As work worries abate, sleep difficulties may also diminish when workers make the transition to retirement, according to a recent study from Finland. In particular, complaints of nonrestorative sleep and waking up too early in the morning decreased significantly, especially among pensioners who had poor health and …

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Amgen's Kyprolis improves overall survival in blood cancer patients

(Reuters) – Amgen Inc said on Monday new data from a late-stage trial testing Kyprolis in combination with two other drugs showed improved overall survival rate in patients with blood cancer. FILE PHOTO – An Amgen sign is seen at the company’s office in South San Francisco, California October 21, …

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Promising responses seen with Agios leukemia drug in study

(Reuters) – Nearly a third of patients with an advanced form of a fast-progressing leukemia who carry a specific genetic mutation experienced a complete or near complete response to an experimental Agios Pharmaceuticals drug, according to data from an early stage trial released on Monday. The study tested Agios’ ivosidenib, …

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Breast reconstruction after cancer less common at cash-strapped hospitals

(Reuters Health) – Women with breast cancer who have one or both breasts removed are less likely to get immediate reconstruction surgery at hospitals that are struggling financially, a U.S. study suggests. Most women with breast cancer have some type of surgery – either a lumpectomy that removes malignant tissue …

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Commuters often exposed to damaging noise levels

(Reuters Health) – Loud noise exceeding levels that can damage hearing is regularly encountered by commuters using buses, subways and even biking, a Canadian study suggests. “The effects of noise on our hearing health and overall health has been garnering a lot of recent attention and our team recently commented …