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U.S. health agency tells Grassley there is no EpiPen settlement yet

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mylan NV has yet to reach a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the classification in the Medicaid program of life-saving allergy treatment EpiPen, the acting head of a top U.S. government health regulatory agency told Senator Charles Grassley in a letter disclosed on Thursday.

Gear Review: Osprey Exos 58

Osprey Exos 58 MSRP: $220 Weight: 2 lb. 10 oz. (for a medium) bout 400 miles into my thru-hike, my pack was feeling heavy (5+ pounds empty) and overly complicated (I looked like I was about to embark on a space walk). I needed to pare down, and since I am Bad With Money, I decided to buy a pack in the next town: Damascus, Virginia. Show More Summary

Now Serving Post-Trail Depression With Your Beer

I finally accepted things weren’t okay when I was crying in the airport bathroom, dreading my return to Columbus, bartending, and society in general after a brief AT vacation. This isn’t some immediate post-trail realization. I finished my hike on October 9th. Show More Summary

Beer Yoga Is Totally a Thing, and We Want to Sign Up ASAP

A photo posted by BierYoga (@bieryoga) on Jul 26, 2016 at 6:27am PDT When it comes to getting your zen on, the options are seemingly endless. From Bikram yoga and Vinyasa flow to power yoga and goat yoga (yes, that's a thing), anyone seeking to reflect while improving their flexibility and strength can find a proper outlet to do so. Show More Summary

New, old science combine to make faster medical test

(University of Central Florida) Magnetic nanoparticles are coated with an antibody, then aligned in formation within a magnetic field and tallied under laser optics. The result could lead to speedy diagnoses for infectious diseases.

Successful phase 3 trial of drug for liver cancer

An international phase 3 trial has found that the drug regorafenib improved survival in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, a form of liver cancer, giving people who previously had no other options a better chance at survival. The trial included 152 sites in 21 countries.

Stem cell 'marking' study offers alterative hypothesis of cancer metastasis

Stem cells are among the most energetically activated, migratory and proliferative sub-populations of tumor cells, according to a new study.

Press Registration Now Open for 2017 Experimental Biology Meeting

Press registration is now open for the 2017 Experimental Biology meeting (EB 2017) to be held April 22-26 in Chicago. With more than 14,000 attendees and thousands of scientific sessions, EB 2017 is a research bonanza you won't want to miss.

Wayne State University Research Team Develops New Diagnostic Tool to Identify Tinnitus in Animals

A team of researchers from Wayne State University has developed a behavioral tool that may significantly aid in understanding the underlying mechanisms of tinnitus, ultimately leading to new drugs and treatment methods.

Alzheimer's Patients Wander Due to Excess Tau In the Brain's Navigational System

Sixty percent of Alzheimer's patients wander and get lost. This can lead to injury, harm and even death. By Alzheimer's Reading Room It is important to note that 60 percent of Alzheimer's patients are likely to wander. One of the things...Show More Summary

Children's Menus Still Laden with Fat, Sodium, and Calories Despite Industry Pledges

Despite a 2011 pledge among United States chain restaurants to improve the nutritional value of children's menu options, a new study finds no significant improvements have been made to cut calories, saturated fat, or sodium. The study...Show More Summary

Experts urge for wider prescription of statins in treatment, prevention

Researchers address the possible but unproven link between statins and diabetes, as well as the implications of prescription of statins for clinicians and their patients. They emphasize that the risk of diabetes, even if real, pales in comparison to the benefits of statins in both the treatment and primary prevention of heart attacks and strokes.

2017 Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan to stop at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine in Rochester

WHAT: Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton and pitcher Trevor May will stop at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, Minnesota, campus for a training and educational event with local youth baseball players. Buxton and May will answer questions, sign autographs and pose for photos. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine experts will share tips on […]

New Genital Herpes Vaccine Candidate Provides Powerful Protection in Preclinical Tests

Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Show More Summary

2017 Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan to stop at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine in Minneapolis

WHAT: Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton and pitcher Trevor May will make a stop at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic for a training and educational event with local youth baseball players. Minnesota Twins players Byron Buxton and Trevor May will answer questions, sign autographs and pose for photos. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine experts […]

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Gut Inflammation, Bacteria Changes

People with Type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the digestive tract and gut bacteria(break)--a pattern that differs from individuals who do not have diabetes or those who have celiac disease, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Breast cancer prognosis of African-American patients may improve with chemotherapy before surgery

(Georgia State University) Administering chemotherapy to African-American breast cancer patients prior to surgery could improve their prognosis and survival rates from the disease, according to a new study.

Pancreatic tumors rely on signals from surrounding cells

(Salk Institute) Salk scientists find that targeting the interaction between a pancreatic tumor and its microenvironment could weaken cancer

Seeking structure with metagenome sequences

(DOE/Joint Genome Institute) In the Jan. 20, 2017 issue of Science, a team led by University of Washington's David Baker in collaboration with DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers reports that structural models have been generated for 12 percent of the protein families that had previously had no structural information available. Show More Summary

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