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Dermatologists Accept Millions from Pharmaceutical Companies

Nearly three-quarters of U.S. dermatologists received payments worth a collective $34 million from drug companies in 2014, according to a new analysis of a public database. In most cases, the payments were worth less than $50, researchers found. But a few doctors were taking industry payments worth at least $93,622. “Most dermatologist in the U.S. – about 73 percent according ...

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Herbal and dietary supplements damage liver

One in five cases of chemical-induced liver damage come from herbal and dietary supplements, a research review concludes. A decade ago, less than one in 10 cases could be linked to supplements, researchers report in the journal Hepatology. Up to half of U.S. adults consume supplements that contain ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, teas and proteins to improve diet, as ...

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Study shows health improving globally, but progress is patchy

  Globally, people’s health is improving and life expectancy is rising, but progress is far from universal with chronic diseases bringing long-term illness and causing seven out of 10 deaths, according to research published on Thursday. The Global Burden of Disease study, which shows the key drivers of ill health, disability and death in individual countries, found that by 2015, ...

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Tissue leftover from facelift can help plump lips

Women getting cosmetic surgery to lift up sagging cheeks and jowls may be able to use some of the tissue removed during the procedure to plump up their lips, a small U.S. study suggests. Five years after getting a facelift followed by lip augmentation using leftover tissue, patients still had significantly fuller lips than they did prior to the procedure, ...

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Dengue vaccine, 11 countries approved

Sanofi Pasteur, Sanofi’s vaccines unit, said on Tuesday that its dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, had received market approval in eleven countries. To date the vaccine has been approved in Mexico, the Philippines, Brazil, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore, the statement said. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease caused by four virus serotypes as categorized by ...

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Once-a-day tablet for Lung cancer

A simple once-a-day tablet that can zap killer lung cancer tumours will today be rolled out on the NHS. Tagrisso (osimertinib) was only granted a licence in February and has been hailed as a “breakthrough” drug. The once-a-day tablet is suitable for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who have a specific mutation that means they have stopped responding to earlier ...

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