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WEDNESDAY, 27 JULY 2016, 23:07

Health

Smoking raises brain-lining hemorrhage risk more for women

Today at 21:10 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Smokers, especially female smokers, have a higher risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage – bleeding inside the lining of the brain – compared with nonsmokers, according to a new study.

Paraguay reports first cases of microcephaly linked to Zika

Today at 18:20 PM, via Reuters

ASUNCION (Reuters) – Paraguay has recorded its first two cases of babies born with the microcephaly birth defect associated with the Zika virus, health authorities in the South American country said on Wednesday.

Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough

Today at 17:25 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, researchers say.

IBM steps up efforts in fight against Zika

Today at 15:34 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it would provide its technology and resources to help track the spread of the Zika virus.

What your sleep says about your health

Today at 15:13 PM, via CNN

Do you sleep between seven to nine hours per night? According to the experts this is the amount needed, on average, to keep our minds alert and our bodies healthy — but many people aren’t getting enough.

TauRx Alzheimer’s drug fails in large study; some benefit seen

Today at 14:07 PM, via Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) – TauRx Pharmaceuticals’ experimental Alzheimer’s drug LMTX failed to improve cognitive and functional skills in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, a large, late-stage study showed.

GSK outlook brightens as Brexit brings currency windfall

Today at 13:18 PM, via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Demand for new medicines helped GlaxoSmithKline grow earnings in the second quarter and the drugmaker is set for big gains in the rest of 2016 thanks to a weak pound, after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

Lilly CEO Lechleiter to retire; Ricks to succeed

Today at 13:08 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Eli Lilly and Co said on Wednesday Chief Executive John Lechleiter would retire by the end of the year and would be succeeded by senior vice president David Ricks on January 1.

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