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Health

Roche scores win in slowing aggressive type of breast cancer

Saturday at 17:42 PM, via Reuters

An immunotherapy cocktail from Roche helped slow an aggressive type of breast cancer where new treatments have proven elusive, offering positive news for the Swiss drugmaker as it chases medicines produced by its rivals.

Roche’s Tecentriq boosts survival in triple-negative breast cancer

Saturday at 16:34 PM, via Reuters

An immunotherapy cocktail from Roche helped slow a type of breast cancer where new treatments have proven elusive, data released on Saturday showed, offering positive news for the Swiss drugmaker as it chases medicines produced by its rivals.

Astronaut recounts harrowing failed space launch

Saturday at 15:23 PM, via CNN

Two minutes into his first trip to space last Thursday, US astronaut Nick Hague found himself thinking how smoothly the flight was going. “It was everything I expected it to be,” he told NASA director Jim Bridenstine at Johnson Space Center on Tuesday.

Advice From Health Care’s Power Users

Saturday at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

When you’re sick, the health care system can be scary and confusing. But in a recent survey, seriously ill Americans shared some hard-won wisdom.

Sanofi drug Dupixent wins FDA approval to treat asthma

Saturday at 00:59 AM, via Reuters

France’s Sanofi SA said on Friday eczema drug Dupixent was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an additional maintenance therapy in patients with two types of asthma.

New health insurer policy may mean you pay for your ER visit

Friday at 22:40 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – While symptoms like chest or belly pain might reasonably drive you to the emergency room with worries about a heart attack or appendicitis, your insurance company might decide not to pay if it turns out your fears were unfounded, a new study suggests.

U.S. official optimistic Congo Ebola outbreak can be controlled

Friday at 18:46 PM, via Reuters

The leading Ebola expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday he believed an outbreak in Congo can be brought under control quickly and that the high rate of new cases is due largely to improved detection.

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