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Irish drugmaker Shire will pay about $32 billion in cash and stock to buy Baxalta and strengthen its position in rare disease treatments. Shares of both drugmakers climbed in pre-market trading after the deal was announced. Treatments for rare diseases have become a hot and...
Irish drugmaker Shire plans to pay about $32 billion in cash and stock to buy Baxalta and strengthen its position in rare disease treatments. Shire says it will pay Baxalta shareholders $18 in cash and a portion of a Shire share for each Baxalta share. That adds up to a per-...
CHICAGO (AP) — Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found. Nearly half of nonsmoking kids in middle school and high school encountered secondhand tobacco smoke in 2013, and rates were even higher among...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sickening stench from an out-of-control natural gas leak has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from an upscale community. The 11-week leak has spewed massive amounts of climate-changing methane and is blamed for headaches, nausea and nosebleeds...
(from SASR) Senior Adults Specialty Research has announced it is actively recruiting participants for a clinical research study designed to evaluate the safety and potential efficacy of an investigational medication to determine whether it slows the progression of symptoms of...
(from AAP) Despite significant progress in recent years, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says the nation remains incompletely equipped to respond to children’s unique medical needs in the wake of disasters. Children are particularly vulnerable to...
The rarest form of Alzheimer's ravages generations as families pass down gene mutations that trigger the disease in people in their 30s, 40s or 50s. Now, ahead of a major Alzheimer's research meeting, dozens of these families met face to face for the first time, and asked...
The year's first case of West Nile Virus in Texas has been reported. (additional information from the Texas Department of State Health Services: DSHS) DSHS won’t release additional personal details in order to protect the patient’s identity. To reduce the chances of a mosquito...
(Michelle Robertson, President & CEO) According to U.S. News & World Report, a local hospital system is again on the list of best hospitals for 2015-16 and as KLBJ's Perry Watson reports...it's become a trend. (additional information from Seton) Seton Austin also was...