Tesaro shares soared 39 percent Friday upon a Bloomberg report that the pharmaceutical company will explore the opportunity of a sale. This comes exactly one week after Tesaro fell more than 20 percent during after-hours trading after the release of drug trial results. A spokesperson declined to comment. This story is developing. Please check back
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers conducted a study to find out the association of the prevalence and risk of prediabetes with infertility in men. Infertility is the inability of a couple to conceive despite unprotected sexual intercourse for a period of more than 12 months. It is estimated that about 15% of
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Lightheadedness is a feeling of faintness, dizziness, or being close to passing out. It can occur alongside vertigo, which affects balance and makes a person feel as though they or their surroundings are spinning. Although lightheadedness and vertigo can feel similar, they have different causes. Experiencing some episodes of lightheadedness is normal. In most cases,
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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb threatened Friday to pull e-cigarettes off the market if the agency’s new restrictions on the sale of fruity flavors don’t slow an “astonishing” surge in teen use. “The reality is if we don’t prevent this level of youth use of these products, this is an existential risk for
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Psoriasis is a life-long, autoimmune inflammatory disease. It often appears as a skin condition, but it is a systemic condition that can affect many parts of the body. Not only are there are different types of psoriasis, but it is also a complex condition. As scientists learn more about inflammatory conditions and how they affect
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Obesity can happen for a number of reasons, including diet, a sedentary lifestyle, genetic factors, a health condition, or the use of certain medications. A number of treatment options can help people to achieve and maintain a suitable weight. Carrying excess weight can increase the risk of a number of health problems. Losing weight can
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Hyperglycemia refers to high levels of sugar, or glucose, in the blood. It occurs when the body does not produce or use enough insulin, which is a hormone that absorbs glucose into cells for use as energy. High blood sugar is a leading indicator of diabetes. If a person with diabetes does not manage the
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Cancer is a disease that causes cells to divide without stopping, leading to tumor growth and reduced function in the immune system. Many cancers are ultimately fatal if an individual does not receive treatment or if the cancer is incurable. As a general rule, the earlier doctors can confirm a diagnosis in a person with
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According to new research, a hot bath could have effects that extend way beyond mental relaxation. According to the authors, regular hot baths might reduce inflammation and improve metabolism. The list of health benefits associated with hot baths keeps growing. Over recent years, hot baths, saunas, and other so-called passive heating therapies have received growing
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The Food and Drug Administration will restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars as it tries to control what Commissioner Scott Gottlieb describes as an “astonishing” surge in teen e-cigarette use that is reversing years of progress in fighting youth tobacco addiction. Gottlieb in
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Almonds and almond milk may provide several health benefits for people with diabetes. As these nuts are high in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates, they may increase satiety and aid blood sugar regulation and weight management. Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects how the body regulates blood sugar levels. Although
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine investigated the frequency of antiphospholipid antibodies in first-time heart attack patients. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the presence of autoantibodies that attack phospholipid proteins, including cardiolipin and β2-glycoprotein. APS can lead to blood clot formation
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Community music programs may help combat loneliness in older adults and heighten their interest in life, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. Could singing in a choir help combat loneliness? A recent study that featured in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences looked at a novel way
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New research finds that the cancer cells in a particularly aggressive form of pancreatic cancer rely heavily on a key protein to grow and spread. The findings may soon lead to new treatments and prevention strategies. Pancreatic cancer cells are ‘addicted’ to a certain protein, new research finds. Pancreatic cancer is particularly difficult to treat.
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Hundreds of thousands of UnitedHealthcare customers who participate in a health rewards program can now “walk off” the cost of an Apple Watch, essentially getting a $300 version of the device for free. The program could potentially encompass millions of new customers. Apple is increasingly in talks with insurers about getting the cost of its
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