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Planned Parenthood President Says Organization Has Broken No Laws

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Fol­low­ing the release of two secretly recorded videos that appear to fea­ture the dis­cus­sion of the price of fetal tis­sue involv­ing a Planned Par­ent­hood employee, the organization’s pres­i­dent said on Sun…

 

Six New Cases of MERS Confirmed in Saudi Arabia

VILevi/iStock/Thinkstock(RIYADH, Saudi Ara­bia) — The World Health Orga­ni­za­tion announced Fri­day that in the first two weeks of this month, six new cases of Mid­dle East res­pi­ra­tory syn­drome coro­n­avirus, also known as MERS, were iden­ti­fied in Saudi Arab…

 

New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

Min­erva Studio/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) — A new treat­ment has been approved for the most com­mon form of skin can­cer.
The Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion (FDA) has approved a new drug for advanced basal cell car­ci­noma, a skin can­cer that’s easy to trea…

 

 

FDA Considering Proposal for New Nutrition Label Rule for Sugar

HandmadePictures/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion is con­sid­er­ing adding a per­cent daily value require­ment for sug­ars on food labels. The pro­posal, a sup­ple­ment to a 2014 rule that focused on updat­ing nutri­tion fact…

 

FDA Approves New Cholesterol Fighting Drug

Remains/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion on Fri­day approved the first treat­ment in a new class of drugs for patients who were not able to sig­nif­i­cantly lower their LDL cho­les­terol lev­els with statin ther­apy.
Pralu­ent, a…

 

Malaria Vaccine Gets Postive Review from EU Regulators

luiscar/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — The world’s first malaria vac­cine passed a major hur­dle on Fri­day thanks to a pos­i­tive review by Euro­pean drug reg­u­la­tors.
A shot cre­ated by British drug mak­ers Glax­o­SmithK­line, Mosquirix also known as RTS,S is the …