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Why a Psychologist Might Help If You’re in Chronic Pain

An article just published in the Harvard Medical School health blog suggests reasons why your doctor might recommend seeing a psychologist if you’re in chronic pain. “Pain, depression, and anxiety ...
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Why This Anthrax Vaccine Study Is Getting a New Cash Injection

Altimmune Inc. (NASDAQ: ALT) shares jumped on Wednesday after the company announced that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is modifying its existing anthrax vaccine development contract with ...
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4 Biotechs Making Major Moves on Tuesday

Tuesday was a breakout day for a few biotech companies that saw either huge gains or massive losses. With the markets holding near all-time highs, these companies could move the ...
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Endo Benefits Greatly From Potential Ohio Opioid Case Settlement

The opioid crisis has been devastating to many families and communities throughout America. After years of making major profits from the sale of opioids, many drug companies have come under ...
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Meet the FDA’s Newest Fast Tracked Zika Virus Treatment

Moderna, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNA) shares jumped late on Monday after the firm announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for its investigational Zika ...
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Why the FDA Is a Little Slow on This Jet Lag Study

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VNDA) shares dropped early to begin the week after the firm announced that it received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug ...
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Less Unemployment Is the Good News; the Bad News Is That It Means More of This

About 164,000 new jobs were created in the U.S. in July, and the national unemployment rate stands at 3.7% -- compared with 5.7% in Canada and 6.3% in the European ...
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Study: Our DNA Influences How Much We Drink

“Alcohol consumption is a heritable complex trait,” according to a new paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior. In other words, how much we drink is in our genes. ...
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This Animal Might Hold the Secret to Curing Autism and Alzheimer’s

The alpaca is an amiable, fluffy furred mammal from the Andes, related to the llama. Alpacas are said to make good pets, but are raised primarily for their soft wool, ...
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Here Are the Colleges With the Most Drug and Alcohol Arrests

The University of Wyoming isn’t particularly known as a party school, but students there apparently do like to drink, and don’t always do it wisely. It has the dubious honor ...
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More Fast Food Means More Heart Attacks, New Study Finds

A new Australian study presents strong evidence that people living in areas with a high number of fast-food outlets are more likely to suffer heart attacks than their counterparts elsewhere. ...
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Good News for Stem Cell Transplants

Akari Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares jumped on Wednesday after the firm announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for its stem cell ...
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Hospital Costs Soar to a New Record in Just 4 Years

Health care spending in America reached a stunning $3.5 trillion in 2017, but that’s just the beginning. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, that figure is projected to ...
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Huge Plaque Psoriasis Breakthrough at Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) shares made a handy gain on Tuesday after the firm announced results from its late-stage study for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque ...
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Breakthrough Gastrointestinal Tumor Therapy Reaches New Milestone

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: DCPH) shares nearly doubled on Tuesday after the firm announced top-line results from its late-stage trial treating patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). Specifically, this data ...
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