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20 Apr 2015 00:39

More patients in Singapore looking for genetic counsellors

Institutions like the National Cancer Centre of Singapore have seen demand for genetic counsellors increase in the last few years. It had 272 visits in 2014, almost three times the number of visits made in 2011. 

  • 19 Apr 2015 21:10

    Teva shares slide on generic Copaxone fears

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries shares slid five percent on Sunday after U.S. regulators approved a generic version of its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug and amid reports it was mulling a bid for rival Mylan.

  • 19 Apr 2015 20:40

    Merck's Keytruda shrinks lung cancer tumors, FDA approval sought

    Merck & Co Inc's Keytruda, approved for treating melanoma, was shown in a trial to shrink tumors in nearly half of advanced lung cancer patients with high levels of a protein used by tumors to evade the body's own disease-fighting cells.

  • 19 Apr 2015 20:05

    Merck files for FDA approval of Keytruda in lung cancer

    Merck & Co Inc said on Sunday it has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its drug Keytruda as a treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer, the most common form of the disease.

  • 19 Apr 2015 19:56

    Weedkiller likely cause of Nigeria 'mystery disease': WHO

    The victims, whose symptoms included headache, weight loss, blurred vision and loss of consciousness, died within a day of falling ill in the town of Ode-Irele, in southwestern Ondo state.

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