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FDA Gives Its Approval to Merck & Co Inc.'s Drug ‘Bridion’

FDA Gives Its Approval to Merck & Co Inc.'s Drug ‘Bridion’

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved a drug named Bridion to reverse the effects of deep paralysis caused due to muscle relaxants that are used at the beginning of surgery to help doctors insert a breathing tube.

The drug genetically known as sugammadex can generate annual sales of $557 million by 2020, according to Thomson and Reuters data.

According to experts, rocuronium bromide and vecuronium bromide are neuromuscular blocking drugs that cause temporary paralysis by interfering with the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles.

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Tinder users can now ‘swipe right’ to register as organ donors

Tinder users can now ‘swipe right’ to register as organ donors

Tinder, an app famous for dating, has collaborated with the NHS through a novel initiative for promoting the practice of organ donation among its users.

As part of the campaign, Tinder users supporting organ donation will find a message written on their profile, which will be visible to like-minded users. On their first date, two individuals will have the facility to “swipe right” if they wish to chat on the paucity of organs for transplantation.

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High-income nations witness decline in cancer rates, opposite stands true for low-and-middle-income countries

High-income nations witness dip in cancer rates, opposite stands true for low-and-middle-income countries

Two opposite trends have been seen in high-income nations and low-and-middle-income nations with regard to cancer rates. Improved screening and adoption of healthy lifestyle have brought a dip in occurrence of common cancers in many high-income countries. But, owing to the adoption of unhealthy western habits, like food, has brought a rise in prevalence of common cancers in low- and middle-income countries.

Big Ang’s Cancer Makes a Return

Big Ang’s Cancer Makes a Return

Big Ang fans are in grieve after the news broke out that her throat cancer has returned and this time doctors said it can be even worse. Previously, Ang has undergone several surgeries and therapies for treating cancer.

A person close to Big Ang confirmed the news to ET saying that doctors have found another lump that’s definitely cancerous during a routine checkup last week. The VH1 star will find out more about the severity of her condition in a follow-up appointment, though the source tells ET the cancer appears to be very serious to doctors.

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US toddler Jaxon Buell, Born with Parts of Skull Missing, spends Time Sitting on Santa's Lap

US toddler Jaxon Buell, Born with Parts of Skull Missing, spends Time Sitting on Santa's Lap

An infant, Jaxon Buell, who was born with an extreme brain malformation, surprised everyone by beating the odd and surviving at the time when doctors were thinking he would die in a few days. Recently, parents of the 15-month-old Buell posted a picture of him with Santa. It was the boy’s first visit with Santa.

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Daughters of Charity Health System inks $260 Million Investment Deal with New York Hedge Fund

Daughters of Charity Health System inks $260 Million Investment Deal with New York Hedge Fund

Financially troubled Daughters of Charity Health system announced on Monday that it has inked an unusual and controversial deal with a New York hedge fund.

The news has come almost 11 days after California Attorney General Kamala Harris gave her conditional approval for the largest nonprofit hospital transaction in state history, and the first to involve a hedge fund.

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Older People with High Stress Levels at Twice Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Older People with High Stress Levels at Twice Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in and the Montefiore Health System have revealed that high levels of stress in older people may cause Alzheimer’s disease. According to researchers, highlyOlder People with High Stress Levels at Twice Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease stressed participants are twice more likely to become mildly impaired cognitively compared to those who were not highly stressed. High stress levels in older people may be the cause of cognitive impairment, which is often the root of Alzheimer’s disease.

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