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Genentech’s Experimental Drug Gets FDA’s Approval

Genentech’s Experimental Drug Gets FDA’s Approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday gave its approval to an experimental drug by Genentech meant for patients with a particular type of lung cancer that has very few treatment options.

The company announced that Alecensa won FDA’s approval for the use in patients with advance non-small lung cancer. Patients with this lung cancer have a mutation in a gene called ALK.

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Post-menopausal Women with Ductal Carcinoma Can Now Use Anastrozole and Tamoxifen

Post-menopausal Women with Ductal Carcinoma Can Now Use Anastrozole and Tamoxifen

Recent results of a trial revealed that oncologists can now offer post-menopausal women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) anastrozole and tamoxifen to prevent recurrence of breast cancer.

Results from two randomized trials showed that selection of any of the drug can be a good choice for the majority of patients, said researchers. The conclusions were given after studying results of placebo-controlled trials that involved around 4,200 patients.

Your decision to be happy or sad wouldn’t affect your health

Your decision to be happy or sad wouldn’t affect your health

People’s decision to remain happy or unhappy in life would not affect their health, finds a new study. It is one of a kind study that has broken a big myth that happiness improves a person’s health. Study researchers said that happiness can make you feel better, but not gift you with long life.

The study has rejected the findings of previous research that concluded that being sad will result into bad health and early death. The researchers said that they did not find any direct link between a person’s emotional state and its effect on longevity.

Google’s Verily and J&J join hands for new company to make robots better surgical assistants

Google’s Verily and J&J join hands for new company to make robots better surgical assistants

Google’s Verily, formerly known as Google Life Sciences, has joined hands with Johnson & Johnson to start a company called Verb Surgical to make robots better surgical assistants. Johnson & Johnson is a known name in the field of medical devices and Verily will help by contributing Google’s massive experience in machine learning and advanced image processing to advance robots.

Chipotle Founder Steve Ells says ‘Deeply Sorry’ to Patrons Who Got Sick

Chipotle Co-CEO issues First Apology on TV for Food Crisis

Chipotle founder and co-CEO Steve Ells has finally publically apologized on behalf of the restaurant chain. Ells has apologized for food crisis that sent many people in different US states visit their doctors after eating at Chipotle restaurants.

In a statement, Ells said that the company is ‘deeply sorry’ about those loyal people who eat at the chain in recent weeks and fell ill. While apologizing on behalf of the Denver headquartered restaurant company, the 49-year-old Chipotle said that the company is working to implement new policies.

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More Than 10% US Kids are with ADHD as Diagnoses Skyrocket

More Than 10% US Kids are with ADHD as Diagnoses Skyrocket

A new study which showed that more than 10% US kids have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suggests the cases have spiked among girls and some US minority groups in past few years.

Experts believe surge in confirmed ADHD cases among girls, older kids and Hispanics could be because of better screening among some previously under diagnosed groups. More than 5.5 million kids aged five to 17 years have the neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorder, as per the study which analyzed ADHD cases confirmed by parents from 2003 to 2011.

Pesticide Found in Milk Years Ago can contribute to Parkinson's disease: Study

Pesticide Found in Milk Years Ago can contribute to Parkinson's disease: Study

A pineapple pesticide linked to milk in Hawaii also has a connection with men’s brains, and those men may develop Parkinson's disease, according to a new study published in journal Neuron.

The study has made its place in a long list of studies that have linked various pesticides to the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The new findings have also supported an observation stating that individuals who smoke are safe against Parkinson's disease.

Surrogate Hound gives Birth to First Ever Puppies Conceived in Test Tubes

Surrogate Hound gives Birth to First Ever Puppies Conceived in Test Tubes

A team of researchers in the United States created the world’s first litter of puppies through in vitro fertilization (IVF). The researchers believe this breakthrough could help to eradicate disease in dogs and in humans as well.

Dr. Alexander Travis, who runs the lab at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York, said they gently handled a puppy and cleaned it with a towel. Crying of the puppy was an approval for their success.

We Exhibit ‘Inattentional Deafness’ to Sound while being indulged in Visionary Task

We Exhibit ‘Inattentional Deafness’ to Sound while being indulged in Visionary Task

Have you ever tried to get attention of someone busy in reading book, playing video game or watching TV or computer? You don’t have to worry now as you are not being intentionally ignored for not receiving response from your friend. Moreover, from next time whenever your friend ignores you while doing some visional task, don’t ever fight with him. Researchers from the University College London has come up with a new term called ‘inattentional deafness’, which states that concentrating one’s attention on a visual task can makes person temporarily deaf.

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