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Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus


FREETOWN - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. | Video

Guilt may spoil restorative effects of entertainment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who play video games or watch television to unwind after a hard day may end up feeling worse about themselves, not better, says a new study.

29 Jul 2014

Weekday heart attacks still getting quicker treatment at hospitals

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who arrive at the hospital with a heart attack during business hours are more likely to survive than those who show up on weeknights, weekends or holidays, according to a new study.

29 Jul 2014

'Interreality' may enhance stress therapies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using virtual reality to add “real world” challenges to psychotherapy sessions may enhance the treatment’s effect for people learning to cope with workplace stress, according to a small study from Italy.

29 Jul 2014

Legalizing pot has not spurred use among U.S. teens: study

WASHINGTON - A rise in marijuana use among U.S. teens over the past 20 years has no significant tie to the legalization of marijuana for medical use in many states, according to a new research paper.

29 Jul 2014

Tools for planning end of life care are varied, untested: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many tools exist to help introduce people to the subject of advanced care planning, but they vary widely in what they offer and how accessible they are, according to a new research review.

29 Jul 2014

23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

WASHINGTON D.C. - Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build survey tools and expand its gene database.

Tech, Media 29 Jul 2014

FDA Oks expanded use of Regeneron's eye drug

- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the expanded use of its eye drug Eylea for the treatment of diabetic macular edema.

29 Jul 2014

Impax Parkinson's drug future shaky as FDA flags factory issues

- Impax Laboratories Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised concerns about the company's factory in Taiwan, casting in doubt the future of its Parkinson's drug, rytary.

29 Jul 2014

Hungarian competition watchdog probes Sanofi subsidiary

BUDAPEST/PARIS - Hungary's competition watchdog GVH has raided the Hungarian headquarters of French drug maker Sanofi as the first step of proceedings against the firm for suspected abuse of its dominant market position.