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  • Novartis says 82 percent of leukemia patients in remission after CAR-T December 4, 2016
    (Reuters) - An experimental cancer therapy being developed by Novartis AG eliminated an aggressive form of blood cancer in 82 percent of children and young adults treated with modified immune cells in a mid-stage trial, the company said on Saturday.
  • New data on risk vs benefit for potent CAR-T cancer drugs December 3, 2016
    (Reuters) - A promising but risky new group of customized cancer drugs will be in focus this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), where clinical trial results will help clarify their potential for doctors and investors.
  • U.S. pushes to close lead testing gaps, echoing Reuters report December 2, 2016
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. states must do more to ensure that all children enrolled in the Medicaid health care program are tested for lead poisoning, a U.S. Government agency said this week, acknowledging major gaps in screening that were highlighted in a recent Reuters investigation.
  • Higher blood clot risk after starting testosterone treatment December 2, 2016
    (Reuters Health) - - Men may have an increased risk of blood clots after they start taking testosterone to treat sexual dysfunction, a recent study suggests.
  • Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development December 2, 2016
    (Reuters Health) – - Teens who drink heavily are more likely than their peers to have less gray matter, an important brain structure that aids in memory, decisions, and self-control, according to a Finnish study.
  • U.S. health spending in 2015 rose at fastest rate since 2007 December 2, 2016
    (Reuters) - U.S. health spending in 2015 rose at its fastest rate since 2007, driven by expanded access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act and high-priced specialty drugs, according to government figures released on Friday.