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Second death in Novartis gene therapy trials under investigation

(Reuters) – Novartis AG, which this week announced positive interim trial results for its experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, on Friday said investigation is underway into whether a second trial death could be related to the treatment. The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January… Read More »

Child's death linked to Glasgow hospital pigeon infection

Media playback is unsupported on your device An infection linked to pigeon droppings was a “contributing factor” in the death of a child at a Glasgow hospital, it has been confirmed. Scotland’s health secretary ordered a review of the design of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after the deaths of two patients. The hospital has… Read More »

Long-term statin use protects against prostate cancer death

Statins and other drugs that lessen cardiovascular disease risk by lowering blood lipids rank among the world’s most prescribed medications. And for the men who take them, accumulating evidence has for years pointed to another added benefit: a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Now researchers are reporting that long-term statin use (more than 10… Read More »