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Aug2017-072717.jpg We are well into the second half of 2017. Now, let's take a look at the biotech stocks awaiting word from the FDA in August.

untreatable-gonorrhea-071017.jpg There is a growing concern among the medical experts on the spread of antibiotic resistant and untreatable gonorrhea.

Merck (MRK) said that it has accepted the external Data Monitoring Committee recommendation to pause new enrollment on KEYNOTE-183 and KEYNOTE-185, two studies exploring KEYTRUDA treatment in combination with other therapies in the blood cancer multiple myeloma. The company noted that the pause is...

A new study finds that men with sexist ideologies are more likely to suffer from psychological and mental health issues. The Washington Post reported on a study published November 21 in the Journal of Counseling Psychology. The report analyzes 78 case studies on masculinity and mental health between 2003 and 2013. The participants range from ages 12 to over 65.

The likelihood of individuals contracting the flu may be directly linked with the year of their birth, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Arizona. For the study the researchers examined the exposure to certain strains of the flu virus during a child's early life. "But as far as the data tell us, there is something kind of magical about the first time . . ."

A new male birth control shot has proven effective in a new study, though side effects, including acne and mood swings, cut the study short. But according to researchers, the jab was proven 96 percent effective. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, looked at 270 men approximately aged 18-45 who had been in monogamous relationships for at least a year.

Vacutainer-blood-bottles-102616.jpg A new Canadian study finds that when it comes to blood transfusions, fresher blood is not any better than older blood. Nancy Heddle is a professor emeritus of medicine at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario. Heddle cites, "Our study provides strong evidence that transfusion of fresh blood does not improve patient outcomes, and this should reassure clinicians that fresher is not better."

alcohol-glass-102616.jpg Women in the U.S. are reportedly catching up to men in terms of alcohol consumption, according to researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center at the University of New South Wales in Australia. The researchers found that men born between the years 1891 and 1910 drank as much as three times as women, but those born between 1991 and 2000 drank only 1.2 times more than women.

duster-091516.jpg As much as 45 toxic chemicals can be found in everyday common house dust, according to a new study. The new study, which saw researchers analyze all studies that have sampled indoor environments in the United States since 2000, found that the chemicals found in dust samples came from a range of things typically found inside your home, including vinyl products, such as flooring and cosmetics.

peperwork-090816.jpg Doctors spend nearly half of their time attending to paperwork, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Washington Medicine. For the study the researchers polled 57 doctors in various practices about what consumes most of their time on a daily basis. "I think we need to make things better because patients notice that doctors are spending more time with the computer . . ."

MorningSunRays-082616.jpg Viral infections are potentially more dangerous when contracted in the morning hours, according to a new study from researchers in the U.K. And while the timing of catching a virus may not seem like a significant factor, it could make a serious difference, researchers say. "It's a big difference. The virus needs all the apparatus available at the right time . . ."

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