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  • Sarepta soars as FDA delays review of key drug

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on Sarepta Therapeutics and its Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug trial. The "FMHR" traders weigh in on the trade.

  • Zika threat fast approaching

    Don't be afraid to use insect repellent even if you are pregnant, says Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talking about how to protect yourself from the Zika virus as warmer weather approaches.

  • May 25- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration deferred its decision on Sarepta Therapeutics Inc's muscle-wasting disorder drug, a month after a federal advisory panel determined the treatment had not been proven effective. The company's shares were up 20 percent at $22.30 in premarket trading. Sarepta said the FDA had notified the company that it will not be...

  • Tiny chip designed to restore memory loss

    A new treatment is being researched that aims to help return memory for some people suffering from traumatic brain injury, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • BRIEF-GSK SAYS GENE THERAPY FOR IMMUNE DISORDER MEETS MAIN. *Key efficacy endpoint for analysis was survival. All 18 patients were alive after a median follow-up of 6.9 years at data cut on 8th may 2014.

  • May 24- A U.S. advisory panel on Tuesday recommended approval of a new diabetes drug made by Novo Nordisk A/S that combines two of its existing treatments in a fixed-dose combination designed to be both effective and convenient. The panel voted 16-0 that the Food and Drug Administration should approve the drug, iDegLira, for patients with type 2 diabetes.

  • NEW YORK, May 24- California has accused Johnson& Johnson of failing to warn doctors and patients about the severity and frequency of complications associated with its pelvic mesh devices. "Johnson& Johnson put millions of women at risk of severe health problems by failing to provide critical information to doctors and patients about its surgical mesh...

  • May 24- A U.S. advisory panel on Tuesday recommended approval of a new diabetes drug made by Novo Nordisk A/S that combines two of its existing treatments in a fixed-dose combination designed to be both effective and convenient. The panel voted 16-0 that the Food and Drug Administration should approve the drug, iDegLira, for patients with type 2 diabetes.

  • Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in a lab at the Fiocruz institute on January 26, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil.

    Trisha Calvo, Editor at Consumer Reports, discusses the Consumer Reports findings on the top insect sprays against mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus.

  • The stocks fighting Zika

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on the companies that are working to fight the Zika virus.

  • LONDON, May 24- People with diabetes should be offered gastric surgery as a standard treatment option which could help control it for years without medication, the world's leading diabetes groups said. A recent World Health Organisation study found that the number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled in the past four decades to 422 million.

  • LONDON, May 24- Gastric surgery should be offered as a standard treatment option for people with diabetes and could help them control their condition for years without medication, the world's leading diabetes organizations said on Tuesday. A recent World Health Organisation study found that the number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled in the past four...

  • BRIEF-GLAXOSMITHKLINE AND INNOVIVA REPORT POSITIVE HEADLINE. RESULTS IN SALFORD LUNG STUDY@ Salford Lung study@. *Co and Innoviva announced positive headline results from innovative salford lung study in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • The fight against Zika

    The World Health Organization is in Geneva and discussing Zika. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell reports the latest on those tracking the spread of the disease.

  • Celebrities who have suffered from endometriosis: Jillian Michaels, Whoopi Golberg, Marilyn Monroe, Pamela Anderson, Dolly Parton, Cyndi Lauper.

    Celebrities are speaking up and taking their fight to Capitol Hill about a neglected health issue that affects nearly 200 million people.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 20- Health officials said 279 pregnant women in the United States and U.S. territories have tested positive for Zika infection, prompting a new call from President Barack Obama for more funding to fight the outbreak spreading through the Americas. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 157 pregnant women in the...

  • Obama: Congress needs to pass Zika bill soon

    President Obama speaks about the U.S. response to the Zika virus after a briefing from the CDC.

  • Obama: Plans in place to develop Zika diagnostics

    President Obama speaks about the U.S. response to the Zika virus after a briefing from the CDC.

  • Obama: US Zika cases appear to be travel-related

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on President Obama's comments after a briefing on the Zika virus.

  • May 20- Some 157 pregnant women in the United States and another 122 in U.S. territories, primarily Puerto Rico, have tested positive for infection with the Zika virus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The CDC, in a conference call, said that so far fewer than a dozen of the infected pregnant women it has tracked in the United States and...