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Chipotle shuts Ohio restaurant after reports of illness

Israel's RedHill Biopharma said on Monday it had positive safety and efficacy results from a late-stage clinical trial with its treatment for Crohn's disease called RHB-104.

Reuters Last Updated at 31 Jul 2018, 10:07 IST United States

Chipotle shuts Ohio restaurant after reports of illness

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc has shut a restaurant in Ohio following reports of customers falling sick after eating there, the burrito chain said on Monday. At least two customers wrote on food safety website that they suffered nausea and diarrhoea after eating at the Powell, Ohio restaurant, but added that they had not visited a doctor.

Japan scientists to use 'reprogrammed' stem cells to fight Parkinson's

Japanese scientists said on Monday they will start clinical trials next month on a treatment for Parkinson's disease, transplanting "reprogrammed" stem cells into brains, seeking a breakthrough in treating the neurodegenerative disorder. Parkinson's is caused by a lack of dopamine made by brain cells and researchers have long hoped to use stem cells to restore normal production of the neurotransmitter chemical.

Suicide details reported by the media may lead others to copy

(Reuters Health) - How the media reports on suicides may impact whether others decide to kill themselves in the days following the original death, a study suggests. An international team of researchers analyzed newspaper reports and suicide patterns over a four-year period to determine if any sort of coverage was more - or less - likely to spark copycat attempts.

Being overweight tied to changes young adults' heart structure, function

Even in early adulthood, being overweight is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart muscle damage that may set the stage for cardiovascular diseases later in life, a UK study suggests. Most previous research on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) - a measure of weight adjusted for height - and cardiovascular events like heart attacks has focused on older adults

U.S. court expedites Indivior rival's appeal to re-launch generic drug

Indivior said on Monday a U.S. Court expedited a generic rival's appeal against a preliminary injunction that blocked the sale of a copycat version of the British drugmaker's blockbuster opioid addiction treatment. Indivior won a preliminary injunction earlier this month, preventing India's Dr Reddy's Laboratories from re-launching its copycat version until the patent litigation is concluded or until the company prevails on an appeal of the injunction.

FDA approves Progenics' treatment for rare adrenal gland tumours

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday approved Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc's treatment for two types of rare adrenal gland tumours, making it the first drug approved in the United States for this use. The drug, Azedra, was approved to treat patients above the age of 12 who have either of the two tumours - pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma - and require anti-cancer therapy, the FDA said

RedHill BioPharma has positive results from Crohn's disease trial

Israel's RedHill Biopharma said on Monday it had positive safety and efficacy results from a late-stage clinical trial with its treatment for Crohn's disease called RHB-104. The study met its primary endpoint and key secondary endpoints, demonstrating the drug's superiority over a placebo in achieving remission of the gastrointestinal disease at week 26, the company said in a statement.

China's cabinet vows tough penalties in vaccine scandal case

China's cabinet vowed tough penalties and fines for firms and individuals involved in a vaccine safety scandal that has sparked widespread public anger, according to a notice posted late on Monday. China has already ordered the arrest of 18 people at Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, the vaccine maker at the heart of the scandal, including its chairwoman Gao Junfang.

Drinking while breastfeeding tied to cognitive problems in young kids

Breastfeeding mothers who drink alcohol may be more likely to have children with cognitive problems than women who abstain while nursing, an Australian study suggests. For the study, researchers examined results of reasoning tests completed by 5,107 children, as well as questionnaires completed by their mothers detailing whether they nursed babies at all and how often they smoked cigarettes or drank alcohol while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Sienna Biopharma sinks after acne treatment fails two trials

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc said its lead experimental acne treatment failed to meet the main goals of two pivotal trials and that the chances of it clearing the third study appeared weaker, sending its shares tumbling 19 per cent. "The probability of success in the third acne trial certainly seems lower in light of the first two data sets," Chief Executive Officer Frederick Beddingfield said on a conference call with analysts.

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