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According to Reuters, Roche's new Ebola test has been cleared by the FDA for emergency use. The LightMix Ebola Zaire rRT-PCR Test offers results in around three hours, and is now available for use on patients who present with symptoms of the deadly infection. Still unapproved for general and use, the test...
In the holiday spirit, CBS News reports a new study at Carnegie Mellon University which found that hugs can help boost the immune system. The authors surveyed 404 adults, asking questions about interpersonal relationships and how often they gave or received hugs from the people most important to them. The...
According to Reuters, Biocryst Pharmaceuticals has just received approval for an intravenous influenza medication called Rapivab, the first flu treatment to receive FDA approval in 15 years. The drug is designed for severely ill hospitalized patients where, many times, there is a concern regarding the...