A wearable artificial kidney and two other devices to treat renal failure will get fast-track reviews under a program U.S. regulators say can cut the time it takes to get “breakthrough” medical technology to market.
Improved preventative care for diabetes has cut the rate of serious complications such as heart attack and stroke over the past 20 years in the U.S. while the number Americans diagnosed with the disease continues to rise, a government report found.
E. coli that has sickened thousands in Europe has become the deadliest outbreak of the bacteria on record as a rare strain is causing kidney failure in unprecedented numbers, U.S. health officials said.
Luis Picado’s mother remembers the day her son thought he had won the lottery. He came home to their tin-roofed cinder-block house in a Managua, Nicaragua, slum and said he’d found a way to escape poverty and start a new life in the United States.
Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras has been given days to live after suffering kidney failure within the past two weeks, the Detroit Free Press reported, citing a friend of the Karras family.
German stocks were little changed, after a two-day gain, as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policy makers could turn to asset purchases to combat persistent low inflation in the euro area.
Abbott Laboratories and its development partner ended a trial of one of their top drug candidates, citing complications and death. Abbott fell as analysts said the setback was a blow to the company’s growth prospects.