Cases of polio-like illness may have peaked, says UT Southwestern doctor

The extent of recovery depends on how AFM affects children’s bodies, said Greenberg. Those with inflammation caused by an immune response tend to do better, because steroids can calm the inflammation. Those with spinal cord damage caused directly by the virus warrant different treatments and don’t respond as well. For both groups of patients, he …

Turks and Caicos authorities investigating murder of American tourist who was

The death of a 61-year-old American tourist on the Turks and Caicos islands is being investigated as a murder, local authorities told ABC News. Marie Kuhnla was found on Tuesday morning in the bushes close to a resort near Leeward, a popular beach area located in the western region of the archipelago, the Royal Turks …

Biogen's Spinraza fuels third-quarter profit beat

(Reuters) – Biogen Inc (BIIB.O) reported a third-quarter profit on Tuesday that beat analysts’ estimates, driven by double-digit sales growth of its promising muscle disease treatment Spinraza. A sign marks a Biogen facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Spinraza, used to treat spinal muscular atrophy and dubbed the company’s next big …

Trump hugs it out with Cruz in Houston: 'It got nasty! Then it ended'

If the 2016 Republican presidential primary was a bare-knuckle brawl, President Donald Trump did his best to bury the hatchet in Texas on Monday night. “It got nasty,” Trump told a raucous crowd in Houston before calling Senator Ted Cruz, his onetime foe, “a man who has become a really good friend.” “Nobody has helped …

Five kids being treated for burns at Shriners will get to see Game 1 of the

By Andres Picon Globe Correspondent  October 22, 2018 Five kids receiving treatment in Boston for severe burns will be in the stands for Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway Park Tuesday thanks to the Boston Fire Department and MMA star Conor McGregor. The mixed martial artist and boxer arrived at the Engine 33 …

Bayer (BAYN) PT Set at €111.00 by Goldman Sachs Group

Bayer (FRA:BAYN) has been assigned a €111.00 ($129.07) price target by Goldman Sachs Group in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the healthcare company’s stock. Goldman Sachs Group’s price target indicates a potential upside of 57.11% from the company’s current price. Several other brokerages have …

John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin power Capitals to a victory over the Canucks

VANCOUVER — Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson picked up speed at center ice, his body propelling him straight ahead as he kept his glance at Vancouver Canucks goaltender Anders Nilsson. Controlling a near-perfect, crisp pass from forward Jakub Vrana, Carlson’s redirection slid past Nilsson to give the Capitals their first goal only 2:20 into the …

Check those taquitos. Possible salmonella contamination causes massive Ruiz recall

More than 2.4 million pounds of frozen taquitos are being recalled due to possible contaminations. The ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos from Dinuba-based Ruiz Food Products Inc. were were produced from July 1 through Oct. 10 and shipped nationwide, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, said in a statement Friday. The …