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WSJ BLOG/Health: A.M. Vitals: Study Shows Cancer Risk for Children Getting CT Scans

(This story has been posted on The Wall Street Journal Online's Health Blog at http://blogs.wsj.com/health.) By Mark Long Here's what's making health news this morning: Children's CT Scans Pose Cancer Risk (WSJ): Getting two to three computed tomography head exams makes children and adolescents three times as likely to develop brain cancer--though the absolute risk is small--a study of 176,587 people published in The Lancet showed. DNA Blueprint for Fetuses Built Using Tests of Parents (New York Times): Scientists reported in a paper in Science Translational Medicine that they used new, high-speed sequencing and computational tools to deduce the DNA sequence of the fetus using a blood sample from the pregnant woman and saliva from the father. New Cancer-Gene Test Seeks to Match Drugs to Patients (WSJ): Foundation Medicine disclosed that Novartis will use its new test to genetically analyze tumors in most patients in early stage clinical trials of the Swiss drug maker's experimental treatments. Novartis Unit Recalling Birth Control Pills (WSJ): The FDA said the unit, Sandoz, is recalling 10 lots of the Introvale pills sold in the U.S. because of a packing error. Vaccines for U.S. Children May Not Be Properly Stored--Study (Reuters): A report from the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services found free vaccines meant for kids in a federal program may have been stored at the wrong temperature. FDA Approves Glaxo, XenoPort Drug Horizant for Shingles-Related Disease (Dow Jones Newswires): Approval of the drug to manage postherpetic neuralgia, which affects about 100,000 Americans, follows three clinical studies involving 574 adults. First Tuberculosis Drug in 40 Years Has Otsuka Cautious (Bloomberg News): A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows the Japanese company's delamanid helped fight TB strains not halted by other treatments. Otsuka plans to restrict access to avoid resistance to the drug building up. -For continuously updated news from The Wall Street Journal, see WSJ.com at http://wsj.com.

Stock News for Novartis (NVS)
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03/22/201404:16:47Novartis Chairman Stresses Need for R&D Investment
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03/14/201417:12:21ADR Shares End Lower; GlaxoSmithKline Shares Active
03/14/201412:10:09HSBC Taps Symonds as Chairman of European Retail Unit
03/14/201411:55:38HSBC Appoints Former Novartis CFO as Chairman of European Retail...
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02/26/201412:40:17Novartis to Shut U.K. Plant, Cut 361 Jobs

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