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 2018-01-15 19:49 

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Greater screen time linked to worsening sleep quality in early childhood...

(Reuters Health) - Higher use of electronic media is tied to poorer sleep quality in children as young as three, a new study from Germany suggests....

 2018-01-15 17:31 

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Hip fractures on the rise in older U.S. women...

(Reuters Health) - The incidence of hip fractures in older women in the U.S. is rising after more than a decade of decline, according to a large new study of Medicare recipients....

 2018-01-15 16:57 

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German watchdog calls for direct comparison of cancer immunotherapies...

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's drug assessment body has criticized a lack of data directly comparing drugs in a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy, saying physicians could be overwhelmed or misled by the available information....

 2018-01-15 16:23 

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Drugmaker Dermapharm gears up for likely first German IPO of 2018...

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Dermapharm is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), probably stealing a march on much larger Siemens' healthcare unit Healthineers as the first stock market flotation in Germany this year....

 2018-01-15 15:21 

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Insurance billing notices threaten young adults' confidentiality...

(Reuters Health) - Young adults can remain on their parents' health insurance policies until they turn 26, but when they use it for counseling, pregnancy tests, addiction treatment or anything else, insurers frequently notify their parents....

 2018-01-15 15:19 

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Partner's scent eases women's response to stress...

(Reuters Health) - During a stressful time, smelling a partner's scent might help ease anxiety, a study suggests....

 2018-01-15 11:29 

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French families plan to sue retailers over baby milk recall: group...

PARIS (Reuters) - Some French families affected by a recall of baby milk by dairy firm Lactalis due to salmonella contamination plan to take legal action against supermarket chains, the head of a victims group said on Monday....

 2018-01-15 00:10 

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Google venture arm backs UK universal flu vaccine company...

LONDON (Reuters) - A private British company developing a vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of flu has raised 20 million pounds ($27 million) from investors including GV, the venture capital arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc....

 2018-01-14 15:10 

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Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows...

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Sunday relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera as the number of new cases being reported has halved, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said....

 2018-01-14 13:53 

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Lactalis offers salmonella compensation, French government says probe continues...

PARIS (Reuters) - France welcomed dairy group Lactalis' pledge to compensate victims of a Salmonella contamination in its baby milk on Sunday, but said a judicial investigation to determine who was responsible would continue....

 2018-01-14 01:11 

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For now, Australia's plans for cannabis market dominance are more smoke than fire...

SYDNEY (Reuters) - When Australia said this month it would allow exports of medicinal cannabis in a bid to dominate a global market set to be worth $55 billion by 2025, investors scrambled to buy shares in marijuana companies - pushing several of them, an...

 2018-01-14 00:19 

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France's Lactalis will pay damages in salmonella scare: report...

PARIS (Reuters) - French dairy group Lactalis will pay damages to families affected by a Salmonella contamination at one of its plants producing baby milk, the company's Chief Executive Emmanuel Besnier told the weekly Journal du Dimanche....

 2018-01-13 02:02 

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Illinois nursing homes sue state over low Medicaid rates...

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A handful of Illinois-based nursing homes sued the state's Department of Healthcare and Family Services on Friday, saying low Medicaid rates are jeopardizing their ability to provide adequate quality of care....

 2018-01-13 00:11 

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Trump in 'excellent health,' White House doctor says after exam...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after Trump had his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under inte...

 2018-01-13 00:05 

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Trump in 'excellent health,' doctor says after medical exam...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is in "excellent health," Dr. Ronny Jackson said in a statement after he gave the president a medical examination....

 2018-01-12 23:34 

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Bird flu found in wild birds in UK's Dorset but risk to humans, poultry low...

(Reuters) - Britain's Agriculture Ministry said on Friday it had found the H5N6 strain of bird flu in 17 wild birds in South Dorset for the first time in the country this winter....

 2018-01-12 22:24 

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisions...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor....

 2018-01-12 21:45 

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Medicaid payment increases tied to greater pediatrician participation...

(Reuters Health) - - When state Medicaid programs increased physician payment rates, more pediatricians agreed to treat low-income kids covered by the health insurance program for the poor, a U.S. study suggests...

 2018-01-12 20:31 

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisos...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor....

 2018-01-12 20:08 

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Drug users find safety, community in underground injection facility...

(Reuters Health) - - Intravenous drug users who inject in a secret U.S. facility where staff provide clean needles and guard against overdoses say they appreciate the site for letting them in off the streets and for its history-shaping role....

 2018-01-12 20:05 

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After a clot, shorter treatment with compression stockings may be OK...

(Reuters Health) - - Even though many patients with blood clots in their veins are told to wear compression stockings for two years to prevent complications like pain and swelling, a new study suggests they may get the same results in half the time....

 2018-01-12 20:03 

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Yoga face-toning might compete with fillers and facelifts...

(Reuters Health) - - To his toolbox of Botox, fillers and plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Murad Alam has added a new, low-cost, noninvasive anti-aging treatment: facial yoga....

 2018-01-12 19:12 

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Spark's price for Luxturna blindness gene therapy too high: ICER...

(Reuters) - The proposed price for Spark Therapeutics Inc's groundbreaking one-time gene therapy for a rare form of blindness is far too high, an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines s...

 2018-01-12 18:43 

Reuters

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Flu in U.S. now widespread but season may be peaking: CDC...

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Seasonal influenza is now widespread across the continental United States, causing severe illness and rising numbers of hospitalizations, but this year's outbreak may be peaking, government health officials said on Friday....

 2018-01-12 18:02 

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to implement Medicaid work requirements...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to receive approval from the federal government to implement work requirements in Medicaid, a fundamental change to the 50-year-old government health insurance program for the poor....

 2018-01-12 17:52 

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Spark's planned price for Luxturna gene therapy for rare blindness too high: ICER...

(Reuters) - The proposed price for Spark Therapeutics Inc's groundbreaking one-time gene therapy for a rare form of blindness is far too high, an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines s...

 2018-01-12 17:21 

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Zambia arrests 55 in riots over cholera control rules...

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Police in Zambia arrested 55 people in Lusaka after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the government said on Friday....

 2018-01-12 17:06 

Reuters

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France's Lactalis forced into new recall in baby milk scare...

PARIS (Reuters) - French dairy group Lactalis is widening a product recall to cover all baby milk manufactured by a factory at the center of a salmonella contamination, Finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday....

 2018-01-12 16:04 

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FDA approves expanded use of AstraZeneca cancer drug...

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved expanded use of AstraZeneca Plc's cancer drug Lynparza to include patients with metastatic breast cancer whose disease is associated with a mutation of the BRCA gene....

 2018-01-12 15:02 

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U.S. FDA approves expanded use of AstraZeneca breast cancer drug...

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved expanded use of AstraZeneca Plc's cancer drug Lynparza to include patients with metastatic breast cancer whose disease is associated with a mutation of the BRCA gene....

 2018-01-12 14:55 

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Lactalis to widen baby milk recall to all products from plant: minister...

PARIS (Reuters) - Dairy group Lactalis is to widen a product recall to cover all baby milk manufactured at its Craon factory in northwest France, after a salmonella contamination, Finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday....

 2018-01-12 13:07 

Reuters

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Zambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radio...

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka on Friday to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed to control a cholera outbreak, state radio said....

 2018-01-12 12:02 

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Drugmakers see a pricing blueprint in an $850,000 gene therapy...

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Global drugmakers are looking to a tiny biotech's $850,000 therapy for a rare type of blindness as a model for getting paid for highly expensive and effective new medicines....

 2018-01-12 11:05 

Reuters

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Trump to get first presidential medical exam amid questions about fitness...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump has his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday after a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny....

 2018-01-12 07:35 

Reuters

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Zambia slum residents riot over rules to curb cholera outbreak...

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Residents in a slum in Zambia's capital are rioting over a ban on street vending that was imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the government said on Friday....

 2018-01-12 06:48 

Reuters

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Roche's star MS medicine Ocrevus wins EU approval...

ZURICH (Reuters) - The European Union approved Roche's multiple sclerosis medicine Ocrevus, one the Swiss company's key new drugs that likely neared $1 billion in revenue in its first nine months on the U.S. market....

 2018-01-12 03:50 

Reuters

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Japan starts culling chicken after confirming bird flu outbreak...

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said....

 2018-01-12 02:09 

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German minister backs culling of wild boars to fight swine fever: paper...

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt is backing an "intelligent reduction" of Germany's growing wild boar population to prevent a further spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), the Rheinische Post newspaper reported o...

 2018-01-12 00:20 

Reuters

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Japan starts chicken cull after confirming bird flu outbreak...

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said....

 2018-01-11 23:35 

Reuters

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New Zealand to test dairy farms nationally for cattle disease...

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will roll out a nationwide program to test dairy farms for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis as the number of affected properties steadily grows, the Ministry for Primary Industries said on Friday....

 2018-01-11 22:18 

Reuters

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Drug-overdose suicides may be going undetected...

(Reuters Health) - - Deaths by drug overdose are more likely to be classified as accidental or of undetermined cause, compared to deaths by gunshot or hanging, say U.S. researchers who conclude that drug suicides may be underestimated....

 2018-01-11 22:16 

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U.S. judge pushing for opioid settlement reaches out to states: Ohio...

(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney genera...

 2018-01-11 21:47 

Reuters

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Trump expects medical exam to go well Friday...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he expects a medical examination he is to undergo on Friday will go well and that he would be surprised if it did not....

 2018-01-11 21:31 

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Ex-Insys employee seeks ban on mentioning 'opioid crisis' at trial...

(Reuters) - A former Insys Therapeutics Inc employee accused of engaging in a scheme to pay medical practitioners kickbacks to prescribe a fentanyl-based treatment is seeking to bar U.S. prosecutors from referring to the "opioid crisis" at his tri...

 2018-01-11 21:06 

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Increased stress at work linked to higher risk of diabetes...

(Reuters Health) - - Workers who experience an increase in stress on the job over time may be more likely to develop diabetes than their coworkers who don't, a recent study suggests....

 2018-01-11 20:49 

Reuters

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Judge seeking settlement of opioid lawsuits reaches out to states: Ohio...

(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney genera...

 2018-01-11 20:06 

Reuters

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Trump expects his physical to go well Friday...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he expects a physical examination he is to undergo on Friday to go well and that he would be surprised if it did not....

 2018-01-11 19:52 

Reuters

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Time with grandparents may impact how kids view the elderly...

(Reuters Health) - - Children and teens who spend a lot of time with their grandparents may be less likely than peers who don't to have negative and stereotypical ideas about the elderly, a recent study suggests....

 2018-01-11 19:09 

Reuters

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Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament...

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's influential Doctors' Association called for the legalization of marijuana-based medicines on Thursday, the same day parliament started to debate a draft bill that goes even further in seeking to allow patients to grow...

 2018-01-11 19:04 

Reuters

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Axing 'Cadillac' health plan tax may be part of spending deal: House chairman...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said on Thursday getting rid of the so-called "Cadillac" tax on high-cost employer-provided health insurance could be part of the spending deal now under negotiation i...

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