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 2018-06-23 04:14 

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Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women discovered in surrogacy raid...

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday....

 2018-06-22 21:10 

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Opioid reclassification linked to increase in illegal online sales...

(Reuters Health) - Online black-market sales of opioid painkillers more than doubled in the United States during the two years after these drugs were "rescheduled,4; putting tighter restrictions on legal prescriptions and sales, according to a rece...

 2018-06-22 21:05 

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U.S. District Court rules in favor of Lilly's Alimta patent...

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday a U.S. District Court ruled in favor of its patent on Alimta vitamin regimen and prevented Hospira Inc and India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories from launching generics until the patent expires....

 2018-06-22 20:22 

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Teens with eczema may not follow prescribed treatment regimen...

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents with eczema who are prescribed topical corticosteroids to ease symptoms like itching and inflammation may not use their medicines as directed, a small study suggests....

 2018-06-22 20:17 

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Sleep apnea treatment tied to improved sex life...

(Reuters Health) - Adults with sleep apnea, a common nighttime breathing disorder, may have a better sex life when they wear breathing masks to bed, a small U.S. study suggests....

 2018-06-22 16:56 

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Parents often lack amusement-park safety plans...

(Reuters Health) - One in five parents don't talk to their kids about safety issues at amusement parks, especially what to do if they get lost, according to a poll by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan....

 2018-06-22 00:15 

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U.S. medical device firm electroCore IPO price set at $15 per share...

(Reuters) - U.S. medical device maker electroCore Llc's initial public offering is expected to price at $15 per share, Chief Executive Officer Frank Amato told Reuters on Thursday....

 2018-06-21 21:08 

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Lifestyle changes can help obese women improve fertility...

(Reuters Health) - Although obesity can significantly decrease a woman's ability to get pregnant, losing weight through diet and exercise can improve her odds, according to a research review....

 2018-06-21 21:03 

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Close sibling bonds may protect against harm of family conflict...

(Reuters Health) - Strong sibling ties can help buffer adolescents from the stress of witnessing parents' battles and unresolved conflicts, a small study suggests....

 2018-06-21 20:48 

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Head of new U.S. corporate health plan cites surgery as biggest cost...

San Diego (Reuters) - Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare ...

 2018-06-21 19:13 

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Seafood tied to more sex and faster conception...

Reuters Health - Couples who eat a lot of seafood may have sex more often and get pregnant more quickly than those who shun the shellfish and sardines, a U.S. study suggests....

 2018-06-21 19:10 

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Portable music players tied to hearing loss in kids...

Reuters Health - Children who listen to music through headphones may be at greater risk of noise-related hearing loss, a Dutch study suggests....

 2018-06-21 18:28 

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Russia's Cherkizovo says Bird flu detected at its poultry farm -...

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian meat producer Cherkizovo said on Thursday bird flu was detected at its poultry farm in Penza region....

 2018-06-21 16:14 

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Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream...

LONDON (Reuters) - Evidence that cannabis can ease epilepsy and other conditions is building as a British company counts down to what would be the first U.S. government approval for a prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant....

 2018-06-21 14:09 

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Bulgaria reports first outbreak of ovine rinderpest in EU...

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria on Thursday reported the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), on livestock farms in the village of Voden in southeastern Bulgaria, close to the border with Turkey....

 2018-06-21 10:18 

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Oscar to expand individual health insurance to more states...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar Health, which began selling individual health insurance in New York for the 2014 launch of the Obamacare exchanges, on Thursday announced plans to expand into Florida, Michigan and Arizona next year, even as the Trump administra...

 2018-06-21 09:02 

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Israel's UroGen to start mid-stage bladder cancer trial...

RAANANA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel's UroGen Pharma plans to begin a mid-stage trial of its treatment for bladder cancer patients in August, after positive interim results last month from an advanced trial of a treatment for upper urinary tract cancer....

 2018-06-21 07:34 

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Novo's pioneering diabetes pill beats Victoza, Januvia in tests...

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk's experimental diabetes pill, which it hopes will transform the diabetes market, has proved superior to both Merck & Co's Januvia and its own best-selling injectable treatment Victoza in tests....

 2018-06-20 22:56 

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Canada sets October start for legal recreational marijuana sales...

TORONTO (Reuters) - Marijuana sales will become legal in Canada beginning October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to legalize its recreational use....

 2018-06-20 22:11 

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Walking ability before heart surgery tied to brain function afterward...

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who are faster on their feet may be less likely to suffer cognitive problems after heart surgery than patients who have difficulty walking, a Japanese study suggests....

 2018-06-20 21:18 

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Oral antibiotics tied to increased risk of kidney stones...

(Reuters Health) - Children and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don't use these medicines, a recent study suggests....

 2018-06-20 20:46 

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Canada sets October start for legal marijuana sales...

TORONTO (Reuters) - Cannabis sales will become legal in Canada from October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to legalize recreational use or marijuana....

 2018-06-20 20:09 

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Even 'resolved' atrial fibrillation carries increased stroke risk...

(Reuters Health) - Even when the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation goes away after treatment, patients' risk of stroke may still be higher than average, a large UK study suggests....

 2018-06-20 18:00 

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More evidence of NSAID risk in early pregnancy...

(Reuters Health) - Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) around the time of conception significantly increases the risk of miscarriage in the first eight weeks of pregnancy, a study suggests....

 2018-06-20 16:34 

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Canada marijuana stocks jump after recreational bill clears hurdle...

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian marijuana stocks rose on Wednesday after the country became the first major economy to legalize its recreational use, but earlier rallies in anticipation of victory in the key upper house vote muted some post-approval gains in...

 2018-06-20 15:42 

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Unjustified medication shortened 456 lives in a UK hospital, report says...

GOSPORT, England (Reuters) - More than 450 patients died prematurely in a British hospital after they were given powerful painkillers with no medical justification, in what a damning report on Wednesday found was a "disregard for human life"....

 2018-06-20 13:56 

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Report finds 456 lives shortened in UK hospital by unjustified drug use...

GOSPORT (Reuters) - More than 450 patients died prematurely in a British hospital after they were given powerful painkillers for no medical reason in what a damning report found was a "disregard for human life"....

 2018-06-20 12:40 

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GSK takes billion-dollar drug fight with Gilead to top AIDS meeting...

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is taking its fight with Gilead Sciences for dominance of the HIV market to the world's leading AIDS conference next month by showcasing detailed results from its new two-drug treatment....

 2018-06-20 11:25 

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Ebola outbreak in Congo 'largely contained', says WHO...

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has been "largely contained" and no new cases of the disease have been confirmed since the last known sufferer died on June 9, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday....

 2018-06-20 06:02 

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Latecomer Sanofi looks to catch next wave of cancer therapies...

PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi missed the boat on immune system-boosting cancer drugs. Now it's trying to catch up....

 2018-06-20 01:58 

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Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana...

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis....

 2018-06-19 22:28 

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Good social media experiences don't outweigh bad ones for young adults...

(Reuters Health) - For young adults, the adverse effect of negative social media experiences on mental health outweigh any potential benefits of positive experiences, a study of university students suggests....

 2018-06-19 21:29 

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Fathers' antidepressant use doesn't worsen babies' health risks...

(Reuters Health) - Fathers' use of antidepressant medications around the time mothers become pregnant does not increase babies' risk of preterm birth, birth defects, autism or intellectual disability, according to a study in the BMJ....

 2018-06-19 20:29 

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Stress disorders tied to increased risk of autoimmune diseases...

(Reuters Health) - People who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be more likely to develop autoimmune diseases than individuals who don't, a Swedish study suggests....

 2018-06-19 17:37 

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Sarepta shares soar as Duchenne gene therapy shows promise...

(Reuters) - Sarepta Therapeutics' shares jumped 60 percent on Tuesday after promising results from a gene therapy study positioned the specialty drugmaker as a potential leader in the market for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) treatments....

 2018-06-19 17:10 

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Severe obesity rates surging in rural America...

(Reuters Health) - Severe obesity rates have been on the rise nationwide since the turn of the century, disproportionately affecting children and adults in rural communities, two U.S. studies suggest....

 2018-06-19 16:01 

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Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip awa...

 2018-06-19 15:34 

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Botswana notifies WTO of foot and mouth disease outbreak...

GENEVA (Reuters) - Botswana notified its trading partners on Tuesday of a suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in its Ngamiland district and said it had banned meat exports from the area, adding there was no impact on exports to the Euro...

 2018-06-19 15:32 

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California deals with dementia among aging inmates...

STOCKTON, Calif. (Reuters) - California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of the conviction for child molestation that sent him to prison at age 88....

 2018-06-19 15:06 

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Sarepta shares soar as gene therapy study shows promise...

(Reuters) - Sarepta Therapeutics Inc shares jumped 60 percent on Tuesday after the drugmaker reported promising results from an early-stage study testing its gene therapy in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)....

 2018-06-19 14:45 

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Sarepta stock soars as early-stage gene therapy data shows promise...

(Reuters) - Sarepta Therapeutics Inc reported promising results on Tuesday from an early-stage study testing its gene therapy in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), driving the company's shares up 60 percent....

 2018-06-19 11:56 

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UAE imposes ban on birds from Russia after flu outbreak: WAM...

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned the import of domestic and wild live birds, as well as their meat and meat products from Russia after a bird flu outbreak, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday....

 2018-06-19 11:06 

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Pizza Hut pledges to drop some chicken antibiotics by 2022...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yum Brand Inc's Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthier food practices....

 2018-06-19 10:55 

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Denying it has lost war on drugs, UK rules out legalizing cannabis...

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had no intention of legalizing cannabis after a former leader of Prime Minister Theresa May's party said the government had "irreversibly lost" the battle to drive the drug off the streets....

 2018-06-19 07:46 

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Roche pays $2.4 billion for rest of cancer expert Foundation Medicine...

ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche is paying $2.4 billion to buy the rest of Foundation Medicine (FMI) , raising its bet on the U.S. genomic profiling group's ability to personalize cancer care....

 2018-06-19 06:59 

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Britain has lost the war on cannabis: former Conservative leader...

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has lost the battle to drive cannabis off the streets so it should consider legalizing the drug, a former leader of Theresa May's Conservative Party said on Tuesday....

 2018-06-19 05:57 

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Roche to pay $2.4 billion to buy rest of Foundation Medicine...

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG has agreed to pay $137 per share to buy the rest of Foundation Medicine (FMI) , a $2.4 billion transaction that values the U.S. genomic profiling group at $5.3 billion, the partners said on Tuesday....

 2018-06-18 22:45 

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Marriage tied to lower risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes...

(Reuters Health) - People who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren't, a research review suggests....

 2018-06-18 22:12 

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Parents say teens' time alone with pediatricians is important...

(Reuters Health) - Most parents believe their adolescents should spend time alone with the pediatrician during routine visits to talk about any concerns or questions, according to a new study....

 2018-06-18 21:24 

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More weight loss tied to less knee pain for obese people...

(Reuters Health) - Obese people with knee osteoarthritis, a painful joint disease, may find greater symptom relief when they lose larger amounts of weight than when they shed fewer pounds, a recent study suggests....

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