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 2018-09-21 22:12 

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Hurricane power outages may increase risk of carbon monoxide poisoning...

(Reuters Health) - Homeowners in North Carolina and South Carolina who lost electricity in the wake of Hurricane Florence need to realize that backup generators and other temporary power sources can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, scientists warn....

 2018-09-21 19:37 

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Drug shortages may add $230 million to annual U.S. drug costs...

(Reuters Health) - Prescription drug shortages may drive up prices twice as much as they would rise with medicines in abundant supply, adding $230 million a year to U.S. drug costs, a new study estimates....

 2018-09-21 17:13 

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'Heat-not-burn' cigarettes still damage lungs...

(Reuters Health) - A new type of "heat-not-burn" cigarette may lead to just as much lung damage as traditional cigarettes, a recent study suggests....

 2018-09-21 17:11 

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Common painkiller tied to increased risk of heart problems...

(Reuters Health) - The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may be linked with an increased risk of heart problems, a large Danish study suggests....

 2018-09-21 13:10 

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Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year, most of them men: WHO...

More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday....

 2018-09-20 21:40 

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More evidence exercise may be good for your mood...

(Reuters Health) - People who exercise may experience symptoms of mental health disorders less often, a U.S. study suggests....

 2018-09-20 20:43 

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Excess pounds can lead to a leaky bladder...

(Reuters Health) - Young and middle-aged women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop a leaky bladder, researchers say....

 2018-09-20 20:40 

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One in three gun-owning U.S. veterans don't store weapons safely...

(Reuters Health) - A substantial percentage of U.S. military vets store guns loaded and ready to use, according to an American study that could have implications for suicide prevention....

 2018-09-20 18:05 

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Diabetes drugs less affordable, less available in lower income countries...

(Reuters Health) - People who live in low-income and middle-income countries may have a harder time finding and affording essential medicines for diabetes than residents of wealthier nations, a recent study suggests....

 2018-09-20 17:13 

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Uganda to deploy Ebola vaccine if virus spreads from Congo...

Uganda will vaccinate against Ebola should it spread from Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been hit twice this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday....

 2018-09-20 16:09 

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Bon appetit! French find traces of bugs in their food and drink...

From insect residues in fizzy drinks to beef gelatin in yoghurt, consumer group Foodwatch said it had found undisclosed animal-based ingredients in a dozen food and drink products sold in France....

 2018-09-20 15:41 

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Tanzania suspends U.S.-funded family planning ads on radio, television...

Tanzania has suspended broadcasting of family planning advertisements by a U.S.-funded project, a health ministry letter showed, a fortnight after President John Magufuli said family planning was for those "too lazy to take care of their children"...

 2018-09-20 14:54 

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Technogym targets content fix for fitness fans to sustain growth...

Italy's Technogym is looking to offer fitness fanatics more content via exercise equipment screens or their personal devices, its founder and chief executive said on Thursday....

 2018-09-20 09:06 

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EU approves fifth copy of AbbVie's $18 billion drug Humira...

Europe has approved a fifth copy of AbbVie's $18-billion-a-year biologic drug Humira the world's best-selling prescription medicine ramping up competition among makers of less-expensive biotech drugs....

 2018-09-20 08:03 

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Mylan, Fujifilm win EU okay for copy of AbbVie's Humira...

Mylan and Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics said on Thursday they had won European approval to market a cheaper copy of AbbVie's $18-billion-a-year biologic drug Humira, the world's best-selling prescription medicine....

 2018-09-20 04:50 

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Cargill recalls about 132,000 lbs of beef products over possible contamination...

Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling about 132,000 pounds of ground beef products that may have been contaminated with E.Coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday....

 2018-09-19 16:41 

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Judicial bypass process for abortion in Texas causes harm, researchers say...

(Reuters Health) - The judicial bypass process for abortion in Texas could be used as a form of punishment, allowing officials to humiliate young women for their personal decisions, a small study suggests....

 2018-09-19 15:35 

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Low-carb diet better when it includes more vegetables, nuts...

(Reuters Health) - People who cut back on carbohydrates may end up increasing their risk of premature death if they load their plates with meat and cheese instead of vegetables and nuts, a U.S. study suggests....

 2018-09-19 15:34 

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One in three gun-owning U.S. veterans don't store weapons safely...

(Reuters Health) - A substantial percentage of U.S. military vets store guns loaded and ready to use, according to an American study that could have implications for suicide prevention....

 2018-09-19 15:16 

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Zimbabwe seeks $35 million to fight cholera outbreak...

Zimbabwe is appealing to individual citizens and local companies for $35 million to help fight a cholera outbreak that has killed 31 and infected more than 5,000, the finance minister said....

 2018-09-19 11:04 

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Factbox: Bayer's Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigation...

Bayer AG's Monsanto unit has urged a California judge to toss the $289-million verdict a jury awarded to a man who said the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including the widely-used Roundup brand, caused his cancer....

 2018-09-19 09:22 

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UK rejects adult Novartis CAR-T therapy, after 'yes' in kids...

Health authorities in England have rejected a pricey CAR-T cell therapy from Novartis for adults with blood cancer, two weeks after endorsing its use in children and young people....

 2018-09-19 05:08 

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AstraZeneca plots China robot offensive to counter price cuts...

With smart cancer diagnostics, one-stop-shop diabetes kits and AI systems to improve ambulance pick-ups for patients with chest pain, AstraZeneca aims to move from simply supplying drugs to become a broad healthcare provider in China....

 2018-09-19 05:00 

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Bayer's Monsanto asks U.S. court to toss $289 million glyphosate verdict...

Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer....

 2018-09-18 21:29 

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Chemical in cigarette smoke may damage important aspect of vision...

(Reuters Health) - Exposure to a chemical in tobacco smoke could make it more difficult for people to see in low-contrast conditions, such as low light, fog or glare, a new study suggests....

 2018-09-18 20:42 

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Women's sexual health after menopause may be best treated by gynecologists...

(Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who experience problems like vaginal dryness, painful intercourse or urinary incontinence may want to see a gynecologist instead of a primary care provider for help, a recent study suggests....

 2018-09-18 19:39 

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California insurance regulator sues AbbVie alleging Humira kickbacks...

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday filed a complaint on behalf of the State of California against AbbVie Inc, alleging the drugmaker gave illegal kickbacks to healthcare providers to prescribe its blockbuster drug, Humira....

 2018-09-18 19:35 

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U.S. doctors recommend behavior changes to prevent obesity-related health issues...

(Reuters Health) - For preventing health problems in obese patients, intensive behavioral interventions focused on improving things like eating and exercise habits may be the best prescription, U.S. doctors advise....

 2018-09-18 18:22 

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France's Lactalis gets go-ahead to reopen plant after tainted milk scandal...

French authorities have given dairy giant Lactalis permission to resume selling baby milk from a factory that was closed after salmonella-contaminated milk produced there infected dozens of babies, the government said on Tuesday....

 2018-09-18 18:12 

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Clovis Oncology, execs to pay $20 million to settle SEC charges...

U.S. biotechnology company Clovis Oncology Inc and its Chief Executive Patrick Mahaffy and former CFO Erle Mast, will pay more than $20 million to settle charges of misleading investors about the efficacy of a cancer drug, the top U.S. securities regulato...

 2018-09-18 16:48 

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U.S. judge dismisses concussions lawsuits against World Wrestling...

A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits by dozens of former professional wrestlers who accused World Wrestling Entertainment Inc of failing to protect them from concussions and other head trauma, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)....

 2018-09-18 16:37 

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GSK grabs new drug development head from Boehringer...

GlaxoSmithKline has hired Chris Corsico from German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim to fill the new role of senior vice-president development as the company reshapes its research strategy, a spokesman for the British group said on Tuesday....

 2018-09-18 16:00 

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Physician burnout taking center stage...

(Reuters Health) - The medical establishment may finally be coming to grips with the issue of physician burnout. The evidence: two studies on the topic reported in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association....

 2018-09-18 14:22 

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Viking shares surge after fatty liver drug trial...

Viking Therapeutics Inc's shares more than doubled in value on Tuesday after promising data from a mid-stage trial of its fatty liver drug were seen as topping that from larger rival Madrigal Pharmaceuticals ....

 2018-09-18 13:07 

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Macron injects cash to fix France's healthcare system...

President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday promised extra money and more doctors in rural areas to ease pressure on France's hospitals, which are creaking under the weight of budget constraints and closures of clinics outside towns and cities....

 2018-09-18 11:46 

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Viking shares soar as liver disease drug succeeds in mid-stage study...

Viking Therapeutics Inc's shares more than doubled on Tuesday after its experimental liver disease treatment met the goals of a mid-stage trial by lowering cholesterol and liver fat levels in patients....

 2018-09-18 11:38 

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South Africa's highest court gives green light to private use of cannabis...

South Africa's highest court on Tuesday allowed the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court's ruling that found the criminalization of cannabis was unconstitutional....

 2018-09-18 05:05 

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Africa's rapid population growth puts poverty progress at risk, says Gates...

Rapid population growth in some of Africa's poorest countries could put at risk future progress towards reducing global poverty and improving health, according to a report by the philanthropic foundation of Bill Gates....

 2018-09-18 00:13 

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Many cancer patients' relatives might get gene tests if price is right...

(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients' close relatives might be willing to get tests to see if they share genetic mutations that put them at risk for tumors, too, if testing were accessible and affordable, a U.S. experiment suggests....

 2018-09-18 00:05 

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A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths - U.N....

An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday....

 2018-09-17 22:14 

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Few teens with chronic health problems have plans to take charge of their own care...

(Reuters Health) - Less than one in five teens with chronic health problems have made plans with their pediatrician to take over responsibility for their own care and transition to seeing doctors who treat adults, a U.S. study suggests....

 2018-09-17 18:16 

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Almost one in 11 U.S. tweens and teens vape cannabis...

(Reuters Health) - Roughly one in 11 American middle and high school students have used cannabis in e-cigarettes, a study suggests....

 2018-09-17 17:14 

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Coke eyes cannabis-infused drink market...

Coca Cola Co said on Monday it was looking closely at the growing marijuana-infused drinks market, responding to a media report that the world's largest beverage maker was in talks with Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc ....

 2018-09-17 14:21 

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Coke eying cannabis-infused drink market...

Coca Cola Co said on Monday it was closely watching the growing marijuana-infused drinks market, responding to a media report that the world's largest beverage maker was in talks with Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc ....

 2018-09-17 13:18 

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Post-op opioids used far more in U.S. than Hong Kong...

(Reuters Health) - Head and neck surgery patients in Hong Kong are far less likely to be prescribed opioids than patients undergoing similar surgeries in the U.S., new research shows....

 2018-09-17 12:00 

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Coke, Aurora in talks to make cannabis-infused drinks: BNN Bloomberg...

Coca-Cola Co is in talks with cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis Inc to make marijuana-infused beverages, Canadian news service BNN Bloomberg reported on Monday....

 2018-09-17 11:47 

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China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Inner Mongolia...

A new outbreak of African swine fever occurred on a farm in northern China's Inner Mongolia, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, the second in the region, as the highly contagious disease continues to spread rapidly across the world's top pro...

 2018-09-17 09:32 

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China's Anhui province launches emergency response to control African swine fever: local media...

The regional government in eastern China's Anhui province has launched a Level-1 emergency response to control an outbreak of deadly African swine fever, a local government-backed newspaper reported on Monday....

 2018-09-17 08:01 

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China's pig fever outbreak a boon for chicken farmers...

An outbreak of African swine fever in China is proving to be a windfall for chicken farmers, helping drive up prices of the country's second-most popular meat to two-and-a-half year highs....

 2018-09-17 04:12 

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Many babies still being injured in infant walkers...

(Reuters Health) - Babies in the U.S. are being injured in infant walkers at a rate of more than five per day, a new study finds. While the number of injuries has dropped significantly over the last three decades, there are still far too many, researchers...

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