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Wounded soldier gets world's first penis transplant in U.S. operation

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 5:57pm
(Reuters) - A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world's first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday.
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Hearing loss tied to higher risk of accidental injuries

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 5:08pm
(Reuters Health) - People who have a lot of trouble hearing may be almost twice as likely to experience an accidental injury as individuals with excellent or good hearing, a U.S. study suggests.
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Caffeine in pregnancy tied to childhood weight gain

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 2:56pm
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who drink lots of coffee and other caffeinated beverages may be more likely to have kids who are overweight than mothers who limit caffeine during pregnancy, a Norwegian study suggests.
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For elderly, opioids tied to higher risk of fall-related injuries and deaths

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 2:37pm
(Reuters Health) - Elderly people who are prescribed opioids may be at higher risk for injuries from falls, some of which may be fatal, a Canadian analysis of trauma cases suggests.
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Express Scripts targets Amgen, Lilly migraine drugs in pricing shift

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 1:35pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The largest U.S. manager of prescription benefits is telling drugmakers that the current pricing model is broken, and taking aim at Amgen Inc, Eli Lilly and Co and other makers of new migraine medicines to try and fix it.
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FDA cracks down on sales of Juul tobacco products to minors

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 1:04pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it launched a crackdown on the sale of e-cigarettes and tobacco products to minors, particularly those developed by Juul Labs Inc.
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Nikol Pashinyan: from fugitive to victorious protest leader

Pharma news - April 24, 2018 - 12:25pm

Armenia's opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinyan led mass anti-government protests that culminated in the resignation of newly appointed Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian and has declared he is ready to lead the country. A fortnight ago, few in Armenia would have believed that the 42-year-old could bring tens of thousands of people out onto the streets of Yerevan and other cities, eventually forcing the veteran leader to resign. Before these protests, Pashinyan was mostly associated with the tragic events following the 2008 presidential vote that first brought Sarkisian to power, when 10 people died in clashes between police and supporters of the defeated opposition candidate.


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Scooter Libby prosecutor says Trump's pardon was a loyalty message to Cohen

Pharma news - April 24, 2018 - 12:18pm

One of the prosecutors who brought the case against Scooter Libby says President Trump's pardon of the ex-top aide to former Vice President Dick Cheney sends a not-so-subtle message to potential witnesses in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.


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FDA panel against higher dose of Lilly-Incyte arthritis drug

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 10:30am
(Reuters) - An arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly & Co and Incyte Corp should not be approved at a 4-milligram dose, advisers to the U.S. FDA voted on Monday, in a setback to the drugmakers that were counting on the treatment as a future blockbuster.
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What We Know About Toronto Van Attack Suspect Alek Minassian

Pharma news - April 24, 2018 - 8:22am

Police haven't commented on his motive


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Malaria on rise in crisis-hit Venezuela, WHO says

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 8:16am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Malaria is spreading rapidly in crisis-hit Venezuela, with more than an estimated 406,000 cases in 2017, up roughly 69 percent from a year before, the largest increase worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
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12 Questions People In Polyamorous Relationships Are Sick Of Hearing

Pharma news - April 24, 2018 - 8:00am

People who practice polyamory understand the world's curiosity: Loving more


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Toronto Van Attack: Suspect ID'd as 25-Year-Old University Student as First Victim Is Named

Pharma news - April 24, 2018 - 7:34am

The first of 10 victims was identified as Anne Marie D'Amico, who worked at an investment management firm.


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AstraZeneca flop a fresh blow to cancer immunotherapy combination

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 6:57am
LONDON (Reuters) - The concept of combining two immunotherapy drugs to fight lung cancer - not so long ago one of the hottest ideas in cancer research - has suffered a fresh blow from the failure of an AstraZeneca clinical study.
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Senators Cancel Confirmation Hearings For Trump's VA Pick

Pharma news - April 24, 2018 - 6:19am

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Ireland wins EU OK to tax sugary drinks on health grounds

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 6:13am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ireland gained EU approval on Tuesday for a tax on sugary drinks after regulators said the levy would help the country tackle health and obesity issues.
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Uranus Is Actually A Giant Ball Of Farts Floating In Space, Study Finds

Pharma news - April 24, 2018 - 4:01am

Someone light a match.


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Express Scripts targets new migraine drugs to change U.S. pricing dynamic

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 3:39am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The largest U.S. manager of prescription benefits is telling drugmakers that the current pricing model is broken, and taking aim at Amgen Inc and other makers of new migraine medicines to try and fix it.
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UK bans Sanofi epilepsy drug without pregnancy prevention plan

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 3:32am
LONDON (Reuters) - A Sanofi drug for epilepsy and bipolar disorder linked to thousands of birth defects has been banned in Britain for use in women or girls of child-bearing age, unless they are on a special pregnancy prevention program.
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Ex-Roche scientist Reed to head Sanofi R&D as Zerhouni retires

Reuters Health News - April 24, 2018 - 2:29am
(Reuters) - Sanofi said on Tuesday it had hired former Roche top scientist John Reed to head its research operations from July 1, when Elias Zerhouni retires from the French drugmaker.
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