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Click bait ads are tied to teen smoking

Reuters Health News - January 3, 2018 - 3:53pm
(Reuters Health) - - Teens who engage with online tobacco ads are more likely to start smoking than their peers who aren’t lured by digital marketing campaigns, a U.S. study suggests.
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FDA issues recall on J&J heart device

Reuters Health News - January 3, 2018 - 2:44pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued a recall of a heart device made by a unit of Johnson & Johnson due to a faulty valve, following a recall by the company in June.
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Immune boosting virus could be used to treat brain tumors

Reuters Health News - January 3, 2018 - 2:01pm
LONDON (Reuters) - A trial of a potential new brain cancer treatment has shown that a virus injected directly into the bloodstream can reach tumors deep inside the brain and switch on the body's own defense system to attack them.
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Age may be a factor in facial skin cancer treatment

Reuters Health News - January 3, 2018 - 12:59pm
(Reuters Health) – - In very elderly patients, less aggressive skin cancers on the face might not always need to be treated, a new study suggests.
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Spark to charge $850,000 per patient for blindness gene therapy

Reuters Health News - January 3, 2018 - 11:10am
(Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday it will charge $850,000 per patient for its breakthrough gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness, a lower than expected price that the company said reflects patient and insurer concerns about access and cost.
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Sangamo partners with Pfizer to develop gene therapy for ALS

Reuters Health News - January 3, 2018 - 8:31am
(Reuters) - Sangamo Therapeutics Inc and Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday they would work together to develop a gene therapy to treat ALS, a disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
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Majority of French now favor allowing surrogate motherhood: poll

Reuters Health News - January 3, 2018 - 3:46am
PARIS (Reuters) - A majority of French people would favor allowing surrogate motherhood, though primarily only for medical reasons, a poll showed on Wednesday, highlighting a shift in attitudes as France prepares to review laws relating to assisted reproduction.
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Novartis breast cancer therapy gets FDA breakthrough designation

Reuters Health News - January 3, 2018 - 1:56am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's Kisqali (ribociclib) has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration breakthrough therapy designation for treating some breast cancer patients, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday.
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Drugmakers raise 2018 U.S. prices, stick to self-imposed limits

Reuters Health News - January 2, 2018 - 5:35pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drugmakers opened the new year by raising U.S. prices on dozens of medicines, but early data showed the increases generally remained within a 10 percent self-imposed limit in response to a backlash from consumers and politicians.
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Atrial fibrillation more deadly in rural U.S. hospitals

Reuters Health News - January 2, 2018 - 3:05pm
(Reuters Health) - - Among U.S. patients hospitalized for the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, those in rural areas may be more likely to die than their urban counterparts, a new study suggests.
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Race may matter in hospital care for preemies

Reuters Health News - January 2, 2018 - 2:15pm
(Reuters Health) - Among the tiniest preemies, black and Hispanic infants are more likely than white babies to be born at hospitals with worse death and complication rates, a study in New York City suggests.
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FDA issues recall on J&J heart device

Reuters Health News - January 2, 2018 - 2:11pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued a recall of a heart device made by a unit of Johnson & Johnson due to a faulty valve.
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New drug approvals hit 21-year high in 2017

Reuters Health News - January 2, 2018 - 1:36pm
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drug approvals hit a 21-year high in 2017, with 46 novel medicines winning a green light -- more than double the previous year -- while the figure also rose in the European Union.
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Traumatic events increase headaches and migraines

Reuters Health News - January 2, 2018 - 12:40pm
(Reuters Health) - - Teens exposed to traumatic or terror events may have a higher risk for weekly and daily migraines, according to a study of adolescents who survived a terror attack in Norway.
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Immune cells linked to very early spread of breast cancer

Reuters Health News - January 2, 2018 - 11:44am
(Reuters Health) - Normal immune cells that live near milk ducts in healthy breast tissue may play a key role in helping early breast cancer cells leave the breast for other parts of the body, researchers say.
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Starting new COPD inhaler tied to heart attack risk

Reuters Health News - January 2, 2018 - 11:40am
(Reuters Health) - People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who use long-acting inhaled bronchodilators may have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes right after they start taking these medicines, a Taiwanese study suggests.
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Drinking hot tea linked to lowered glaucoma risk

Reuters Health News - January 1, 2018 - 1:43pm
(Reuters Health) - People who drink hot tea daily may be less likely than others to develop glaucoma symptoms, U.S. researchers say.
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Regular carry-out meals linked to higher body and blood fats in kids

Reuters Health News - January 1, 2018 - 1:42pm
(Reuters Health) - Children who eat restaurant carry-out, or “takeaway,” meals once a week or more tend to have extra body fat and long-term risk factors for heart disease, suggests a UK study.
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Medical jargon may cloud doctor-patient communication

Reuters Health News - January 1, 2018 - 1:40pm
(Reuters Health) - When patients misunderstand commonly used medical terms, communication and decision-making may suffer, UK researchers say.
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Informal caregiving linked to sleep problems

Reuters Health News - January 1, 2018 - 1:30pm
(Reuters Health) - For people who are in the workforce already, the added burden of unpaid caregiving for a family member or loved one may lead to insomnia and other sleep issues, according to a large study from Sweden.
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