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Cancer risk elevated with severe gum disease

January 30, 2018 - 11:39am
(Reuters Health) - People with severe gum disease may be at greater risk for cancer, a U.S. study suggests.
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FDA asks drugmakers to limit amount of opioid drug in packaging

January 30, 2018 - 11:37am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers of a common opioid medicine to change the way the drug is packaged, as part of efforts to deter its abuse amid an opioid epidemic in the United States.
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Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan create healthcare company to cut costs

January 30, 2018 - 11:05am
(Reuters) - Inc, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co will form a healthcare company aimed at cutting costs for their U.S. employees, they said on Tuesday, sending shares in the broad healthcare sector sharply lower.
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Early pregnancy weight gain linked to baby’s size at birth

January 30, 2018 - 9:38am
(Reuters Health) - Women who gain more weight in early pregnancy are more likely to deliver unusually large babies, who may be prone to a host of health problems later in life, new research shows.
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Amazon, Berkshire, JPM to partner on cheaper healthcare for staff

January 30, 2018 - 7:27am
(Reuters) - Inc , Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are teaming up in a new venture aimed at lowering healthcare costs for their U.S. employees, the companies said on Tuesday.
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U.S. telehealth industry eyes Medicare for its next big check

January 30, 2018 - 6:52am
(Reuters) - After years of lobbying in Washington, U.S. telehealth providers have the first hints that the dam could break on public funding for an industry they say could save taxpayers billions.
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Singapore downgrades hygiene rating of Michelin-star outlet after 43 get food poisoning symptoms

January 30, 2018 - 6:05am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Michelin-star restaurant in Singapore has been hit with a hygiene downgrade by health authorities after more than three dozen guests at a wedding reception fell ill, having eaten food prepared by its kitchen staff.
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Ireland to hold abortion referendum at the end of May

January 30, 2018 - 5:22am
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government on Monday proposed holding a referendum to liberalize the country's abortion regime at the end of May, offering voters the first opportunity in 35 years to overhaul some of the world's strictest laws.
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Hearing aid maker GN develops device to help soldiers in the din of war

January 30, 2018 - 4:55am
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Hearing aid maker GN Store Nord aims to capitalize on the $600 million market for hearing protection in combat zones with a new device to help soldiers communicate on the battlefield and protect their hearing at the same time.
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Woman sues Japanese government over forced sterilization as a teen

January 30, 2018 - 4:34am
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese woman who was forcibly sterilized as a teenager due to intellectual disabilities sued the government on Tuesday in the first case of its kind, seeking compensation because her basic human rights had been trampled on.
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Exclusive: With Roman law doctrine, India moves to stub out tobacco industry rights

January 29, 2018 - 6:05pm
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government is pushing the Supreme Court to apply a rarely used doctrine that would strip the $11 billion tobacco industry's legal right to trade, an effort aimed at deterring tobacco companies from challenging tough new regulations.
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Early enrichment programs may boost odds poor kids go to college

January 29, 2018 - 5:42pm
(Reuters Health) - Low-income children who receive educational support in school and at home from preschool through third grade may be more likely to get a college degree than their peers who don’t get extra help during their early years, a U.S. study suggests.
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Sleep apnea patients may not always need specialists

January 29, 2018 - 5:41pm
(Reuters Health) - Some patients with a common nighttime breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea may do just as well at managing the condition when they see a primary care provider instead of a specialist, a research review suggests.
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U.S. court to reconsider ruling on San Francisco soda health warnings

January 29, 2018 - 5:09pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday agreed to reconsider an earlier ruling which had blocked a San Francisco law that mandated health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks.
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Trump wants U.S. Health Secretary to get tough on drug prices, opioids

January 29, 2018 - 12:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday charged the new U.S. health secretary with bringing down drug prices and to be tough on pharmaceutical companies about the widespread abuse of prescription opiates.
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Effect of Illinois smoke-free law on casino revenue is topic of dispute

January 29, 2018 - 10:41am
(Reuters Health) - The Illinois law that banned smoking in casinos hasn’t negatively impacted casino numbers and dollars, according to a new study in the journal Tobacco Control.
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Takeda's Zika vaccine gets U.S. FDA's 'fast track' status

January 29, 2018 - 10:15am
(Reuters) - Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had granted 'fast track' status to its vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which erupted as a major public hazard in Brazil three years ago.
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EU drugs agency chief says temporary Amsterdam housing 'not optimal'

January 29, 2018 - 8:45am
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The head of the European drugs agency said on Monday the temporary space it will use in Amsterdam while a permanent new facility is being constructed is "not optimal" but the best possible under the circumstances.
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Roche wins FDA's breakthrough therapy label for autism drug

January 29, 2018 - 2:02am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted its breakthrough therapy designation for Balovaptan to treat autism spectrum disorder (ASD), potentially accelerating its development and approval.
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How Sanofi's setback could lead to better dengue vaccines

January 29, 2018 - 1:02am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - New dengue vaccines being developed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co Ltd and U.S. government scientists are poised to provide a safer alternative to Sanofi's Dengvaxia, according to vaccine experts, because they already take into account some of the issues that sidelined the product last year.
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