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Even brief particle pollution spikes tied to respiratory infections

May 2, 2018 - 3:56pm
(Reuters Health) - People may be more likely to develop acute lower respiratory infections after even brief increases in air pollution, and babies and toddlers are especially vulnerable, a U.S. study suggests.
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CDC reports one death from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

May 2, 2018 - 3:15pm
(Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday one person from California died related to an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, providing an update on the multi-state outbreak of the disease.
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WHO says unprecedented dengue outbreak hits La Reunion

May 2, 2018 - 12:55pm
GENEVA (Reuters) - The French overseas territory of La Reunion is experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of dengue fever which could be spread by tourists to other countries, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
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Seatbelts may protect against severe liver injury in car crashes

May 2, 2018 - 12:10pm
(Reuters Health) - Wearing a seatbelt may not prevent liver injuries in a car crash, but it could lessen their severity and make a major difference in the accident's consequences and costs, researchers say.
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Trump administration sued over family-planning program shift

May 2, 2018 - 11:30am
(Reuters) - Two organizations that support birth control filed lawsuits on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from shifting a federal family-planning grant program toward prioritizing groups that are faith-based and counsel abstinence.
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President Trump wants to go further on drug prices: HHS Secretary

May 2, 2018 - 11:25am
(Reuters) - Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday said President Donald Trump wants to go further in lowering drug prices, an issue he campaigned on during the 2016 presidential race.
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Migraine drug delay would compound Teva's troubles

May 2, 2018 - 10:40am
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is counting on its new migraine treatment to haul it out of the doldrums. But a possible delay in U.S. approval and looming pricing battle are making the task harder.
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Breast cancer screening failure may have shortened 270 lives in England

May 2, 2018 - 10:25am
LONDON (Reuters) - As many as 270 women in England may have died prematurely of breast cancer because of an IT failure that led to 450,000 patients missing out on routine screening appointments.
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Too many cancer drugs? Crowded market gives investors pause

May 2, 2018 - 6:38am
LONDON (Reuters) - In London's world-famous Great Ormond Street children's hospital, Dr. Karin Straathof is excited about a new cell-based medicine that offers hope for toddlers with incurable nerve tissue cancer.
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Samsung BioLogics loses $6 billion in stocks dive after notice of accounting breach

May 1, 2018 - 11:04pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in Samsung BioLogics Co Ltd tumbled nearly 20 percent on Wednesday, losing almost $6 billion in value in their biggest daily intra-day fall, after South Korea's financial watchdog provisionally decided it had breached an accounting rule.
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Samsung BioLogics shares plunge after regulator says co breached accounting rules

May 1, 2018 - 7:28pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in Samsung BioLogics Co Ltd fell over 18 percent on Wednesday as South Korea's watchdog Financial Supervisory Service provisionally decided it had breached accounting rules.
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Ecstasy therapy may help service veterans suffering PTSD

May 1, 2018 - 7:15pm
(Reuters) - Combining intensive psychotherapy with a pure form of the party drug ecstasy is safe and could aid recovery in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the findings of a study in military veterans.
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U.S. approves Novartis cell therapy for lymphoma

May 1, 2018 - 6:33pm
(Reuters) - U.S. regulators approved Novartis' cell therapy Kymriah for treatment of patients with a second type of blood cancer, large B-cell lymphoma, that has worsened despite two or more earlier lines of therapy, the Swiss drugmaker said on Tuesday.
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U.S. doctors' group calls for equal pay, opportunities for female physicians

May 1, 2018 - 5:14pm
(Reuters Health) - Physicians' employers should commit to gender equity in pay, leadership development, career opportunities, and parental and family leave policies, a leading U.S. doctors group recommends.
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Tick, mosquito-borne infections surge in United States: CDC

May 1, 2018 - 3:47pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of Americans sickened each year by bites from infected mosquitoes, ticks or fleas tripled from 2004 through 2016, with infection rates spiking sharply in 2016 as a result of a Zika outbreak, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.
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U.S. clamps down on kid-friendly packaging for e-cigarette liquids

May 1, 2018 - 3:13pm
(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Tuesday issued warnings to 13 companies selling e-cigarette liquids for using child-friendly images in their packaging, in the latest crackdown aimed at preventing tobacco sales to minors.
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Regeneron/Sanofi cut heart drug price to $4,500-$6,600 for Express Scripts

May 1, 2018 - 12:31pm
(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA will slash the price of their expensive cholesterol drug for Express Scripts Holdings Co customers in exchange for greater patient access, with some savings to be shared with consumers, the companies said on Tuesday.
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Take-home Narcan kits lifesaving in opioid overdoses

May 1, 2018 - 11:52am
(Reuters Health) - Distributing take-home overdose prevention kits substantially reduced the number of deaths from opioid overdoses in a Canadian province, researchers say.
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Scotland introduces minimum alcohol pricing to cut deaths

May 1, 2018 - 11:08am
LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland introduced minimum unit pricing on alcohol on Tuesday as it tries to improve public health by raising the cost of cheap, strong drinks favored by young people and binge-drinkers.
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Exclusive: India rejects U.S. request on price caps on medical devices - sources

May 1, 2018 - 7:18am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has told the United States it won't abstain from capping prices for more medical devices, regardless of pressure to rethink its stance after price controls on heart stents and knee implants spoilt the market for some U.S. firms, sources familiar with the matter said.
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