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Teens who get more sleep may curb screen time

April 26, 2018 - 4:36pm
(Reuters Health) - When teens get extra sleep on school nights, they might cut back mostly on sedentary activities like screen time without making major changes to their exercise habits, a small experiment suggests.
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Air pollution linked to fertility treatment failure

April 26, 2018 - 3:20pm
(Reuters Health) - Women exposed to high levels of air pollution may have less success getting pregnant with fertility treatments or staying pregnant, compared to women breathing cleaner air, a South Korean study suggests.
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Friends and family may help counter diabetes stress

April 26, 2018 - 1:41pm
(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes may have healthier blood sugar levels when they get lots of encouragement from family and friends to help them overcome the stress of managing their disease, a U.S. study suggests.
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New York City's window guard policy tied to fewer falls and deaths

April 26, 2018 - 12:01pm
(Reuters Health) - New York City's window guard rule, which requires building owners to install window-limiting devices in apartments with children under age 10, has led to a dramatic reduction in injuries and deaths, researchers say.
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AbbVie's beat fueled by demand for Humira, Hep C drugs

April 26, 2018 - 11:28am
(Reuters) - AbbVie Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, on higher sales of its rheumatoid arthritis treatment Humira and its Hepatitis C drugs, leading the company to raise its full-year earnings forecast.
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Trauma centers serving vulnerable patients on shaky financial ground

April 26, 2018 - 10:30am
(Reuters Health) - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been good for the financial health of Level 1 trauma centers in hospitals that serve vulnerable patients, but these critical facilities remain at risk of future financial problems, U.S. researchers say.
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German minister calls for clearer labeling of unhealthy food

April 26, 2018 - 9:48am
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany's food industry must label unhealthy products more clearly, the country’s new agriculture and consumer protection minister said on Thursday.
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U.S. judge blocks cuts to teen pregnancy prevention grants

April 26, 2018 - 9:46am
(Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grants issued through a teen pregnancy prevention program, marking the third time in a week that a court has held that the administration's 2017 decision was unlawful.
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Johnson & Johnson wins appeal to overturn $151 million hip implant verdict

April 26, 2018 - 8:14am
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday secured a favorable U.S. appellate court ruling, overturning a verdict that had awarded $151 million to five people who blamed injuries they suffered on the company's Pinnacle hip implant devices.
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EU wants coordinated vaccine push against measles, other diseases

April 26, 2018 - 8:08am
(Reuters) - The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures.
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Income, education tied to physical function in old age

April 25, 2018 - 6:48pm
(Reuters Health) - People with lower socioeconomic status may have fewer years of good physical functioning in old age than their more affluent, educated counterparts, a recent study suggests.
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U.S. court upholds dismissal of $200 million Merck verdict against Gilead

April 25, 2018 - 4:35pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a ruling that pharmaceutical company Merck & Co dishonestly obtained patent rights and was not entitled to collect a $200 million infringement verdict it won against rival Gilead Sciences Inc.
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FDA says reviewing Acadia's Parkinson's medication, shares fall

April 25, 2018 - 2:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it was reviewing Acadia Pharmaceuticals' Parkinson's medication, the only approved drug used to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with the disease.
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Court rules gravely ill UK child cannot travel to Vatican hospital

April 25, 2018 - 2:53pm
LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - A British court rejected an appeal on Wednesday from parents of a gravely ill 23-month-old boy to take their son to Italy for treatment, a case that has drawn international attention, including from Pope Francis.
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Fatigue a major risk in ridesharing industry

April 25, 2018 - 2:41pm
(Reuters Health) - Fatigue and sleepiness are inherent safety risks in the ridesharing industry today, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns.
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Mom's depression tied to kids' emotional, intellectual development

April 25, 2018 - 1:39pm
(Reuters Health) - A mother’s depression is linked with her children's development from infancy through adolescence, according to a new study.
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U.S. cannot cut teen pregnancy prevention grants : federal judge

April 25, 2018 - 11:27am
(Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary.
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Tests confirm deadly listeria strain at South Africa's Tiger Brands' plant

April 25, 2018 - 11:09am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Tiger Brands, which faces two class action lawsuits over a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people, said results from an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of the deadly listeria strain in one of its food factories.
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Court to rule on whether gravely ill UK child can go to Vatican hospital

April 25, 2018 - 7:30am
LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - A British court will hear an appeal on Wednesday in the case of a gravely ill, 23-month-old boy whose case has attracted international attention, including from Pope Francis.
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Novartis' digital drive continues with eye-disease app

April 25, 2018 - 1:36am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's foray into digital technology intensified on Wednesday as the Swiss drugmaker launched a mobile-phone based app to help collect data from people participating in eye disease studies.
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