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FDA seeks data on role of flavors in tobacco addiction

March 20, 2018 - 9:21am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday asked for data, research and public comment on the role that flavors such as menthol play in tobacco addiction, the agency's latest move to curb nicotine addiction in the country.
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Roche's Tecentriq notches third cancer cocktail trial win

March 20, 2018 - 5:02am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq on Tuesday racked up a third trial win in combination with other cancer drugs, a boost for the Swiss drugmaker as it seeks to muscle in on space dominated by Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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Supreme Court mulls California law on anti-abortion facilities

March 20, 2018 - 2:38am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tackles a dispute over whether a California law requiring Christian-based facilities that counsel pregnant women against abortion to post signs disclosing the availability of state-subsidized abortions and birth control violates their right to free speech.
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Roche says Tecentriq, chemo cut risk of death in type of lung cancer

March 20, 2018 - 1:31am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche said on Tuesday a late-stage study showed the Swiss drugmaker's immunotherapy Tecentriq plus chemotherapy cut the risk of disease worsening or death in first-line treatment of people with a type of advanced lung cancer.
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Mississippi governor signs bill banning abortions after 15 weeks

March 19, 2018 - 8:43pm
(Reuters) - Mississippi's governor signed into law on Monday the most restrictive abortion measure in the United States, which was immediately challenged in court by abortion rights advocates who say it is unconstitutional.
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Trump says he is working to lower prescription drug prices

March 19, 2018 - 8:42pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump promised to bring down prescription drug prices on Monday, saying U.S. citizens pay far more than people in other countries do for the same product and that his administration would announce new measures in about a month.
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More Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke

March 19, 2018 - 5:35pm
(Reuters Health) - Most U.S. adults have poor cardiovascular health, and more people are at risk for heart attacks and strokes today than was true a generation ago, a U.S. study suggests.
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As U.S. opioid crisis grows, Trump calls for death penalty for dealers

March 19, 2018 - 5:05pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump spelled out in new detail several steps he favors to fight a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, including the execution of drug dealers, a proposal that has gained little support from drug abuse and judicial experts.
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Teens who hide their sexual orientation have higher suicide risk

March 19, 2018 - 5:02pm
(Reuters Health) - Teens who hide their true sexual orientation are at higher risk for suicidal behaviors, a new study suggests.
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Kids with brain injuries may have higher ADHD risk

March 19, 2018 - 3:59pm
(Reuters Health) - Young children who are hospitalized with head injuries may be at higher than average risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later on, a small study suggests.
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Canada prepares for legal pot with new license class, strict labels

March 19, 2018 - 2:41pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's health regulator on Monday set out thresholds for a new class of cannabis cultivation and processing licenses, and outlined strict requirements for the packaging and labeling of recreational marijuana ahead of its legalization this year.
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Even doctors struggle to continue breastfeeding

March 19, 2018 - 2:23pm
(Reuters Health) - Although doctors may be more likely than other mothers to breastfeed for at least a year, less than one-third of female physicians are able to continue nursing as long as they want, a U.S. study suggests.
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Venezuelan health system decays further, opposition-led survey says

March 19, 2018 - 1:56pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's health system is sinking into further disarray, a survey led by the opposition-dominated Congress showed on Monday, with most hospitals plagued by water outages, unable to feed patients and lacking even basic devices like catheters.
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South Africa's Tiger Brands closes Pretoria plant after listeria found

March 19, 2018 - 12:11pm
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Tiger Brands has closed its factory in Pretoria where listeria was detected as South Africa faces the worst outbreak of the disease, which has killed 180 people since January 2017.
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U.S. top court mulls free speech fight over 'crisis pregnancy centers'

March 19, 2018 - 9:28am
(Reuters) - The Pregnancy Care Clinic in the Southern California city of El Cajon offers a host of services for pregnant women including ultrasound exams, prenatal vitamins and maternity clothes. There is one major exception: abortion.
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Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee at the highest level in six years: survey

March 17, 2018 - 11:29am
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The number of Americans drinking a daily cup of coffee is at the highest level since 2012, with demand continuing to get a boost from at-home consumption and gourmet drinks, an industry study showed on Saturday.
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Spices might get teens to like vegetables

March 16, 2018 - 6:18pm
(Reuters Health) - A dash of cumin or dill might help convince high school students to load up their plate with vegetables during lunchtime in the cafeteria, a small study suggests.
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U.S. to cover advanced genomic testing for Medicare cancer patients

March 16, 2018 - 5:22pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Friday it will pay for certain genetic tests for Medicare-eligible patients with advanced cancer, in a bid to help match patients with the drugs most likely to provide benefit.
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Slightly elevated blood sugar tied to heart and kidney problems

March 16, 2018 - 5:03pm
(Reuters Health) - People who have slightly elevated blood sugar that’s not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis may still have a higher risk of heart and kidney disease than individuals with normal blood sugar, a U.S. study suggests.
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Massachusetts court: Merck can be sued over generic drug injury

March 16, 2018 - 3:25pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top court on Friday opened the door for consumers to sue Merck & Co Inc and other makers of brand-name drugs over injuries blamed not on their own medications but on generic versions of their treatments made by other companies.
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