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Internists who maintain board certification may provide better care

June 15, 2018 - 4:16pm
(Reuters Health) - Physicians who maintain board certification by regularly passing exams on current clinical guidelines may provide higher quality care than their colleagues who don't, a U.S. study suggests.
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Teens' lack of sleep tied to high blood pressure, more body fat

June 15, 2018 - 2:21pm
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who don't get enough sleep may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and excess body fat, a U.S. study suggests.
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NIH to end alcohol consumption study due to concerns over funding

June 15, 2018 - 1:30pm
(Reuters) - The National Institutes of Health said on Friday it planned to end a trial testing whether moderate drinking had health benefits based on concerns that its funding by the alcohol industry would undermine the study's credibility.
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Soaring costs, loss of benefits top Americans' healthcare worries: Reuters/Ipsos poll

June 15, 2018 - 12:35pm
(Reuters) - For over a year now, Americans have listed healthcare as the most important problem facing the country, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.
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Implantable defibrillators may cause dilemmas for older patients

June 15, 2018 - 10:08am
(Reuters Health) - Defibrillators implanted in the body to kickstart the heart can be lifesaving for some people, but as patients age they may face difficult conversations about when to replace or deactivate the devices.
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Zambian health minister declares cholera epidemic over

June 15, 2018 - 9:43am
LUSAKA (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday.
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Portugal's parliament legalizes cannabis-based medicines

June 15, 2018 - 9:38am
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill on Friday to legalize marijuana-based medicines, after rejecting earlier proposals to allow patients to grow the drug at home.
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Fat dogs teach humans new tricks about obesity: Hungarian study

June 15, 2018 - 9:15am
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Fat dogs have a lot in common with overweight humans, including an interest in top quality food and an unwillingness to settle for second best, Hungarian scientists have found.
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Teva to discontinue study for chronic headache treatment

June 15, 2018 - 8:38am
(Reuters) - Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Inc said on Friday it would discontinue a trial testing its drug for the treatment of chronic cluster headache, after an analysis showed that the drug was unlikely to meet the study's main goal.
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Hong Kong scientists say new research points to universal antibody drug for HIV

June 15, 2018 - 8:19am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A team of AIDS researchers in Hong Kong says its new research, tested on mice, indicates a functional cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, eventually leading to a new antibody that could be used for both prevention and treatment.
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Northern Ireland confirms H5N6 bird flu case

June 15, 2018 - 6:43am
LONDON (Reuters) - A case of H5N6 bird flu has been confirmed in a wild greylag goose in Northern Ireland, the department of agriculture, environment and rural affairs said on Friday.
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Indivior shares dive after Dr Reddy's gets FDA approval for generic

June 15, 2018 - 6:11am
(Reuters) - Britain's Indivior fell by more than 20 percent on Friday after the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic versions of Suboxone Film, an opioid addiction treatment that generates 80 percent of its revenue.
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Novartis touts effectiveness, safety of autoimmune drug copies

June 15, 2018 - 1:08am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis on Friday touted safety and efficacy of its biosimilar copies of Johnson & Johnson's Remicade and Amgen Inc's Enbrel, citing a study it hopes will help convince doctors that switching from the original medicines is a viable alternative for treating autoimmune diseases.
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Molecular Partners says 5 of 8 patients responded in multiple myeloma trial

June 15, 2018 - 12:23am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Molecular Partners said on Friday that five of eight patients with advanced multiple myeloma in a Phase II study showed an objective response to a combination therapy that includes an investigational drug from the Swiss company.
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Kellogg issues massive Honey Smacks cereal recall over Salmonella risk

June 14, 2018 - 6:11pm
(Reuters) - Kellogg Co said on Thursday it is recalling an estimated 1.3 million cases of its Honey Smacks cereal from more than 30 U.S. states due to the potential for Salmonella contamination, in the latest case of U.S. food products possibly tainted by the illness-causing bacteria.
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Lawsuit challenges Texas abortion curbs

June 14, 2018 - 5:29pm
(Reuters) - An abortion provider that in 2016 persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to void parts of a restrictive Texas law on Thursday filed a new lawsuit challenging dozens of that state's other curbs on the procedure as unconstitutional.
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Vigorous exercise may not keep dementia from worsening

June 14, 2018 - 4:21pm
(Reuters Health) - People with dementia who exercise regularly are just as likely to experience cognitive decline as those who don't work out, a UK study suggests.
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Doctors have cost concerns about genetic tests for disease risk

June 14, 2018 - 3:02pm
(Reuters Health) - While many primary care providers believe genetic tests to assess risk for common chronic diseases might prove useful in treating patients, a recent study also suggests they're worried that steep out-of-pocket costs may limit who can be tested.
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Workplace noise in daytime linked to sleep problems at night

June 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
(Reuters Health) - Being exposed to a noisy workplace all day may cause stress that carries over into the evening and reduces sleep quality, suggests a small study from Taiwan.
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Stigma may keep women from using HIV-prevention drugs

June 14, 2018 - 2:57pm
(Reuters Health) - Fear of others thinking they're promiscuous, or that they're already infected with HIV, is a barrier to many women who might benefit from pills that help prevent the infection, a U.S. study suggests.
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