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More U.S. kids unvaccinated in states that allow non-medical exemptions

June 12, 2018 - 5:12pm
(Reuters Health) - A growing number of children are missing out on recommended vaccinations in states that permit parents to skip inoculations due to their personal beliefs even when there's no medical reason kids can't be vaccinated, a U.S. study suggests.
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EU endorses new measures to protect women from valproate epilepsy drug

June 12, 2018 - 4:14pm
PARIS (Reuters) - French regulator ANSM said epilepsy drug valproate would face new restrictions across the European Union to protect pregnant women or of child-bearing age from exposing their babies to possible malformations and developmental problems.
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Many U.S. adults take medicines that can cause depression

June 12, 2018 - 3:56pm
(Reuters Health) - More than one-third of American adults take medications that have the potential to cause depression, a U.S. study suggests.
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Diabetes, smoking linked to deposits in brain region tied to memory

June 12, 2018 - 3:32pm
(Reuters Health) - People who smoke or have diabetes may be more likely to have calcium deposits in brain regions crucial for memory, a Dutch study suggests.
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'We are still at war' with Ebola: WHO chief

June 12, 2018 - 2:01pm
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday cautioned against declaring victory too early in Congo's Ebola epidemic, despite encouraging signs that it may be brought under control.
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Indian drugmaker Sun Pharma says Halol plant has gained U.S. clearance

June 12, 2018 - 8:42am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Supply restrictions imposed on India's largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries by U.S. regulators have been lifted, the company said on Tuesday, removing a major drag on its share price.
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Lilly-AstraZeneca latest to abandon Alzheimer's drug trials

June 12, 2018 - 7:58am
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co and AstraZeneca Plc said on Tuesday they would discontinue late-stage trials testing their Alzheimer's treatment, the latest among a slew of drugmakers to stop developing treatments for the memory-robbing disease.
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Israeli company Galmed gets positive trial results for liver drug

June 12, 2018 - 7:25am
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Galmed Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday patients in a mid-stage trial for its treatment for NASH, a fatty liver disease linked to obesity, showed a statistically significant reduction in liver fat.
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India's Sun Pharma says U.S. FDA clears Halol plant

June 12, 2018 - 7:23am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared its Halol drug plant, which had been under supply restrictions due to quality control failures.
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Fed up with rising costs, big U.S. firms dig into healthcare

June 11, 2018 - 6:43pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - At its Silicon Valley headquarters, network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc is going to unusual lengths to take control of the relentless increase in its U.S. healthcare costs.
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Medical device maker Stryker makes takeover approach to Boston Scientific: WSJ

June 11, 2018 - 5:30pm
(Reuters) - Medical device maker Stryker Corp has made a takeover approach to rival Boston Scientific Corp, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, a combination that would give Stryker a strong position in stroke-preventing heart products.
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Hypertension costly to patients, society

June 11, 2018 - 4:35pm
(Reuters Health) - Each year, U.S. adults with high blood pressure incur almost $2,000 more in annual healthcare costs, according to a new study
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Most Americans miss out on preventive healthcare

June 11, 2018 - 3:49pm
(Reuters Health) - Very few U.S. adults receive all the preventive health care services recommended for them, reports a new study.
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Health claims behind sex robots remain unproven

June 11, 2018 - 1:26pm
(Reuters Health) - Health benefits claimed by marketers of sex robots - safer sex, therapeutic possibilities, and the potential to treat pedophiles and sex offenders - haven't been proven, or even well studied, experts say.
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Medical device maker Stryker makes takeover approach to Boston Sci: WSJ

June 11, 2018 - 12:49pm
(Reuters) - Medical device maker Stryker Corp has made a takeover approach to rival Boston Scientific Corp, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, a combination that would give Stryker a strong position in stroke-preventing heart products.
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Young surgeons face high debt, financial instability

June 11, 2018 - 11:54am
(Reuters Health) - As the costs of medical school and training continue to rise, young surgeons often face debt burdens that make it difficult for them to start their careers and pay off their loans, according to a new study.
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Gene editing tool may raise cancer risk in cells, scientists warn

June 11, 2018 - 10:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - A gene-editing technology that is being explored by scientists worldwide as a way of removing and replacing gene defects might inadvertently increase cancer risk in cells, scientists warned on Monday.
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Mother's stand-off with British authorities over medicinal cannabis stirs debate

June 11, 2018 - 9:55am
LONDON (Reuters) - The mother of an epileptic boy who journeyed to Canada to buy cannabis-based medication she says is keeping her son alive had her supplies confiscated by British customs officials upon her return on Monday.
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Allergan oral migraine drug succeeds in study

June 11, 2018 - 8:29am
(Reuters) - Allergan Plc said on Monday its oral migraine drug met the main goal across all doses in a study, with a statistically significant reduction in monthly headache days in patients with episodic migraine.
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Kenyan official says five dead in reemergence of Rift Valley Fever

June 11, 2018 - 8:14am
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Five people in Kenya have died of the Rift Valley Fever disease in the past week, a health official said on Monday, in the first reports of the disease since an outbreak killed more than 200 people a decade ago.
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