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Text-message ‘blast’ can expand access to surgical services

November 27, 2017 - 5:19pm
(Reuters Health) - Dozens of patients in Zimbabwe undergoing cleft lip and palate surgery had first learned about the opportunity from an SMS text to their phones, a small study found.
Categories: Consumer Health News

Patient satisfaction plummets when doctors say ‘no’ to requests

November 27, 2017 - 4:07pm
(Reuters Health) - Patients may become less satisfied with their care when doctors refuse their requests for things like prescriptions or lab tests, a U.S. study suggests.
Categories: Consumer Health News

Consumers with high-deductible health plans could be smarter shoppers

November 27, 2017 - 2:32pm
(Reuters Health) - Even when consumers have health plans that require them to pay a high amount out-of-pocket for care, they often don’t talk to doctors about the price of treatments or shop around to get the best deal, a U.S. study suggests.
Categories: Consumer Health News

Teva's new CEO shakes up management, to combine divisions

November 27, 2017 - 1:47pm
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's new chief executive officer ousted the company's three top division heads on Monday as he works to turn around and streamline the operations of the debt-laden drugmaker.
Categories: Consumer Health News

Bullied teens twice as likely to bring weapons to school

November 27, 2017 - 1:09pm
(Reuters Health) - One in five teens are victims of bullying, and these adolescents are about twice as likely to bring guns and knives to school than peers who aren’t bullied, a U.S. study suggests.
Categories: Consumer Health News

Spain reports atypical mad cow disease on farm: OIE

November 27, 2017 - 12:48pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Spain has reported case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) on a farm in the Castile and Leon region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.
Categories: Consumer Health News

Founder of Germany's failed Schlecker drugstores convicted, children jailed

November 27, 2017 - 12:29pm
STUTTGART (Reuters) - The founder of Germany's failed Schlecker drugstore chain got a suspended sentence and his two children got jail terms on Monday for taking money from the company before its collapse.
Categories: Consumer Health News

OCD linked to educational underachievement

November 27, 2017 - 12:12pm
(Reuters Health) – People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), especially those diagnosed before age 18, are less likely to pass compulsory school tests or to go on to higher education compared with peers who don’t have the disorder, a large European study finds.
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Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

November 27, 2017 - 11:03am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the U.S. to detect users with suicidal intent, the world's largest social media network said on Monday.
Categories: Consumer Health News

Teva Pharm overhauls structure and top management

November 27, 2017 - 10:28am
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is streamlining its company structure and making sweeping changes to senior management as part of an overhaul it hopes will please investors worried about the company's massive debt.
Categories: Consumer Health News

Biogen boosts multiple sclerosis holding with Alkermes license

November 27, 2017 - 10:10am
(Reuters) - Biogen Inc said on Monday it has licensed Alkermes Plc's multiple sclerosis (MS) drug, further boosting its position in the race for the next treatment amid slowing sales of its own flagship MS drug, Tecfidera.
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