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France hangs up: new bill would ban cell phones at school

June 7, 2018 - 5:39am
PARIS (Reuters) - France's phone-addicted children will be obliged to do without their mobile devices at school under a bill the education minister on Thursday called a "detox measure" to combat classroom distraction and bullying.
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In Missouri, J&J faces biggest trial yet alleging talc caused cancer

June 6, 2018 - 9:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawsuit by 22 ovarian cancer patients against Johnson & Johnson went to trial on Wednesday in Missouri state court, marking the largest case the company has faced over allegations its talc-based products contain cancer-causing asbestos.
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Drug combination better for restoring womb after miscarriage

June 6, 2018 - 4:24pm
(Reuters Health) - Two drugs are better than one when it comes to restoring the womb after an incomplete miscarriage, according to a new study.
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Legal denial of service to same-sex couples tied to mental distress

June 6, 2018 - 2:27pm
(Reuters Health) - Gay, lesbian and bisexual people living in states where it's legal to deny services to same-sex couples may have an increased risk of mental illness even when they don't personally experience discrimination, a U.S. study suggests.
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Including family in ICU rounds could improve communication

June 6, 2018 - 12:53pm
(Reuters Health) - Hospitals that allow family members of critically ill patients to attend doctors' rounds in the intensive care unit (ICU) may improve healthcare quality by enhancing communication and satisfaction, a Canadian study suggests.
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Obese teens with psychiatric issues can still benefit from weight loss surgery

June 6, 2018 - 11:32am
(Reuters Health) - Obese teens who have weight loss surgery are likely to lose the same amount of weight regardless of whether they were previously diagnosed with psychiatric problems, a U.S. study suggests.
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Hungarian pig farmers brace for hard times after swine fever outbreak

June 6, 2018 - 5:51am
ZEBEGENY, Hungary (Reuters) - Robert Laczko, who rears Hungary's traditional breed of hairy "mangalica" pigs, prized for their meat, is bracing for tough times.
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Scientists map genetic codes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria

June 6, 2018 - 5:01am
(Reuters) - Scientists seeking new ways to fight drug-resistant superbugs have mapped the genomes of more than 3,000 bacteria, including samples of a bug taken from Alexander Fleming's nose and a dysentery-causing strain from a World War One soldier.
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More U.S. kids dying from injuries

June 5, 2018 - 8:08pm
(Reuters Health) - Murder, suicide, car crashes, and addiction have all contributed to a spike in deaths among U.S. children and teens in recent years, a government study suggests.
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U.S. drug prices hit by insurer tactic against copay assistance: analysis

June 5, 2018 - 7:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A recently adopted tactic by U.S. health plans to limit the financial assistance drugmakers provide directly to consumers for prescription medicines is taking a toll on drug prices, according to a new analysis released on Tuesday.
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Abortion not tied to increased risk of depression

June 5, 2018 - 6:40pm
(Reuters Health) - Women who have an abortion may be no more likely to develop depression than women who don't, a Danish study suggests.
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Prostate cancer survival odds worse for smokers

June 5, 2018 - 5:05pm
(Reuters Health) - Prostate cancer patients who smoke are more likely to have tumors return, spread to other parts of the body, and become fatal than nonsmokers, a new study suggests.
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A third of U.S. military injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan not from battle

June 5, 2018 - 2:53pm
(Reuters Health) - Falls, car crashes and other accidents off the battlefield cause one-third of injuries and about one in 10 deaths among U.S. service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, a U.S. study suggests.
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U.S. Medicare reserves seen lasting three years less than prior forecast

June 5, 2018 - 2:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government's healthcare program for the elderly will exhaust its reserves for hospital insurance in 2026, three years earlier than last year's forecast, the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees said in a report on Tuesday.
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FDA sends warning letters to nine online marketers over opioids

June 5, 2018 - 11:51am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday sent warning letters to nine online networks operating a total of 53 websites to stop illegally marketing unapproved versions of opioid medications.
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AbbVie's rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeds in late-stage study

June 5, 2018 - 8:20am
(Reuters) - Abbvie Inc said on Tuesday its experimental drug met the main goal of halting progression of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis in a late-stage trial.
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Roche gets priority review from FDA for Hemlibra

June 5, 2018 - 12:24am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche has been given fast-track review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Hemlibra treatment for people with a form of haemophilia, the Swiss drugmaker said on Tuesday.
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FDA approves Mylan drug as first biosimilar to Amgen's Neulasta

June 4, 2018 - 5:45pm
(Reuters) - Mylan NV on Monday beat a clutch of drugmakers racing to get a biosimilar to Amgen Inc's blockbuster drug, Neulasta, to market, with U.S. health regulators approving its version of the infection-fighting treatment.
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Academic societies' commitment to equality predicts gender equity

June 4, 2018 - 5:19pm
(Reuters Health) - Academic societies may be able to improve gender equity by supporting female leadership and committing to equality, suggests a new Australian study.
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Many people with mild brain injuries don't get follow-up care

June 4, 2018 - 5:17pm
(Reuters Health) - Many adults treated at U.S. emergency rooms for mild brain injuries fail to get follow-up care within three months even when they have moderate to severe concussion symptoms, a recent study suggests.
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