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Surgeons' skills improve with age

May 4, 2018 - 5:27pm
(Reuters Health) - Surgeons' skills may improve with age, and male and female surgeons perform equally well, a recent U.S. study finds.
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Diet linked to menopause timing

May 4, 2018 - 1:01pm
(Reuters Health) - A UK study suggests that diets rich in certain foods may be a factor in the timing of menopause.
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Printing body parts in hospital shows 3D tech's growing reach

May 4, 2018 - 12:58pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three-dimensional printers are letting doctors in Minnesota make simulated body parts in a hospital and a Brooklyn startup create rocket engines designed to put satellites into orbit, executives said Thursday at an event hosted by General Electric Co.
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FDA approves Novartis combo therapy for aggressive type of thyroid cancer

May 4, 2018 - 12:13pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Novartis AG's combination therapy to treat an aggressive type of thyroid cancer.
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Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease: WHO

May 4, 2018 - 10:31am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Adults and children should consume a maximum of 10 percent of their daily calories in the form of saturated fat such as meat and butter and one percent from trans fats to reduce the risk of heart disease, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
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FDA chief questions protections on drug rebates, stocks fall

May 3, 2018 - 8:54pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Thursday questioned whether rebates that drugmakers provide to health insurers should remain protected by federal law, sparking new concerns on Wall Street over efforts to curb drug pricing.
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Four found guilty in insider trading case linked to U.S. health agency

May 3, 2018 - 8:52pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two partners at the hedge fund Deerfield Management and two others were found guilty on Thursday of charges stemming from what prosecutors have described as an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency.
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Overactive immune response linked to hair graying

May 3, 2018 - 1:14pm
(Reuters Health) - An overactive immune response, which can occur with viral infections, could result in sudden hair graying, according to research in mice.
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Discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets

May 3, 2018 - 1:05pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified the core genes that are essential for the deadliest malaria parasite to survive, revealing new targets for drugs or vaccines to fight the potentially deadly disease they cause in people.
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South Africa miners reach $400 million silicosis settlement with mining companies

May 3, 2018 - 12:07pm
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African gold producers agreed a 5 billion rand ($400 million) class action settlement on Thursday with law firms representing thousands of miners who contracted the fatal lung diseases silicosis and tuberculosis, officials said on Thursday.
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Face masks available to consumers may be ineffective against air pollution

May 3, 2018 - 11:40am
(Reuters Health) - Face masks available to consumers in China for protection against air pollution vary widely in their real-world performance, suggests a recent study.
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Scientists devise new, more accurate peanut allergy test

May 3, 2018 - 8:22am
LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have developed a far more accurate blood test to diagnose peanut allergy, offering a better way to monitor a significant food hazard.
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Merck KGaA family says unreservedly behind the pharma unit

May 3, 2018 - 7:47am
DARMSTADT, Germany (Reuters) - The family behind Germany's Merck KGaA said it was fully committed to the diversified group's pharmaceuticals unit, even if cancer immunotherapy hopeful avelumab does not achieve blockbuster sales.
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EU food safety body tells states to keep eye out for insecticide after scare

May 3, 2018 - 7:25am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's food safety watchdog urged member states on Thursday to monitor poultry products for the insecticide fipronil following the withdrawal of millions of chicken eggs from supermarket shelves last year.
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South Africa gold producers, gold miners reach silicosis settlement

May 3, 2018 - 6:55am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African gold producers reached a class action settlement on Thursday with law firms representing thousands of miners who contracted the fatal lung diseases silicosis and tuberculosis, the lawyers said on Thursday.
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Roche wins reprieve as Novartis biosimilar delayed in U.S.

May 3, 2018 - 3:48am
LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche has won a reprieve from an expected wave of cheaper versions of its biotech cancer drugs as U.S. regulators knocked back a biosimilar form of rituximab from Swiss rival Novartis.
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World food price index little changed in April versus March: U.N. FAO

May 3, 2018 - 3:40am
ROME (Reuters) - World food prices edged marginally higher in April from March, with the prices of most cereals and dairy products continuing to rise while sugar fell further, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
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Novartis biosimilar cancer drug hits U.S. regulatory bump

May 3, 2018 - 12:24am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis AG said its biosimilar version of rituximab to treat blood cancers and immunological diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis had not won regulatory approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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Iowa passes 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban, most restrictive in U.S.

May 2, 2018 - 5:46pm
(Reuters) - Iowa's Republican-controlled legislature passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States on Wednesday, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant.
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'DES daughters' with rare cancer continue to face higher death rates

May 2, 2018 - 4:13pm
(Reuters Health) - Women who were exposed to the synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES) in utero, and who subsequently developed a rare type of vaginal and cervical cancer, continue to face a higher rate of death between the ages of 35 and 65, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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