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(Reuters Health) - Cigarette use decreased among young women - including pregnant women - during the past decade in the U.S., according to a new study. But, researchers found, use of marijuana blunts rose.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 9:58 pm
Life sciences company Bayer AG said on Friday it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device that made the business no longer sustainable.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 9:54 pm
(Reuters Health) - To help more patients survive cardiac arrest, traditional CPR training needs an overhaul with more chances for practice - and instructions on social and digital platforms might help lessons stick, some doctors argue.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 9:54 pm
(Reuters Health) - A screening test for colon cancer that looks for "invisible" blood in stool may also predict a heightened risk of premature death from other causes, a recent study suggests.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 9:52 pm
A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a novel strategy adopted by drug company Allergan PLC to shield patents from review by an administrative court by transferring them to a Native American tribe.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 8:26 pm
European drugmakers Roche, Bayer and Merck KGaA became the latest companies to freeze prices in the United States for the rest of 2018 following criticism by President Donald Trump over the cost of medicine.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 6:00 pm
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment for a type of leukemia, the first targeted drug for patients with a specific genetic mutation.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:29 pm
(Reuters Health) - A virtual reality program may work at least as well as one-on-one therapy to help people overcome a fear of heights, a UK study suggests.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 2:09 pm
Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its "plain" packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said on Friday.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 1:20 pm
Drug regulators across Europe are hiring extra staff and increasing their workload as the role of British experts in the EU-wide system of medicines supervision winds down ahead of Brexit.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 11:34 am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Roche an accelerated review for its Elecsys product used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 5:33 am
A plastic surgeon known as "Dr. Bumbum" or "Dr. Butt" on social media because of his buttock-enhancement operations was arrested on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, four days after one of his patients died, police said.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 12:22 am
Merck & Co on Thursday announced price cuts to some of its medicines, including a 60 percent reduction to a hepatitis C treatment, after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized drugmakers for failing to help reduce healthcare costs for consumers.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 10:19 pm
(Reuters Health) - Police killings of unarmed black people are associated with worse mental health for African-Americans across the country, even when they have no direct connection to the deaths, a U.S. study suggests.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 10:17 pm
(Reuters Health) - Drinking alcohol and smoking pot at the same time is more likely to increase the odds of unsafe sex for young women than for men, a small U.S. study suggests.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 10:10 pm
More than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily in central Appalachia.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 8:07 pm
(Reuters Health) - Gender disparities in medical careers - in position, pay and publishing - start early, but even small systemic changes in training programs could begin to narrow these gaps, says a group of Harvard Medical School doctors.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 6:30 pm
The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would scale back protections currently in place that allow rebates between drug manufacturers and insurers and pharmacy benefits managers, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 6:09 pm
(Reuters Health) - Parents who had a lot of traumatic or stressful experiences during childhood may be more likely to have kids with behavioral problems, a U.S. study suggests.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 5:29 pm
(Reuters Health) - High school students in the U.S. are a lot more sober than they used to be, a new study suggests.
Posted: July 19, 2018, 3:18 pm
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