CPR survival rates are lower than most people think

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:29
(Reuters Health) - The majority of people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality, according to a small U.S. study.
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Wine tied to healthier arteries for some diabetics

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:14
(Reuters Health) - Some diabetics with plaque buildup in their arteries might have less debris in these blood vessels after adding wine to their diets, a recent study suggests.
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KemPharm's opioid painkiller gets FDA approval, shares soar

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:40
(Reuters) - KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain, sending the shares of the drugmaker up as much as 36 percent in late afternoon trading.
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Frail elderly face increased risk of delirium after surgery

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:36
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who have elective surgery are more likely to experience delirium afterwards when they’re frail, a research review suggests.
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Less-invasive heart valve replacement tied to better quality of life

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:19
(Reuters Health) - People who get minimally-invasive surgery to replace damaged heart valves have an easier time completing daily tasks and a better quality of life after the procedure, a research review suggests.
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Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:45
HINDHEAD, England (Reuters) - For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen.
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Northern Ireland abortion laws violate women's rights, U.N. body says

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:24
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Kingdom violates women's rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a report by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said on Friday.
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EU panel recommends against nod for Puma Biotech's breast cancer drug

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:48
(Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday recommended against approving Puma Biotechnology's lead breast cancer drug, an outcome the U.S drugmaker had signaled last month.
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Social interaction, staff training reduce agitation in dementia patients

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:08
(Reuters Health) - An approach to nursing home care that fosters interest and social interaction among patients and staff may reduce agitation and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia sufferers and improve their quality of life, a recent trial suggests.
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Japan wins WTO dispute over Fukushima-related food

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:04
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korean import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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Soccer is basically medicine, some researchers argue

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:03
(Reuters Health) - Compared to inactive people, recreational soccer players have lower cholesterol, blood pressure and resting heart rates as well as less fat mass, a research review suggests.
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Blacks in U.S. lose quality of life due to fewer knee replacements

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:15
(Reuters Health) - Black people with knee osteoarthritis may have a worse quality of life than white patients in part because they’re less likely to be offered knee replacement surgery or to get the procedure when it’s recommended, a U.S. study suggests.
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Young men’s drinking tied to later liver disease risk

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:50
(Reuters Health) - Men who drink alcohol in late adolescence are more likely to develop severe liver disease decades later than young people who don’t drink at all, a Swedish study suggests.
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Self-compassion may protect perfectionists from getting depressed

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:37
(Reuters Health) - Learning to respond to your failures with kindness, or self-compassion, may help offset the negative effects of perfectionism at any age, according to a small study of Australian teens and adults.
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Sangamo in $3 billion gene-editing deal with Gilead

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:22
(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc will use Sangamo Therapeutics Inc's gene-editing technology to develop cancer treatments in a deal potentially worth about $3 billion to Sangamo, the companies said on Thursday.
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Diarrhea kills 26 Congolese refugees in Uganda, infects hundreds: U.N.

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:56
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.
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Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 172

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:29
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in South Africa has more than doubled from previous numbers given in January to 172 deaths, the government said on Thursday.
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Novo's pioneering diabetes pill impresses in first big study

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:53
COPENHAGEN/LONDON (Reuters) - The world's largest diabetes drugmaker, Novo Nordisk, on Thursday presented the first successful data from a large final-stage study of a pill it hopes will transform the diabetes market.
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Novo Nordisk successfully kicks off final-stage trials for first diabetes pill

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:46
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The world's largest diabetes drugmaker Novo Nordisk on Thursday presented the first successful data from a final-stage study for a pill it hopes will transform the diabetes market.
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Dutch prosecutors say won't open criminal case against big tobacco firms

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:15
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors on Thursday rejected a call by civil groups, hospitals and the city of Amsterdam to open a criminal case against major tobacco companies, saying the firms had adequately warned smokers of the health risks.
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