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FDA approves Teva's generic of Mylan's EpiPen

Health News (Reuters) - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 23:21
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's generic version of Mylan NV's life-saving allergy injection, EpiPen, at a time when regulators are looking to lower healthcare costs.
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China sacks six senior officials at food and drug regulator over vaccine scandal

Health News (Reuters) - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 04:48
China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd revealed failings at the government body including inadequate supervision.
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Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47

Health News (Reuters) - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 00:26
Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 47 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
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Many people take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 23:54
(Reuters Health) - People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills' effectiveness, a recent study suggests.
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Art tours tied to easing of chronic pain

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 23:53
(Reuters Health) - Art museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests.
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Japan's Eisai sets price tag of about $17,000 on liver cancer drug (Aug. 16)

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 23:46
(This version of the August 16th story corrects to change drug price in headline, first bullet, paragraphs 1 and 3 after company corrects it to $16,970 from $15,970)
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Dementia patients may benefit from music therapy

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 18:48
(Reuters Health) - Music therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests.
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Transgender veterans don't have worse health

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 18:46
(Reuters Health) - Transgender military veterans do not have worse health than cisgender veterans, a recent U.S. study suggests.
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Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 44

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:42
Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 44 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
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Staying fit might cut glaucoma risk

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:09
(Reuters Health) - Meeting physical activity guidelines and being physically fit may reduce the risk of developing glaucoma by 40 percent to 50 percent, recent research suggests.
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Scotland's Ayrshire to give free tampons to tackle period poverty

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:08
Scotland's North Ayrshire Council has become the first local authority in Britain to provide free sanitary provision in public buildings, hoping to tackle "period poverty".
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FDA approves Bristol-Myers' Opdivo for small cell lung cancer

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:44
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment, Opdivo, for patients whose lung cancer had progressed even after undergoing chemotherapy and at least one other therapy.
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World's top pork firm shuts China slaughterhouse in race to contain deadly swine fever

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:25
China has ordered the world's top pork producer, WH Group Ltd, to shut a major slaughterhouse as authorities race to stop the spread of deadly African swine fever (ASF) after a second outbreak in the planet's biggest hog herd in two weeks.
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China think tank slammed for 'procreation fund' idea

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:05
A proposal by two Chinese researchers to force couples with fewer than two children to pay into a "procreation fund" backfired on Friday, with critics calling it a "thoughtless" and "absurd" way to battle the problem of an ageing population.
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WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo, can't reach no-go areas

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:52
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that at least 1,500 people had been potentially exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu region, where insecurity prevents aid workers from reaching some areas.
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Russia reports severe bird flu outbreak: OIE

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:30
Russia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu virus on a farm in the Kostromskaya region in the west of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said, citing a report from Russia's Agriculture Ministry.
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Trump administration proposes production quota cuts for six opioids

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:37
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed that U.S. drugmakers cut production quotas of the six most abused opioids by 10 percent next year to fight a nationwide addiction crisis.
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World's top pork supplier shuts China slaughterhouse in race to contain deadly swine fever

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 07:28
China has ordered the world's top pork producer, WH Group Ltd, to shut a major slaughterhouse as authorities race to stop the spread of deadly African swine fever (ASF) after a second outbreak in the planet's biggest hog herd in two weeks.
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China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-list

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 04:51
China has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal.
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WH Group shuts China slaughterhouse for six weeks after African swine fever discovery

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 04:35
WH Group Ltd, the world's top pork producer, on Friday said it had been ordered to shut a slaughterhouse in central China for six weeks after pigs there died of African swine fever (ASF) in the country's second case of the disease.
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