McDonald's to curb antibiotic use in its beef supply

Health News (Reuters) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:32
McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday it plans to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, fueling projections that other restaurants will follow suit.
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Emergency allergy shots less effective after heat exposure

Health News (Reuters) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 20:53
(Reuters Health) - - The medicine in emergency allergy shots like the EpiPen can deteriorate when exposed to heat, so don't leave them in the car on a hot day, researchers warn.
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Hospital discharge during December holidays tied to more readmissions, deaths

Health News (Reuters) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:57
(Reuters Health) - - Patients sent home from the hospital around Christmas time are more likely to have bad outcomes compared to those discharged at other times, a Canadian study suggests.
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Olympus unit pleads guilty to resolve U.S. duodenoscope probe

Health News (Reuters) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 02:47
An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract.
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U.S. top court, Kavanaugh spurn Planned Parenthood defunding case

Health News (Reuters) - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:02
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states.
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U.S. veterans' hospitals often better than nearby alternatives

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 23:15
(Reuters Health) - - U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals may provide better quality care than other hospitals in many American communities, a U.S. study suggests.
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Delivering a baby increases - then lowers - risk of breast cancer: study

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 23:13
(Reuters Health) - - Having a baby temporarily increases the risk of breast cancer by about 80 percent compared to the risk in women who have never given birth, researchers behind a new study have concluded.
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Canadian doctors urge women to weigh pros and cons of breast cancer screening

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 23:07
(Reuters Health) - - When it's unclear whether the potential benefit of breast cancer screening outweighs the possible harms, doctors should encourage women to make an informed decision based on their personal preferences, Canadian doctors recommend.
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Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:00
(Reuters Health) - - One in seven people with type 2 diabetes may be needlessly testing their blood sugar at home several times a day, a U.S. study suggests.
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Benefits of statins far outweigh risks

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:37
(Reuters Health) - - The benefits of statins in reducing the odds of heart attacks and strokes far outweigh any risks of side effects, according to a scientific statement released by the American Heart Association.
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Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:56
AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade.
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U.S. top court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:54
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to Louisiana and Kansas, turning away their appeals of lower court rulings that blocked their efforts to end public funding to Planned Parenthood, a national women's healthcare and abortion provider, through the Medicaid program.
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South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:47
Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
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Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:18
In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal.
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Gilead Sciences snares Roche veteran O'Day as CEO

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:00
Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc on Monday named Roche Holding AG's Daniel O'Day as its new chief executive, tapping an industry veteran to fill a management vacuum.
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China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in Shaanxi, Guizhou provinces

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:07
China's agriculture ministry said on Monday two new African swine fever outbreaks were reported in Shaanxi and Guizhou provinces.
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China bans raising pigs in wild boar areas to block swine fever

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:07
China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it will ban pig farming in areas inhabited by wild boars to prevent the spread of highly contagious African swine fever.
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Gilead Sciences hires Roche executive Daniel O'Day as CEO

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 07:21
Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc named Roche Holding AG executive Daniel O'Day as its new chief executive officer, the companies said on Monday.
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Gilead Sciences to hire Roche executive O'Day as new CEO: source

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 03:52
Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc will name Roche Holding AG executive Daniel O'Day as its new chief executive officer, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 01:03
A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.
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