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Lifestyle changes can help obese women improve fertility

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 23:08
(Reuters Health) - Although obesity can significantly decrease a woman's ability to get pregnant, losing weight through diet and exercise can improve her odds, according to a research review.
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Close sibling bonds may protect against harm of family conflict

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 23:03
(Reuters Health) - Strong sibling ties can help buffer adolescents from the stress of witnessing parents' battles and unresolved conflicts, a small study suggests.
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Head of new U.S. corporate health plan cites surgery as biggest cost

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:48
San Diego (Reuters) - Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut costs and improve patient care.
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Seafood tied to more sex and faster conception

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:13
Reuters Health - Couples who eat a lot of seafood may have sex more often and get pregnant more quickly than those who shun the shellfish and sardines, a U.S. study suggests.
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Portable music players tied to hearing loss in kids

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:10
Reuters Health - Children who listen to music through headphones may be at greater risk of noise-related hearing loss, a Dutch study suggests.
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Russia's Cherkizovo says Bird flu detected at its poultry farm -

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:28
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian meat producer Cherkizovo said on Thursday bird flu was detected at its poultry farm in Penza region.
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Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:14
LONDON (Reuters) - Evidence that cannabis can ease epilepsy and other conditions is building as a British company counts down to what would be the first U.S. government approval for a prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant.
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Bulgaria reports first outbreak of ovine rinderpest in EU

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:09
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria on Thursday reported the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), on livestock farms in the village of Voden in southeastern Bulgaria, close to the border with Turkey.
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Israel's UroGen to start mid-stage bladder cancer trial

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:12
RAANANA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel's UroGen Pharma plans to begin a mid-stage trial of its treatment for bladder cancer patients in August, after positive interim results last month from an advanced trial of a treatment for upper urinary tract cancer.
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Oscar to expand individual health insurance to more states

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:18
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar Health, which began selling individual health insurance in New York for the 2014 launch of the Obamacare exchanges, on Thursday announced plans to expand into Florida, Michigan and Arizona next year, even as the Trump administration seeks to undercut that marketplace with cheaper insurance products.
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Novo's pioneering diabetes pill beats Victoza, Januvia in tests

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:34
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk's experimental diabetes pill, which it hopes will transform the diabetes market, has proved superior to both Merck & Co's Januvia and its own best-selling injectable treatment Victoza in tests.
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Canada sets October start for legal recreational marijuana sales

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 02:48
TORONTO (Reuters) - Marijuana sales will become legal in Canada beginning October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to legalize its recreational use.
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Walking ability before heart surgery tied to brain function afterward

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:11
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who are faster on their feet may be less likely to suffer cognitive problems after heart surgery than patients who have difficulty walking, a Japanese study suggests.
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Oral antibiotics tied to increased risk of kidney stones

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 23:18
(Reuters Health) - Children and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don't use these medicines, a recent study suggests.
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Even 'resolved' atrial fibrillation carries increased stroke risk

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:09
(Reuters Health) - Even when the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation goes away after treatment, patients' risk of stroke may still be higher than average, a large UK study suggests.
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More evidence of NSAID risk in early pregnancy

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:00
(Reuters Health) - Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) around the time of conception significantly increases the risk of miscarriage in the first eight weeks of pregnancy, a study suggests.
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Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:34
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.
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Canada marijuana stocks jump after recreational bill clears hurdle

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:34
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian marijuana stocks rose on Wednesday after the country became the first major economy to legalize its recreational use, but earlier rallies in anticipation of victory in the key upper house vote muted some post-approval gains in the sector.
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Latecomer Sanofi looks to catch next wave of cancer therapies

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:52
PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi missed the boat on immune system-boosting cancer drugs. Now it's trying to catch up.
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Unjustified medication shortened 456 lives in a UK hospital, report says

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:42
GOSPORT, England (Reuters) - More than 450 patients died prematurely in a British hospital after they were given powerful painkillers with no medical justification, in what a damning report on Wednesday found was a "disregard for human life".
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