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Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 52 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental cancer drug discovered by Hutchison China MediTech has demonstrated promising activity in shrinking tumors in lung cancer patients whose disease had worsened following treatment with approved medicines.
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Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Health News (Reuters) - 7 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government's ability to fight the nation's opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick.
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Regeneron-Sanofi drug succeeds mid-stage study

Health News (Reuters) - 9 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat inflammation in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study.
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Intensive resistance training safe, effective for women with osteoporosis

Health News (Reuters) - 9 hours 43 min ago
(Reuters Health) - High-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) may improve bone and muscle strength in select postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, according to a small study in Australia.
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U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:34
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are obvious, sending shares of the pharmaceutical company down 3.5 percent.
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More men than women infected with oral human papillomavirus

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:12
(Reuters Health) - Roughly one in nine U.S. men have oral infections of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection rate for women, a new study suggests.
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Trump says he will 'look into' drug czar pick following report

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would "look into" a report that his nomination for drug czar championed a law weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration's capacity to slow the flow of drugs that have fueled the country's opioid epidemic.
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Some mothers may not seek early help for kids with developmental delays

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:14
(Reuters Health) - When mothers trust their friends and neighbors more than doctors or struggle to access or afford care, they may be less likely to seek out medical help for young kids with developmental delays, a small U.S. study suggests.
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Mothers’ exposure to air pollution tied to cellular changes in kids

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:33
(Reuters Health) - Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “aging” in their cells when they’re born compared to babies whose mothers breathed cleaner air, a new study finds.
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Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:42
(Reuters) - Exelixis Inc's drug to treat a type of liver cancer improved overall survival in patients in a late-stage study that prompted an independent expert group to recommend no further trial, sending the company's shares soaring 31 percent.
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Novo Nordisk diabetes drug works; no heart risk-FDA review

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:08
(Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's closely watched diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, caused no heart risk, and carried only limited risk of sight problems, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Monday, sending the company's shares up 4 percent.
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Pharma and medtech industries prepare for hard Brexit

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:24
LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers and medical devices companies are drawing up plans to protect supply chains in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal, and some small service businesses are already relocating to stay inside the bloc.
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Israel targets fashion industry over underweight models

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:21
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli lawmakers want to tighten a ban on the employment of underweight models and on the undeclared digital slimming-down of fashion images, amid concern that the measures are being routinely flouted even as they are adopted abroad.
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Aimmune teams with Regeneron, Sanofi on peanut allergy drug

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:20
(Reuters) - Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it would collaborate with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi to develop its experimental peanut allergy drug.
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Regeneron-Sanofi food allergy drug succeeds mid-stage study

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:56
(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat infection in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study.
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Exelixis liver cancer drug meets late-stage goal, shares jump

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:55
(Reuters) - Exelixis Inc said on Monday its drug to treat patients with a type of liver cancer met the main goal in a late stage study, pushing it closer to an expanded label approval by U.S. regulators and sending its shares up about 20 percent.
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Novo Nordisk diabetes drug effective, preliminary FDA review finds

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:37
(Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's closely watched diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded, sending the company's shares up 3.4 percent in premarket trading on Monday.
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Madagascar plague appears to have spread to Seychelles: WHO

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:24
GENEVA (Reuters) - A probable case of plague in the Seychelles, imported from Madagascar, is believed to have sparked the Indian Ocean country's first outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
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Uruguay to produce medical marijuana for export

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:53
MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - International Cannabis Corporation will produce Uruguay's first batch of medical cannabis oil for export in December, the company's chief executive said Sunday.
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BrainStorm enrolls first patients in advanced ALS stem cell trial

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:09
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics said the first patients have been enrolled in a late-stage trial of its treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at Massachusetts General Hospital and UC Irvine Medical Center in California.
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