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FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores

1 hour 42 min ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts.
Categories: Health

Psoriasis associated with sexual dysfunction

2 hours 23 min ago
(Reuters Health) - People with psoriasis may be at increased risk of sexual dysfunction, particularly when they also suffer from mood disorders or arthritis, a research review suggests.
Categories: Health

Service workers say supervised injection facilities could cut restroom overdoses

2 hours 27 min ago
(Reuters Health) - During interviews about opioid overdoses in public restrooms, New York City service industry workers said they supported the idea of supervised injection facilities because such facilities might reduce injection drug use in their workplaces, researchers report.
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Novartis launches third-to-market Remicade copy in Germany

3 hours 9 min ago
Novartis launched a copy of Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) inflammation-fighting Remicade in Germany on Thursday as the Swiss drugmaker aims to catch rival biosimilars that are already available in Europe's largest healthcare market.
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Arena Pharma soars on deal with United Therapeutics for hypertension drug

3 hours 52 min ago
Shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc jumped nearly 30 percent after the drug developer sold rights to develop and sell its hypertension treatment to United Therapeutics Corp, fetching it $800 million in an upfront payment.
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Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs

5 hours 10 min ago
When Moustapha Dieng came down with stomach pains one day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his hometown of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital.
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Novartis 'completely committed' to Sandoz, has no split-off plan

9 hours 51 min ago
Swiss drugmaker Novartis is "completely committed" to its $10 billion-per-year Sandoz generics business, a spokesman said on Thursday, after a newspaper reported Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan planned to split the unit off.
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UK health service risks 350,000 staff gap by 2030: thinktanks

10 hours 28 min ago
Lack of staff now represents a bigger challenge to Britain's health service than funding and the system could face a 350,000 personnel shortage by 2030, leading health thinktanks warned on Thursday.
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China confirms new African swine fever outbreak in Hubei province

12 hours 25 min ago
China's agricultural ministry said on Thursday it had confirmed a new African swine fever outbreak near the city of Huangguang in the central province of Hubei.
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Low emission zones improve city air, but not enough: study

20 hours 10 min ago
London's low emission traffic zone has modestly reduced residents' exposure to diesel engine pollution, but the better air quality has not brought improved lung health among the capital's children, research found on Wednesday.
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Babies' brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 23:17
(Reuters Health) - Infants who don't sleep through the night don't seem to be at higher risk for cognitive or motor development problems, a Canadian study suggests.
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Surgeons design inexpensive headlamp to make operations safer in poor conditions

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:52
(Reuters Health) - Surgeries in poorer countries can become dangerous when electrical power goes out, as it often does.
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Nitroglycerin patches may help ease tendon pain

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:23
(Reuters Health) - Patches containing nitroglycerin may help patients with common injuries to tendons, a research review suggests.
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Jury clears J&J of liability in California talc cancer case

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 21:45
A California jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer, the company said.
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Pfizer loses drug patent fight in UK top court, may face claims

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 20:52
Pfizer lost the final round in a lengthy patent battle in Britain on Wednesday after the country's highest court ruled against it in a case involving its $5 billion-a-year pain drug Lyrica, exposing the company to possible financial claims.
Categories: Health

Stricter state gun laws linked to fewer child deaths from gunshot wounds

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:10
(Reuters Health) - Twice as many U.S. children die from gunshot wounds in states with lax gun laws, compared to those with stricter rules, researchers told the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Orlando, Florida.
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French pharma group Ipsen closes in on its next drug deals

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:42
French drugmaker Ipsen plans to bring in multiple new medicines through a series of transactions and sees the recent price drop of biotech stocks as increasing deal opportunities, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
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Congo's Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months: WHO

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:02
The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday.
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Merck drug Keytruda succeeds in late-stage esophageal cancer trial

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:18
Merck & Co's blockbuster drug Keytruda met the main goal of a late-stage trial testing the treatment in patients with cancers of the digestive tract, the U.S. drugmaker said on Wednesday.
Categories: Health

Pfizer loses blockbuster drug patent fight in UK Supreme Court

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:31
Pfizer lost the final round in a long-running patent battle in Britain on Wednesday after the country's highest court ruled against it in a case involving its $5 billion-a-year pain drug Lyrica.
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