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Roche, Shire court fight escalates over haemophilia drug

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 11:08
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche's patent dispute with London-listed Shire over the Swiss drugmaker's new haemophilia drug Hemlibra has escalated, with Shire filing a new motion in a U.S. court that Roche says aims to stop some patients from getting its medicine.
Categories: Health

Sleep problems tied to female infertility

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 01:39
(Reuters Health) - Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don’t have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests.
Categories: Health

Hamburger chain Wendy's to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:47
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hamburger chain Wendy's Co laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply, the latest step by a food company to fight concerns about resistance to the drugs in people.
Categories: Health

Judge blocks Trump administration rules on contraceptive coverage

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:49
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from moving forward with new rules that undermined an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide health insurance that covers women's birth control.
Categories: Health

Executive function declines long-term after 'transient' brain attacks

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:10
(Reuters Health) - People who have so-called transient neurological attacks, including brief mini-strokes, may develop cognitive problems that linger for months, a recent study suggests.
Categories: Health

U.S. judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:01
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from moving forward with new rules that undermined an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide health insurance that covers women's birth control.
Categories: Health

Few California pharmacists prescribing birth control

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:17
(Reuters Health) - A California law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control sought to make it easier for women to obtain contraception, but few drug stores provide the service, a new study finds.
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Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:50
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday, accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3,000 people in the West African nation.
Categories: Health

Phone-based therapy sessions may help dementia caregivers cope

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:03
(Reuters Health) - Talk therapy that teaches emotional regulation and coping skills can help people caring for a loved-one with dementia improve their own physical and mental health, German researchers say.
Categories: Health

Tobacco industry trumps as India court cancels stringent health labeling rules

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:12
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates.
Categories: Health

India state court cancels 2014 federal rule on stringent tobacco pack warnings

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:34
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates.
Categories: Health

Chinese tourists raid Danish supermarkets for infant milk powder

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:55
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Following a string of food safety scandals, Chinese tourists visiting Copenhagen have this year stocked up on Danish-made organic infant milk formula, prompting some supermarkets to limit the number of cans each customer can buy.
Categories: Health

EU drugs agency says move to new HQ may take longer

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:33
LONDON (Reuters) - The European drugs agency said on Friday its new headquarters in Amsterdam may not be ready by the time it has to leave London due to Brexit because the building will not be completed.
Categories: Health

Aclaris's drug to treat common skin growth gets FDA nod

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:21
(Reuters) - Aclaris Therapeutics Inc's drug to treat a common kind of skin growth called seborrheic keratoses received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company said on Friday.
Categories: Health

Finland lets stores sell stronger drinks, health chiefs complain

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:17
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish lawmakers narrowly voted on Friday to let grocery stores sell stronger alcoholic drinks, after months of public debate pitting supporters of drinker's rights against health campaigners.
Categories: Health

Novo Nordisk wins EU panel's backing for key diabetes drug

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:49
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk came closer to winning European approval for diabetes drug Ozempic, its biggest growth prospect, when a European Medicines Agency (EMA) experts' panel issued a positive recommendation on Friday.
Categories: Health

FDA allows Alnylam to restart hemophilia treatment trials

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:44
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc to restart clinical trials on a drug to treat patients with a rare bleeding disorder, the company said on Friday.
Categories: Health

Siemens buys Fast Track Diagnostics to boost molecular offering

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:13
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens said it has agreed to buy Luxembourg-based Fast Track Diagnostics to boost its molecular-testing offering, one of the areas it is keen to expand as it prepares to float its healthcare unit, Healthineers.
Categories: Health

Thailand battles drug-resistant malaria strains that imperil global campaign

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:44
BO RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand's border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could frustrate global attempts to stamp out the disease.
Categories: Health

Germany's Merck in fresh bid to enter U.S. MS pill market

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:22
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Merck KGaA is reviving plans to bring an oral multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment to the U.S. market, hoping for blockbuster sales despite regulatory concerns about side effects having frustrated its ambitions almost seven years ago.
Categories: Health

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