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Hurricane power outages may increase risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 00:12
(Reuters Health) - Homeowners in North Carolina and South Carolina who lost electricity in the wake of Hurricane Florence need to realize that backup generators and other temporary power sources can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, scientists warn.
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Drug shortages may add $230 million to annual U.S. drug costs

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:37
(Reuters Health) - Prescription drug shortages may drive up prices twice as much as they would rise with medicines in abundant supply, adding $230 million a year to U.S. drug costs, a new study estimates.
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U.S. agency accuses Walmart of pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:39
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday filed a lawsuit accusing Walmart Inc of forcing pregnant workers at a Wisconsin warehouse to go on unpaid leave and denying their requests to take on easier duties.
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UK doctors win battle with drug giants over cheaper eye medicine

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:35
Drug giants Novartis, Bayer and Roche on Friday lost a bid to stop British doctors from recommending a cheaper drug option for people with an eye disease that causes blindness, the High Court in London ruled.
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'Heat-not-burn' cigarettes still damage lungs

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:13
(Reuters Health) - A new type of "heat-not-burn" cigarette may lead to just as much lung damage as traditional cigarettes, a recent study suggests.
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Common painkiller tied to increased risk of heart problems

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:11
(Reuters Health) - The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may be linked with an increased risk of heart problems, a large Danish study suggests.
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Bulgaria reports outbreak of virulent bird flu

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 18:46
An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to a farm in southern Bulgaria, the Balkan country's food safety agency said on Friday.
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Congo confirms Ebola case at Ugandan border

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 17:47
Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola on its border with Uganda, a country so far clear of the deadly virus, authorities in Congo said on Friday.
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Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year, most of them men: WHO

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:10
More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
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Lilly migraine drug wins European panel thumbs-up

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:44
A European Medicines Agency panel on Friday recommended the approval of U.S. pharmaceutical group Eli Lilly's migraine treatment, bringing the drug one step closer to being sold in the European Union.
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Bayer hemophilia treatment wins thumbs-up from EU panel

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:42
Bayer AG's long-acting treatment for hemophilia A has won a recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel for the treatment of the rare genetic disorder in which blood does not clot easily.
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Takeda lung cancer drug gets European panel nod

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:39
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co's lung cancer drug received the recommendation of a European Union panel on Friday, more than a year after it won regulatory approval to be sold in the United States.
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China reports first case of African swine fever Jilin province

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:30
China reported two new cases of African swine fever on Friday, as the deadly disease continued to spread to new areas in the world's top pork producer.
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Technogym targets content fix for fitness fans to sustain growth

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 05:50
Italy's Technogym is looking to offer fitness fanatics more content via exercise equipment screens or their personal devices, its founder and chief executive said on Thursday.
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More evidence exercise may be good for your mood

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:40
(Reuters Health) - People who exercise may experience symptoms of mental health disorders less often, a U.S. study suggests.
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Excess pounds can lead to a leaky bladder

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:43
(Reuters Health) - Young and middle-aged women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop a leaky bladder, researchers say.
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One in three gun-owning U.S. veterans don't store weapons safely

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:40
(Reuters Health) - A substantial percentage of U.S. military vets store guns loaded and ready to use, according to an American study that could have implications for suicide prevention.
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Diabetes drugs less affordable, less available in lower income countries

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:05
(Reuters Health) - People who live in low-income and middle-income countries may have a harder time finding and affording essential medicines for diabetes than residents of wealthier nations, a recent study suggests.
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Uganda to deploy Ebola vaccine if virus spreads from Congo

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:13
Uganda will vaccinate against Ebola should it spread from Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been hit twice this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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Bon appetit! French find traces of bugs in their food and drink

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:09
From insect residues in fizzy drinks to beef gelatin in yoghurt, consumer group Foodwatch said it had found undisclosed animal-based ingredients in a dozen food and drink products sold in France.
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