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Doctors distressed by 'unethical' dialysis rules for undocumented immigrants

Reuters Health News - May 22, 2018 - 4:44pm
(Reuters Health) - Doctors who take an oath to 'do no harm' are morally distressed by dialysis payment policies in many U.S. states that don't cover services for undocumented immigrants until they're near death, a new study found.
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Exercise after stroke improves blood pressure, may prevent repeat strokes

Reuters Health News - May 22, 2018 - 4:03pm
(Reuters Health) - People who've had a stroke can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new review of previous studies.
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Two more die of Ebola in Congo; seven new cases confirmed

Reuters Health News - May 22, 2018 - 3:08pm
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Two more people have died from Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday, as aid agencies battled to persuade sceptical residents about the severity of an outbreak that has killed 27 since April.
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Banned pregnancy drug tied to ADHD generations later

Reuters Health News - May 22, 2018 - 2:02pm
(Reuters Health) - A pregnancy drug banned decades ago may have side effects that linger for generations. Grandchildren of women who took it have an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.
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Palliative care training helps doctors steer cancer patients away from major surgery

Reuters Health News - May 22, 2018 - 1:40pm
(Reuters Health) - Doctors who don't have palliative care training are more likely to recommend aggressive surgery for patients with life-limiting diseases, a study suggests.
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From Burkina to Zimbabwe, U.S. aid cuts squeeze family planning services

Reuters Health News - May 22, 2018 - 1:15pm
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The Marie Stopes Ladies who drive from village to village in the remote north of Burkina Faso offering free contraception, advice on family planning, sexual health and sometimes post-abortion care, may have to stop work in June.
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FDA issues warning letters to companies selling kratom products

Reuters Health News - May 22, 2018 - 9:50am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it issued warning letters to three companies that illegally marketed and distributed products containing the substance, kratom, which they claimed treat opioid addiction and withdrawal.
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Ten die in India outbreak of brain-damaging virus, spurring rush to hospitals

Reuters Health News - May 22, 2018 - 6:48am
BENGALURU/KOCHI (Reuters) - A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least nine more being treated.
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Egg a day tied to lower risk of heart disease

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 5:39pm
(Reuters Health) - People who eat an egg just about every day may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than individuals who don't eat eggs at all, a large Chinese study suggests.
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More U.S. kids overdosing on ADHD drugs

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 3:01pm
(Reuters Health) - The surge in U.S. kids taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an unintended side effect, a new study suggests: more children and teens are overdosing on these drugs.
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Adding chiropractic to back pain care may reduce disability

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 1:34pm
(Reuters Health) - Adding chiropractic care to standard medical care for low back pain may help reduce discomfort and disability, a U.S. study suggests.
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Nabriva shares tumble as safety worries plague pneumonia drug

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 11:16am
(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc's antibiotic drug to treat a common form of pneumonia met the main goal of a key clinical trial, but concerns over its side effects sent the drug developer's shares down 13 percent on Monday.
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Congo begins giving experimental Ebola vaccine to medics

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 11:09am
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine to medical staff in the northwestern city of Mbandaka on Monday to tackle an outbreak of the virus believed to have killed 26 people since early April.
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Strong grip may predict longer life at all ages

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 11:08am
(Reuters Health) - Grip strength may be a better predictor of future health than some measurements doctors currently use to gauge risk, a large UK study suggests.
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PM May challenges scientists to help transform Britain after Brexit

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 10:51am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's prime minister challenged scientists on Monday to help diagnose cancer earlier and create zero-emission cars, trying to reboot an industrial strategy all but eclipsed by Brexit, while acknowledging Britain's reliance on foreign scientists.
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Dova Pharma's blood disorder drug gets FDA approval

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 10:46am
(Reuters) - The U.S Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it had approved Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat low blood platelet count in chronic liver disease (CLD) patients, who are scheduled to undergo a medical procedure.
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China considers scrapping birth limits by 2019: Bloomberg

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 9:38am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is considering ending the limits it sets on the number of children a family can have, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Nabriva's pneumonia drug succeeds in late-stage study

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 6:58am
(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc's pneumonia drug for adults met the main goal of a late-stage study, the company said on Monday, putting it on track to file a marketing application with U.S. regulators later this year.
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AstraZeneca potassium drug finally approved, threatening Vifor

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 6:32am
LONDON (Reuters) - The decision by U.S. regulators to finally approve AstraZeneca's much-delayed excess potassium drug Lokelma gives the group another new medicine launch, boosting its portfolio as it strives to offset declining sales of older products.
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Ebola preparedness much better now than for 2014 outbreak: WHO

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2018 - 5:51am
GENEVA (Reuters) - The spread of Ebola to a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo is worrying but the outlook is much more optimistic than when a major outbreak was reported in West Africa in 2014, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday.
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