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Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

Reuters Health News - 1 hour 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and House of Representatives Republicans on Monday asked a federal court for more time to decide how to proceed on the cost-sharing subsidies paid to health insurers that play a vital role in the Obamacare healthcare law.
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Alcoholics Anonymous sues to recover original manuscript

Reuters Health News - 1 hour 52 min ago
(Reuters) - The original manuscript that became the basis for Alcoholics Anonymous is the subject of a new lawsuit by the organization, which wants to reclaim it before it can be auctioned next month.
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Puma Biotech shares jump after initial FDA review of cancer drug

Reuters Health News - 2 hours 12 min ago
(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc's experimental breast cancer drug neratinib appears to be effective, though there is some uncertainty as to the magnitude of the benefit, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded.
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Heart safety clouds hopes for Amgen, UCB bone drug approval

Reuters Health News - 2 hours 31 min ago
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA no longer expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-stage clinical trial.
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Chileans grow own medical marijuana as weed ban loosens

Reuters Health News - 2 hours 57 min ago
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal plant.
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How e-cigarette ads might sway teens to try tobacco products

Reuters Health News - 3 hours 2 min ago
When non-smoking teens see ads for e-cigarettes, and are curious about the products advertised, perhaps even identifying with a favorite brand, they might also be more susceptible to taking up cigarettes, a new study finds.
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Celgene MS drug clears key trial, but disability data falls short

Reuters Health News - 3 hours 17 min ago
(Reuters) - Celgene Corp's multiple sclerosis drug met the main goal of reducing annualized relapse rate, compared with Biogen Inc's Avonex, in a second late-stage trial, but failed to outperform Avonex in slowing disability progression rate.
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Novo Nordisk looks to expand Latin American obesity business

Reuters Health News - 5 hours 57 min ago
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is looking to expand its obesity business in Latin America on the back of "phenomenal" performance by its new anti-obesity injection Saxenda, a senior company official said on Monday.
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BTG's pulmonary embolism device work faster and at lower doses in study

Reuters Health News - 7 hours 35 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - British pharmaceutical firm BTG said on Monday its EKOS combination therapy device for pulmonary embolism (PE) was effective using smaller drug dosages and shorter treatment periods than the current standard.
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U.S. gender confirmation surgery up 19 percent in 2016, doctors say

Reuters Health News - 15 hours 35 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said, an increase some doctors attribute to expanded Medicare coverage and greater social acceptance of transgender people.
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Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2017 - 1:51pm
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29.
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Two Chinese cities close poultry markets after H7N9 bird flu infections

Reuters Health News - May 21, 2017 - 5:35am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will shut poultry markets in certain districts of two cities after H7N9 bird flu infections were detected, state media reported on Sunday, the latest incidents in this year's more severe outbreak of the virus.
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G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance

Reuters Health News - May 20, 2017 - 9:47am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Health ministers of the G20 leading economies, meeting for the first time on Saturday, agreed to work together to tackle issues such as a growing resistance to antibiotics and to start implementing national action plans by the end of 2018.
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Military veterans suffering PTSD get back on course with golf

Reuters Health News - May 19, 2017 - 5:12pm
(Reuters) - Sylvan Olivieri, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Marine, is among dozens of veterans who have sought therapy on the golf course.
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Oil-based infertility test produces higher pregnancy rate than water-based test: study

Reuters Health News - May 19, 2017 - 4:40pm
(Reuters Health) - When it comes to using X-rays to check a woman's reproductive system in search of  a cause for her infertility, oil turns out to be better than water.
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Drugs approved with limited data aren’t always well-tested later

Reuters Health News - May 19, 2017 - 4:26pm
(Reuters Health) - New medicines that win U.S. marketing approval without conclusive evidence of their effectiveness aren't always proven to work after they go on sale, a recent research review suggests.
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Gastric bands for obesity often involve multiple operations

Reuters Health News - May 19, 2017 - 4:23pm
(Reuters Health) - People who undergo surgery to have gastric bands placed around their stomach in hopes of slimming down often need additional operations to move or remove the device, according to a new study.
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Ryan says to send health bill to Senate after CBO score

Reuters Health News - May 19, 2017 - 2:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will send its healthcare overhaul plan passed this month to the Senate after it receives a final analysis by congressional reviewers, probably in a couple of weeks, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday.
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Personal music playlists may reduce medication use with dementia

Reuters Health News - May 19, 2017 - 12:23pm
(Reuters Health) - Nursing home residents with dementia who listen to a personalized music playlist may need less psychotropic medication and have improved behavior, a recent study suggests.
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With mental health problems, fitness is tied to reduced risk of death

Reuters Health News - May 19, 2017 - 11:31am
For men experiencing emotional distress like depression, anxiety or thoughts of suicide, having high cardiorespiratory fitness may cut the risk of death in half compared to those in poor condition, researchers say.
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