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China confirms bird flu outbreak at poultry farms in central province

Reuters Health News - 3 hours 56 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at broiler chicken farms in a central province, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement.
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Japan's "Blade Library" offers joy of blade running to amputees

Reuters Health News - 6 hours 32 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time.
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Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Reuters Health News - 8 hours 51 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental cancer drug discovered by Hutchison China MediTech has demonstrated promising activity in shrinking tumors in lung cancer patients whose disease had worsened following treatment with approved medicines.
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Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Reuters Health News - 14 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government's ability to fight the nation's opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick.
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Regeneron-Sanofi drug succeeds mid-stage study

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 5:20pm
(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat inflammation in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study.
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Intensive resistance training safe, effective for women with osteoporosis

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 5:11pm
(Reuters Health) - High-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) may improve bone and muscle strength in select postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, according to a small study in Australia.
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U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 4:34pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are obvious, sending shares of the pharmaceutical company down 3.5 percent.
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More men than women infected with oral human papillomavirus

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 4:12pm
(Reuters Health) - Roughly one in nine U.S. men have oral infections of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection rate for women, a new study suggests.
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Some mothers may not seek early help for kids with developmental delays

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 1:14pm
(Reuters Health) - When mothers trust their friends and neighbors more than doctors or struggle to access or afford care, they may be less likely to seek out medical help for young kids with developmental delays, a small U.S. study suggests.
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Mothers’ exposure to air pollution tied to cellular changes in kids

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 11:33am
(Reuters Health) - Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “aging” in their cells when they’re born compared to babies whose mothers breathed cleaner air, a new study finds.
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Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 10:42am
(Reuters) - Exelixis Inc's drug to treat a type of liver cancer improved overall survival in patients in a late-stage study that prompted an independent expert group to recommend no further trial, sending the company's shares soaring 31 percent.
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Novo Nordisk diabetes drug works; no heart risk-FDA review

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 10:08am
(Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's closely watched diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, caused no heart risk, and carried only limited risk of sight problems, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Monday, sending the company's shares up 4 percent.
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Pharma and medtech industries prepare for hard Brexit

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 8:24am
LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers and medical devices companies are drawing up plans to protect supply chains in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal, and some small service businesses are already relocating to stay inside the bloc.
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Israel targets fashion industry over underweight models

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 8:21am
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli lawmakers want to tighten a ban on the employment of underweight models and on the undeclared digital slimming-down of fashion images, amid concern that the measures are being routinely flouted even as they are adopted abroad.
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Aimmune teams with Regeneron, Sanofi on peanut allergy drug

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 8:20am
(Reuters) - Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it would collaborate with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi to develop its experimental peanut allergy drug.
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Regeneron-Sanofi throat infection drug succeeds key study

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 7:20am
(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat patients with a rare throat infection met the main goal of a mid-stage study.
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Novo Nordisk diabetes drug effective, no heart risk: FDA review

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 7:10am
(Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's closely watched diabetes drug semaglutide is effective and does not cause heart problems, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concluded.
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Exelixis liver cancer drug meets late-stage goal, shares jump

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 6:52am
(Reuters) - Exelixis Inc said on Monday its drug to treat patients with a type of liver cancer met the main goal in a late stage study, sending its shares up 19 percent in premarket trading.
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Madagascar plague appears to have spread to Seychelles: WHO

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 6:24am
GENEVA (Reuters) - A probable case of plague in the Seychelles, imported from Madagascar, is believed to have sparked the Indian Ocean country's first outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
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Uruguay to produce medical marijuana for export

Reuters Health News - October 16, 2017 - 3:53am
MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - International Cannabis Corporation will produce Uruguay's first batch of medical cannabis oil for export in December, the company's chief executive said Sunday.
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