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GSK takes billion-dollar drug fight with Gilead to top AIDS meeting

Reuters Health News - June 20, 2018 - 7:40am
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is taking its fight with Gilead Sciences for dominance of the HIV market to the world's leading AIDS conference next month by showcasing detailed results from its new two-drug treatment.
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Ebola outbreak in Congo 'largely contained', says WHO

Reuters Health News - June 20, 2018 - 6:25am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has been "largely contained" and no new cases of the disease have been confirmed since the last known sufferer died on June 9, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
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Good social media experiences don't outweigh bad ones for young adults

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 5:28pm
(Reuters Health) - For young adults, the adverse effect of negative social media experiences on mental health outweigh any potential benefits of positive experiences, a study of university students suggests.
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Fathers' antidepressant use doesn't worsen babies' health risks

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 4:29pm
(Reuters Health) - Fathers' use of antidepressant medications around the time mothers become pregnant does not increase babies' risk of preterm birth, birth defects, autism or intellectual disability, according to a study in the BMJ.
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Stress disorders tied to increased risk of autoimmune diseases

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 3:29pm
(Reuters Health) - People who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be more likely to develop autoimmune diseases than individuals who don't, a Swedish study suggests.
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Pizza Hut pledges to drop some chicken antibiotics by 2022

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 1:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yum Brand Inc's Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthier food practices.
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Sarepta shares soar as Duchenne gene therapy shows promise

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 12:37pm
(Reuters) - Sarepta Therapeutics' shares jumped 60 percent on Tuesday after promising results from a gene therapy study positioned the specialty drugmaker as a potential leader in the market for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) treatments.
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Severe obesity rates surging in rural America

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 12:10pm
(Reuters Health) - Severe obesity rates have been on the rise nationwide since the turn of the century, disproportionately affecting children and adults in rural communities, two U.S. studies suggest.
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Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 11:01am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law. 
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Botswana notifies WTO of foot and mouth disease outbreak

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 10:34am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Botswana notified its trading partners on Tuesday of a suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in its Ngamiland district and said it had banned meat exports from the area, adding there was no impact on exports to the European Union.
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California deals with dementia among aging inmates

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 10:32am
STOCKTON, Calif. (Reuters) - California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of the conviction for child molestation that sent him to prison at age 88.
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Denying it has lost war on drugs, UK rules out legalizing cannabis

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 7:33am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had no intention of legalizing cannabis after a former leader of Prime Minister Theresa May's party said the government had "irreversibly lost" the battle to drive the drug off the streets.
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UAE imposes ban on birds from Russia after flu outbreak: WAM

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 6:56am
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned the import of domestic and wild live birds, as well as their meat and meat products from Russia after a bird flu outbreak, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.
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Roche pays $2.4 billion for rest of cancer expert Foundation Medicine

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 5:57am
ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche is paying $2.4 billion to buy the rest of Foundation Medicine (FMI) , raising its bet on the U.S. genomic profiling group's ability to personalize cancer care.
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Roche to pay $2.4 billion to buy rest of Foundation Medicine

Reuters Health News - June 19, 2018 - 12:57am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG has agreed to pay $137 per share to buy the rest of Foundation Medicine (FMI) , a $2.4 billion transaction that values the U.S. genomic profiling group at $5.3 billion, the partners said on Tuesday.
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Marriage tied to lower risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 5:45pm
(Reuters Health) - People who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren't, a research review suggests.
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Parents say teens' time alone with pediatricians is important

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 5:12pm
(Reuters Health) - Most parents believe their adolescents should spend time alone with the pediatrician during routine visits to talk about any concerns or questions, according to a new study.
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More weight loss tied to less knee pain for obese people

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 4:24pm
(Reuters Health) - Obese people with knee osteoarthritis, a painful joint disease, may find greater symptom relief when they lose larger amounts of weight than when they shed fewer pounds, a recent study suggests.
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With FDA input, compassionate use programs appear to work well: study

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 3:34pm
(Reuters Health) - When terminally ill Americans receive experimental medicines through so-called "compassionate use" programs, they typically only get these drugs after extensive tests for safety and effectiveness, a U.S. study suggests.
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After law change, Greek medicinal users hope to enter cannabis business

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 1:02pm
XYLOKASTRO, Greece (Reuters) - Konstantinos Syros turned to cannabis 26 years ago after a motorcycle accident left him with deformed arm and debilitating pain that conventional treatments could not assuage. For years he had to buy it illegally. Now, he plans to grow it himself.
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