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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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UK signals changes on medicinal cannabis use after epileptic boy's case

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 10:43am
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will look into possible changes to rules on the use of cannabis-based medicines, a minister said on Monday, after an epileptic boy whose medication was confiscated was hospitalized.
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FDA declines to approve Valeant's plaque psoriasis lotion

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 10:42am
(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's plaque psoriasis treatment did not get approval from U.S. health regulators, a setback for the company which had high hopes for the lotion.
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Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 10:30am
LONDON - Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children's 'screen time' - addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder.
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Roche SMA drug shines in study as costly new therapies advance

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 9:39am
ZURICH (Reuters) - A drug being co-developed by Roche to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) helped improve development scores in babies with the genetic disease, a study released on Monday showed, as the race heats up for therapies destined to be among the drug industry's most expensive.
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FDA declines to approve Valeant's plaque psoriasis treatment

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 7:29am
(Reuters) - Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said on Monday that U.S. health regulators had declined to approve its lotion to treat plaque psoriasis, citing questions related to certain data.
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UK PM May's healthcare funding rise wins broad cabinet support: spokesman

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 6:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's pledge to increase healthcare funding by 20 billion pounds ($26.51 billion) won broad approval from her cabinet of top ministers on Monday, her spokesman said.
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Israel's DreaMed gets FDA ok for diabetes management software

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 6:31am
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's DreaMed Diabetes said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved for marketing its Advisor Pro software to help manage diabetes treatment.
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Saudi MERS outbreaks killed 23 over four months: WHO

Reuters Health News - June 18, 2018 - 6:09am
GENEVA (Reuters) - Outbreaks of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) killed 23 people in Saudi Arabia between Jan. 21 and May 31 this year, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
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Britain's May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit

Reuters Health News - June 17, 2018 - 4:36am
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service by 20 billion pounds ($26.57 billion) after Brexit, funded by money no longer spent on membership of the European Union and possible tax rises.
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