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Lawsuit challenges Texas abortion curbs

Reuters Health News - June 14, 2018 - 5:29pm
(Reuters) - An abortion provider that in 2016 persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to void parts of a restrictive Texas law on Thursday filed a new lawsuit challenging dozens of that state's other curbs on the procedure as unconstitutional.
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Vigorous exercise may not keep dementia from worsening

Reuters Health News - June 14, 2018 - 4:21pm
(Reuters Health) - People with dementia who exercise regularly are just as likely to experience cognitive decline as those who don't work out, a UK study suggests.
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Doctors have cost concerns about genetic tests for disease risk

Reuters Health News - June 14, 2018 - 3:02pm
(Reuters Health) - While many primary care providers believe genetic tests to assess risk for common chronic diseases might prove useful in treating patients, a recent study also suggests they're worried that steep out-of-pocket costs may limit who can be tested.
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Workplace noise in daytime linked to sleep problems at night

Reuters Health News - June 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
(Reuters Health) - Being exposed to a noisy workplace all day may cause stress that carries over into the evening and reduces sleep quality, suggests a small study from Taiwan.
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Stigma may keep women from using HIV-prevention drugs

Reuters Health News - June 14, 2018 - 2:57pm
(Reuters Health) - Fear of others thinking they're promiscuous, or that they're already infected with HIV, is a barrier to many women who might benefit from pills that help prevent the infection, a U.S. study suggests.
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Kentucky sues Walgreens, cites 'alarming' rate of dispensing opioids

Reuters Health News - June 14, 2018 - 11:46am
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc , accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor.
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Hong Kong market could open cash flood gates for U.S. biotechs

Reuters Health News - June 14, 2018 - 9:31am
(Reuters) - When U.S. biotech startup Sorrento Therapeutics named ex-Lehman Brothers executive Jiong Shao as its new finance chief about two months ago, it was widely seen as a move driven by his background in raising capital for Alibaba and Tencent.
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GSK's two-drug HIV treatment meets main goal in late stage studies

Reuters Health News - June 14, 2018 - 7:39am
(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's two-drug treatment for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, met its main goal in late stage studies, scoring key points in its rivalry with Gilead in the medical field.
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Resistance exercise linked to reduced depression symptoms

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 5:11pm
(Reuters Health) - People who do resistance exercises like weight lifting and strength training may experience fewer depression symptoms, a research review suggests.
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FDA finds deficiencies in Mylan's generic Advair; shares fall

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 5:04pm
(Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Wednesday that U.S. health regulators were unable to approve its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's blockbuster inhaled lung drug Advair for the second time, as they found "minor deficiencies" in the treatment.
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Anxiety tied to fracture risk in postmenopausal women

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
(Reuters Health) - Older women with higher levels of anxiety than their peers are also more likely to develop poor bone health that increases the risk of fractures, a small study suggests.
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Study confirms higher risk of dengue in kids who got Sanofi vaccine

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 4:27pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.
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Lilly's lupus treatment succeeds in mid-stage trial

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 2:53pm
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly & Co said on Wednesday its drug to treat autoimmune disease lupus met the main goal of a mid-stage trial, positioning the drugmaker to begin a bigger study later this year.
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Experimental blood tests predict week of pregnancy and preterm birth risk

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 2:39pm
(Reuters Health) - Women could soon know how far along they are in pregnancy and their risk of premature delivery using simple blood tests, researchers say.
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U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck.
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Bulgaria reports another outbreak of virulent bird flu

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 1:38pm
SOFIA (Reuters) - An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to another farm in northeastern Bulgaria, the national food safety agency said on Wednesday.
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Race may be factor in who completes breast cancer chemotherapy

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 12:20pm
(Reuters Health) - White women with breast cancer are more likely to complete their prescribed chemotherapy regimen than women of color, a U.S. study suggests.
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EU backs plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 9:47am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU member states backed a plan on Wednesday to combat antimicrobial resistance, an increasing global health issue, that would reduce the use of antibiotics in the food chain and limit certain drugs to humans.
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Macron says France's welfare system is wasteful, urges reforms

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 8:17am
PARIS (Reuters) - France should stop plowing large amounts of cash into a welfare system that fails to rescue the poor from poverty, President Emmanuel Macron said in a video clip released by his office that critics said showed he was uncaring.
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Physicians not immune to sexual harassment in the workplace

Reuters Health News - June 13, 2018 - 5:48am
(Reuters Health) - Sexual comments about body parts or anatomy, leering and unwanted groping, hugging and patting are among the most common types of on-the-job harassment reported by respondents to a new Medscape survey on sexual harassment of physicians.
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