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Short course of talk therapy may improve sleep during menopause

Reuters Health News - December 29, 2017 - 5:03pm
(Reuters Health) - Cognitive behavioral therapy appears to be an effective way to improve sleep in middle-age women who have hot flashes, suggests a new study.
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Cigarette smoking during pregnancy linked to ADHD risk in offspring

Reuters Health News - December 29, 2017 - 2:27pm
(Reuters Health) - Children born to women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy, especially when mothers are heavy smokers, are at an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review of medical studies confirms.
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Russia reports virulent H5N2 bird flu at 660,000-bird farm: OIE

Reuters Health News - December 29, 2017 - 12:42pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Russia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the central region of Kostromskaya Oblast that led to the death of more than 660,000 birds, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday.
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FDA approves Mylan's copy of Allergan's vaginal cream

Reuters Health News - December 29, 2017 - 12:33pm
(Reuters) - Mylan NV said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had granted it the approval for a generic version of Allergan's Estrace cream for vaginal atrophy.
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Epilepsy drugs work for most patients, but there’s room for improvement

Reuters Health News - December 29, 2017 - 11:55am
(Reuters Health) - Most people with a new diagnosis of epilepsy will remain seizure free with their first or second antiepileptic drug, but there’s still a need for better treatments, according to a new report.
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Family decision-makers in medical crises benefit from emotional support

Reuters Health News - December 29, 2017 - 11:02am
(Reuters Health) - Making medical decisions for a hospitalized older relative can be very stressful, but family members may be less traumatized and make better decisions when they receive support from healthcare workers, a study suggests.
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Special Report: In a hospital ward in Yemen, the collapse of a nation

Reuters Health News - December 29, 2017 - 10:47am
ADEN (Reuters) - Nahla Arishi, chief pediatrician at the al-Sadaqa hospital in this Yemeni port city, had not seen diphtheria in her 20-year career. Then, late last month, a three-year-old girl with high fever was rushed to Arishi's ward. Her neck was swollen, and she gasped for air through a lump of tissue in her throat. Eight days later, she died.
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China says U.S. should do more to cut its 'enormous' opioid demand

Reuters Health News - December 28, 2017 - 10:53pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States should take action to reduce demand for the drugs fuelling its deadly opioid crisis rather than simply accusing China of being the major source, a top Chinese drug control official said.
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Rohingya at risk of deadly diphtheria face shortage of medics, antitoxins

Reuters Health News - December 28, 2017 - 5:46pm
(Reuters) - Health workers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are struggling with a shortage of medics able to administer antitoxins to patients infected with diphtheria that has killed nearly two dozen people, aid officials said.
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Can a sun salutation a day keep night sweats at bay?

Reuters Health News - December 28, 2017 - 5:20pm
(Reuters Health) - Menopausal women who practice yoga may experience more relief from symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes than their peers who don’t do this type of exercise, a review of existing research suggests.
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Illinois judge rejects lawsuit challenging abortion coverage expansion

Reuters Health News - December 28, 2017 - 5:06pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois law expanding state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income Medicaid recipients was set to go into effect next month after an Illinois judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by abortion opponents seeking to block it.
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‘Artificial pancreas’ works during intense exercise

Reuters Health News - December 28, 2017 - 4:17pm
(Reuters Health) - An “artificial pancreas” that monitors blood sugar and automatically delivers insulin may make it safer for teens with type 1 diabetes to participate in sports, a U.S. study suggests.
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Updated Obamacare enrollment figure dips to 8.7 million

Reuters Health News - December 28, 2017 - 2:04pm
(Reuters) - About 8.7 million people enrolled in healthcare plans for 2018 using the federal Obamacare marketplace, according to updated government figures released on Thursday.
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‘Weak link’ between childhood lead and adult criminal behavior

Reuters Health News - December 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
(Reuters Health) - Lead exposure during childhood has been tied to a variety of developmental problems, but a new study suggests it may not be associated with higher odds of criminal behavior later in life.
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Cotton swabs still a major cause of eardrum perforations

Reuters Health News - December 28, 2017 - 12:03pm
(Reuters Health) - A sampling of U.S. emergency department records confirms that sticking anything smaller than your elbow in your ear is a good way to puncture an eardrum.
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Obesity, poverty help explain higher diabetes risk for U.S. blacks

Reuters Health News - December 27, 2017 - 5:58pm
(Reuters Health) - Even though black adults are more likely to develop diabetes than white adults, the increased risk is largely due to obesity and other risk factors that may be possible to change, a U.S. study suggests.
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Even brief exposure to low-level air pollution tied to deaths

Reuters Health News - December 27, 2017 - 5:16pm
(Reuters Health) - Older adults are more likely to die on days when air pollution rises, even when contaminant levels are below the limit considered safe by U.S. regulators, a new study suggests.
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MRI scan safe for most people with older pacemakers, defibrillators

Reuters Health News - December 27, 2017 - 5:14pm
(Reuters Health) - There's good news for people with pacemakers and the doctors who treat them.
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Spine surgery may be safer at hospitals than outpatient facilities

Reuters Health News - December 27, 2017 - 3:12pm
(Reuters Health) - Patients who get spinal surgery at outpatient centers may be more likely to have serious complications or require repeat operations than their counterparts who get these procedures in a hospital, a U.S. study suggests.
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Male doctors make a lot more in industry payments than female peers

Reuters Health News - December 27, 2017 - 12:24pm
(Reuters Health) - Male physicians in the U.S., across almost every specialty, took in more money from the biomedical industry in 2015 than their female peers, a new study suggests.
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