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Opioids no better than NSAIDs for chronic back or arthritis pain

March 6, 2018 - 3:57pm
(Reuters Health) - Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are better than opioids at easing the intensity of chronic pain in the back, knees or hips, a U.S. experiment suggests.
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Argentina lawmakers present bill to legalize abortion

March 6, 2018 - 3:18pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Dozens of Argentine lawmakers of all political stripes presented a bill to legalize abortion on Tuesday, launching a debate that promised to divide a deeply Catholic nation.
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Home blood pressure monitoring during pregnancy safe, cost effective

March 6, 2018 - 2:49pm
(Reuters Health) - For pregnant women with chronic or pregnancy-related hypertension, home blood pressure monitoring could safely reduce their number of required hospital visits, suggests a small study in the UK.
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Salt tied to elevated blood pressure, even with healthy diet

March 6, 2018 - 12:30pm
(Reuters Health) - People who eat lots of fruits, veggies, and whole grains may still have an increased risk of elevated blood pressure if they consume a lot of salt, a new study suggests.
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South Africa's popular sandwich shops bear brunt of listeria scare

March 6, 2018 - 12:03pm
SOWETO, South Africa (Reuters) - As South Africa grapples with the world's worst listeria outbreak, it is small mom-and-pop stores that dot places like the black township of Soweto that are taking a financial hit as customers fear for their lives.
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U.S. FDA allows 23andMe to sell test for 3 mutations of breast cancer gene

March 6, 2018 - 10:58am
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday allowed genetic testing company 23andMe to market directly to consumers its test that will help assess three mutations in a common type of breast cancer gene.
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FDA approves new dosing for Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo

March 6, 2018 - 8:48am
(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved a four-week dosing schedule for its cancer drug, Opdivo.
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Zimbabwe joins neighbors in banning South Africa meat over listeria

March 6, 2018 - 6:49am
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will join other countries in banning imports of processed meat products from South Africa after a deadly listeria outbreak there, Zimbabwe's ministry of health said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Israeli healthcare startup Medial EarlySign raises $30 million

March 6, 2018 - 4:49am
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's Medial EarlySign, whose machine-learning based technology is meant to help improve patient management, said on Tuesday it raised $30 million, bringing its total funding to $50 million.
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H1N1 swine flu kills one in Hungary: MTI agency

March 6, 2018 - 3:47am
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A man has died of the H1N1 flu virus in a hospital in Hungary, national news agency MTI said on Tuesday, quoting regional daily Eszak-Magyarorszag.
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Strict state gun laws linked to fewer suicides and murders

March 5, 2018 - 5:13pm
(Reuters Health) - U.S. states with the strongest firearm laws have fewer gun-related murders and fewer suicides than states that take a more permissive approach to regulating these weapons, a new study suggests.
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Doctors' group issues controversial advice for type 2 diabetes

March 5, 2018 - 5:11pm
(Reuters Health) - A large organization of internal medicine physicians said today that adults with type 2 diabetes can aim for an easier-to-achieve blood sugar target than what’s been used to guide treatment in the past.
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Cleaning products tied to faster lung function decline in women

March 5, 2018 - 3:01pm
(Reuters Health) - Women with regular exposure to cleaning products may face a steeper decline in lung function over time, according to an international study.
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Close relationships in midlife tied to lower mortality for child abuse survivors

March 5, 2018 - 2:41pm
(Reuters Health) - Child abuse survivors may be less likely to die prematurely when they develop supportive relationships by middle age, a U.S. study suggests.
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U.S. judge orders ex-drug executive Shkreli to give up $7.36 million

March 5, 2018 - 2:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli may have to give up a Picasso and a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, after a U.S. judge on Monday ordered him to forfeit $7.36 million following his conviction of defrauding investors.
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Arkansas becomes third U.S. state to add Medicaid work requirements

March 5, 2018 - 2:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Arkansas on Monday became the third U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or participate in employment activities as a condition of receiving health insurance as the Trump administration continues to approve state requests that fundamentally change the 50-year-old program.
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South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeria outbreak

March 5, 2018 - 1:10pm
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeria outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year.
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Malawi cholera death toll rises to 19, health ministry says

March 5, 2018 - 1:03pm
BLANTYRE (Reuters) - The death toll from cholera in the southern African nation of Malawi has increased from eight to 19, the Ministry of Health said Monday.
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Onerous laws exclusively target abortion clinics

March 5, 2018 - 1:01pm
(Reuters Health) - State laws governing facilities that oversee abortions are more numerous and burdensome than laws governing facilities overseeing other medical procedures, according to a new study that questions the laws’ constitutionality.
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Former CEO of BRF arrested in Brazil food safety probe: police

March 5, 2018 - 11:50am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Federal police said on Monday they arrested the former chief executive of Brazilian food processor BRF SA on charges that he and other executives were aware the company committed fraud in trying to evade food safety checks.
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