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Mississippi moves closer to banning abortions after 15 weeks

February 27, 2018 - 8:04pm
(Reuters) - Mississippi moved a step closer on Tuesday to passing the United States' most restrictive abortion law when a state Senate committee approved a bill banning most procedures after 15 weeks of gestation.
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U.S. subpoenas Mallinckrodt for information on opioid painkillers

February 27, 2018 - 7:26pm
(Reuters) - Pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt Plc said on Tuesday it had received a grand jury subpoena from federal prosecutors in Florida seeking documents related to generic drugs it produces that contain the opioid painkiller oxymorphone.
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U.S. to seek reimbursement from opioid makers, distributors

February 27, 2018 - 6:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal government, backing litigation by states and cities, will seek reimbursement from major drug companies and distributors to recover costs it has borne from the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
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Many mothers may lack knowledge about child burn risk, treatment

February 27, 2018 - 5:45pm
(Reuters Health) - Mothers of young children may be largely unaware of the biggest burn risks to their little ones and even what age group is most likely to get burned, Australian researchers say.
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U.S. FDA rejects filing for Celgene MS drug, shares fall

February 27, 2018 - 5:33pm
(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators have rejected Celgene Corp's application seeking approval of a key multiple sclerosis drug due to insufficient data, the company said on Tuesday, a surprise development that will likely delay the entry to market of one of Celgene's most important pipeline assets.
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Low-cal vegetarian and Mediterranean diets may both help heart health

February 27, 2018 - 4:36pm
(Reuters Health) - Healthy dieters reduced their risk factors for heart disease like weight and body fat equally when they followed a vegetarian diet that included eggs and dairy or with a Mediterranean diet that emphasized olive oil and lean fish, an Italian experiment found.
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Judge halts California plan to require glyphosate cancer warnings

February 27, 2018 - 12:43pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has temporarily blocked California's plans to require cancer warnings on products containing the popular weed killer glyphosate, in a win for manufacturer Monsanto Co.
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Aerobic exercise slows cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

February 27, 2018 - 12:17pm
(Reuters Health) - Cardiovascular exercise training may help slow the decline in brain function seen in Alzheimer’s patients, a new review of past research suggests.
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Roche says hemophilia drug Hemlibra wins EU approval

February 27, 2018 - 11:49am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss group Roche said on Tuesday the European Commission has approved its drug Hemlibra for people with hemophilia A who have developed resistance to standard treatments.
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Twenty states sue federal government, seeking end to Obamacare

February 27, 2018 - 10:38am
(Reuters) - A coalition of 20 U.S. states sued the federal government on Monday over Obamacare, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after the repeal last year of its requirement that people have health insurance or pay a fine.
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Teen sexting may be more common than you think

February 27, 2018 - 9:35am
(Reuters Health) - At least one in four teens are receiving sexually explicit texts and emails, and at least one in seven are sending sexts, a new study suggests.
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Free clinic opens for Yemenis impoverished by war

February 27, 2018 - 9:18am
SANAA (Reuters) - Volunteer doctors are offering free medical services for a week at a clinic in the Yemeni capital Sanaa to treat people impoverished by a war which has killed thousands and wrecked the economy.
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Ohio accuses drug distributors of helping fuel opioid epidemic

February 26, 2018 - 6:27pm
(Reuters) - Ohio on Monday accused four major pharmaceutical distributors of ignoring their responsibilities to ensure that opioids were not being diverted for improper uses, contributing to a drug abuse epidemic in the state.
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Lilly breast cancer drug wins expanded U.S. approval

February 26, 2018 - 5:17pm
(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved expanded use of Eli Lilly and Co's Verzenio breast cancer drug as an initial treatment for certain women with advanced or metastatic disease, a decision that should boost sales of the medicine, the company said on Monday.
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Many women fear and misunderstand breast cancer radiation

February 26, 2018 - 5:02pm
(Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer are often afraid of getting radiation, but a new study of women who’ve had this treatment suggests their experiences with it were much better than they expected.
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Bystander defibrillator use tied to better cardiac arrest outcomes

February 26, 2018 - 5:02pm
(Reuters Health) - Cardiac arrest patients may be more likely to survive and avoid permanent disabilities when bystanders use a defibrillator to treat them before an ambulance arrives, a new study suggests.
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Pioneering approach to addiction in Rhode Island jails saves lives

February 26, 2018 - 12:18pm
(Reuters Health) - An innovative program offering all of Rhode Island’s prisoners methadone and other drugs to treat opioid-use disorders has slashed overdose deaths in the state during its first year, according to a new study.
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U.S. patent court deals setback to Allergan's Restasis strategy

February 26, 2018 - 11:01am
(Reuters) - A U.S. administrative court said it has the authority to decide the validity of patents Allergan Plc transferred to a Native American tribe, dealing a setback to a strategy the company adopted to protect one of its best-selling medicines from generic competition.
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Yemen's cholera epidemic likely to intensify in coming months: WHO

February 26, 2018 - 10:55am
RIYADH (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that a cholera epidemic in Yemen that killed more than 2,000 people could flare up again in the rainy season.
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Frailty screening predicts risk of poor outcomes after surgery

February 26, 2018 - 10:16am
(Reuters Health) - A checklist to screen for frailty before surgery could help doctors identify patients who are most likely to have poor outcomes and repeat hospitalizations, researchers say.
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