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China reports African swine fever outbreak in Ningxia region
20 Jan 2019 at 7:10am
China's agriculture ministry on Sunday reported a new African swine fever outbreak in the northwestern region of Ningxia.
Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds
18 Jan 2019 at 7:25pm
(Reuters Health) - In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report.
AbbVie's Imbruvica fails to meet main goal in pancreatic cancer study
18 Jan 2019 at 2:49pm
AbbVie Inc said on Friday its blockbuster cancer treatment in combination with chemotherapy agents failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study of patients with a form of pancreatic cancer.
Long-term exercise by older adults tied to lower risk of falls
18 Jan 2019 at 2:31pm
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who have exercised regularly for at least a year may be less likely to experience falls or related injuries than their less active peers, a research review suggests.
Insomnia treatment may help ease depression during menopause
18 Jan 2019 at 1:46pm
(Reuters Health) - Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don't, a recent experiment suggests.
Samsung Bioepis biosimilar to Roche's Herceptin wins FDA nod
18 Jan 2019 at 1:32pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved a biosimilar to Roche Holding AG's blockbuster breast cancer treatment, Herceptin.
For heart failure patients in hospital, flu boosts risk of complications, death
18 Jan 2019 at 11:00am
(Reuters Health) - When people with heart failure are hospitalized, having influenza is tied to greater odds of respiratory and kidney complications and a higher chance they won't survive to be discharged, a U.S. study suggests.
Lilly cancer drug fails key trial, will no longer be prescribed
18 Jan 2019 at 10:52am
Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday that its cancer treatment Lartruvo, which had won conditional approval, failed to improve patient survival in a long-term confirmatory study and will no longer be prescribed, driving the drugmaker's shares down nearly 3 percent.
Study links opioid epidemic to painkiller marketing
18 Jan 2019 at 8:11am
(Reuters Health) - Researchers are reporting a link between doctor-targeted marketing of opioid products and the increase in U.S. deaths from overdoses.
FDA advisory panel split over Sanofi-Lexicon diabetes drug
17 Jan 2019 at 6:02pm
An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was divided over whether to recommend approval of a treatment for type 1 diabetes developed by Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc and France's Sanofi SA.
Immunomedics' cancer treatment fails to win accelerated approval from the FDA
17 Jan 2019 at 5:33pm
Immunomedics Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to grant accelerated approval for its breast cancer treatment, sacituzumab.
Junk food ads disproportionately target black and Hispanic kids: report
17 Jan 2019 at 1:06pm
(Reuters Health) - Television advertising in the U.S. for candy, fast food, sugary drinks and other unhealthy treats continues to target mostly black and Hispanic youth, according to a new report that suggests this contributes to health disparities.
Doctors explain misconceptions about penicillin allergy
17 Jan 2019 at 11:45am
(Reuters Health) - Most patients who report having a penicillin allergy are not really allergic to this highly effective antibiotic, and they may be missing out on the best treatment for their condition as a result, according to a new patient resource published in JAMA.
Too little sleep tied to increased heart disease risk
17 Jan 2019 at 11:10am
(Reuters Health) - People who sleep less than six hours a night may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who sleep seven to eight hours, a Spanish study suggests.
Long-lasting menopause symptoms may be tied to slightly higher breast cancer ...
17 Jan 2019 at 8:29am
(Reuters Health) - Women who experience symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes or night sweats, for many years may be slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than women who never had these symptoms, a U.S. study suggests.