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Tens of thousands march for ban on abortions in Slovakia
22 Sep 2019 at 7:20am
Tens of thousands marched in Slovakia's capital on Sunday calling for a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Catholic central European country.
World Health Organization: Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola
22 Sep 2019 at 7:00am
Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a rare public rebuke as the region struggles with an outbreak already declared a global health emergency.
Health care investment needed to curb out-of-pocket spending: WHO
21 Sep 2019 at 9:37pm
Governments must boost spending on primary health care by at least an additional 1 percent of their gross domestic product to widen coverage and stop impoverishing patients, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday.
Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine
21 Sep 2019 at 4:11am
Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history.
U.S. scientists join effort to solve mysterious vaping-related illnesses
20 Sep 2019 at 3:38pm
The U.S. investigation into hundreds of cases of life-threatening lung illnesses related to vaping has turned up a curious abnormality: Many of the victims had pockets of oil clogging up cells responsible for removing impurities in the lungs.
FDA proposes rule over record-keeping for vape makers
20 Sep 2019 at 3:38pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a proposed rule for e-cigarette makers, requiring them to maintain records related to the legal marketing status of their products.
U.S. senators urge FDA to remove pod, cartridge-based e-cigarettes from market
20 Sep 2019 at 3:38pm
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Friday urged federal regulators to immediately remove all pod and cartridge-based e-cigarettes from the market until it can be proven the products are safe.
Walmart to stop sales of e-cigarettes in U.S. stores: company memo
20 Sep 2019 at 2:31pm
Walmart Inc told staff on Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its U.S. stores, amid a growing crackdown on surging teenage use of such products, reports of vaping-related lung disease and some deaths.
Anemia in early pregnancy linked with risk for neurodevelopmental disorders
20 Sep 2019 at 2:25pm
Children born to mothers with iron-deficiency anemia early in pregnancy may be at higher risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, a new study suggests.
Too few pregnant women get exercise advice from doctors, study finds
20 Sep 2019 at 2:05pm
(Reuters Health) - Only one in two pregnant women in an Australian survey said their healthcare practitioner had advised them about exercising, and more than half of these women had to raise the topic themselves, researchers found.
Warm freshwater can harbor dangerous parasite
20 Sep 2019 at 12:27pm
People who swim in warm freshwater lakes, ponds and hot springs should do their best to avoid getting water up their nose because it could transmit a deadly parasite, a U.S. case report suggests.
Obesity, drinking and unhealthy diet add to gout risk
20 Sep 2019 at 12:03pm
(Reuters Health) - Behavior changes could potentially reduce a large part of the risk for developing gout, a U.S. study suggests.
Drug and medical suppliers say Brexit freight plans needed urgently
20 Sep 2019 at 10:24am
Makers and suppliers of life-saving drugs and medical devices say they have still not been told by British authorities how their goods will be handled if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal at the end of October.
BAT says none of its e-cigs linked to U.S. vaping illnesses as far as it knows
20 Sep 2019 at 8:11am
British American Tobacco Plc, the maker of Vype and Vuse e-cigarettes, said as far as it knows, none of its products were involved in recent cases of vaping-related illnesses in the United States.
FDA approves oral diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk
20 Sep 2019 at 7:38am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved an oral version of Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug semaglutide, a boost for the Danish drugmaker which hopes to transform the market by offering patients a non-injectable treatment.