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Spices might get teens to like vegetables
16 Mar 2018 at 4:18pm
(Reuters Health) - A dash of cumin or dill might help convince high school students to load up their plate with vegetables during lunchtime in the cafeteria, a small study suggests.
Deadly listeria could herald tighter food safety rules in South Africa
16 Mar 2018 at 5:12am
LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country's approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, a leading health official said on Friday.
Slightly elevated blood sugar tied to heart and kidney problems
16 Mar 2018 at 3:03pm
(Reuters Health) - People who have slightly elevated blood sugar that?s not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis may still have a higher risk of heart and kidney disease than individuals with normal blood sugar, a U.S. study suggests.
Green Crack, Blue Dream, Gorilla Glue: The problem of pricing pot
15 Mar 2018 at 10:09am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In 2014, as Jonathan Rubin and Ian Laird considered investing in the booming U.S. cannabis industry, they hit a problem: How to value pot start-ups with little verified data on the price of the weed itself?
Exercise improves asthma in obese adults
16 Mar 2018 at 11:30am
Reuters Health - Exercise training helps improve daily life for obese adults with asthma, a new study found.
Lundbeck to buy Parkinson's drug developer in potential $1.1 billion deal
16 Mar 2018 at 5:59am
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Lundbeck agreed to buy Prexton Therapeutics, a specialist in treatments for brain disorders, in a deal potentially worth $1.1 billion, the Danish drugmaker said on Friday.
Employee health plans charge smokers extra but don?t help them quit
16 Mar 2018 at 7:52am
Reuters Health - Almost half of small employers that charge tobacco users extra for their health insurance don?t offer wellness programs to help employees stop smoking, according to a recent study.
Massachusetts court: Merck can be sued over generic drug injury
16 Mar 2018 at 1:25pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top court on Friday opened the door for consumers to sue Merck & Co Inc and other makers of brand-name drugs over injuries blamed not on their own medications but on generic versions of their treatments made by other companies.
U.S. to cover advanced genomic testing for Medicare cancer patients
16 Mar 2018 at 3:22pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Friday it will pay for certain genetic tests for Medicare-eligible patients with advanced cancer, in a bid to help match patients with the drugs most likely to provide benefit.
FDA takes fresh step towards curbing U.S. nicotine addiction
15 Mar 2018 at 10:17am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a fresh step on Thursday towards setting a maximum nicotine level for tobacco products in a bid to lower tobacco-related deaths across the country, saying it would collect public comment and scientific research over the next three months.