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Prescriptions for healthy food might save lives - and money
19 Mar 2019 at 3:37pm
(Reuters Health) - Healthy food prescriptions written for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries might lower the risk of costly chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and at the same time lower the costs of care, a new study suggests.
Sage gets U.S. approval for first postpartum depression therapy
19 Mar 2019 at 3:23pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics Inc's drug for postpartum depression, marking the first approval of a treatment specifically developed for the condition that affects a new mother's ability to care for herself or her baby.
U.S. jury finds Bayer's Roundup caused man's cancer
19 Mar 2019 at 3:13pm
A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer caused a man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a bellwether trial that may help determine the course of hundreds of similar cases.
Younger knee replacement patients have more complications
19 Mar 2019 at 3:03pm
(Reuters Health) - Total knee replacement is increasingly being performed in younger people, and new research suggests younger patients have higher complication rates.
J&J and Sientra get FDA warning letters for breast implants
19 Mar 2019 at 2:13pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to Sientra Inc and a Johnson & Johnson unit for failing to comply with the post-approval study requirements for their breast implants.
Canada to create national drug agency to cut cost of medicines
19 Mar 2019 at 1:47pm
Canada will create a national drug agency to help cut the cost of prescription medications as part of a plan to broaden the state-funded healthcare program, the finance ministry said in its budget on Tuesday.
San Francisco officials look to ban sale of e-cigarettes
19 Mar 2019 at 1:43pm
San Francisco officials on Tuesday proposed legislation that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes from companies such as Juul until a review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as part of the city's efforts to tackle underage vaping.
Study finds weight loss target for morbidly obese before knee surgery
19 Mar 2019 at 12:57pm
(Reuters Health) - For morbidly obese patients having knee replacement surgery, losing at least 20 pounds beforehand leads to shorter hospital stays and lower odds of being discharged to a facility, a new study has found.
WHO panel calls for registry of all human gene editing research
19 Mar 2019 at 12:54pm
It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday.
Asthma medication use varies among Latino youth
19 Mar 2019 at 12:39pm
(Reuters Health) - A new U.S. study of groups of Latino youth with asthma sheds light on potential health disparities. Puerto Rican children were less likely than Mexican kids to use asthma inhalers regularly, researchers found.
GSK reports positive data from trial of endometrial cancer drug
19 Mar 2019 at 11:19am
GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday a study testing its experimental drug dostarlimab in women with recurrent or advanced endometrial cancer showed promising results.
FDA puts partial hold on clinical trials of AbbVie's cancer drug
19 Mar 2019 at 6:37am
AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration placed a partial clinical hold on all trials of its cancer drug Venclexta for multiple myeloma, after a review of data found a higher proportion of deaths in the Venclexta arm of the late-stage study.
FAO calls on Vietnam to declare swine fever a national emergency
19 Mar 2019 at 4:06am
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday advised Vietnam to declare a rapidly spreading outbreak of African Swine Fever as a national emergency.
Soda, sports drinks tied to higher risk of early death
18 Mar 2019 at 2:57pm
(Reuters Health) - People who consume lots of sugary sodas and sports drinks every day may be more likely to die early of causes like heart disease and cancer than people who rarely if ever indulge in these beverages, a U.S. study suggests.
More U.S. youth seeking help during psychiatric emergencies
18 Mar 2019 at 12:32pm
(Reuters Health) - The number of young people visiting U.S. emergency rooms with psychiatric problems is rising, driven largely by a surge in teens and minority youth seeking urgent help for mental illnesses, a new study suggests.