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Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products
19 Nov 2019 at 5:55pm
The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation tools.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states' lawyers, urged to help victims
19 Nov 2019 at 5:49pm
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP got court approval on Tuesday to reimburse millions of dollars in legal fees for states that back its proposed $10 billion settlement of opioid lawsuits, but with a condition meant to help victims of the addiction crisis.
Omega-3 oils boost attention as much as ADHD drugs in some children
19 Nov 2019 at 5:03pm
Omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve attention in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) just as much as drug treatments, but only in those whose blood levels of omega-3 are low, trial results showed on Wednesday.
Women more likely to be warned away from surgery careers due to gender
19 Nov 2019 at 2:37pm
(Reuters Health) - Punishing hours and concerns about having little time to marry and have children deter both male and female medical students from choosing careers in surgery, but more women say they've been warned away from the field because of their gender, a survey found.
Knee replacement doesn't solve sexual problems
19 Nov 2019 at 11:17am
(Reuters Health) - Patients having knee replacement surgery sometimes hope to regain or improve their sexual activity afterward, but that doesn't always happen, a new study finds.
Most states protect doctors who refuse to do abortions because of religion
19 Nov 2019 at 10:37am
(Reuters Health) - The vast majority of U.S. states have passed laws blocking civil lawsuits that might result from a doctor refusing to perform an abortion or certain other medical procedures because of religious beliefs, a new study shows.
Philippine leader says to ban 'toxic' e-cigarettes and arrest users
19 Nov 2019 at 10:23am
The Philippines will outlaw the use and importation of e-cigarettes and arrest anyone using them, its president said on Tuesday, joining a growing number of nations moving to ban devices that have been linked to deaths and addiction.
California sues e-cigarette maker Juul for selling nicotine products to youth
19 Nov 2019 at 8:52am
The state of California on Monday sued e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc, alleging the San Francisco company engaged in a "systematic" and "wildly successful" campaign to attract teenagers to its nicotine devices.
Even moderate drinking by parents may impact kids
19 Nov 2019 at 7:45am
(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of UK adolescents have seen a parent who's not an alcoholic get drunk or tipsy, and more than one in three can name at least one downside to parents' drinking, a study suggests.
Donors pledge $2.6 billion for 'last mile' of polio eradication
19 Nov 2019 at 4:45am
Donor governments and philanthropists pledged $2.6 billion on Tuesday to help fund a worldwide polio eradication plan that has taken decades to reach what global health specialists say is now the "last mile".
Where Democratic presidential candidates stand on 'Medicare for All' ahead of...
19 Nov 2019 at 3:19am
Perhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over "Medicare for All."
U.S. Congress seeks answers on patient privacy in Google, Ascension cloud deal
18 Nov 2019 at 6:26pm
Four Democratic leaders on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee on Monday wrote Alphabet Inc's Google and Ascension Health demanding briefings by Dec. 6 on how patient data the hospital chain is storing on the cloud is used.
Most parents struggle to distinguish teen angst from depression
18 Nov 2019 at 2:59pm
(Reuters Health) - Telling the difference between a teen's normal ups and downs and something bigger is among top challenges parents face in identifying youth depression, a new national poll suggests.
Immigrants don't flock to states that expand health benefits
18 Nov 2019 at 1:59pm
(Reuters Health) - States that expand public health benefits to cover low-income legal immigrants don't appear to experience a surge in immigrants moving to get medical coverage, a U.S. study suggests.
Statins not linked with memory loss in seniors, study finds
18 Nov 2019 at 12:27pm
(Reuters Health) - With several small studies suggesting that the widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, might be linked to memory loss in seniors, patients were understandably concerned. But a large new study finds no link between memory loss and the drugs.