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Novartis' breast cancer treatment wins FDA approval

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that it had approved Novartis AG's treatment in combination with a hormone therapy for postmenopausal women, as

Seniors who feel their life has purpose may live longer

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Seniors who feel their life has purpose may be less likely to die from heart, circulatory and digestive diseases and more likely to live longer, new data suggest.

Women in cardiac arrest less likely than men to get help from bystanders

By Saumya Joseph (Reuters Health) - Women who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital are less likely to receive help from bystanders and have less chance of survival than men, a recent Dutch

Mandatory cognitive, psychomotor testing urged for older surgeons

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mandatory cognitive and psychomotor testing of surgeons by at least age 65 should be implemented as part of ongoing professional evaluations, career

Prophylactic antibiotics curb infection after operative vaginal birth

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A single dose of intravenous prophylactic antibiotics can significantly reduce confirmed or suspected infection after operative vaginal birth, and

Incyte's Jakafi gets FDA approval to treat Graft vs Host Disease

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Incyte Corp's treatment for acute Graft versus Host disease (GvHD), an inflammatory response by the immune system

Big drug distributor pays $22 mln to settle U.S. opioid charges

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed

Vision loss linked with anxiety, depression - and vice versa

By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) - Older adults with impaired vision are more likely to have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and older adults with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more

Nintedanib slows progression of systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nintedanib slows the decline of forced vital capacity (FVC) in patients with systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD), according to

U.S. health agency proposes reversing Obamacare transgender protections

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday proposed a rule that would roll back protections for transgender patients under Obamacare, the

Kenyan court upholds gay sex ban in blow to LGBT+ rights in Africa

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld a British colonial-era law criminalising same-sex relations in a judgment which campaigners said was a major

Investment platform takes stand against U.S. anti-abortion laws

By Sarah Shearman LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. startup has launched a tool to help investors move their money out of companies headquartered in states with "extreme anti-abortion laws,

TAVR offers safe fix for degenerating aortic prostheses

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) offers a safer solution for patients with failing surgical aortic bioprostheses at high-risk for reoperation,

Oklahoma takes on drugmakers J&J, Teva in landmark opioid trial

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) - Gail Box vividly remembers the day in May 2011 when she first learned her 22-year-old son Austin, a University of Oklahoma linebacker, was abusing opioid painkillers: It

Colorectal cancer rates rising in younger adults

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults under age 50 years appears to be rising in both Europe and the United States, according to two new

Levothyroxine should not be routinely prescribed for subclinical hypothyroidism

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Thyroid hormones offer no benefit for the vast majority of adults with subclinical hypothyroidism and should not be routinely prescribed, according to a new

Benralizumab does not reduce COPD exacerbations

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Benralizumab, which depletes eosinophils, does not reduce exacerbations in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),

Trump campaign views healthcare as a 2020 campaign weapon

By Ginger Gibson and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign believes he can turn Republicans' biggest liability from last year's congressional elections - the

Lipid levels in US youth show favorable trends

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lipid and apolipoprotein B levels in U.S. youth aged 6 to 19 years improved slightly between 1999 and 2016, according to data from the National Health and

AI decision support system prevents unneeded tests in patients with stable chest pain

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A clinical decision support tool powered by artificial intelligence (AI) can prevent unnecessary diagnostic tests in patients with stable chest pain,

'Smart' hearing aids would identify speakers in crowded room

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - People wearing hearing aids often struggle to differentiate between speakers in a crowded environment, but a small experiment suggests that brain-controlled

JPMorgan cuts ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma -sources

By Mike Spector and Jessica DiNapoli (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has cut ties with Purdue Pharma LP over the OxyContin maker's alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis, forcing it to find a new bank

WHO drug pricing talks may fail to end secrecy, activists fear

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Governments are working on a drug pricing transparency deal at the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual assembly, but activists said on Thursday they fear crucial

Nonagenarians undergoing TAVR have higher risk of stroke, bleeding, death

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients in their 90s face almost double the risk of mortality compared to younger patients, as well as greater risks of in-hospital stroke, major or

Vaccine refusal persists after personal belief exemptions banned in California

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A replacement effect may have "stifled" the effect of California's senate bill 277 (SB277), which banned non-medical vaccine exemptions for

Screen-detected breast cancer rates similar with digital breast tomosynthesis, digital mammography

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breast cancer detection is similar with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) or standard digital mammography, though DBT may reduce recall rates,

Social conflict seeps into medical societies

By Tamara Mathias (Reuters Health) - In U.S. medical society boardrooms, far from legislative chambers, social conflict is forcing board members to deal with laws that raise issues of medical ethics.

Cataract lens replacement may improve sleep

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - People who get new lenses implanted during cataract surgery may not only see better but also experience better sleep, suggests a new study of how light entering the

U.S. Congress considers whether to require car child alerts

By David Shepardson (Reuters) - Automakers would be required to install technology on new vehicles that alerts exiting parents to check for children in the back seat under legislation introduced in

EXCLUSIVE-JPMORGAN CHASE & CO HAS CUT TIES WITH PURDUE PHARMA LP OVER REPUTATIONAL RISKS-SOURCES

EXCLUSIVE-JPMORGAN CHASE & CO HAS CUT TIES WITH PURDUE PHARMA LP OVER REPUTATIONAL RISKS-SOURCES

Weight-training may help reduce hot flashes

By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women can fight off hot flashes and night sweats through weight-training, a new clinical trial shows. "Resistance training is already recommended for

Overall diet quality in many with IBS is poor

By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) don't get the nutrition they need, according to new research from the United Kingdom. "The study

Masseter sarcopenia, brain atrophy linked to mortality in older trauma patients

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Brain atrophy and masseter sarcopenia are independently associated with increased one-year mortality in older trauma patients, according to a retrospective

U.S. imposes sanctions on Argentina-based online pharmacies for opioids

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday placed sanctions on Goldpharma, an Argentina-based network of online pharmacies that it said contributed to the opioid

A third of reviews of corneal-disease treatments not reliable

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A third of the systematic reviews of corneal-disease treatments are unreliable, according to a new study. "The present investigation reveals a cause for

Down and out in Paris: homeless women find refuge in grandeur

By Zoe Tabary PARIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Marie-Claire may not have an address but she owns a red letter box made of papier mache, which reminds her of the "home I'll have one day." Along

Personal sound amplifiers offer thrifty hearing help for some

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Self-fitted personal sound-amplification products may be an effective low-cost alternative to hearing aids in some people with hearing loss, according to

Children of opioid users more likely to attempt suicide - U.S. study

By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The U.S. opioid crisis is taking a toll on children of users as a study published this week showed they were more likely to attempt suicide. The study in JAMA

Swimming, s'mores and shots: Camps harden vaccine rules in U.S. measles outbreak

By Gabriella Borter NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the United States battles its worst measles outbreak in 25 years, summer camps are tightening their policies on vaccines, with some prepared to turn away

Worse outcomes seen in AF patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and ischemic cardiomyopathy have higher one-year mortality rates than similar patients with nonischemic

Smoldering multiple myeloma less apt to progress with lenalidomide

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lenalidomide cuts the risk that smoldering multiple myeloma, a precancerous condition, will progress to overt multiple myeloma in patients at moderate or

E-cigs can double success rates of quitting smoking, UK study finds

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - People using e-cigarettes to quit smoking are about 95 percent more likely to report success than those trying to quit without help from any stop-smoking aids,

Machine-learning models help predict remission in Crohn's

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Machine learning models can help identify patients with Crohn's disease likely to be durable responders to ustekinumab before committing to long-term

UN creates new Ebola chief role to tackle security, political issues in Congo

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, creating a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the

U.N. declares Algeria and Argentina free of deadly malaria

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Algeria - the nation where malaria was discovered - is officially free of malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday,

Parents get conflicting advice about mixing infant formula

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - National and international pediatric and health organizations should develop a uniform set of guidelines around infant formulas, says a group of pediatric experts.

African-Americans less likely to get rehab care after injuries

By Saumya Joseph (Reuters Health) - When people with moderate or severe injuries are discharged from the hospital, follow-up care, especially at rehabilitation centers, is a crucial part of their

Congo wants more use of Merck vaccine rather than J&J newcomer - minister

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo called on Wednesday for Merck's experimental Ebola vaccine to be fully licensed to facilitate its use in the Ebola-hit country, while

In 'Power' move, Amazon TV show protests abortion law by leaving U.S. state

By Kate Ryan NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amazon is taking "The Power" away from Georgia after the southern U.S. state decided this month to ban nearly all abortions, the TV series'

Kissing is a risk factor for throat gonorrhea

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Deep kissing with tongue may be a way that gonorrhea is passed on, even if romantic partners haven't been otherwise sexually active, according to research from

Car-seat naps outside the car put babies at risk

By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Most infant deaths in car-safety seats happen when the seat is being used as a napping spot, rather than for transportation, a U.S. study shows. "Car seats are for

Brazil sues top tobacco firms to recover public health costs

By Reuters Staff BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's solicitor general's office is suing the world's largest cigarette makers British American Tobacco Plc and Philip Morris International to recover the

IBM, Cera Care to test self-driving car tech in elder homes

By Caroline Copley BERLIN (Reuters) - IBM and British start-up Cera Care plan a six-month pilot to test whether lidar laser sensors, used to help self-driving cars "see," can enable elderly people to

Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis

By Stephanie Nebehay ENEVA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is increasingly turning to allies Cuba, China and Russia to offset a health crisis caused by U.S. sanctions, a

REFILE-U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case

(Adds dropped word "a" in first paragraph) By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country's worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter

Amid land crunch, U.S. state legalizes human composting

By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation)It saves space, cuts emissions and feeds plants - now human composting may go mainstream after Washington became the first U.S. state to

Doctors report second pediatric case of bladder alveolar soft-part sarcoma after chemotherapy

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatric bladder alveolar soft-part sarcoma (ASPS) appears to occur rarely as a secondary malignancy after prior cytotoxic chemotherapy, according to a

Implantable sensor seems beneficial in chronic heart failure

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with chronic heart failure, ambulatory hemodynamic monitoring via implantable wireless pulmonary-artery pressure sensors appears to improve

Following guidelines on prehospital TBI treatment may boost survival

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Statewide implementation of nationally vetted traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment guidelines among the EMS agencies of Arizona was associated with

Distribution of high-risk HPV different outside US

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The distribution of high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) among women in low- to middle-income countries may be different from that in U.S. women,

Infants born to mothers with IBD have altered gut microbiome

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infants of mothers with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have lower gut bacterial diversity and altered bacterial composition like their mothers, compared

Patients equally satisfied with oral, IV sedation for cataract surgery

By Scott Baltic NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Oral sedation with triazolam during cataract surgery elicited similar patient satisfaction as did intravenous midazolam, in a study by researchers at Boston

Radiology residents may miss signs of child abuse on skeletal surveys

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Radiology residency programs in the United States may not be adequately teaching residents how to recognize child abuse on skeletal surveys, according to a

U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country's worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, as state medical officials on

Previously unrecognized heart attack linked to cerebral infarction

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Unrecognized myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with increased odds of having brain MRI evidence of cerebral infarction, according to findings from

In climate change-hit Bangladesh, hospital boats keep healthcare afloat

By Naimul Karim DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Living on a secluded island in northern Bangladesh, several hours from the nearest hospital, Abdul Jalil believed he was destined to die blind.

Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing

By Chris Kirkham (Reuters) - More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take "swift action" to curb advertising of

More evidence welding fumes raise lung cancer risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Workers exposed to welding fumes are more likely to develop lung cancer than those not exposed to the fumes, and a new study suggests this holds true regardless of

Rise in suicide rates in U.S. youth, especially girls

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Suicide rates among U.S. youth have been on the rise for nearly a decade, with the sharpest increase in young girls, a new study shows. After examining records from

U.S. states, cities sue to block Trump 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A coalition of 23 U.S. states and municipalities sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to stop it from enforcing a rule that would make it easier for

Few teen mothers with contraceptive implants also use condoms

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Teen mothers are much less likely to use condoms when they have long-acting contraceptive implants like intrauterine devices (IUDs) than peers using other types of

Ticagrelor kills gram-positive, multi-drug-resistant bacteria

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The antiplatelet drug ticagrelor has bactericidal effects against antibiotic-resistant gram-positive bacteria in a petri dish and in mice, new research

RYGB tied to higher risk of fracture versus adjustable gastric banding

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with a higher risk of nonvertebral fractures compared with adjustable gastric banding (AGB), a study

Improved air quality tied to fewer new childhood asthma cases

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Childhood asthma rates appear to be dropping in many communities across southern California, and a new study suggests this may be due at least in part to improved

Early dexmedetomidine sedation does not reduce mortality in ICU patients

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Early sedation with dexmedetomidine does not improve survival and may increase adverse events among patients requiring mechanical ventilation in the

As-needed budesonide-formoterol reduces exacerbations in mild asthma

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Budesonide-formoterol used on an as-needed basis reduces exacerbations in patients with mild asthma, compared with as-needed albuterol (salbutamol),

Early neuromuscular blockade does not reduce mortality in ARDS

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients on mechanical ventilation for moderate-to-severe adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), early continuous neuromuscular blockade for 48

Flash glucose monitoring helps control type 2 diabetes

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A flash glucose monitoring (FGM) system, the FreeStyle Libre from Abbott, helps achieve significant hemoglobin (Hb)A1c reductions in patients with type 2

Mexican health service chief quits over spending cuts

By Reuters Staff MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The head of Mexico's social security institute has stepped down citing budget cuts he said put at risk health services for the poor, in one of the first major

Galcanezumab may take up to three months to lower migraine pain in some

By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some migraineurs may need to take galcanezumab for two or three months before they respond, according to an industry-sponsored study. "The onset of

Low-dose chemo effective in frail elderly patients with gastroesophageal cancer

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In frail older adults with advanced gastroesophageal cancer, lower doses of oxaliplatin and capecitabine work as well at delaying disease progression as

Many negative phase 3 cancer trials done without supporting evidence from phase 2 trials

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Negative phase 3 trials in oncology are often done without a supporting phase 2 trial, suggests a pooled analysis. "Physicians, particularly those

REFILE-Less hematoma expansion in deep ICH seen with intensive BP reduction

(Adds slug, with no changes to text) By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intensive blood pressure reduction is associated with less hematoma expansion in patients with deep intracerebral

Less hematoma expansion in deep ICH seen with intensive BP reduction

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intensive blood pressure reduction is associated with less hematoma expansion in patients with deep intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), according to an

British MP urges law to protect new mums from layoffs

By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pregnant women and new mothers would be protected from redundancy (layoff) until six months after returning to work, under proposed legislation

Vaccine doubts spread like disease, must be taken offline - vaccine chief

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Doubts about vaccines have spread across social media like a disease and false information that "kills people" should be taken down by the companies running digital

U.S. abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to

U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions - U.N. rights office

By Cecile Mantovani GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office called on U.S. authorities on Tuesday to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to risky

Dengue fever numbers soar on La Reunion - WHO

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people are thought to have caught dengue fever in an unprecedented outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease on the French overseas territory of

The Taj Mahal becomes first Indian monument with breastfeeding room

By Annie Banerji NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Taj Mahal, built as a monument to a woman who died in childbirth, is set to get a baby feeding room in a first for India where

French court says doctors must resume life support for paralyzed patient

By Gilbert Reilhac STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics

REFILE-Early treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy may prevent distressing symptoms

(Corrects 10th para to say "...untreated versus treated...") By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in postmenopausal women should start as early as

Merck's Keytruda fails as monotherapy in breast cancer study

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The Phase 3 KEYNOTE-119 trial evaluating Merck's Keytruda (pembrolizumab) as monotherapy for the second- or third-line treatment of patients with metastatic

Relying on homemade, natural sunscreens might get you burned

By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Homemade sunscreens on Pinterest may look pretty and smell even prettier, but most of them won't shield you from sunburn or skin cancer, new research shows. "

Until broadband access improves, telemedicine won't help rural communities

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Telemedicine has been touted as a solution to the dearth of doctors in rural America. But the same places where residents must drive many miles to see a physician

Teen drivers with ADHD have higher crash rates even with graduated licenses

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - New teen drivers with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to crash their cars than adolescents who don't have ADHD - especially right after

Joint arthroplasty infection risk in RA patients is similar across biologics but tied to glucocorticoid dose

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), glucocorticoids are associated with a dose-dependent increase in adverse outcomes after primary or

Alpelisib improves outcomes in PIK3CA-mutated advanced breast cancer

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Alpelisib improves progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with PIK3CA-mutated, hormone receptor (HR)-positive advanced breast cancer, according to

'Center of Excellence' may not mean fewer deaths or readmissions

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Select hospitals designated as "Centers of Excellence" by major U.S. health plans may not necessarily have lower death rates or fewer repeat admissions than other

Adolescents benefit from gastric bypass for obesity

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adolescents who undergo gastric bypass for obesity experience weight loss similar to that of adults who undergo bariatric surgery, according to researchers

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