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Toxic substances found in nappies in France: government agency

A variety of potentially toxic substances, including glyphosate, has been found in babies' nappies in France, according to a study published on Wednesday by the French environment agency ANSES.
Reuters India - Published

Bayer asks California judge to limit evidence in another Roundup cancer trial

Bayer AG unit Monsanto has asked a California judge in the litigation over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup allegedly causing cancer to limit evidence by splitting an upcoming trial into two..
Reuters India - Published

Aspirin lowers heart attack risk but raises risk of dangerous bleeding

(Reuters Health) - People without heart disease who take a daily aspirin may lower their risk of a heart attack or stroke, but a new study confirms they also have an increased risk of severe internal..
Reuters India - Published

Walgreens pays $269.2 million to settle U.S. civil fraud lawsuits

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will pay $269.2 million to settle two U.S. whistleblower lawsuits accusing it of civil fraud for overbilling federal healthcare programs, the U.S. Department of Justice..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. recovers $269.2 million in Walgreens civil fraud settlements

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will pay $269.2 million to the United States and state governments to settle two civil healthcare fraud lawsuits, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.
Reuters India - Published

Rotavirus vaccination tied to lower rates of type 1 diabetes

(Reuters Health) - Young kids who receive the rotavirus vaccine may be less likely to develop type 1 diabetes than children who don't get this routine childhood vaccination, an Australian study..
Reuters India - Published

Elderly who don't want dialysis often pressured to get it

(Reuters Health) - Doctors tend to steer elderly people with failing kidneys toward dialysis even when patients say they'd rather avoid such treatments, a new study finds. And when patients decline..
Reuters India - Published

Johnson & Johnson, U.S. states settle hip implant claims for $120 million

Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit have agreed to pay $120 million to resolve deceptive marketing claims by several U.S. states over the company's metal-on-metal hip implants.
Reuters India - Published

Selfies driving people to go under the knife: Study

Are your selfies decreasing your confidence in the way you look and pushing you to go for cosmetic surgery? A recent study says so.
DNA - Published

Amateur rock climbers often lack skills to save themselves

(Reuters Health) - - Most hobbyist rock climbers lack the basic rescue skills needed to save themselves in dangerous situations, a study suggests.
Reuters India - Published

U.S. top court rejects Helsinn over anti-nausea drug patent in win for Teva

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to revive Swiss drug company Helsinn Healthcare S.A.'s patent on the lucrative anti-nausea drug Aloxi in a victory for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. insulin costs per patient nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016: study

The cost of insulin for treating type 1 diabetes in the United States nearly doubled over a five-year period, underscoring a national outcry over rising drug prices, according to a new analysis shared..
Reuters India - Published

Many migraine sufferers wary of alcohol as a headache trigger

(Reuters Health) - - Many migraine sufferers avoid alcohol, saying it can trigger the severe headaches, a survey found.
Reuters India - Published

New breast cancer gene tests don't faze women

(Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer who get newer genetic tests to estimate their risk of recurrence may not be any more anxious about their test results than their peers who get older tests..
Reuters India - Published

New app may improve ability to focus

(Reuters Health) - For people who have trouble concentrating, help may be on the way through a new game app that helps improve the ability to focus just by playing.
Reuters India - Published

Cancer survivors face stress from steep medical bills

(Reuters Health) - Cancer survivors have higher-than-average rates of medical financial hardship, a U.S. study suggests.
Reuters India - Published

Study in WHO journal likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries

(The original headline of this Jan. 8 story referred to a "WHO study". the study was published in the WHO's journal; it was not authored by the WHO. The headline has been amended to reflect this.)
Reuters India - Published

Swiss team develop 'microswimmer' robot to deliver drugs through the body

- A tiny sliver of elastic material swims along inside a narrow tube, coiling up and changing shape in response to the thickness of fluid and the contours of the tube around it as it moves towards its..
Reuters India - Published

New stem cell approach may help treat diabetes: Study

Scientists have tweaked the technique for turning human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells and shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood.
DNA - Published

France holds trial of firms accused of selling horse meat as beef

Two former managers of French meat-processing firm Spanghero and two Dutch meat traders go on trial in Paris on Monday accused of passing off cheap horse meat as pricier beef in ready-made meals and..
Reuters India - Published

Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies fired by university

A Chinese scientist responsible for what he said were the world's first "gene-edited" babies evaded oversight and broke guidelines in a quest for fame and fortune, state media said on Monday, as the..
Reuters India - Published

Chinese scientist who made gene-edited babies evaded oversight to seek fame: report

A Chinese scientist who said he made the world's first "gene-edited" babies intentionally evaded oversight and broke national guidelines in a quest for fame and fortune, according to a government..
Reuters India - Published

China reports African swine fever outbreak in Ningxia region

China's agriculture ministry on Sunday reported a new African swine fever outbreak in the northwestern region of Ningxia.
Reuters India - Published

AbbVie's Imbruvica fails to meet main goal in pancreatic cancer study

AbbVie Inc said on Friday its blockbuster cancer treatment in combination with chemotherapy agents failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study of patients with a form of pancreatic cancer.
Reuters India - Published

Long-term exercise by older adults tied to lower risk of falls

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who have exercised regularly for at least a year may be less likely to experience falls or related injuries than their less active peers, a research review suggests.
Reuters India - Published

Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

(Reuters Health) - In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report.
Reuters India - Published

Insomnia treatment may help ease depression during menopause

(Reuters Health) - Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don't, a recent experiment suggests.
Reuters India - Published

Samsung Bioepis biosimilar to Roche's Herceptin wins FDA nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved a biosimilar to Roche Holding AG's blockbuster breast cancer treatment, Herceptin.
Reuters India - Published

For heart failure patients in hospital, flu boosts risk of complications, death

(Reuters Health) - When people with heart failure are hospitalized, having influenza is tied to greater odds of respiratory and kidney complications and a higher chance they won't survive to be..
Reuters India - Published

Lilly cancer drug fails key trial, will no longer be prescribed

Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday that its cancer treatment Lartruvo, which had won conditional approval, failed to improve patient survival in a long-term confirmatory study and will no longer be..
Reuters India - Published

Study links opioid epidemic to painkiller marketing

(Reuters Health) - Researchers are reporting a link between doctor-targeted marketing of opioid products and the increase in U.S. deaths from overdoses.
Reuters India - Published

Lilly's cancer therapy Lartruvo fails study, shares drop

Eli Lilly and Co said its cancer treatment Lartruvo failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage trial and it expects to take a charge in the first quarter of 2019, sending its shares down more than 2..
Reuters India - Published

Lilly's cancer therapy Lartruvo fails to meet main goal in late-stage trial

Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday its cancer treatment Lartruvo failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage trial testing the therapy in patients with advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma.
Reuters India - Published

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