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Roche says Tecentriq cocktail boosts survival from liver cancer

Swiss drugmaker Roche on Friday said its immunotherapy Tecentriq combined with its Avastin medicine helped people with the most common form of liver cancer to live longer than with an older drug from..
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French doctor still treating patients at 98

When French doctor Christian Chenay saw his first patients in 1951, penicillin was state of the art.
Reuters India - Published

WHO sounds alarm on Ebola due to Congo insecurity

About 360 people are at potential risk of Ebola after contact with an infected person in eastern Congo yet many of them are out of reach due to clashes and insecurity, the World Health Organization..
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AstraZeneca shares rise on early U.S. approval for leukemia drug

AstraZeneca shares rose 2.7% on Friday after the British drugmaker won earlier-than-expected U.S. regulatory approval for a leukemia drug, in a challenge to rival AbbVie .
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Obesity May Speed Up Brain Aging

The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research has found.
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5 Ways Eliminating Stress Can Improve Your Health

'Tis the season to be giving joyful thanks for our abundance, but according to statistics, more Americans are suffering from negative emotions than folks even in less affluent and progressive..
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The Link Between Viruses and Cancer

Is cancer contagious? Not in the purest sense, but the fact of the matter is that viruses, which are contagious, can lead to tens of thousands of certain cancers.
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India courts private hospitals to boost insurance program

India will offer incentives to private hospitals to take part in the government's health insurance program, potentially the biggest of its kind in the world, a senior government official told Reuters.
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80% of adolescents don't even spend an hour on physical activity, at risk of heart disease: WHO study

An alarming highlight in the study is the fact that India, along with Bangladesh and the United States (US), ranks the lowest in physical activity among boys.
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Pakistan grapples with drug-resistant typhoid outbreak

Early this year Muhammad Haider Sajjad, a thin bespectacled boy of 15, was hospitalized in Karachi, Pakistan's commercial capital.
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Drone firm in talks in Uganda on medical supply delivery deal

A drone service firm is in talks with the Ugandan government on a deal to deliver blood packages, drugs and medical equipment to public health facilities, an executive told Reuters on Friday.
Reuters India - Published

Sedentary teens risk health, hearts and minds: WHO study

Teenagers worldwide are jeopardizing their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, a World Health Organization-led study released on Friday..
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Rural young women more likely to have babies after unplanned pregnancies

(Reuters Health) - More teenage girls and young women in rural communities become pregnant for the first time on purpose and carry first pregnancies to term, compared to their urban counterparts, a..
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Diets with more fiber, yogurt tied to lower risk of lung cancer

(Reuters Health) – Even among smokers, people who eat more fiber and yogurt may be less likely to develop lung cancer than those who don't consume much of these foods, a research review suggests.
Reuters India - Published

Immigration raids tied to worse mental health among Hispanic Americans

(Reuters Health) - Hispanic Americans may experience worsening mental health when immigration arrests spike, a U.S. study suggests.
Reuters India - Published

Factbox: U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 47

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday confirmed 47 deaths and 2,290 confirmed and probable illnesses associated with vaping in the United States.
Reuters India - Published

Most U.S. planned home births are not low-risk

(Reuters Health) - Experts recommend that home birth only be considered for low-risk pregnancies, but that's often not what happens in the U.S., where no formal guidelines exist, researchers say.
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U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 47, cases of illness to 2,290

U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,290 confirmed and probable cases and 5 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total death toll to 47 so far this year.
Reuters India - Published

Ultrasounds May Help Common Form of Hand Tremor

A treatment that delivers ultrasound waves to the brain may bring lasting relief to some people with debilitating hand tremors, a new study finds.
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Steps You Can Take Now to Lower Dementia Risk

Preventing Alzheimer's disease and similar forms of dementia is a daunting challenge because destructive changes in the brain start happening many years before the first symptoms show up, and by then..
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Many LGBT people in China forced into illegal 'conversion therapy': groups

Many LGBT people in China are being forced to undergo "conversion therapy", often done by unscrupulous, unlicensed providers in a sector that operates with little oversight by the authorities, rights..
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Canadian teen developed 'popcorn lung' type injury from vaping: report

Researchers in Canada have identified a new kind of vaping-related lung injury they believe is linked to flavorings in conventional vape pens, causing symptoms similar to the "popcorn lung" injury seen..
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Johnson & Johnson loses pelvic mesh class action in Australia

More than 1,350 Australian women won a seven-year-old class action lawsuit on Thursday against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for misleading patients and surgeons about the risks of the pharmaceutical giant's..
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Democratic White House candidates unite on impeachment, differ on taxes, healthcare

Democratic White House contenders united in backing the impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump on Wednesday, but differed over the wisdom of imposing new taxes on the wealthy and how..
Reuters India - Published

In debate, Democratic White House contenders back impeachment inquiry of Trump

Democratic White House contenders backed the impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump during a debate on Wednesday, saying his efforts to press Ukraine to investigate former Vice..
Reuters India - Published

Hong Kong mulls South East Asia pig imports as pork prices jump on China swine fever outbreak

Hong Kong is looking into importing live pigs from countries in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, to supplement a dwindling supply from mainland China that has caused pork prices to surge, Food and..
Reuters India - Published

Greener, longer life: More trees reduce premature deaths in cities

TBILISI - City dwellers tend to live longer if they are in leafy neighborhoods, according to a study published on Wednesday that linked green areas to lower rates of premature death.
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Obese teens' quality of life improves after weight loss surgery

(Reuters Health) - Obese teens who have surgery to lose weight report better quality of life, less joint pain and fewer physical limitations after their operations than before, a new study suggests.
Reuters India - Published

U.S. lawmakers question Google about collection of health records

U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren along with fellow Senators Richard Blumenthal and Bill Cassidy wrote a letter to Alphabet's Google on Wednesday to raise questions about its access to the..
Reuters India - Published

Charity to pay $4 million to resolve U.S. pharma kickback probe

A Florida-based charity will pay $4 million to resolve claims that it acted as a conduit for companies including Biogen Inc and Novartis AG to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their high-priced..
Reuters India - Published

Spain cruise into Davis Cup last eight, holders Croatia eliminated

Hosts Spain made smooth progress into the last eight of the Davis Cup Finals but elsewhere in La Caja Magica on Wednesday it proved a more arduous day for players, organizers and fans.
Reuters India - Published

Half of middle-aged Americans think they will develop dementia

(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of middle-aged Americans believe they're "somewhat" or "very likely" to develop dementia, a survey suggests, and many try to beat the odds with supplements like ginkgo..
Reuters India - Published

Sexual dysfunction, dryness common in years before menopause

(Reuters Health) - Many women experience sexual health problems in the years leading up to menopause, and vaginal dryness is often responsible, a small study in Italy suggests.
Reuters India - Published

Alnylam's rare genetic disorder drug priced at $575,000 per year

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc priced its gene silencing drug to treat patients with a rare genetic disorder that can cause severe pain at $575,000 per year after receiving an early U.S. approval on..
Reuters India - Published

Traditional soup broths may have anti-malaria effects

(Reuters Health) - With the help of some London primary school children, scientists have discovered that certain soup broths passed down from generation to generation might aid in battling malaria by..
Reuters India - Published

White House: Vaping rules not stalled, Trump plans Friday meeting

President Donald Trump will host a meeting on vaping at the White House on Friday with a range of groups, including industry and public health representatives, a White House spokesman said on..
Reuters India - Published

Healthcare battles in Democratic White House race could carry risk in 2020, polls show

A trio of polls released ahead of Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate showed a majority of Americans support Medicare for All, but offered conflicting signals about whether the proposed..
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France pledges debt relief for hospitals, unions call another strike

France will absorb 10 billion euros ($11.1 billion) of public hospital debt, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday, in an emergency measure designed to end months of protests by disgruntled..
Reuters India - Published

Alnylam's rare genetic disorder drug gets early U.S. approval

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc on Wednesday received an early U.S. approval for its gene silencing drug to treat patients with a rare genetic disorder that can cause severe pain.
Reuters India - Published

U.S. health regulators drop plan to sharply cut nicotine in cigarettes: Bloomberg

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has shelved a proposal to drastically cut the level of nicotine in cigarettes, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday citing a regulatory document.
Reuters India - Published

Alex Trebek on Cancer Battle: 'It's Wearing on Me'

It has been a challenging few months for "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, who has been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and although he has been working hard to remain positive and upbeat, he is..
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Animal Study Offers Hope for Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

In a finding that might one day counter some of the damage of severe brain injury in humans, researchers report that embryonic neurons implanted in brain-injured mice helped resurrect memory and eased..
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China plans to add more drugs to price-slashing bulk-buy program

China will add more drugs to its bulk-buy program in an effort to curb high medicine prices, the country's cabinet said, in a move that could increase downwards price pressure on multinational..
Reuters India - Published

Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Other Diseases

People with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, or blood clots may be at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis - and people with rheumatoid arthritis are at added risk for heart disease,..
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Seniors Far More Social Than Previously Believed

Even though older adults may have smaller social networks than younger adults, they have similar numbers of close friends and levels of well-being, a new study finds.
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New Pill Halts Migraines in Progress

Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests.
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Bristol-Myers misses main goal of late-stage skin cancer trial

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Wednesday a late-stage trial testing a combination of its cancer drugs missed a main goal of preventing skin cancer from recurring in a certain group of patients,..
Reuters India - Published

France pledges more cash and debt relief for hospitals to quell unrest

France will absorb 10 billion euros ($11.1 billion) of public hospital debt, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday, in an emergency measure designed to end months of protests by disgruntled..
Reuters India - Published

After rise in Iowa polls, Buttigieg in spotlight at U.S. Democratic presidential debate

Democratic White House contender Pete Buttigieg, who has climbed into the lead in recent polls in Iowa, will get his turn in the spotlight on Wednesday when 10 of the top candidates for the party's..
Reuters India - Published

Dutch hospitals close down as workers strike for higher pay

Dozens of hospitals throughout the Netherlands closed for anything but the most urgent cases on Wednesday, as nurses and doctors went on strike demanding higher pay and better working conditions.
Reuters India - Published

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