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China reports fourth case of bubonic plague this month

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese health authorities on Thursday reported a fresh case of bubonic plague in the country’s northern Inner Mongolia region, bringing the total number of cases to four since the beginning of the month. A rural herder in Siziwang county was diagnosed with the disease in a local hospital, according to a statement […]

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FDA approves Global Blood Therapeutics sickle cell disease drug

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it approved a drug from Global Blood Therapeutics Inc to treat sickle cell disease in adults and children 12 years or older. The treatment will be priced at $10,417 per month, or around $125,000 per year, and will be sold under the brand name […]

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Tories pledge to double dementia research funding

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Conservatives have pledged to put an extra £83m a year into dementia research over the next decade if they form the next government. The investment, which would double current funding, was described by the party as the “largest boost to dementia research ever” in the UK. Around […]

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Generation Vape: As Juul faces new suit, doctors worries over epidemic of e-cigarette-related student illnesses

BRONX, N.Y. –New York state is suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs, alleging the San Francisco-based company used deceptive and misleading marketing to target teenagers and failed to warn them of the harmful health effects associated with its products. “Juul took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook by engaging in deceptive business practices when marketing […]

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states’ lawyers, urged to help victims

(Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist holds a bottle OxyContin made by Purdue […]

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Omega-3 oils boost attention as much as ADHD drugs in some children

LONDON (Reuters) – 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. Researchers in Britain and Taiwan who conducted the placebo-controlled trial with 92 children said their […]

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Novartis sickle-cell drug gets U.S. FDA approval

(The Nov 16 story corrects to clarify in second graph that patients will be infused by a healthcare provider.) FILE PHOTO: Novartis’ logo is seen at the Swiss drugmaker’s plant in the northern town of Stein, Switzerland on October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann By John Miller and Carl O’Donnell (Reuters) – Novartis AG on Friday […]

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Diabetes tied to increased risk of hidden spinal fractures

(Reuters Health) – People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than others to develop spinal fractures that sometimes have no obvious symptoms but are tied to increased risk of future broken bones, a research review suggests. The analysis focused on so-called vertebral fractures, also known as compression fractures, that happen when bones in the […]

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