Tag: Healthcare

(Reuters) – A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday blocked a Trump administration rule that would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers. FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New York August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo The preliminary injunction bars […]

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(Reuters Health) – Suicide rates grow more slowly in states that increase their minimum wage, according to a U.S. study that suggests this might be one strategy for curbing deaths by suicide. Although a small proportion of the population works for minimum wage, people living in low-income households have a higher risk of suicide than […]

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(Reuters Health) – The Food and Drug Administration’s new mandatory rules requiring labels on all packaged foods and drinks to indicate the presence of so-called added sugars could have substantial health and cost saving benefits in the United States over the next two decades, a new study suggests. Granulated white sugar and sugar cubes are […]

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Novartis’s spinoff of its eyecare division Alcon, set for Tuesday April 9, marks the largest Swiss stock deal in a decade and forces a reshuffle of the benchmark Swiss Market Index (SMI) as private bank Julius Baer gets booted out. <img title="Novartis's Alcon spinoff ousts Baer from Swiss benchmark SMI " alt="Novartis's […]

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The NHS England diabetes team has partnered with Oxford medical Simulation to train doctors using virtual reality. Doctors can now practice in virtual reality medical emergencies, to improve care for patients with diabetes in the real world. Combining clinical expertise from the NHS, volunteer patient input and world leading virtual reality software, doctors can now […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis on Friday said shareholders of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co should vote in favor of the drugmaker’s proposed $74 billion takeover of rival Celgene Corp., which has been opposed by one of its largest investors and an activist hedge fund. <img title="Proxy advisers ISS, […]

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(Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday stuck down a Trump administration rule aimed at enabling millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Affordable Care Act requirements – part of administration efforts to chip away at the healthcare law. Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court […]

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(Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the Trump administration’s approval of plans by Kentucky and Arkansas to impose work requirements on people seeking Medicaid health insurance benefits. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled that the Department of health and Human Services had failed to adequately consider the extent to which the Republican-led states’ […]

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(Reuters) – A New Jersey jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a lawsuit brought by a man who said that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused his mesothelioma. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson […]

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(Reuters) – Top congressional Democrats on Tuesday attacked a legal move by the Trump administration to step up its assault on the Obamacare healthcare law, saying last November’s elections showed Americans want them to protect the Affordable Care Act. The Justice Department, in a two-sentence letter to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals filed […]

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