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(Reuters) – The Trump administration took a step Wednesday toward allowing importation of medicines from Canada, an action the president has advocated as a way to bring cheaper prescription drugs to Americans, but the pharmaceutical industry was quick to resist the move. FILE PHOTO: Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged in the shape of a […]

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(Reuters Health) – Pregnant women with diabetes may be more likely to experience a stillbirth when they have obesity or poorly controlled blood sugar, a new study suggests. Even without these extra health issues, women with diabetes who become pregnant face a four to five times higher risk of stillbirth than women without diabetes, and […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a sweeping executive order that would cut prices on virtually all branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs, according to two industry sources who had discussions with the White House. FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist refills a container in a drug dispensing machine […]

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(Reuters Health) – Many nursing home residents who are hospitalized develop preventable health problems after they go back to the nursing facilities, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data on 555 such people who were discharged from hospitals back to nursing homes in 2016 and 2017. Some residents were hospitalized and returned to nursing homes […]

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Women having breast implants should be warned about a condition linked to chronic pain and extreme fatigue, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has said. Tens of thousands of women on online forums claim they have suffered breast implant illness (BII), of which there is little scientific evidence. Surgeons, including from BAAPS, are […]

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(Reuters Health) – It’s long been known that the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin – marketed as Accutane and Roaccutane – is tied to the risk of severe birth defects. But even with a special program in place to prevent conception in women taking the drug, each year two to three hundred women in the […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled a $750 billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more sweeping “Medicare for All” government-run system. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A broad index of stocks around the world rose on Thursday as financial shares helped Wall Street’s benchmark index advance, while oil prices fell on a forecast for weaker demand. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 1, 2019. […]

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Heads up, pet owners: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a warning this week that a recent salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats has affected 45 people across 13 states. In the announcement Wednesday, the federal health agency said at least 12 of the 45 people sickened have been hospitalized. […]

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Carrying more fat on legs compared with the stomach protects postmenopausal women from heart disease, a study says. Women of a healthy weight with the highest risk of stroke or heart disease had the most belly fat and the least hip and thigh fat, the European Heart Journal research found. The scientists said “apple-shaped” women […]

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