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Tweaking sleeping habits can shift people’s body clocks and improve their wellbeing, say scientists in the UK and Australia. They focused on “night owls”, whose bodies’ drive them to stay up late into the night. Techniques used included consistent bedtimes, avoiding caffeine and getting plenty of morning sunshine. The researchers say their approach may seem […]

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(Reuters Health) – In people at high risk for type 1 diabetes, 14 days of therapy with the experimental drug teplizumab delayed development of the disease by a year or more, according to results from a mid-stage study presented Sunday. The 76 study participants, who ranged in age from 8 to 49, faced a high […]

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A new study has revealed that more middle-aged men than women may have osteopenia, a condition that causes weakened bones that can eventually lead to osteoporosis.(iStock) Osteoporosis typically affects seniors, placing them at much greater risk of fractures. But there’s another condition called osteopenia, which can happen at virtually any age. Traditionally considered a woman’s disease, men […]

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(Reuters) – Insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes saw a significant drop in their blood sugar levels after wearing Abbott Laboratories Inc’s continuous glucose monitoring system for three months compared with those who use routine fingerstick testing, researchers said on Saturday. The study, which was presented at the American Diabetes Association meeting in San Francisco, […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Nearly a quarter of patients who received Merck & Co’s immunotherapy Keytruda as an initial treatment for advanced lung cancer were still alive after five years, according to data presented at a major medical meeting on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: The Merck logo is seen at a gate to the Merck & Co […]

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Export of Swiss goods to Russia surged over 10 percent last year, reaching nearly 80 percent of the pre-crisis levels, according to Tobias Privitelli, the deputy head of the Swiss diplomatic mission in Russia. The deputy ambassador added that Switzerland has been exporting vast volumes of pharmaceutical products, equipment and electronics. Mutual trade between the […]

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The good will of nurses in England is being abused by politicians who have failed to get to grips with a desperate shortage of staff, nurse leaders say. Royal College of Nursing general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair will call for safe staffing levels to be enshrined in law in a speech on Monday. There are […]

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You don’t have to smoke to get lung cancer. In fact, as many as 20 percent of people with lung cancer have never smoked. And many of those people are diagnosed with the disease when it’s at a stage where it’s incurable. Cancer experts have set off some alarm bells after publishing a report in […]

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(Reuters Health) – Drinking water that is contaminated with even moderate levels of arsenic may lead to harmful thickening of the heart’s main chamber walls, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers who analyzed arsenic levels from more than 1,000 adults under the age of 50 found the risk of heart thickening over the next roughly […]

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FILE PHOTO: German Health Minister Jens Spahn attends a strategy meeting of Germany’s governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Potsdam, Germany, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – German Health Minister Jens Spahn has drawn up draft legislation to oblige parents to get their children vaccinated against measles or else face fines […]

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