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(Reuters health) – People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests. FILE PHOTO: Nuts are seen on display at Maran Vegan, Austria’s first strictly vegan supermarket, in Vienna, Austria January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader Diabetics […]

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, for patients in their twilight years. FILE PHOTO: A staff member of the National Cancer Center Hospital shows the […]

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(Reuters) – A combination of Merck & Co’s immunotherapy Keytruda and Pfizer Inc’s Inlyta helped patients with advanced kidney cancer live longer than those receiving and older Pfizer standalone therapy, according to data from a late-stage study presented on Saturday. <img title="Merck, Pfizer drug combo extends kidney cancer survival: study " alt="Merck, Pfizer drug combo […]

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CAR-T cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment. New hospital payment terms from Medicare, the federal government healthcare […]

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Bayer is banking on the mild side effects of its experimental prostate cancer drug darolutamide, as it prepares to take on established rival products by Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in Wuppertal, Germany February 24, 2014. […]

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(Reuters health) – A six-month program of aggressively washing and sanitizing at home after surgery can lower the risk of developing a potentially-deadly infection for people who harbor the antibiotic-resistant bacterium known as MRSA, a new study suggests. MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is responsible for over 80,000 invasive and tough-to-treat infections in the […]

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(Reuters health) – As medical and recreational marijuana becomes legal in more and more places, experts worry there isn’t enough science on the risks and benefits of the drug, especially for patients with heart disease. FILE PHOTO: An employee holds marijuana while posing in a photo illustration at a dispensary in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June […]

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(Reuters) – An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday voted in favor of Johnson & Johnson’s experimental nasal spray, which has a compound similar to often-abused ketamine, bringing the drug closer to approval. FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike […]

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(Reuters health) – It looks like your mother was right: when you’ve got a cold, sleep may be the best medicine. German researchers have discovered one way sleep improves the body’s ability to fight off a cold. Sleep, it seems, strengthens the potency of certain immune cells by improving their chances of attaching to-and eventually […]

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