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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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(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday refused to fully review the marketing application for Zogenix Inc’s treatment for seizures associated with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of childhood epilepsy. Shares of the California-based drug developer plunged nearly 30 percent to $36.50 after it disclosed the FDA’s “refusal to file” letter, which […]

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A norovirus outbreak was reported at a children’s hospital in Washington, D.C., on Saturday after three patients tested positive for the contagious virus, health officials said. The outbreak began on the second floor of the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) Pediatric Center, FOX5DC reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers a norovirus outbreak […]

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health Service in the United Kingdom began offering the vaccine to 12 and 13-year-old girls at schools around the country.”> The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, is given to prevent a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer. In 2009, the National health Service in the United Kingdom began offering the vaccine to 12 […]

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Even light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a large genetic study in The Lancet, countering previous claims that one or two drinks a day could be protective. The UK and Chinese researchers followed 500,000 Chinese people for 10 years. They say the findings are relevant to all […]

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche Holding said its effort to expand in gene therapy via the $4.3 billion takeover of Spark Therapeutics remained on track despite failing to get enough votes to clinch the deal and as U.S. regulators continued scrutinizing it. <img title="Roche says $4.3 billion Spark offer still on track for June completion " […]

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Costa Rica’s Ministry of health confirmed on Thursday positive measles cases in two of four American children who fell ill earlier this month. The ministry tested four children between the ages of 3 and 10 in Cóbano, Puntarenas, who exhibited symptoms of the <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/health/two-people-contract-measles-after-passenger-exposes-travelers-to-virus-on-international-flight-to-california-officials-say” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>measles</a> after being treated at a social security […]

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England’s health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has been criticised by doctors for over-reacting to a DNA test he said may have saved his life by revealing a “higher risk of prostate cancer”. Some senior medics said the test had shown his risk was normal and he would be wasting NHS resources acting on it. And GPs […]

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(Reuters health) – Just because the flagship hospital gets good marks for patient care doesn’t mean results will be equally good in affiliated hospitals in the same network, a new study finds. Researchers found variable surgical outcomes across networks associated with hospitals that received the highest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, according to […]

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A supplement given to breastfed premature babies after they leave hospital can prevent weight loss at a crucial time in their development, a small study suggests. Doctors in Southampton found eight weeks of extra nutrients led to better growth in babies a year later. It also gave mothers confidence and encouraged them to continue breastfeeding, […]

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