JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos and threaten supplies of life-saving vaccines and other products. A shopkeeper arranges medicines to sell at a wholesale market in Jakarta, Indonesia, […]

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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) – Newborns who don’t get baths right away may be more likely to be exclusively breastfed than infants who get whisked away to be washed soon after delivery, a U.S. study suggests. Pediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until at least 6 months of age because it can reduce babies’ risk of […]

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(Reuters health) – More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental injuries, deaths and a variety of chronic illnesses, researchers say. Historically, binge drinking among both men and women has tended to increase from age 18 through the early 20s then […]

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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 health) – Men with infertility may have better-quality sperm when they take certain nutritional supplements and medicines, but there’s little evidence about whether that leads to pregnancies and births, a research review concludes. Approximately one in eight couples fail to conceive after one year of trying and seek medical treatment for infertility, researchers note […]

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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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