(Reuters health) – Patients, their families and friends may see clinical trial research as important, yet they don’t know much about the research process and see trial participation as burdensome, a new study suggests. About 85 percent of respondents in the new study said clinical research is important to developing new drugs, and 90 percent […]

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 Alan O’Brieninhaled the top of his e-cigarette lodging it into his lungs and eventually needing surgery.(SWNS) A man trying to kick his smoking habit "nearly died" after he accidentally sucked part of his e-cigarette into his lungs and had to have surgery to remove it. Alan O’Brien, 40, inhaled the mouthpiece of the vape down […]

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A mysterious neurological condition called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has made headlines in recent weeks, with officials looking into several suspected cases in Minnesota and Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there have been a confirmed 38 cases across 16 states in 2018 so far. Read on for a look at […]

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An x-ray showing the lungs of a person infected with pulmonary tuberculosis.(iStock) A man in Denton, Texas, who was found dead in an alleyway last week died of pulmonary tuberculosis, Fox News has confirmed. Carol Ann Walker, a public information officer for the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office, which handles cases in Denton County, told […]

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has approved 17 anti-cancer drugs for inclusion in its national health insurance system, the government said on Wednesday, part of its efforts to make cancer treatment more affordable as the number of cases increases. China’s State medical Insurance Administration has been in negotiations with domestic and overseas Pharmaceutical companies to lower […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to an expert report on Tuesday. The “Lancet Commission” report by 28 global specialists in […]

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(Reuters health) – When it comes to non-drug therapies for back pain, U.S. insurance plans vary widely in what they will cover, a new study finds. Private and public insurers are missing important opportunities to promote alternatives to opioids, the investigators write in JAMA Network Open. In fact, researchers found, insurers often provide little or […]

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s northeastern province of Liaoning has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, the province’s second case in two days. The latest outbreak occurred on a farm with 460 pigs in the city of Anshan, killing 160 pigs and infecting another 160, the Ministry of […]

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(Reuters health) – Encouraging pregnant women to be aware of reduced fetal movement and to report it promptly to their doctors does not reduce stillbirth risk, new findings show. “We cannot rely on reduced fetal movement awareness as a strategy to reduce stillbirth,” Dr. Jane E. Norman of Queen’s medical Research Institute in Edinburgh, the […]

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