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(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that 15 new tests found no asbestos in a bottle of baby powder that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a finding the agency stands by. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf […]

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it found “unacceptable levels” of a cancer-causing impurity in the popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic versions known chemically as ranitidine. U.S. and European health regulators said last month they were reviewing the safety of ranitidine, after online pharmacy Valisure flagged the impurities […]

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DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s drug regulatory authority on Sunday issued a ban on sales of popular heartburn drug ranitidine while it investigates a potential cancer-causing substance in the drug. The move comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that some of the pills contained small amounts N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which the regulator says […]

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A recent study concluded those who take fish oil may be less likely to suffer a heart attack. About 26,000 people participated in the so-called VITamin D and OmegA-3 Trial (VITAL). The trial — said to be the “largest and most recent to test whether vitamin D or fish oil can effectively prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease” […]

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Men who have fertility treatment have a higher risk of prostate cancer in later life, a study has suggested. The research – in the British Medical Journal – looked at 1.2 million pregnancies in Sweden over 20 years. Men who had ICSI – a treatment specifically for male infertility – had an increased prostate cancer […]

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (Reuters) – The genetic-screening sales reps turn out at health fairs, houses of religion, parks and elder enclaves, offering seniors a chance to learn if they or their loved ones are at risk of developing cancer. All they need, the reps say, is a free cheek swab. Janet Putrah, a retired university IT […]

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(Reuters) – Temporary water filters installed in homes in New Jersey’s largest city of Newark are at least 97 percent effective in reducing lead in drinking water, officials said on Monday, but that doesn’t mean the water is safe to drink. Testing carried out on 1,700 samples taken from 300 homes showed the filters were […]

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An electronic “nose” that detects chemicals in the breath of lung cancer patients may help distinguish between those who will and will not respond to immunotherapy, a new study suggests. In the small study, the eNose was better at identifying the patients likely to benefit from immunotherapy than the current gold standard test, researchers report […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – For two men trained as scientists, the bosses of Britain’s major insulin providers have had to become experts in ferry schedules, trucking laws and warehouse capacity as they seek to guarantee the supply of life-saving drugs through a chaotic Brexit. Georgina shows off her insulin medical supplies at her home in London, […]

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s Healthy.io said on Thursday it raised $60 million in funding and received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its smartphone-based urine albumin test to aid in diagnosing chronic kidney disease. The funding round was led by Corner Ventures with participation by Joy Capital Ventures and previous investors […]

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