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Trump orders mental health aid for military veterans to prevent suicide

January 10, 2018 - 1:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious.

Not all elderly lung cancer patients get recommended care

January 10, 2018 - 12:21am
(Reuters Health) - Elderly lung cancer patients who are black or from less educated communities are less likely to get the combination of chemotherapy and radiation that’s linked to better survival odds, a U.S. study suggests.

Bluebird to seek approvals for three treatments by end of 2019

January 10, 2018 - 12:14am
(Reuters) - U.S. biotech bluebird bio Inc, which does not yet have any marketed products, expects to be able to file for regulatory approval of three novel treatments by the end of 2019, Chief Executive Nick Leschly announced on Tuesday.

U.S. pharma executives expect deals to pick up after tax overhaul

January 10, 2018 - 12:04am
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Trump administration's tax overhaul should accelerate major acquisitions by drugmakers in 2018 after a slow year for deals in 2017, according to senior executives from some of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers.

U.S. doctors not certain all kids need scoliosis screening

January 9, 2018 - 11:32pm
(Reuters Health) - It’s unclear if all children and teens can benefit from routine screening for scoliosis, according to a new statement from a panel of U.S. medical experts.

Trump to order mental health aid to prevent suicide among military veterans

January 9, 2018 - 9:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to sign an executive order that will direct government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious.

India top court sets aside order canceling larger tobacco health warnings

January 9, 2018 - 9:58am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court's order that quashed federal rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the country's $11 billion tobacco industry.

Drug charity sues U.S. over restrictions on donor communications

January 9, 2018 - 7:02am
BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. charity offering assistance to patients on out-of-pocket drug costs on Monday sued the federal government over restrictions on its ability to communicate with drugmakers who donate to it.

U.S. lawsuit says Wal-Mart deceived buyers of organic eggs

January 9, 2018 - 6:13am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc misled U.S. shoppers by selling organic eggs laid by hens raised in enclosed structures under package labels that said the birds had access to the outdoors, a federal lawsuit filed alleged on Monday.

Exercise may reduce disability even in frail elders

January 9, 2018 - 4:16am
(Reuters Health) - Sedentary older adults who start exercising may not reduce their risk of becoming frail, but they may experience less disability, a new study suggests.

Severe obesity declining among low-income U.S. kids

January 9, 2018 - 1:32am
(Reuters Health) - The proportion of poor kids receiving government food assistance who are severely obese has declined following benefits changes designed to encourage healthier purchases, a U.S. study suggests.

Centene says over 1.4 million sign up for Obamacare plans

January 9, 2018 - 1:06am
(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Centene Corp said on Monday more than 1.4 million people had paid for its insurance plans via the federal Obamacare marketplace as of Jan. 7.

Shire cuts 2020 revenue target, prepares for spin-off of ADHD drugs

January 9, 2018 - 12:14am
LONDON (Reuters) - Shire ditched its revenue target of $20 billion by 2020 on Monday due to increased generic competition and new drugs from rivals, saying it would split its rare disease and hyperactivity medicines businesses to boost performance.

More kids getting eye injuries from paintball and pellet guns

January 8, 2018 - 11:42pm
(Reuters Health) - A growing number of children are getting treated in U.S. emergency rooms for eye injuries from paintball or BB and pellet guns, a new study suggests.

Celgene 2018 revenue forecast shy of estimates, shares fall

January 8, 2018 - 11:34pm
(Reuters) - Celgene Corp , which has announced a deal to buy Impact Biomedicines, on Monday forecast 2018 total revenue that fell short of analysts' estimates, sending the U.S. biotech company's shares down 2 percent.

Ablynx soars after rejects Novo Nordisk's $3.1 billion biotech bid

January 8, 2018 - 11:32pm
COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, went public with a 2.6 billion euro ($3.1 billion) bid for Belgian biotech group Ablynx on Monday, seeking a new source of growth by bolstering its treatments for rare blood disorders.

Celgene 2018 revenue forecast shy of analysts' estimates

January 8, 2018 - 9:53pm
(Reuters) - Celgene Corp on Monday forecast 2018 total revenue that fell short of analysts' estimates, sending the company's shares down 3 percent.

India top court sets aside order cancelling larger tobacco health warnings

January 8, 2018 - 9:47pm
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court's order that quashed federal rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the country's $11 billion tobacco industry.

Siemens to list Healthineers unit in March: sources

January 8, 2018 - 9:38pm
MUNICH (Reuters) - Siemens plans to list its 40 billion euro ($48 billion) healthcare unit Healthineers in March, two people close to the matter said, as the group hopes to execute the deal while market conditions are favorable.

Iraq reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu: OIE

January 8, 2018 - 9:19pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Iraq has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu in Diyala in the center of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

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