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Eroding trust in vaccines leaves populations vulnerable, global study finds

Health News-RSS Feeds - 2 hours 39 min ago
Trust in vaccines - one of the world's most effective and widely-used medical products - is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where skepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to persist, a global study found on Wednesday.

Explainer: Mysterious 'brain fever' killing children in India

Health News-RSS Feeds - 3 hours 47 min ago
More than 110 children in India, most from poor rural families, have died this month from encephalitis, a type of brain disease that has afflicted the eastern state of Bihar for more than two decades.

Euthanasia law takes effect in Australia's Victoria state

Health News-RSS Feeds - 9 hours 23 sec ago
Voluntary euthanasia became legal in the Australian state of Victoria on Wednesday, with the government saying it had extensive safeguards to prevent the process being misused while allowing people a compassionate choice over how they die.

France leads the world in mistrust of vaccines

Health News-RSS Feeds - 12 hours 52 min ago
For Marie-Claire Grime, who works in a pharmacy northeast of Paris, questions about vaccines are a daily challenge. They come mainly from parents who say they're worried about "a lot of chemicals" being put into their children, she says. She does her best to allay such fears.

Varying vaccine trust leaves populations vulnerable, global study finds

Health News-RSS Feeds - 12 hours 54 min ago
Trust in vaccines - one of the world's most effective and widely-used medical products - is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where scepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to persist, a global study found on Wednesday.

Physical un-fitness linked with depression, anxiety in middle-aged women

Health News-RSS Feeds - 17 hours 55 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Mid-life women with weak upper and lower body fitness may be more prone to depression and anxiety, a study from Singapore suggests.

Obesity-related pain contributes to opioid use

Health News-RSS Feeds - 18 hours 28 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Long-term use of prescription opioids for chronic pain is more common among people who are overweight or obese, a new study finds.

Online pharmacy flags possible new impurity in blood pressure drug

Health News-RSS Feeds - 19 hours 42 min ago
Online pharmacy Valisure reported that it found a new cancer-causing impurity in some versions of widely prescribed blood pressure medicine valsartan, but U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that the amount in the drugs was well below levels deemed to be potentially harmful.

China suspending pork imports from third Canadian firm as dispute with Ottawa deepens

Health News-RSS Feeds - 20 hours 53 sec ago
China will block pork imports from a third Canadian firm after a shipment was found to contain the banned feed additive ractopamine, the customs agency said on Tuesday, deepening a trade and diplomatic dispute with Canada.

Bringing photos to dermatology appointments can help

Health News-RSS Feeds - 20 hours 18 min ago
(Reuters Health) - More patients are bringing pictures of their skin problems to their dermatologists, which helps the doctors better observe the progression and potentially diagnose the condition, according to a new study.

U.S. teen suicides rising, especially among boys

Health News-RSS Feeds - June 18, 2019 - 9:46pm
For nearly a decade, suicide rates have been climbing among U.S. teens, with an especially pronounced increase in boys recently, a new study suggests.

No provisions in USMCA to change U.S. pharmaceutical patent laws: Lighthizer

Health News-RSS Feeds - June 18, 2019 - 9:02pm
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has no provisions that would force changes to U.S. laws with respect to pharmaceutical companies, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday.

Bayer asks trial judge to reverse $2 billion Roundup jury verdict

Health News-RSS Feeds - June 18, 2019 - 8:39pm
Bayer AG has asked a California judge to overrule a $2 billion verdict by jurors who found the company's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer responsible for a couple's cancer, arguing the jury decision was not supported by evidence.

China to suspend pork imports from third Canadian firm as dispute with Ottawa deepens

Health News-RSS Feeds - June 18, 2019 - 7:44pm
China will block pork imports from a third Canadian firm after a shipment was found to contain the banned feed additive ractopamine, the customs agency said on Tuesday, deepening a trade and diplomatic dispute with Canada.

Vietnam culls 2.5 million pigs to halt African swine fever outbreak: officials

Health News-RSS Feeds - June 18, 2019 - 2:54pm
Vietnam has culled more than 2.5 million pigs to contain the spread of an African swine fever outbreak that is in danger of infecting every province of the country, an agriculture ministry official said on Tuesday.

Uganda clears three experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread

Health News-RSS Feeds - June 18, 2019 - 2:46pm
Health workers have got the all-clear to use three experimental Ebola treatments in Uganda, a week after the deadly disease spread over the border from Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday.

China to suspend pork imports from Canadian company Frigo Royal

Health News-RSS Feeds - June 18, 2019 - 2:28pm
China will block pork imports from Canada's Frigo Royal Inc, after shipments by the Canadian firm were found to contain the banned feed additive ractopamine, the state Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

Uganda clears experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread

Health News-RSS Feeds - June 18, 2019 - 2:08pm
Health workers have got the all-clear to use experimental Ebola treatments in Uganda, a week after the deadly disease spread over the border from Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday.

AstraZeneca's Lynparza gets EU nod as first-line ovarian cancer maintenance treatment

Health News-RSS Feeds - June 18, 2019 - 12:33pm
British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said its cancer medicine Lynparza was approved as a first-line maintenance treatment for a type of advanced ovarian cancer by the European Commission, following a panel's consent in April.

Roche wins Japan approval for personalized cancer drug Rozlytrek

Health News-RSS Feeds - June 18, 2019 - 11:59am
Swiss drugmaker Roche on Tuesday won approval in Japan for Rozlytrek as the world's biggest maker of cancer drugs pushes ahead in personalized medicines that require a biomarker test to identify prospective patients.