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Furloughed federal workers may lose some health benefits: U.S. senators

2 hours 57 min ago
Four U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday that federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown could lose their dental and vision health insurance benefits if they are unable to pay their premiums.

China clones gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research

3 hours 10 min ago
Chinese scientists have made clones of a gene-edited macaque to aid research of circadian rhythm disorders that are linked to sleep problems, depression and Alzheimer's disease, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

China to crack down on health care violations: state media

4 hours 30 min ago
China will step up its fight against "irregularities" in the sale of healthcare products after a series of scandals in the industry in recent months, state media reported on Thursday, citing senior officials.

Separated twins joined at head continue recovery, one lags in development

6 hours 8 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Twin baby girls joined at the head who were separated on June 6, 2017, are continuing their recovery, with one showing some developmental delays compared with her sister, according to an update of the case that also provides details of the techniques used in the surgery.

IVF doctors should scratch technique for improving pregnancy rates

6 hours 9 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Scratching the interior of the uterus before implanting a fertilized egg into the womb does not improve the chances that it will attach and develop into a baby, according to a large study of a popular in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique that now appears to be a waste of time and money.

Heart attack, stroke tied to lost work and wages

7 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters Health) - People who suffer a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest may be less likely to work afterward, and those who do work may make less money, a Canadian study suggests.

Heart attack, stroke tied lost work and wages

8 hours 21 min ago
(Reuters Health) - People who suffer a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest may be less likely to work afterward, and those who do work may make less money, a Canadian study suggests.

Older women more surefooted after dual-task balance training

8 hours 40 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Older women with thinning bones may have a steadier gate and a lower risk of falls when they practice balance training and thinking tasks at the same time, a small Swedish study suggests.

Britain's Prince William tackles mental health taboo at Davos gathering

8 hours 58 min ago
Britain's Prince William revealed on Wednesday that "not one celebrity" had originally wanted to join a mental health campaign he started in 2016 with his wife Kate and brother Harry.

Congo records one-day record for confirmed Ebola cases

January 23, 2019 - 11:44pm
Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday confirmed 14 new cases of Ebola virus in its eastern borderlands, the largest one-day increase since the current outbreak was declared in August.

Childhood lead exposure tied to adult mental health issues

January 23, 2019 - 10:58pm
(Reuters Health) - - Beyond the well-known effects of childhood lead exposure on IQ, a new study suggests lasting effects on the brain may extend to personality traits in adulthood.

Dutch hospitals warn no-deal Brexit will put patients in danger

January 23, 2019 - 9:28pm
Dutch hospitals warned on Wednesday that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a shortage of medicines and medical supplies in the Netherlands and could put patients at risk.

Israel cabinet expected to approve medical cannabis exports

January 23, 2019 - 9:22pm
Israel's cabinet is set to approve a long-awaited law to allow exports of medical cannabis, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday, in a move likely to boost state revenues.

Toxic substances found in nappies in France: government agency

January 23, 2019 - 5:04pm
A variety of potentially toxic substances, including the widely-used weed-killer glyphosate, has been found in babies' nappies in France, according to a study on Wednesday by the French environment agency ANSES.

Toxic substances found in diapers in France: government agency

January 23, 2019 - 3:48pm
A variety of potentially toxic substances, including glyphosate, has been found in babies' diapers in France, according to a study published on Wednesday by the French environment agency ANSES.

Toxic substances found in nappies in France: government agency

January 23, 2019 - 12:48pm
A variety of potentially toxic substances, including glyphosate, has been found in babies' nappies in France, according to a study published on Wednesday by the French environment agency ANSES.

Bayer asks California judge to limit evidence in another Roundup cancer trial

January 23, 2019 - 5:21am
Bayer AG unit Monsanto has asked a California judge in the litigation over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup allegedly causing cancer to limit evidence by splitting an upcoming trial into two phases, a request previously successful with another judge.

Walgreens pays $269.2 million to settle U.S. civil fraud lawsuits

January 23, 2019 - 4:39am
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will pay $269.2 million to settle two whistleblower lawsuits accusing it of civil fraud for overbilling federal healthcare programs over a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.

Aspirin lowers heart attack risk but raises risk of dangerous bleeding

January 23, 2019 - 4:16am
(Reuters Health) - People without heart disease who take a daily aspirin may lower their risk of a heart attack or stroke, but a new study confirms they also have an increased risk of severe internal bleeding.

U.S. recovers $269.2 million in Walgreens civil fraud settlements

January 23, 2019 - 3:30am
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will pay $269.2 million to the United States and state governments to settle two civil healthcare fraud lawsuits, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.