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Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women discovered in surrogacy raid

June 23, 2018 - 9:44am
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday.

Opioid reclassification linked to increase in illegal online sales

June 23, 2018 - 2:40am
(Reuters Health) - Online black-market sales of opioid painkillers more than doubled in the United States during the two years after these drugs were "rescheduled," putting tighter restrictions on legal prescriptions and sales, according to a recent study.

U.S. District Court rules in favor of Lilly's Alimta patent

June 23, 2018 - 2:35am
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday a U.S. District Court ruled in favor of its patent on Alimta vitamin regimen and prevented Hospira Inc and India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories from launching generics until the patent expires.

Teens with eczema may not follow prescribed treatment regimen

June 23, 2018 - 1:52am
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents with eczema who are prescribed topical corticosteroids to ease symptoms like itching and inflammation may not use their medicines as directed, a small study suggests.

Sleep apnea treatment tied to improved sex life

June 23, 2018 - 1:47am
(Reuters Health) - Adults with sleep apnea, a common nighttime breathing disorder, may have a better sex life when they wear breathing masks to bed, a small U.S. study suggests.

Parents often lack amusement-park safety plans

June 22, 2018 - 10:26pm
(Reuters Health) - One in five parents don't talk to their kids about safety issues at amusement parks, especially what to do if they get lost, according to a poll by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

U.S. medical device firm electroCore IPO price set at $15 per share

June 22, 2018 - 5:45am
(Reuters) - U.S. medical device maker electroCore Llc's initial public offering is expected to price at $15 per share, Chief Executive Officer Frank Amato told Reuters on Thursday.

Lifestyle changes can help obese women improve fertility

June 22, 2018 - 2:38am
(Reuters Health) - Although obesity can significantly decrease a woman's ability to get pregnant, losing weight through diet and exercise can improve her odds, according to a research review.

Close sibling bonds may protect against harm of family conflict

June 22, 2018 - 2:33am
(Reuters Health) - Strong sibling ties can help buffer adolescents from the stress of witnessing parents' battles and unresolved conflicts, a small study suggests.

Head of new U.S. corporate health plan cites surgery as biggest cost

June 22, 2018 - 2:18am
San Diego (Reuters) - Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut costs and improve patient care.

Seafood tied to more sex and faster conception

June 22, 2018 - 12:43am
Reuters Health - Couples who eat a lot of seafood may have sex more often and get pregnant more quickly than those who shun the shellfish and sardines, a U.S. study suggests.

Portable music players tied to hearing loss in kids

June 22, 2018 - 12:40am
Reuters Health - Children who listen to music through headphones may be at greater risk of noise-related hearing loss, a Dutch study suggests.

Russia's Cherkizovo says Bird flu detected at its poultry farm -

June 21, 2018 - 11:58pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian meat producer Cherkizovo said on Thursday bird flu was detected at its poultry farm in Penza region.

Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream

June 21, 2018 - 9:44pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Evidence that cannabis can ease epilepsy and other conditions is building as a British company counts down to what would be the first U.S. government approval for a prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant.

Bulgaria reports first outbreak of ovine rinderpest in EU

June 21, 2018 - 7:39pm
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria on Thursday reported the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), on livestock farms in the village of Voden in southeastern Bulgaria, close to the border with Turkey.

Oscar to expand individual health insurance to more states

June 21, 2018 - 3:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar Health, which began selling individual health insurance in New York for the 2014 launch of the Obamacare exchanges, on Thursday announced plans to expand into Florida, Michigan and Arizona next year, even as the Trump administration seeks to undercut that marketplace with cheaper insurance products.

Israel's UroGen to start mid-stage bladder cancer trial

June 21, 2018 - 2:32pm
RAANANA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel's UroGen Pharma plans to begin a mid-stage trial of its treatment for bladder cancer patients in August, after positive interim results last month from an advanced trial of a treatment for upper urinary tract cancer.

Novo's pioneering diabetes pill beats Victoza, Januvia in tests

June 21, 2018 - 1:04pm
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk's experimental diabetes pill, which it hopes will transform the diabetes market, has proved superior to both Merck & Co's Januvia and its own best-selling injectable treatment Victoza in tests.

Canada sets October start for legal recreational marijuana sales

June 21, 2018 - 4:26am
TORONTO (Reuters) - Marijuana sales will become legal in Canada beginning October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to legalize its recreational use.

Walking ability before heart surgery tied to brain function afterward

June 21, 2018 - 3:41am
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who are faster on their feet may be less likely to suffer cognitive problems after heart surgery than patients who have difficulty walking, a Japanese study suggests.