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Trump administration pauses new rule limiting abortion referrals: report

July 21, 2019 - 8:49pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will pause its enforcement of a new rule barring federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, the Washington Post reported late on Saturday.

African swine fever hits pig farm in northeast Bulgaria

July 20, 2019 - 3:46pm
Bulgaria reported on Saturday an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs near the Danube city of Ruse in the north east of the Balkan country.

Biohaven's treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease fails to win FDA nod

July 20, 2019 - 4:32am
Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd said on Friday the U.S. health regulator failed to approve its treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, sending its shares down nearly 6% in extended trading.

CDC links two deaths to multi-state salmonella outbreak

July 20, 2019 - 3:14am
Two people have died following a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to backyard poultry, U.S. health officials said on Friday.

Some women don't heed warnings of acne drug danger during pregnancy conception

July 20, 2019 - 2:37am
(Reuters Health) - It's long been known that the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin - marketed as Accutane and Roaccutane - is tied to the risk of severe birth defects. But even with a special program in place to prevent conception in women taking the drug, each year two to three hundred women in the U.S. become pregnant while taking it, a new study shows.

Smokers have more complications after skin cancer surgery

July 19, 2019 - 11:33pm
(Reuters Health) - Complications after skin cancer surgery may be more common in smokers and former smokers, a U.S. study suggests.

Pets may help older adults manage chronic pain

July 19, 2019 - 10:07pm
(Reuters Health) - People with pets may be able to use their companion animals to practice techniques for managing chronic pain without medication, researchers say.

Health Canada to keep importing Kaleo's epinephrine shot amid shortages

July 19, 2019 - 9:33pm
The Canadian health regulator said on Friday it would keep importing U.S.-based Kaleo Inc's epinephrine auto-injectors and expects adequate supply of the devices in the country over the coming months.

Indoor smoking ban tied to heart attack decline in older adults

July 19, 2019 - 8:34pm
(Reuters Health) - Heart attack rates dropped among older adults in Scotland in the decade after a nationwide indoor smoking ban took effect, a new study suggests.

WHO says investigators conclude Ebola victim did not enter Rwanda

July 19, 2019 - 5:18pm
A Congolese woman who may have spread the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda did not go to Rwanda or the Congolese city of Goma while contagious, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Novartis's older MS drug Gilenya wins Chinese approval

July 19, 2019 - 11:43am
Novartis's Gilenya multiple sclerosis drug has won approval in China, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday, as the company expands further into the world's most-populous country's growing healthcare sector.

Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide

July 19, 2019 - 3:47am
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables.

Illinois to defy Trump administration's abortion referral 'gag rule'

July 19, 2019 - 3:30am
Illinois will defy enforcement of the Trump administration's rule barring taxpayer-backed family planning clinics from making abortion referrals, the governor said on Thursday, announcing the state plans to step in to fund those clinics.

Night shifts, long hours linked to miscarriages and preterm births

July 19, 2019 - 2:39am
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who work nights or long hours may be more likely to have a miscarriage or preterm delivery than mothers with day jobs, a research review suggests.

Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic

July 19, 2019 - 2:05am
An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused.

WHO flags Ebola risk in Rwanda, but then withdraws its report

July 19, 2019 - 2:01am
The World Health Organization on Thursday withdrew a report that said an Ebola patient may have entered Rwanda, suggesting the deadly virus could spread to that country for the first time.

Women doctors skip conferences because of family responsibilities

July 19, 2019 - 12:59am
(Reuters Health) - Female cancer experts are more likely than their male colleagues to skip scientific meetings that could offer networking opportunities and a chance to catch up with the latest developments in their field, a new study finds.

Second opioid distributor charged over U.S. overdose crisis

July 19, 2019 - 12:03am
An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives on Thursday were charged with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused.

Exclusive: Canada warns U.S. against drug import plans, citing shortage concerns

July 18, 2019 - 11:22pm
Canada opposes any U.S. plans to buy Canadian prescription drugs that might threaten the country's drug supply or raise costs for its own citizens, officials have told U.S. authorities, in a new setback to the Trump administration's efforts to tackle high drug prices, according to documents obtained by Reuters.

Recent cannabis use tied to memory deficits, slowed mental processing

July 18, 2019 - 9:11pm
(Reuters Health) - People who have recently used cannabis may be more likely to experience memory deficits or difficulties with cognitive function than those who don't use the drug, a recent study suggests.