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Chemical in cigarette smoke may damage important aspect of vision

7 hours 26 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Exposure to a chemical in tobacco smoke could make it more difficult for people to see in low-contrast conditions, such as low light, fog or glare, a new study suggests.

Women's sexual health after menopause may be best treated by gynecologists

8 hours 13 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who experience problems like vaginal dryness, painful intercourse or urinary incontinence may want to see a gynecologist instead of a primary care provider for help, a recent study suggests.

U.S. doctors recommend behavior changes to prevent obesity-related health issues

9 hours 21 min ago
(Reuters Health) - For preventing health problems in obese patients, intensive behavioral interventions focused on improving things like eating and exercise habits may be the best prescription, U.S. doctors advise.

California insurance regulator sues AbbVie alleging Humira kickbacks

9 hours 34 min ago
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday filed a complaint on behalf of the State of California against AbbVie Inc, alleging the drugmaker gave illegal kickbacks to healthcare providers to prescribe its blockbuster drug, Humira.

France's Lactalis gets go-ahead to reopen plant after tainted milk scandal

September 18, 2018 - 11:52pm
French authorities have given dairy giant Lactalis permission to resume selling baby milk from a factory that was closed after salmonella-contaminated milk produced there infected dozens of babies, the government said on Tuesday.

Clovis Oncology, execs to pay $20 million to settle SEC charges

September 18, 2018 - 11:42pm
U.S. biotechnology company Clovis Oncology Inc and its Chief Executive Patrick Mahaffy and former CFO Erle Mast, will pay more than $20 million to settle charges of misleading investors about the efficacy of a cancer drug, the top U.S. securities regulator said on Tuesday.

U.S. judge dismisses concussions lawsuits against World Wrestling

September 18, 2018 - 10:18pm
A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits by dozens of former professional wrestlers who accused World Wrestling Entertainment Inc of failing to protect them from concussions and other head trauma, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

GSK grabs new drug development head from Boehringer

September 18, 2018 - 10:07pm
GlaxoSmithKline has hired Chris Corsico from German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim to fill the new role of senior vice-president development as the company reshapes its research strategy, a spokesman for the British group said on Tuesday.

Physician burnout taking center stage

September 18, 2018 - 9:30pm
(Reuters Health) - The medical establishment may finally be coming to grips with the issue of physician burnout. The evidence: two studies on the topic reported in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Aurora says no deal with beverage makers for weed-based drinks

September 18, 2018 - 8:17pm
Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Tuesday it had not partnered with any beverage company, responding to a media report that Coca-Cola Co was in talks with the Canadian weed producer to make marijuana infused drinks.

Viking shares surge after fatty liver drug trial

September 18, 2018 - 7:52pm
Viking Therapeutics Inc's shares more than doubled in value on Tuesday after promising data from a mid-stage trial of its fatty liver drug were seen as topping that from larger rival Madrigal Pharmaceuticals .

Macron injects cash to fix France's healthcare system

September 18, 2018 - 6:37pm
President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday promised extra money and more doctors in rural areas to ease pressure on France's hospitals, which are creaking under the weight of budget constraints and closures of clinics outside towns and cities.

Viking shares soar as liver disease drug succeeds in mid-stage study

September 18, 2018 - 5:16pm
Viking Therapeutics Inc's shares more than doubled on Tuesday after its experimental liver disease treatment met the goals of a mid-stage trial by lowering cholesterol and liver fat levels in patients.

South Africa's highest court gives green light to private use of cannabis

September 18, 2018 - 4:28pm
South Africa's highest court on Tuesday allowed the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court's ruling that found the criminalization of cannabis was unconstitutional.

Macron injects more cash into France's strained healthcare system

September 18, 2018 - 4:19pm
President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday promised extra money and more doctors in rural areas to ease pressure on France's hospitals, which are creaking under the weight of budget constraints and closures of clinics outside towns and cities.

Africa's rapid population growth puts poverty progress at risk, says Gates

September 18, 2018 - 10:35am
Rapid population growth in some of Africa's poorest countries could put at risk future progress towards reducing global poverty and improving health, according to a report by the philanthropic foundation of Bill Gates.

Many cancer patients' relatives might get gene tests if price is right

September 18, 2018 - 5:43am
(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients' close relatives might be willing to get tests to see if they share genetic mutations that put them at risk for tumors, too, if testing were accessible and affordable, a U.S. experiment suggests.

A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths - U.N.

September 18, 2018 - 5:35am
An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday.

Few teens with chronic health problems have plans to take charge of their own care

September 18, 2018 - 3:44am
(Reuters Health) - Less than one in five teens with chronic health problems have made plans with their pediatrician to take over responsibility for their own care and transition to seeing doctors who treat adults, a U.S. study suggests.

Nairobi governor orders investigation into deaths of 12 babies at maternity hospital

September 18, 2018 - 12:16am
The governor of Nairobi found the bodies of 12 infants in the mortuary of a hospital in the capital - an unusually high figure even amid declining standards of health care in Kenya - when he made a surprise visit to the facility at the weekend.