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Texas petrochemical fire prompts hundreds to visit health clinic

March 23, 2019 - 5:54am
Hundreds of neighborhood residents of a petrochemical plant that burned for three days and briefly emitted cancer-causing benzene into the air brought their coughs, headaches and other symptoms to a mobile clinic on Friday set up by local health officials.

U.S. Customs details China pork seizure; importers could pay fine

March 23, 2019 - 1:01am
U.S. border agents said they have seized 1 million pounds (453,592 kg) of food products from China this month, rather than 1 million pounds of pork as they had previously announced, as they work to keep out African swine fever.

FDA rejects Sanofi-Lexicon add-on pill for type 1 diabetes

March 23, 2019 - 12:10am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug developed by Sanofi SA and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc intended for use with insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes, the companies said on Friday.

Your health app could be sharing your medical data

March 22, 2019 - 10:19pm
(Reuters Health) - That nifty new health app you downloaded to your phone to keep track of your meds might be sharing your information with a host of unrelated companies, some of which have nothing to do with healthcare, a new study finds.

Childhood anxiety tied to school absences

March 22, 2019 - 8:41pm
(Reuters Health) - Kids with school attendance or truancy problems might be suffering from anxiety, a research review suggests.

Middle-school screening uncovers diabetes, high cholesterol

March 22, 2019 - 7:37pm
(Reuters Health - In a small pilot study that screened 45 Ohio middle school students for cardiovascular risk factors, a third of the children had abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood sugar, and two kids were found to have undiagnosed diabetes.

Tyson recalls tons of chicken strips for possible metal contamination

March 22, 2019 - 5:25pm
Tyson Foods Inc is recalling about 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said late on Thursday.

China urges subsidies to help disease-hit pig farms restock

March 22, 2019 - 12:05pm
China has urged rural governments to offer temporary subsidies to pig breeding farms and large-scale producers to help stabilize hog production, as fears grow about the impact of a severe disease outbreak on pork supplies.

Eisai starts phase 3 trials for second Alzheimer's drug after first's failure

March 22, 2019 - 11:35am
Eisai Co Ltd on Friday said it has begun phase 3 clinical trials of Alzheimer's treatment BAN2401, a day after the Japanese drugmaker and U.S. partner Biogen Inc scrapped trials for another Alzheimer's drug, aducanumab.

UPS eyes in-home health services with U.S. vaccine project

March 22, 2019 - 11:08am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - United Parcel Service Inc wants to get beyond U.S. doorsteps with a new push into healthcare.

China plans subsidies to help disease-hit pig farms restock: agriculture ministry

March 22, 2019 - 8:15am
China is urging rural governments to offer temporary subsidies to pig breeding farms and large-scale producers to help stabilize hog production, as the worst disease outbreak in years threatens to slash pork supplies.

China birth rates fall in several regions in 2018: China Daily

March 22, 2019 - 7:10am
China's birth rate in several regions, including the capital Beijing, fell again in 2018, the official China Daily said on Friday, despite government efforts to encourage couples to have more children.

China plans pig farm subsidies amid disease outbreak: ag ministry

March 22, 2019 - 6:54am
China's agriculture ministry said in a document released on Friday it is studying a temporary subsidy policy for breeding farms and large-scale farms designed at stabilizing hog production capacity in the wake of a major disease epidemic.

FDA says cybersecurity vulnerabilities found in some Medtronic devices

March 22, 2019 - 5:35am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday said cybersecurity vulnerabilities were identified in Medtronic Plc's implantable cardiac devices, clinic programmers, and home monitors.

China regions see birthrates decline in 2018: China Daily

March 22, 2019 - 5:05am
Several Chinese regions, including the capital Beijing, saw birthrates decline again in 2018, the official China Daily reported, after a 2016 move to relax family planning controls failed to encourage couples to have more children.

J&J to record $700 million charge related to abandoned drug program

March 22, 2019 - 3:51am
Johnson & Johnson on Thursday said it will record a nearly $700 million impairment charge in the first quarter of 2019 related to the abandoned development of its experimental antiviral drug, AL-8176.

Long-term hormone use after menopause tied to Alzheimer's risk

March 22, 2019 - 2:31am
(Reuters Health) - Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be slightly more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a large Finnish study suggests.

Phone app may help conquer fear of heights

March 22, 2019 - 1:11am
(Reuters Health) - People who are terrified of heights may be able to conquer their phobia using a virtual reality app and an inexpensive set of cardboard VR googles, a Dutch study suggests.

Biogen scraps two Alzheimer drug trials, wipes $18 billion from market value

March 22, 2019 - 12:25am
Biogen Inc and partner Eisai Co Ltd are ending two late-stage trials of their experimental Alzheimer's disease drug aducanumab, a major setback in the quest to find a treatment for the mind-wasting disease and a blow to Biogen, which lost more than $18 billion of its value on Thursday.

Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban

March 21, 2019 - 11:01pm
Mississippi's Republican governor signed one of America's strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant.