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Bolivian women weave devices to patch holes in hearts

March 14, 2018 - 3:01am
(Reuters Health) - A team of Bolivian women are using indigenous Aymara weaving patterns to craft devices that can help repair heart defects, doctors involved in developing the device report in JAMA.

U.S. health spending twice other countries' with worse results

March 14, 2018 - 2:37am
(Reuters Health) - The U.S. spends about twice what other high-income nations do on health care but has the lowest life expectancy and the highest infant mortality rates, a new study suggests.

Drug copays sometimes exceed costs

March 14, 2018 - 12:35am
(Reuters Health) - Insurance companies may be asking people to shell out more money for drug co-payments than the drugs actually cost, a new study suggests.

Teva rebuffs EU pay-for-delay charge at hearing

March 14, 2018 - 12:32am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Israeli drugmaker Teva rebuffed EU antitrust charges of making an illegal deal with rival Cephalon to delay selling a cheaper generic version of the latter's sleep disorder drug at a hearing on Tuesday.

Loneliness doesn’t drive seniors to see more doctors

March 13, 2018 - 10:29pm
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who are socially isolated may not necessarily see doctors or visit health clinics more often than their peers who have close ties to many friends and family members, a research review suggests.

German doctor warns physicians: never again partake in atrocities

March 13, 2018 - 10:07pm
When she was a child in Germany, Dr. Franziska Eckert’s family minimized the role her grandparents played in World War II. Then her own investigation uncovered the likely truth – her grandfather was a mass murderer.

Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in South Africa

March 13, 2018 - 9:03pm
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia's health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighboring South Africa.

Doctors across Zimbabwe go on strike over pay, drug shortages

March 13, 2018 - 8:44pm
HARARE (Reuters) - Doctors at public hospitals across Zimbabwe have gone on strike and will not return to work until the government meets their demands for better pay and working conditions, a spokesman for a doctors' unions said on Tuesday.

Bhutan reports outbreak of severe H5N1 bird flu: OIE

March 13, 2018 - 8:36pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Bhutan has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus among backyard birds, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the country's agriculture ministry.

UnitedHealth names former GSK CEO Andrew Witty as Optum head

March 13, 2018 - 6:31pm
(Reuters) - Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday named its board member and former GlaxoSmithKline Plc head Andrew Witty as chief executive of its pharmacy benefit unit, Optum, effective July 1.

Roche CEO says new drugs will offset biosimilar incursions

March 13, 2018 - 4:23pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche will be able to compensate or overcompensate for falling revenue from patent-expired drugs facing competition from rivals' copies through its new medicines, Chief Executive Severin Schwan said on Tuesday.

EBRD issues its first 'health bond' worth 317 million zlotys

March 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Tuesday it has issued its first "health bond", raising 317 million zlotys ($92.84 million) from one of Japan's largest life insurers to finance health projects across the globe.

USDA withdraws proposal to stiffen rules for organic egg farms

March 13, 2018 - 4:36am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture scrapped proposed rules on Monday that for the first time would have mandated specific space requirements for hens laying organic eggs and spelled out what it means for the birds to have access to the outdoors.

Impax broke U.S. antitrust law by delaying generic drug, jury told

March 13, 2018 - 3:33am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Impax Laboratories Inc went to trial on Monday over allegations by major retailers and consumers that the company agreed to delay launching a generic version of acne medication Solodyn in exchange for millions of dollars from the manufacturer.

Judge rejects Massachusetts challenge to Trump birth control rules

March 13, 2018 - 2:36am
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday rejected a lawsuit by Massachusetts' attorney general challenging new rules by President Donald Trump's administration that make it easier for employers to avoid providing insurance that covers women's birth control.

Marker suggests high second-hand smoke exposure in disadvantaged kids

March 13, 2018 - 2:35am
(Reuters Health) - Nearly all the adolescents in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco who were tested for a tobacco-smoke byproduct showed evidence of regular exposure, a small study found.

Europe's drinks sector tells EU it will offer more product info

March 13, 2018 - 2:32am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's drinks sector announced plans on Monday to inform consumers more about the energy content and ingredients in beer, wine and spirits in a self-policing move, but critics said much of this information would only be available online.

Fewer U.S. high school athletes play football amid concussion fears

March 13, 2018 - 2:13am
(Reuters Health) - Participation in high school football has been steadily falling in recent years amid mounting concerns about the potential for traumatic brain injuries to lead to lasting health problems, a U.S. study suggests.

Newer gout drug poses risk to heart patients

March 12, 2018 - 10:33pm
Gout sufferers with major pre-existing heart disease face a higher risk of death if they are treated with the drug febuxostat, a large long-term study has concluded

Women with bigger waist and hips have higher heart attack risk

March 12, 2018 - 10:31pm
While obesity is associated with an increased risk for heart attacks, a new study suggests that hip and waist size may play a bigger role, particularly for women.