More weight loss tied to less knee pain for obese people
(Reuters Health) - Obese people with knee osteoarthritis, a painful joint disease, may find greater symptom relief when they lose larger amounts of weight than when they shed fewer pounds, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

With FDA input, compassionate use programs appear to work well: study
(Reuters Health) - When terminally ill Americans receive experimental medicines through so-called "compassionate use" programs, they typically only get these drugs after extensive tests for safety and effectiveness, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

After law change, Greek medicinal users hope to enter cannabis business
XYLOKASTRO, Greece (Reuters) - Konstantinos Syros turned to cannabis 26 years ago after a motorcycle accident left him with deformed arm and debilitating pain that conventional treatments could not assuage. For years he had to buy it illegally. Now, he plans to grow it himself. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK signals changes on medicinal cannabis use after epileptic boy's case
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will look into possible changes to rules on the use of cannabis-based medicines, a minister said on Monday, after an epileptic boy whose medication was confiscated was hospitalized. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche SMA drug shines in study as costly new therapies advance
ZURICH (Reuters) - A drug being co-developed by Roche to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) helped improve development scores in babies with the genetic disease, a study released on Monday showed, as the race heats up for therapies destined to be among the drug industry's most expensive. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA declines to approve Valeant's plaque psoriasis lotion
(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's plaque psoriasis treatment did not get approval from U.S. health regulators, a set back for the company which had high hopes for the lotion. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA declines to approve Valeant's plaque psoriasis treatment
(Reuters) - Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said on Monday that U.S. health regulators had declined to approve its lotion to treat plaque psoriasis, citing questions related to certain data. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK PM May's healthcare funding rise wins broad cabinet support: spokesman
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's pledge to increase healthcare funding by 20 billion pounds ($26.51 billion) won broad approval from her cabinet of top ministers on Monday, her spokesman said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Israel's DreaMed gets FDA ok for diabetes management software
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's DreaMed Diabetes said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved for marketing its Advisor Pro software to help manage diabetes treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Saudi MERS outbreaks killed 23 over four months: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Outbreaks of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) killed 23 people in Saudi Arabia between Jan. 21 and May 31 this year, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO
LONDON (Reuters) - Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children's 'screen time' - addiction to video games has been recognized by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Britain's May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service (NHS) by 20 billion pounds ($26.57 billion) after Brexit, partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Britain's May to pledge 20-billion-pound health service cash boost: reports
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge a cash boost to the National Health Service, to be funded partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union after Brexit, newspapers reported on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK authorities release confiscated cannabis after boy hospitalized
LONDON (Reuters) - British authorities have released the medicinal cannabis oil they had confiscated from an epileptic boy who was later hospitalized suffering from seizures, the boy's mother said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

British boy hospitalized after medicinal cannabis confiscated
LONDON (Reuters) - An epileptic boy has been hospitalized in London days after the authorities confiscated his cannabis oil medication in a case that has stirred debate about the medicinal use of the illegal drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Theranos founder Holmes, former president indicted for fraud
(Reuters) - Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes and the embattled blood-testing company's former president were indicted on charges that they engaged in schemes to defraud investors, doctors and patients, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Compound to treat Alzheimer's shows promise in mice
Researchers at The Rockefeller University in New York have made a component, RU-505, which can be used to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease in mice. Roselle Chen reports. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogs ’ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Internists who maintain board certification may provide better care
(Reuters Health) - Physicians who maintain board certification by regularly passing exams on current clinical guidelines may provide higher quality care than their colleagues who don't, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes steps down as CEO
(Reuters) - Blood testing company Theranos Inc said on Friday its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, would step down as chief executive officer, amid fraud charges leveled against the privately held firm. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teens' lack of sleep tied to high blood pressure, more body fat
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who don't get enough sleep may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and excess body fat, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NIH to end alcohol consumption study due to concerns over funding
(Reuters) - The National Institutes of Health said on Friday it planned to end a trial testing whether moderate drinking had health benefits based on concerns that its funding by the alcohol industry would undermine the study's credibility. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Implantable defibrillators may cause dilemmas for older patients
(Reuters Health) - Defibrillators implanted in the body to kickstart the heart can be lifesaving for some people, but as patients age they may face difficult conversations about when to replace or deactivate the devices. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambian health minister declares cholera epidemic over
LUSAKA (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Portugal's parliament legalizes cannabis-based medicines
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill on Friday to legalize marijuana-based medicines, after rejecting earlier proposals to allow patients to grow the drug at home. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teva to discontinue study for chronic headache treatment
(Reuters) - Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Inc said on Friday it would discontinue a trial testing its drug for the treatment of chronic cluster headache, after an analysis showed that the drug was unlikely to meet the study's main goal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fat dogs teach humans new tricks about obesity: Hungarian study
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Fat dogs have a lot in common with overweight humans, including an interest in top quality food and an unwillingness to settle for second best, Hungarian scientists have found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Soaring costs, loss of benefits top Americans' healthcare worries: Reuters/Ipsos poll
(Reuters) - For over a year now, Americans have listed healthcare as the most important problem facing the country, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Northern Ireland confirms H5N6 bird flu case
LONDON (Reuters) - A case of H5N6 bird flu has been confirmed in a wild greylag goose in Northern Ireland, the department of agriculture, environment and rural affairs said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Indivior shares dive after Dr Reddy's gets FDA approval for generic
(Reuters) - Britain's Indivior fell by more than 20 percent on Friday after the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic versions of Suboxone Film, an opioid addiction treatment that generates 80 percent of its revenue. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hong Kong scientists say new research points to universal antibody drug for HIV
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A team of AIDS researchers in Hong Kong says its new research, tested on mice, indicates a functional cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, eventually leading to a new antibody that could be used for both prevention and treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hong Kong scientists say new research points to 'functional cure' for HIV
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A research team at Hong Kong University ’s AIDS Institute says it may have found a "functional cure" to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in a major breakthrough that could see a new antibody be used for both prevention and treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novartis touts effectiveness, safety of autoimmune drug copies
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis on Friday touted safety and efficacy of its biosimilar copies of Johnson& Johnson's Remicade and Amgen Inc's Enbrel, citing a study it hopes will help convince doctors that switching from the original medicines is a viable alternative for treating autoimmune diseases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Molecular Partners says 5 of 8 patients responded in multiple myeloma trial
ZURICH (Reuters) - Molecular Partners said on Friday that five of eight patients with advanced multiple myeloma in a Phase II study showed an objective response to a combination therapy that includes an investigational drug from the Swiss company. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kellogg issues massive Honey Smacks cereal recall over Salmonella risk
(Reuters) - Kellogg Co said on Thursday it is recalling an estimated 1.3 million cases of its Honey Smacks cereal from more than 30 U.S. states due to the potential for Salmonella contamination, in the latest case of U.S. food products possibly tainted by the illness-causing bacteria. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lawsuit challenges Texas abortion curbs
(Reuters) - An abortion provider that in 2016 persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to void parts of a restrictive Texas law on Thursday filed a new lawsuit challenging dozens of that state's other curbs on the procedure as unconstitutional. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vigorous exercise may not keep dementia from worsening
(Reuters Health) - People with dementia who exercise regularly are just as likely to experience cognitive decline as those who don't work out, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks cereal due to possible salmonella risk
(Reuters) - Kellogg Co said on Thursday it was voluntarily recalling packages of its Honey Smacks cereal due to the potential for contamination with Salmonella. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Doctors have cost concerns about genetic tests for disease risk
(Reuters Health) - While many primary care providers believe genetic tests to assess risk for common chronic diseases might prove useful in treating patients, a recent study also suggests they're worried that steep out-of-pocket costs may limit who can be tested. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Workplace noise in daytime linked to sleep problems at night
(Reuters Health) - Being exposed to a noisy workplace all day may cause stress that carries over into the evening and reduces sleep quality, suggests a small study from Taiwan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stigma may keep women from using HIV-prevention drugs
(Reuters Health) - Fear of others thinking they're promiscuous, or that they're already infected with HIV, is a barrier to many women who might benefit from pills that help prevent the infection, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kentucky sues Walgreens, cites 'alarming' rate of dispensing opioids
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc , accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kentucky sues Walgreens, says it has role in opioid epidemic
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hong Kong market could open cash flood gates for U.S. biotechs
(Reuters) - When U.S. biotech startup Sorrento Therapeutics named ex-Lehman Brothers executive Jiong Shao as its new finance chief about two months ago, it was widely seen as a move driven by his background in raising capital for Alibaba and Tencent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

GSK's two-drug HIV treatment meets main goal in late stage studies
(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday that its two-drug treatment for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, met its main goal in late stage studies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Resistance exercise linked to reduced depression symptoms
(Reuters Health) - People who do resistance exercises like weight lifting and strength training may experience fewer depression symptoms, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Anxiety tied to fracture risk in postmenopausal women
(Reuters Health) - Older women with higher levels of anxiety than their peers are also more likely to develop poor bone health that increases the risk of fractures, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study confirms higher risk of dengue in kids who got Sanofi vaccine
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA finds deficiencies in Mylan's generic Advair; shares fall
(Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Wednesday that U.S. health regulators were unable to approve its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's blockbuster inhaled lung drug Advair, citing "minor deficiencies" with the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA finds deficiencies in Mylan's generic Advair
(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Mylan NV said on Wednesday that U.S. health regulators could not approve its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's blockbuster inhaled lung drug, Advair, and cited "minor deficiencies" with the copycat version. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news