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Air pollution tied to preterm births in China
(Reuters Health) - Chinese mothers who are exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy may be more likely to deliver preterm infants than women who live where the air is cleaner, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Aetna is fined by New York for leaking members' HIV status
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aetna Inc will pay a $1.15 million civil fine and improve its privacy practices to settle charges that it leaked the HIV-positive status of 2,460 New York members in a mailing where it used envelopes with large transparent windows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Middle age sleep problems tied to cognitive decline down the line
(Reuters Health) - People who suffer from sleep disturbances in midlife or as they age may be more likely to develop cognitive impairment than people who usually get plenty of uninterrupted rest, new research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount
(This version of the Jan 22 story was officially corrected to clarify that CDC director was referring to historical vaccination trends and not deaths from the current flu season in paragraphs 1 and 4) (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. lets more healthcare workers prescribe opioid addiction treatment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Tuesday it had changed a regulation to allow more healthcare professionals to prescribe a medication used to treat opioid addiction, opening up access in rural America where there are few doctors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surgery patients can help prevent opioid abuse
(Reuters Health) - Simple brochures given to patients having surgery might ultimately help control the opioid epidemic, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. appeals court upholds ruling invalidating J & J patent on Remicade
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that invalidated a crucial Johnson& Johnson patent on its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade, limiting J&J ’s ability to seek damages from Pfizer Inc over its launch of a lower-cost version of the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump administration expands access to opioid medication
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More healthcare workers can prescribe an opioid medication under a U.S. measure announced on Tuesday that expands treatment options for rural residents with limited access to physicians. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New York City sues drug companies over opioid epidemic
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City said on Tuesday it has sued several companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, seeking to hold them accountable for their role in what it called a deadly epidemic afflicting the city. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

J & J takes $13.6 billion charge related to new U.S. tax law
(Reuters) - Johnson& Johnson, one of the world's largest drugmakers, on Tuesday said that it would take a $13.6-billion charge related to the new U.S. tax law and plans to bring back billions of dollars from overseas immediately. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Afghanistan reports two bird flu outbreaks - OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Afghanistan has reported two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the Afghan agriculture ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zambia says it is on verge of containing cholera outbreak
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia is close to containing a cholera outbreak that has killed 78 of the more than 3,600 people who have fallen sick since October, the government said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seek medical guidance before sharing breast milk, experts say
(Reuters Health) - The choice to informally share breast milk should only be made with the guidance of a physician, specialist doctors say in a new position statement. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug companies told to do more to tackle 'superbug' crisis
LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers' response to the threat posed by "superbugs" remains patchy even after years of warnings, according to the first analysis of individual companies' efforts to tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Europe's safety watchdog says laxatives may increase cancer risk
LONDON (Reuters) - European food safety officials issued a warning on Tuesday about potential health problems, including an increased risk of some cancers, linked to long-term use of laxatives such as senna and rhubarb extract. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazil's death toll from yellow fever triples: WHO
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The number of confirmed cases of yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has tripled in recent weeks, with 20 deaths since July, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Inflammatory' diet linked to higher risk of colon cancer
(Reuters Health) - People who consume lots of foods linked to chronic inflammation, such as red meat and refined grains, may be more likely to develop colorectal cancer than individuals who tend to avoid these foods, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA's tobacco stance faces test with Philip Morris iQOS device
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a decision expected to test the Trump administration's approach to tobacco regulation, U.S. health advisers will vote this week on whether to allow Philip Morris International Inc to claim its novel iQOS tobacco device is less harmful than cigarettes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Little change in proportion of U.S. kids with autism
(Reuters Health) - After steadily climbing for two decades, the proportion of U.S. children with autism may be leveling off, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vermont becomes ninth U.S. state to legalize marijuana
(Reuters) - Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational marijuana use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Body broker who sold diseased remains is convicted of fraud
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Detroit businessman who sold and leased donated body parts for two decades was convicted Monday of defrauding medical customers by selling them diseased human remains. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘Misperceptions’ keep some from agreeing to donate organs after death
(Reuters Health) - Although most Americans say they ’re willing to be an organ donor after they die, some people never sign up because they’re unsure about what could happen to them in a medical emergency, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hospital patients less likely to survive 'off-hours' cardiac arrest
(Reuters Health) - Hospital patients who have a cardiac arrest may be more likely to die if it happens in the middle of the night or on a weekend than if it occurs on a weekday, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

70 million people suffer in world's neglected crises: CARE
GENEVA (Reuters) - Some 70 million people are trapped in humanitarian crises that are largely playing out beyond the attention of aid workers, donors and the media, an international charity said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA releases initial review of Philip Morris' iQOS device
(Reuters) - An electronic product made by Philip Morris International Inc that heats rather than burns tobacco contains lower levels of harmful and potentially harmful compounds than cigarettes, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kentucky accuses McKesson of helping fuel opioid epidemic
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday accused the drug distributor McKesson Corp of helping fuel the opioid epidemic by failing to halt shipments of suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Celgene to buy Juno for $9 billion to boost cancer pipeline
(Reuters) - Celgene Corp will pay $9 billion in cash to buy experimental cancer drugmaker Juno Therapeutics Inc, bulking up its developmental pipeline as it works to reduce reliance on its own cancer treatment Revlimid. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sanofi digs deep to buy U.S. hemophilia group Bioverativ for $11.6 billion
PARIS (Reuters) - French healthcare group Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. hemophilia specialist Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, its biggest deal for seven years and a major play to strengthen its presence in treatments for rare diseases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Biotech M & A takes off as Sanofi and Celgene spend $20 billion
LONDON (Reuters) - Biotech deal activity exploded on Monday with French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S.-based Celgene spending a combined total of more than $20 billion to add new products for hemophilia and cancer to their medicine cabinets. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. FDA releases initial review of Philip Morris' iQOS device
(Reuters) - An electronic tobacco product made by Philip Morris International Inc that heats rather than burns tobacco contains lower levels of harmful and potentially harmful compounds than cigarettes, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Celgene to buy Juno for $9 billion to boost CAR-T expertise
(Reuters) - Celgene Corp announced a $9 billion cash buyout of Juno Therapeutics Inc on Monday as it moves to cement its position as a key player in a new range of cancer therapies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teva's asthma treatment fails late-stage studies
(Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Monday two late-stage studies testing its treatment for asthma did not meet their main goals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New drugs recast $10 billion hemophilia market as Sanofi swoops in
LONDON (Reuters) - Sanofi is placing a big bet on the $10 billion-a-year hemophilia market at a testing time, as scientific advances overhaul traditional approaches to treating the rare uncontrolled bleeding disorder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA's tobacco stance faces test with Philip Morris iQOS device
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a decision expected to test the Trump administration's approach to tobacco regulation, U.S. health advisers will vote this week on whether to allow Philip Morris International Inc to sell its novel iQOS tobacco device and claim it is less harmful than cigarettes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC's flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue its work tracking one of the worst flu seasons the United States has seen in several years even if the federal government shuts down on Saturday, senior administration officials said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. government shutdown would shutter CDC's flu tracking program
CHICAGO (Reuters) - If the U.S. Senate fails to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be forced to suspend its seasonal flu program as the nation faces one of the worst flu seasons in several years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Parent reading workshops can help low-income kids learn
(Reuters Health) - Even in communities where many people lack a high school degree, reading workshops for parents can give their kids a leg up on learning in preschool, a study in Brazil suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sound therapy may train the brain to ignore tinnitus
(Reuters Health) - A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic
(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surfers may be swallowing antibiotic-resistant bacteria
(Reuters Health) - Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. health agency to issue religious objection regulation
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Self-guided course helps women manage menopause symptoms at work
(Reuters Health) - A self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program combined with relaxation techniques can ease working women ’s menopausal symptoms, according to a British study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China births drop 3.5 percent in 2017 - China Daily
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Births in mainland China fell by 3.5 percent to 17.23 million last year, the China Daily reported on Friday, citing figures from the country's statistics bureau. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA plans more restrictive policy for bulk drug compounding
(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it is preparing a new, more restrictive policy targeting what drugs compounding pharmacies can produce that do not go through the agency's approval process. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Canada's Ontario to stop putting the mentally ill in solitary confinement
TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario, Canada's most populous province, will stop putting people with mental illness in indefinite solitary confinement and begin phasing out segregation entirely amid growing pressure for Canadian governments to end treatment the United Nations has deemed "torture." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

One surprising reason for more positive pregnancy tests this month
(Reuters Health) - - Lots of couples in predominantly Christian countries may be looking at positive pregnancy tests this month at least in part because of cultural forces that encourage mating around major holidays like Christmas, suggests a recent study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news