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HIV and cancer teams double up to seek out new disease killers
LONDON, (Reuters) - HIV experts at an international conference starting on Saturday are keenly courting colleagues in oncology to explore whether advances in harnessing the immune system against cancer can help the search for a cure for AIDS. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. abortion support groups put on more public face
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - Patricia Canon drives poor rural Kentucky women to distant abortion clinics each week, part of a national army of volunteers who are growing bolder even as abortion foes ratchet up opposition to the activists they have branded as "accomplices to murder." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK's Boots 'truly sorry' over morning-after pill campaign response
LONDON (Reuters) - British pharmacy chain Boots has apologized for its response to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of one of its morning-after pills and said it was looking for cheaper alternatives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche's Tecentriq receives positive opinion from EU medicines agency
ZURICH (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel said on Friday it has recommended Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq as a treatment for advanced bladder and lung cancer, setting the stage for European Commission approval this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Senate rule deals setback to Republican healthcare bill
(Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate were dealt another blow in their effort to repeal Obamacare on Friday when the keeper of the Senate's rules said certain provisions in their healthcare bill, such as defunding Planned Parenthood, could not be included. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lesser-known gene mutations may boost breast cancer risk in Jewish women
(Reuters Health) - Jewish women of European descent may be at risk for additional genetic mutations that increase their risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. CDC says salmonella outbreak linked to papayas sickens 47
(Reuters) - An outbreak of salmonella food poisoning linked to a type of papaya has sickened 47 people from 12 states, including one person in New York City who died and 12 who were hospitalized, U.S. health officials said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart attack patients missing out on smoking cessation drugs
(Reuters Health) - People may be inspired to quit smoking cigarettes soon after a heart attack, but new research suggests many don't take advantage of drugs that help kick the habit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Want better muscles? More protein may help . . . up to a point
(Reuters Health) - People who regularly do resistance exercises may get stronger and build more lean muscle mass when they add more protein to their diet, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. jury sides with Amphastar over Momenta in drug patent trial
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal jury handed Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc a big win on Friday after it was accused of infringing on a patent held by Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc through its production of a generic version of the blood-thinner Lovenox. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

India to quiz Philip Morris on marketing of Marlboro
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to seek an explanation from Philip Morris International Inc about its marketing practices after Reuters reported that the tobacco giant used tactics that government officials say flout the country's law, a health ministry official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High blood pressure in pregnancy may return before middle age
(Reuters Health) - High blood pressure during pregnancy has long been linked to greater odds of redeveloping the condition in middle age, but a new study suggests that the increased risk may exist soon after delivery and persist for decades. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bayer says asbestos-related tumor treatment misses key goal
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer said on Friday a cancer treatment for patients with a type of tumor often caused by asbestos had failed to meet its main goal in a clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Indian musician plays guitar as doctors perform brain surgery
(Reuters) - Musician Abhishek Prasad strummed his guitar throughout his neurosurgery to help doctors zero in on the part of the brain being operated on during the first such procedure in India. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO sees high risk from Kenya cholera outbreak
GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of cholera in Kenya poses a high risk to the region and a moderate threat globally, the World Health Organization said on Friday, after delegates at two international conferences were hit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen cholera to spread with rains; Oxfam sees 600,000 cases
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak is far from being controlled and may be further exacerbated by the rainy season, even if the rate of new cases appears to be slowing in some hotspots, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

EMA panel recommends against Nektar, Daiichi Sankyo's breast cancer drug
(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended against granting approval to a breast cancer drug being developed by Nektar Therapeutics and Daiichi Sankyo's German unit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Janssen-Cilag's HIV drug gets EU regulatory panel's nod
(Reuters) - A European regulatory panel recommended granting approval to a treatment for HIV infection developed by Janssen-Cilag International, a unit of U.S. drugmaker Johnson& Johnson. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs
LONDON (Reuters) - A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Applications. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pfizer, Merck KGaA skin cancer drug gets EMA nod for approval
(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended approving Pfizer Inc and Merck KGaA's immuno-oncology drug Bavencio to treat a rare type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

EU medicines agency recommends approval of Novartis leukaemia drug Rydapt
ZURICH (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended on Friday approval of a new Novartis drug to be used against a tough-to-cure form of blood cancer as the Swiss drugmaker makes headway on refreshing its oncology portfolio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

LGBT conference in China's 'gay capital' scuppered
BEIJING (Reuters) - Organizers of an LGBT conference in China's "gay capital" had to scrap the event this week, the second time in as many months a public seminar aimed at expanding awareness of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues has run into snags. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chipotle shares fall on Norovirus, rodent incidents
BOSTON (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares fell 4.5 percent on Thursday after testing confirmed Norovirus in a customer who ate at the one of the chain's Virginia restaurants and a video of rodents crawling on the floor of a Dallas shop went viral. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bid to ease Chile's abortion ban hits roadblock
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Chamber of Deputies fell one vote short of passing the Senate version of a bill easing the country's strict abortion law, a surprise setback to President Michelle Bachelet and abortion rights advocates. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Adult weight gain linked to major chronic diseases
(Reuters Health) - The weight that Americans typically gain between ages 20 and 50 may raise their risk of developing cancer, heart disease and other major illnesses, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Support at home and in school tied to resilience in child refugees
(Reuters Health) - Refugee kids may fare better in their new country when they have support from a variety of people at home, in school and in their community, a small Australian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Abortion rights groups sue Texas to block procedure ban
(Reuters) - Abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to block a Texas law that bans the most common method of second-trimester abortion which critics argue erodes women's rights. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Senate Republicans complain of chaos in healthcare effort
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump unveils companies' $500 million U.S. drug packaging project
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a $500 million investment that Corning Inc is making with pharmaceutical giants Merck and Pfizer to manufacture a new kind of glass for injectable drug vials. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Senate Republicans complain of disarray in healthcare effort
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mothers who breastfeed might have lower multiple sclerosis risk
(Reuters Health) - Women who breastfeed may have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis later in life compared to mothers who don ’t nurse their infants, a recent U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

White House developing comprehensive biosecurity strategy: official
ASPEN, Colorado (Reuters) - The Trump administration is developing the first comprehensive strategy to defend the United States against disease pandemics and biological attacks by terrorists, the top White House homeland security official said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Latest Senate healthcare bill would leave 22 millio without insurance: CBO
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest version of Senate Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance coverage by 2026, the U.S. Congressional Budget office said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA tentatively approves Merck's copycat of Sanofi's Lantus
(Reuters) - Merck and Co Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tentatively approved its biosimilar version of French drugmaker Sanofi SA's blockbuster diabetes treatment, Lantus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

After a rescue, running or rolling better for lifeguards than resting
(Reuters Health) - After a water rescue, lifeguards need to actively help their muscles recover so they ’ll be ready for the next call to perform, according to a small study from Spain. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Soccer, wrestling among sports tied to risk of knee arthritis
(Reuters Health) - Participation in some sports, including soccer, wrestling and elite-level long-distance running, may increase your risk of getting arthritis of the knees, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chipotle Virginia customer tested positive for norovirus: official
BOSTON (Reuters) - Testing has confirmed norovirus in a customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant that was briefly closed earlier this week following multiple reports of diners falling ill, a county health department official told Reuters on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HIV drug resistance could undermine progress in AIDS battle: WHO
LONDON (Reuters) - Rising levels of resistance to HIV drugs could undermine promising progress against the global AIDS epidemic if effective action is not taken early, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ironwood reflux drug appears effective, safe in midstage trial
(Reuters) - Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its potential blockbuster drug for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) not controlled by current medicines significantly reduced heartburn severity and regurgitation frequency, meeting the main goals of a midstage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ablynx signs Sanofi deal potentially worth up to $2.8 billion
(Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi boosted its early-stage pipeline in immunology on Thursday by signing a deal with Ablynx that could earn the Belgian biotech firm as much as 2.4 billion euros ($2.8 billion). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Spanish biotech Oryzon slumps as Roche ditches cancer drug
(Reuters) - Shares in Spanish biotech company Oryzon Genomics plunged 30 percent on Thursday after Swiss drugmaker Roche pulled out of a deal to develop its leading experimental drug for leukemia and lung cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise
LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - - The scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005, the United Nations said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ablynx signs Sanofi deal potentially worth up to $2.8 bln
(Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi boosted its early-stage pipeline in immunology on Thursday by signing a deal with Ablynx that could earn the Belgian biotech firm as much as 2.4 billion euros ($2.8 billion). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Living healthily, learning more could cut dementia cases by a third
LONDON (Reuters) - Learning new things, eating and drinking well, not smoking and limiting hearing loss and loneliness could prevent a third of dementia cases, health experts said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Republicans meet late into night as Trump demands new healthcare plan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans struggling to agree on healthcare legislation to overhaul Obamacare obeyed U.S. President Donald Trump's orders to try to swiftly reach a deal but were unable to resolve their differences in a long, late-night meeting. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump scolds Republicans on healthcare; CBO sees 32 million uninsured
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump took Senate Republicans to task on Wednesday for failing to reach agreement on overhauling Obamacare, as a new report showed 32 million Americans would lose health insurance if senators opt to repeal the law without a replacement. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Repealing Obamacare alone would leave 32 million more uninsured: CBO
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office reported late on Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed fellow Senate Republicans to reach an agreement on overhauling the country's healthcare law. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study finds slight autism risk link to antidepressants in pregnancy
LONDON (Reuters) - Children exposed to antidepressants during their mothers' pregnancies seem to have a slightly higher risk of autism than children whose mothers had psychiatric disorders but did not take antidepressants while pregnant, a study has found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

32 million people lose insurance under U.S. Senate Obamacare repeal plan: CBO
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 under a U.S. Senate plan to repeal Obamacare without providing a replacement, the Congressional Budget Office reported on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Be prepared for ambulance wait times
(Reuters Health) - Bystanders should be prepared to give first aid during an emergency until responders arrive on the scene, experts say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news