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FDA declines to approve J & J arthritis drug sirukumab
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve Johnson& Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab, saying additional clinical data is needed to further evaluate its safety, the company said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. FDA declines to approve J & J arthritis drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve Johnson& Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab, saying additional clinical data is needed to further evaluate its safety, the company said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cost of healthy foods may explain heart risks linked to ‘food deserts’
(Reuters Health) - Living in an area with little access to fresh and nutritious foods has been linked to high heart disease risk, but a new study suggests that it ’s the inability to afford a healthy diet, rather than access, that’s to blame. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novelion's Aegerion resolves U.S. drug probes for $40 mln
BOSTON (Reuters) - Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc will plead guilty to two misdemeanors and pay $40.1 million to resolve investigations into its marketing and sales of an expensive cholesterol drug, U.S. authorities said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Some youth football drills raise head-impact risk more than others
(Reuters Health) - Several youth football drills expose young athletes to head impacts more frequently and more roughly than others, according to a U.S. study that followed 10- and 11-year-old players for a full season. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Native American tribe moves to dismiss Allergan patent case
(Reuters) - A Native American tribe holding patents for drugmaker Allergan Plc on Friday moved to dismiss a case brought by generic drug company Mylan NV challenging the patents. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novelion's Aegerion resolves U.S. drug probes for $40 million
BOSTON (Reuters) - Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc will plead guilty to two misdemeanors and pay $40 million to resolve investigations into its marketing and sales of a cholesterol drug, U.S. prosecutors and regulators announced on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Resistance exercise linked to reduced anxiety
(Reuters Health) - People who do resistance exercises like weight lifting may experience less anxiety than people who don ’t workout, a research review suggests (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholesterol drug maker pays $4.1 million to settle fraud charges: SEC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Novelion Therapeutics, will pay $4.1 million to settle charges it misled investors about how many patients purchased Juxtapid, a drug used to treat a genetic condition that leads to high cholesterol, the top U.S. securities regulator said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Intensive rehab can help military patients work after brain injuries
(Reuters Health) - Four in five military service members who suffer brain injuries may be able to return to military or civilian work after they get treatment at inpatient rehabilitation facilities, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

India's drug prices regulator calls for better oversight of private hospitals
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's drug pricing authority called for better regulation of the country's massive private healthcare industry on Friday to ensure government efforts to cut prices benefit patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Japan health minister to consider U.S. drug firms' views in pricing overhaul
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will weigh the concerns of U.S. drug firms in its efforts to complete by year-end a drastic revision of its drug-pricing system, aimed at reining in medical spending and cutting the public burden, the health minister said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche receives EU approval for Gazyvaro, European approval for Actemra
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche said it has received European approval for its Actemra medication in giant cell arteritis (GCA), the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

BYU lifts decades-long ban on caffeinated soft drink sales
(Reuters) - Brigham Young University has ended a 60-year ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks at its flagship campus in Provo, Utah, the Mormon Church-owned school said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A daily half hour's exercise could prevent 1 in 12 early deaths, study shows
LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new international study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Versartis growth hormone drug fails key study, shares sink
(Reuters) - Versartis Inc said its experimental drug for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency in children did not meet the main goal of a late-stage study, sending its shares tanking 85 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trafficking, debt bondage rampant in Thai fishing industry, study finds
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a third of migrant fishermen in Thailand clearly were victims of trafficking over the past five years and even more workers in the industry were possibly trafficked as well, according to a report published on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dozens of alcohol-flavored tobacco products may lure teens
(Reuters Health) - Nearly 50 alcohol-flavored tobacco product lines are marketed by more than 400 tobacco brands in the United States and these products may especially attract teens, luring them into tobacco addiction, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. safety board says train crash engineers had undiagnosed sleep disorder
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

State funding changes in spotlight in Republican healthcare bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their "last best chance" to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stopping antidepressants tied to increased relapse risk
(Reuters Health) - People taking antidepressants for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to relapse when they stop using these drugs than when they remain on medication, a research review confirms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Guns help explain difference in urban and rural suicide rates
(Reuters Health) - Suicides rates may be higher in rural America than in cities at least in part because gun ownership is more common outside of urban areas, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cans of 'Death Wish' coffee recalled over possible toxin
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Death Wish Coffee Co, a New York coffee maker that sells what it says is the "World's Strongest Coffee," is recalling cans of its Nitro Cold Brew because of the risk that some could contain the deadly toxin botulin. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Undetected fractures linked to back pain in older men
(Reuters Health) - About three in five older men with tiny spinal fractures related to osteoporosis reported new or worsening back pain in a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA warns of death, liver injury risks from Intercept's drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned on Thursday that Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug Ocaliva was being incorrectly dosed in some patients with a rare liver disease, increasing the risk of liver injury and death. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. safety board: Train-crash engineers had sleep disorders
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from undiagnosed sleep disorders, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Many drug companies fail to conduct timely safety checks on medicines after FDA approval
(Reuters Health) - In the rush to approve new medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration often requires drug companies to study possible side effects and alternative doses for medicines once they hit the broader market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Republicans 'close' on healthcare's last chance: Pence
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged fellow Republicans to get behind the party's "last best chance" to repeal and replace Obamacare as congressional leaders scrambled to secure enough support ahead of a planned vote next week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. vice president: Republicans 'close' on healthcare's last chance
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged fellow Republicans to get behind the party's "last best chance" to repeal and replace Obamacare as congressional leaders scrambled to secure enough support ahead of a planned vote next week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exclusive: Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year
LONDON (Reuters) - Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nestle to cut jobs at French skin health R & D center
ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle plans to cut up to 450 jobs at a Galderma research and development center in southern France, the Swiss company said on Thursday, as it seeks to make the underperforming skin health business more efficient. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Merck KGaA, Pfizer's cancer drug Bavencio gets EU nod
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European regulators on Thursday granted market approval for Merck KGaA and Pfizer's immuno-oncology drug Bavencio to treat a rare and aggressive type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Republicans plan healthcare vote; Obama and TV host denounce bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Republicans plan healthcare vote, Obama and TV host denounce bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Benefits of gastric bypass persist for 12 years
(Reuters Health) - Twelve years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, the benefits persist in most patients, leading to long-term weight loss, less diabetes, lower blood pressure and fewer cholesterol problems, according to a study of the technique that has had the longest follow-up so far. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug "remains in effect," remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Just one e-cigarette might raise adrenaline in the heart
(Reuters Health) - Smoking just one e-cigarette might expose users to enough nicotine to trigger an adrenaline surge in the heart that can contribute to high blood pressure and other health problems, a small experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Alnylam's RNAi drug succeeds in key study, shares soar
(Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc's RNAi-based drug that targets a rare genetic disease met the main goal of a key study, in a breakthrough for the new class of medicines that works by blocking disease-causing proteins. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Republicans set healthcare vote, Obama and TV host denounce plan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Egg freezing may not delay chemo for breast cancer patients
(Reuters Health) - Women diagnosed with breast cancer who want to freeze their eggs and embryos before tumor treatment leads to infertility can do this without delaying the start of chemotherapy, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Alnylam's RNAi drug clears key study, shares soar
(Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc's RNAi-based drug that targets a rare genetic disease cleared a key study, in a breakthrough for the new class of medicines that works by blocking disease-causing proteins. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug "remains in effect," remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists edit embryos' genes to study early human development
LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique's ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Private vehicles beat ambulances in saving gunshot and stabbing victims
(Reuters Health) - Inner-city gunshot and stabbing victims had a better chance of surviving when they rode to trauma centers in private vehicles, rather than in ambulances, a new study showed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sanofi tests three-in-one antibody to treat or prevent HIV
LONDON (Reuters) - A three-pronged man-made antibody, created by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. scientists, could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests in monkeys. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Graham says U.S. Senate to consider healthcare bill next week: NBC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday the Senate would take up the Obamacare replacement bill he co-sponsored next week, an NBC reporter said on Twitter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC issues guidance on storm recovery
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been using multiple channels to get the word out about post-storm safety to residents of areas still reeling from the effects of recent hurricanes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists edit embryos' genes to study early human development
LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique's ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Comedian's sharp criticism detours Republican U.S. healthcare drive
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest Republican drive to replace Obamacare was detoured on Wednesday by popular comedian Jimmy Kimmel's biting criticism of the proposal and accusation that one of its chief sponsors "lied right to my face" about it, while President Donald Trump embraced the bill. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump endorses Republican healthcare plan amid flap involving comedian
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed the latest plan by congressional Republicans to gut Obamacare while a sponsor of the bill faced blistering criticism from comedian Jimmy Kimmel who said the senator "lied right to my face" about it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news