Self-weighing, self-awareness may prevent holiday weight gain
(Reuters Health) - - A brief program that encouraged people to track their weight and to be mindful of the excess energy in every holiday cookie or cup of nog seems to have helped participants get through the holiday season without gaining weight. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vaccines group plots path through conflict, instability, epidemics
- More children worldwide are now immunized against killer diseases but the task has become harder due to conflicts, epidemics, urbanization and migration, the head of a global vaccine group said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opioid maker Insys paid physician assistant kickbacks, U.S. jury hears
A former physician assistant in New Hampshire put his own greed ahead of medical obligations by taking kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe patients its highly addictive fentanyl spray, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA declines to approve Mallinckrodt's abuse-deterrent opioid painkiller
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve an abuse-deterrent version of Mallinckrodt Plc's opioid painkiller Roxicodone, saying some parts of the company's application need further evaluation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

J & J says its psoriasis drug superior to Novartis' in study
Johnson& Johnson said on Wednesday its drug Tremfya was more effective than a rival medicine from Novartis AG, and met the main goal of a late-stage study in adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA declines to approve reformulated Mallinckrodt opioid
Mallinckrodt Plc said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve an abuse-deterrent version of its opioid painkiller Roxicodone. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lilly partners with AC Immune for Alzheimer's treatment
U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly& Co and AC Immune SA have agreed to jointly develop the Swiss biotech's potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Physician assistant faces U.S. trial over Insys opioid kickbacks
A former physician assistant is set to face trial in New Hampshire on Wednesday over charges he accepted kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray the drugmaker produced. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in Sichuan, Qinghai provinces
China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday two new African swine fever outbreaks were confirmed in Sichuan and Qinghai provinces. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Indivior wins fresh hold on Dr. Reddy's Suboxone copy
Indivior Plc has secured another hold on the launch of a generic competitor to its best-selling opioid addiction drug in the United States, the London-listed company said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Indivior says wins fresh hold on Suboxone copy
Indivior Plc said on Wednesday a U.S. court ruling had put a hold on Indian rival Dr. Reddy's Laboratories launching a generic competitor to the London-listed drugmaker's bestselling opioid addiction treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weeding out foreigners: strains over Thailand's legalization of marijuana
Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana, but a battle is brewing between local and foreign firms over control of a potentially lucrative market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Many older adults don't take prescribed antidepressants
(Reuters Health) - - Older adults who are prescribed medication for depression by primary care physicians often fail to start taking these drugs or to continue using them as directed, a Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Many young physicians don't get doctor-recommended child and family leave
(Reuters Health) - - Physicians training at many of the top U.S. medical schools get much less time off for childbearing and family leave than the 12 weeks recommended by doctors, two new studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Younger siblings of kids with autism and ADHD have higher risk of these disorders
(Reuters Health) - - Children who have an older brother or sister with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more likely to develop these conditions than kids who don't have an older sibling with these neurological problems, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

McDonald's to curb antibiotic use in its beef supply
McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday it plans to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, fueling projections that other restaurants will follow suit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Emergency allergy shots less effective after heat exposure
(Reuters Health) - - The medicine in emergency allergy shots like the EpiPen can deteriorate when exposed to heat, so don't leave them in the car on a hot day, researchers warn. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

McDonald's to curb antibiotic use in beef supply chain
McDonald's Corp on Tuesday released guidelines for suppliers of beef in its top 10 sourcing countries to curb the use of antibiotics as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hospital discharge during December holidays tied to more readmissions, deaths
(Reuters Health) - - Patients sent home from the hospital around Christmas time are more likely to have bad outcomes compared to those discharged at other times, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. veterans' hospitals often better than nearby alternatives
(Reuters Health) - - U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals may provide better quality care than other hospitals in many American communities, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Delivering a baby increases - then lowers - risk of breast cancer: study
(Reuters Health) - - Having a baby temporarily increases the risk of breast cancer by about 80 percent compared to the risk in women who have never given birth, researchers behind a new study have concluded. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Canadian doctors urge women to weigh pros and cons of breast cancer screening
(Reuters Health) - - When it's unclear whether the potential benefit of breast cancer screening outweighs the possible harms, doctors should encourage women to make an informed decision based on their personal preferences, Canadian doctors recommend. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Olympus unit pleads guilty to resolve U.S. duodenoscope probe
An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Olympus Medical pleads guilty to failing to file events notice: Justice Department
Olympus Medical Systems Corp. and a former senior executive in Japan pleaded guilty on Monday to failing to file required adverse event notices about infection outbreaks linked to one of its medical devices, the U.S. Justice Department said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home
(Reuters Health) - - One in seven people with type 2 diabetes may be needlessly testing their blood sugar at home several times a day, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. top court, Kavanaugh spurn Planned Parenthood defunding case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Benefits of statins far outweigh risks
(Reuters Health) - - The benefits of statins in reducing the odds of heart attacks and strokes far outweigh any risks of side effects, according to a scientific statement released by the American Heart Association. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. top court spurns Louisiana, Kansas on Planned Parenthood cuts
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. top court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to Louisiana and Kansas, turning away their appeals of lower court rulings that blocked their efforts to end public funding to Planned Parenthood, a national women's healthcare and abortion provider, through the Medicaid program. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows
Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gilead Sciences snares Roche veteran O'Day as CEO
Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc on Monday named Roche Holding AG's Daniel O'Day as its new chief executive, tapping an industry veteran to fill a management vacuum. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste
In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China bans raising pigs in wild boar areas to block swine fever
China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it will ban pig farming in areas inhabited by wild boars to prevent the spread of highly contagious African swine fever. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gilead Sciences snares Roche executive O'Day as CEO
Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc on Monday named Roche Holding AG executive Daniel O'Day as its new chief executive, tapping an industry veteran to fill a management vacuum. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gilead Sciences hires Roche executive Daniel O'Day as CEO
Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc named Roche Holding AG executive Daniel O'Day as its new chief executive officer, the companies said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in Shaanxi, Guizhou provinces
China's agriculture ministry said on Monday two new African swine fever outbreaks were reported in Shaanxi and Guizhou provinces. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gilead Sciences to hire Roche executive O'Day as new CEO: source
Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc will name Roche Holding AG executive Daniel O'Day as its new chief executive officer, according to a source familiar with the matter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics
A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns
AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brain implants might one day help paralyzed patients use tablets
(Reuters Health) - - Paralyzed people might one day be able to operate smartphones and tablets just by thinking about the actions they want to perform, with help from sensors implanted in their brains, a recent experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects
(Reuters Health) - - Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to experience anxiety, depression, sleep troubles and other mental health issues than women who have not been diagnosed with the disease, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Food-benefits recipients need a better shopping experience
(Reuters Health) - Parents who receive supplemental food vouchers for grocery shopping need a better retail experience to make the most of the benefits, U.S. researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Older adults may be unwilling to give up colorectal screening
(Reuters Health) - At age 76 the risks of a repeat colonoscopy may exceed the benefits for seniors whose previous screenings have found no signs of cancer, but many older adults don't like the logic behind this guideline based on life expectancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No-deal Brexit disruption at UK ports could last up to six months: minister
A no-deal Brexit could cause up to six months of disruption at some ports, a British minister warned on Friday, vowing to prioritise pharmaceuticals as the UK develops contingency plans less than four months before it is due to leave the EU. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK readying plans for medical supplies in no-deal Brexit
Britain is working on plans to use aeroplanes and fast-track trucks to ensure the continued supply of medicines if it leaves the European Union without a deal in March. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AstraZeneca's Imfinzi fails to meet main goals in head and neck cancer study
AstraZeneca Plc's immunotherapy Imfinzi did not meet the main goals of a late-stage study testing the drug as a treatment for advanced head and neck cancer, the London-listed drugmaker said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC says nine more people added to E.coli infection investigation
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday an additional nine people are being investigated in connection with the multistate outbreak of E. coli infections related to romaine lettuce. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche's lung cancer combo treatment wins FDA approval
Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG said on Thursday that its Tecentriq immunotherapy in combination with chemotherapy was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-line treatment for a form of lung cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. healthcare spending growth slows for second year in a row
Healthcare spending growth in the United States slowed for the second year in a row in 2017, mainly due to slower spending growth for hospital care, physician and clinical services as well as retail prescription drugs, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More evidence fruits and greens can be good for the brain
(Reuters Health) - - Middle-aged men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables may be lowering their odds of cognitive problems as they get on in years, compared to peers who don't consume these foods very often, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news