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Japan to bring forward target for increased generic drug use: sources
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will bring forward a target to boost the use of generic drugs by six months to September 2020, two government sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Japan to target big increase in use of generic drugs: sources
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will target a boost in the use of generic drugs to over 80 percent from the current 56 percent by September 2020, two government sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Regeneron, Sanofi rheumatoid arthritis drug wins U.S. approval
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi's biotech drug for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, the two companies said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Under Obamacare, insurance companies provide more breast pumps
The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have helped more women in the United States breastfeed as a result of its coverage of breast pumps, suggests a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Older doctors tied to higher patient death rates
Within the same hospital, elderly patients had higher death rates when they were treated by older physicians than when younger doctors cared for them, a recent study concludes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cigarette filters may increase lung cancer risk
Cigarette filters, introduced decades ago to reduce the amount of tar smokers inhale, also alter other properties of smoke and smoking in a way that raises the risk of lung cancer, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump administration wants Obamacare subsidy case put on hold, again
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday asked that a major federal court case weighing the fate of the Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies be put on hold again, leaving billions of dollars in payments to insurers up in the air for 2017 and 2018. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Severe asthma drug shows AstraZeneca promise beyond cancer
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's experimental injection for severe asthma cut substantially the need for patients to take problematic oral steroids drugs in a late-stage study, boosting hopes for a medicine that is expected to reach the market later this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Binge drinking less common among teens today
Fewer U.S. adolescents are regularly binge drinking today than a generation ago, but not all teens are turning away from alcohol at the same rate, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Alcoholics Anonymous sues to recover original manuscript
(Reuters) - The original manuscript that became the basis for Alcoholics Anonymous is the subject of a new lawsuit by the organization, which wants to reclaim it before it can be auctioned next month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart safety clouds hopes for Amgen, UCB bone drug approval
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA no longer expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-stage clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chileans grow own medical marijuana as weed ban loosens
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal plant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How e-cigarette ads might sway teens to try tobacco products
When non-smoking teens see ads for e-cigarettes, and are curious about the products advertised, perhaps even identifying with a favorite brand, they might also be more susceptible to taking up cigarettes, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA staff finds Puma Biotech's cancer drug effective, shares soar
(Reuters) - Shares of Puma Biotechnology Inc surged about 80 percent on Monday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers concluded after a preliminary review that the company's experimental breast cancer drug was effective. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk looks to expand Latin American obesity business
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is looking to expand its obesity business in Latin America on the back of "phenomenal" performance by its new anti-obesity injection Saxenda, a senior company official said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

BTG's pulmonary embolism device work faster and at lower doses in study
LONDON (Reuters) - British pharmaceutical firm BTG said on Monday its EKOS combination therapy device for pulmonary embolism (PE) was effective using smaller drug dosages and shorter treatment periods than the current standard. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Celgene's multiple sclerosis drug succeeds in late-stage trial
(Reuters) - Celgene Corp said its oral drug to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis met the main goal of reducing annualized relapse rate, when compared to Biogen Inc's Avonex, in a second late-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart problems hit hopes for experimental Amgen, UCB bone drug
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA no longer expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-stage clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. gender confirmation surgery up 19 percent in 2016, doctors say
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said, an increase some doctors attribute to expanded Medicare coverage and greater social acceptance of transgender people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Higher rate of heart problems seen with Amgen bone drug in trial
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA said on Sunday they did not expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-stage clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Higher rate of heart problems with Amgen osteoporosis drug in trial
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA on Sunday said they do not expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late stage clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two Chinese cities close poultry markets after H7N9 bird flu infections
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will shut poultry markets in certain districts of two cities after H7N9 bird flu infections were detected, state media reported on Sunday, the latest incidents in this year's more severe outbreak of the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chinese city to close poultry markets after man infected with H7N9 bird flu
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will shutter poultry markets in a district of southwestern Sichuan province after a man fell ill with the H7N9 bird flu, state-owned China News Service reported on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance
BERLIN (Reuters) - Health ministers of the G20 leading economies, meeting for the first time on Saturday, agreed to work together to tackle issues such as a growing resistance to antibiotics and to start implementing national action plans by the end of 2018. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Military veterans suffering PTSD get back on course with golf
(Reuters) - Sylvan Olivieri, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Marine, is among dozens of veterans who have sought therapy on the golf course. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Oil-based infertility test produces higher pregnancy rate than water-based test: study
(Reuters Health) - When it comes to using X-rays to check a woman's reproductive system in search of  a cause for her infertility, oil turns out to be better than water. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drugs approved with limited data aren ’t always well-tested later
(Reuters Health) - New medicines that win U.S. marketing approval without conclusive evidence of their effectiveness aren't always proven to work after they go on sale, a recent research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gastric bands for obesity often involve multiple operations
(Reuters Health) - People who undergo surgery to have gastric bands placed around their stomach in hopes of slimming down often need additional operations to move or remove the device, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ryan says to send health bill to Senate after CBO score
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will send its healthcare overhaul plan passed this month to the Senate after it receives a final analysis by congressional reviewers, probably in a couple of weeks, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Personal music playlists may reduce medication use with dementia
(Reuters Health) - Nursing home residents with dementia who listen to a personalized music playlist may need less psychotropic medication and have improved behavior, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

House speaker says will send health bill to Senate in weeks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will send its healthcare overhaul plan passed earlier this month to the Senate in a couple of weeks after it receives a final analysis by congressional reviewers, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

With mental health problems, fitness is tied to reduced risk of death
For men experiencing emotional distress like depression, anxiety or thoughts of suicide, having high cardiorespiratory fitness may cut the risk of death in half compared to those in poor condition, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

House to send healthcare bill to Senate in a few weeks: speaker
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will send its healthcare overhaul plan passed earlier this month to the Senate in a couple of weeks after it receives a final analysis by congressional reviewers, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera kills two in Kenyan capital, five hospitalized: official
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Cholera has killed two people in the Kenyan capital this week and another five are receiving treatment in hospital, a Nairobi county public health official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Italy passes law obliging parents to vaccinate children
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's cabinet approved a law on Friday obliging parents to vaccinate their children against infectious diseases as politicians spar over a spike in measles cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Threat of malnutrition still high in Somalia despite onset of rains: ICRC
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rains in Somalia have brought relief from drought but malnutrition remains a threat, the International Red Cross said on Friday, with the number of children admitted to its feeding centers nationwide nearly doubling over the last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CHMP backs Novartis's Zykadia for first-line use in lung cancer
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's push to win approval for Zykadia as an initial treatment for a type of lung cancer got a lift on Friday with a positive recommendation from the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mozambique declares end to cholera epidemic that infected over 2,000
MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique has declared an end to a cholera epidemic that was triggered by heavy rains and infected more than 2,000 people, a senior government official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippines' tough public smoking ban gets broad support
MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine ban on smoking in public places received broad support on Friday, with anti-tobacco activists hailing it as a victory and some smokers saying they were now prepared to kick the habit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Suspected Ebola cases in Congo rise to 29: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo has risen to 29, up from 21, World Health Organization spokesman Christian Lindmeier told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen cholera cases could hit 300,000 within six months: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen could have as many as 300,000 cases of cholera within six months, the World Health Organization representative in the country, Nevio Zagaria, told reporters in Geneva by phone on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

For millions of Chinese with rare diseases, some relief in sight
NANJING, China (Reuters) - China is set to publish its first national list of rare diseases, to guide policymakers as part of a broader overhaul to improve diagnoses and speed up drug approvals in the world's second-largest drugs market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Janssen files suit in U.S. to block sale of Samsung Bioepis' Remicade copy
SEOUL (Reuters) - A unit of healthcare conglomerate Johnson& Johnson filed a lawsuit to block a copy of its rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade made by South Korea's Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd from being sold in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists to test whether Zika can kill brain cancer cells
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists in Britain plan to harness the Zika virus to try to kill brain tumor cells in experiments that they say could lead to new ways to fight an aggressive type of cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood to close four Iowa clinics after cuts
(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood said on Thursday it would shutter four of its 12 clinics in Iowa as a result of a measure backed by Republican Governor Terry Branstad that blocks public money for family planning services to abortion providers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Jim Chanos slams Express Scripts and Mallinckrodt over high drug prices
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Noted short-seller Jim Chanos on Thursday criticized the alliance between Mallinckrodt Plc which uses the pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts as the exclusive distributor for its drug Acthar. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surgeons on board with teaching public to stop bleeding in emergencies
(Reuters Health) - Just as many regular people have already learned CPR, members of the public can and should learn techniques to stop bleeding after mass-shooting events or everyday injuries, a survey of U.S. surgeons concludes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Investor Jim Chanos slams Express Scripts and Mallinckrodt over high drug prices
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Noted short-seller Jim Chanos on Thursday slammed the alliance between Express Scripts and Mallinckrodt Plc, saying their practices make drug prices excessively high. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Low dairy consumption tied to risk of early menopause
Women in their early 40s with the highest intake of vitamin D and calcium from food sources may have a lower than average risk of starting menopause before age 45, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news