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Trump tells lawmakers he expects deal 'very quickly' on healthcare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told a group of senators on Tuesday that he expected lawmakers would be able to reach a deal on healthcare, without offering specifics on how they would do it or what had changed since a healthcare reform bill was pulled last week for insufficient support. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche MS drug Ocrevus approved by FDA after three-month delay
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved Roche Holding AG's multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Ocrevus, putting the potential blockbuster drug back on track after a delay by regulators over manufacturing issues. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughts
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vertex cystic fibrosis combination succeeds in late-stage trials
(Reuters) - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its Kalydeco cystic fibrosis treatment given with an experimental drug demonstrated significant improvements in lung function in a pair of late-stage trials the company plans to use to seek approval of the combination therapy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Universal celiac testing lacks evidence - U.S. panel
(Reuters Health) - There is not enough evidence to encourage or discourage doctors from testing all their patients for celiac disease, according to a U.S. government-backed panel. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Delirium in critically ill children common, may go undetected
(Reuters Health) - About a quarter of children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium, according to the first large international study to assess how common the condition is in critically ill children. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers
(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hong Kong lifts ban on Brazil meat imports, EU urges action
BRAS ÍLIA (Reuters) - Hong Kong said on Tuesday it has lifted a ban on the import of Brazilian meat, removing one of the last blanket bans by a major importer, but strong words from an EU commissioner visiting Brazil suggests the scandal over health standards is not over yet. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

DHA supplements during pregnancy don't raise kids' IQ
(Reuters Health) - Children of women who took DHA supplements during pregnancy are no smarter than peers whose mothers didn ’t take the supplements, a recent study concludes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves Regeneron, Sanofi $37,000 per year eczema drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA's drug for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, a product widely seen as the most important future growth driver for the two companies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

IVF success tied to insurance coverage
(Reuters Health) - Women who have insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to have a baby than women who have to pay entirely out-of-pocket for fertility treatments, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Childhood lead exposure linked to lower adult IQ
(Reuters Health) - Kids exposed to high levels of lead decades ago may now be approaching middle age with lower IQs and earning potential than they would have had otherwise, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

House Republicans consider reviving healthcare push: lawmaker
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a renewed push to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare sometime in the next month, lawmakers and aides said on Tuesday after the collapse of the effort last week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cambodia bans breast milk exports
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia on Tuesday banned the export of breast milk, putting a stop to the business of a U.S.-based company that had been selling the milk in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Land of the short white feather: New Zealand's unlikely bird flu success
BEIJING/WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The deadly bird flu that's forced mass bird culls and roiled the global egg and poultry trade has spawned one unlikely success – New Zealand, a rare source of disease-free birds and supplier for China's voracious chicken consumption. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Most states don't require lifesaving heart device in schools
(Reuters Health) - Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used to restart hearts after cardiac arrest and restore normal heartbeats, but a new study found only about one-third of U.S. states require schools to have the life-saving devices. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mylan underpayment on EpiPen could exceed proposed settlement -study
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The amount that drugmaker Mylan NV avoided paying the U.S. government in Medicaid rebates for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment since 2007 likely exceeds a proposed $465 million settlement the company announced in October, according to a study by private drug pricing experts published on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Would legalizing medical marijuana help curb the opioid epidemic?
(Reuters Health) - In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves Tesaro's ovarian cancer drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Tesaro Inc's drug, niraparib, for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mothers often take daughters to first tanning salon visit
(Reuters Health) - Many girls who begin going to tanning salons before they turn 16 don ’t bring along friends or go alone. Instead, they tan with their mothers, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sweden to offer compensation for transgender sterilizations
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's center-left government proposed legislation on Monday that would grant compensation to transgender men and women who had to undergo mandatory sterilization in order to have their sex legally reassigned. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New budget test puts UK on front line in global drug price fight
LONDON (Reuters) - Can society afford modern medicines? It's a question facing governments worldwide and nowhere more so than in Britain, where a new budget test due to take effect on April 1 threatens to throw up another hurdle to patients getting the drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gilead hepatitis C drug patent faces European challenge
LONDON (Reuters) - International groups representing doctors and patients have launched a fresh challenge to the patent on Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir at the European Patent Office in order to increase access to the treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO demands access to Syria's east Ghouta to bring medical aid
GENEVA (Reuters) - The health situation is deteriorating in Syria's eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, where 300,000 people are besieged and none of the three hospitals is functioning, the World Health Organization said on Monday in a call for access to deliver aid. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Foamix's acne drug misses main goal in late-stage study
(Reuters) - Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd said its experimental acne drug failed to meet one of two main goals in a late-stage study, sending its shares down about 30 percent in premarket trading. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chinese drug approval boosts AstraZeneca's lung cancer hopes
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has won approval for its lung cancer pill Tagrisso in China, a key market for the potential blockbuster medicine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia temporarily bans poultry imports from Tennessee over bird flu
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Tennessee after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry was found in the U.S. state, the Saudi ministry of agriculture said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

EU recommends suspending hundreds of drugs tested by Indian firm
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to "unreliable" tests conducted by Indian contract research firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Venezuela's Maduro asks U.N. to help ease medicine shortages
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he has asked the United Nations to help the South American nation alleviate medicine shortages, which have become increasingly severe as the oil-producing nation's economic crisis accelerates. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mexico's Bachoco pulls possibly contaminated meat from U.S.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's top poultry producer Bachoco has begun the recall of some 1 million pounds of breaded products from its U.S. unit OK Foods that it said were possibly contaminated with metal, the company said in a statement on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Republicans pull healthcare legislation plan in blow to Trump
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration on Friday due to a shortage of votes, despite desperate lobbying by the White House and its allies in Congress, dealing a stiff setback to President Donald Trump. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opioid abuse tied to higher suicide risk in veterans
While drug and alcohol problems are associated with a higher risk of suicide among veterans, the increased danger is particularly high with opioid abuse, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘Low content’ claims on food labels may confuse consumers
Food labels that say ‘low salt’ or ‘no fat’ may be misleading, suggests a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

EU experts advise reinforced checks on Brazilian meat
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU veterinary experts recommended reinforced checks on imports of meat from Brazil on Friday after an investigation began there into bribery of food inspectors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

People with type 2 diabetes need to get off their chairs
(Reuters Health) - People with type 2 diabetes who sit all day have a riskier blood fat mixture than those who move around or exercise periodically throughout the day, according to researchers in Australia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

House clears way for debate on Trump-backed healthcare bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Friday cleared the way for a contentious debate on legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a more limited federal healthcare insurance program. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa to try Japanese drug against resistant form of TB
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa launched a new drug program to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) on Friday in a bid to combat the leading cause of natural deaths in Africa's most industrialized economy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Caregiver nuns model skillful ways to speak to infirm seniors
(Reuters Health) - The sisters caring for cognitively impaired elderly nuns in a Midwestern convent spoke to their care recipients in a way that sounded strikingly different to linguistic anthropologist Anna Corwin. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drugmaker Lilly to invest $850 million in U.S. operations in 2017
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday it would invest $850 million in its U.S. operations this year, and the drugmaker signaled it would be willing to spend more if the Trump administration were to overhaul tax laws. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China confirms outbreak of H7N9 bird flu on Hunan egg farms
BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed an outbreak of H7N9 bird flu at a poultry farm in Hunan province in the southern part of the country, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Risky House healthcare vote to test Trump's negotiating skills
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday faces the first concrete test of how well the deal-making skills he honed in his real estate business will translate on Capitol Hill in a high-stakes vote on new Republican health care legislation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Facial injuries are common in U.S. nursing home residents
More than 20,000 people living in U.S. nursing homes experienced serious injuries to the face last year, mainly from falling and hitting hard surfaces or while getting in and out of bed, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Foam soap may not measure up to liquid soap
Foam soaps are increasingly replacing traditional liquid soaps in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, the food industry and other public spaces, but the trend may carry a risk, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘Healthy’ obese still face higher heart disease risk
Even without high blood pressure or other signs of illness, obese adults have a much higher risk of developing heart disease than normal-weight peers, according to a study from Denmark. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves Pfizer, German Merck immunotherapy for skin cancer
(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Thursday approved a drug developed by Merck KGaA and Pfizer Inc that helps the immune system to fight a rare form of skin cancer once it has spread to other parts of the body. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Austria eases poultry restrictions as bird flu threat fades
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian poultry will be allowed outdoors as of Saturday as the threat from bird flu is fading, the country's health ministry said, lifting a restriction put in place more than two months ago. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market
Tel Aviv (Reuters) - Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uncertain fate of Obamacare causes some hospitals to halt projects, hiring
(Reuters) - Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, dealing an economic blow to these facilities and the towns they call home. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news