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Intensive resistance training safe, effective for women with osteoporosis

By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock (Reuters Health) - High-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) may improve bone and muscle strength in select postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, according

More men than women infected with oral HPV

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Roughly one in nine U.S. men have oral infections of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection rate for women, a new study

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds have risks that linger

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) increase the risk of scaffold thrombosis and other thrombotic events at mid- and long-term follow-up, compared

Trump says he will 'look into' drug czar pick following report

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would "look into" a report that his nomination for drug czar championed a law weakening the Drug Enforcement

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

By Jan Wolfe and Michael Erman (Reuters) - A U.S. judge invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry eye medicine Restasis on the grounds that the patents cover obvious ideas, a decision that drove the

Some mothers may not seek early help for kids with developmental delays

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - When mothers trust their friends and neighbors more than doctors or struggle to access or afford care, they may be less likely to seek out medical help for young

Mothers’ exposure to air pollution tied to cellular changes in kids

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “aging” in their cells when they’re born compared to babies whose mothers

Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients

By Akankshita Mukhopadhyay (Reuters) - Exelixis Inc's drug to treat a type of liver cancer improved overall survival in patients in a late-stage study that prompted an independent expert group to

Biomarkers may predict who moves from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Biomarker-based models can aid in predicting which people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may develop Alzheimer's dementia, according to data from

History of gestational diabetes ups risk of heart disease later on

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with a history of gestational diabetes (GD) have a modestly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life, but maintaining a

Young antidepressant users may have higher risk of type 2 diabetes

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young people who take antidepressant medications have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a retrospective cohort study. "

Trump Obamacare move seen harming Americans, bipartisan prospects

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will hurt low-income Americans by doing away with Obamacare subsidies and make it harder for him to engage in bipartisan talks with

African American women with peripartum cardiomyopathy have poor outcomes

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – African American women with peripartum cardiomyopathy have worse outcomes than non-African American patients, researchers say. “Women of African

Trastuzumab use, on its own, should not delay post-surgical breast reconstruction

By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breast reconstruction after cancer surgery doesn't need to be delayed if the patient is taking trastuzumab, new research suggests. "Our study

Does negative CT without symptoms rule out abdominal injury after blunt trauma?

By Scott Baltic NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In asymptomatic patients with blunt trauma, negative CT of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) suggests that clinically significant abdominal injury is unlikely,

Novo Nordisk diabetes drug effective, preliminary FDA review finds

By Toni Clarke and Stine Jacobsen (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's closely watched diabetes drug semaglutide is effective and caused no heart risk, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug

Pharma and medtech industries prepare for hard Brexit

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers and medical devices companies are drawing up plans to protect supply chains in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal, and

London named best megacity for women; mayor says more to be done

By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women lead its police force and fire brigade, so little wonder that London was voted the world's most female-friendly megacity in a Thomson Reuters

Cairo named riskiest megacity for women, worse since Arab spring

By Heba Kanso CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cairo was named on Monday as the most dangerous megacity for women by an international poll with women's rights experts saying the treatment of

Teen pregnancy, backstreet abortions make Lima worst megacity for women's health - poll

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Teenage pregnancies and backstreet abortions helped push Peru's capital to the bottom of a global poll on Monday when Lima was named as the

Better response to exercise when androgen deprivation therapy is longer

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men with prostate cancer who undergo long-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) respond more favorably to exercise than men who undergo short-term ADT,

Sexual abuse during childhood linked to depression in older men

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Men who report having experienced childhood sexual abuse (CSA) have higher levels of depressive symptoms in later life than men with no CSA history, new

Night: perfect cover for AIDS testing in Zimbabwe

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Denigrated by friends and lampooned at work, Jimson Hove had a reputation as a ruthless womaniser who would die of AIDS. The 24-year-old walked

Uruguay to produce medical marijuana for export

By Reuters Staff MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - International Cannabis Corporation will produce Uruguay's first batch of medical cannabis oil for export in December, the company's chief executive said Sunday

Madagascar plague appears to have spread to Seychelles - WHO

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - A probable case of plague in the Seychelles, imported from Madagascar, is believed to have sparked the Indian Ocean country's first outbreak of the disease, the

WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more

Dark skies and chest pain as California fires spew smoke 100 miles

By Noel Randewich and Sharon Bernstein PETALUMA/SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's deadly wildfires have darkened the skies for a hundred miles, causing respiratory problems and making it

After medical errors, patients want doctors to hear them out

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - When medical errors lead to serious injuries, patients and families may feel better when doctors take the time to listen to their feelings about the mistake and

Psoriasis drug Stelara gets expanded U.S. approval for teens

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Johnson and Johnson said on Friday it has received an expanded U.S. approval for its psoriasis drug Stelara to treat adolescent patients aged 12 and over with moderate to

Aspirin habits unchanged by recommendations from U.S. doctors

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - U.S. guidelines urging more adults who never had a heart attack or stroke to take a daily aspirin may not have convinced people to take these pills, a recent study

UK anti-trust regulator investigates S.Africa's Aspen Pharmacare

By Reuters Staff JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Britain's competition regulator has launched an investigation into Africa's biggest generic drug maker Aspen Pharmacare over alleged anticompetitive conduct

U.S. states plan suit to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Dan Levine WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California, New York and others states vowed to sue President Donald Trump's administration on Friday to stop him from

U.S. drops lawsuit against UnitedHealth after losing court ruling

By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) - The U.S. government dropped a lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc of submitting false claims to get inflated Medicare payouts, a court filing on Thursday showed, a

REFILE-GlaxoSmithKline's shingles vaccine gets approval in Canada

(Adds byline; no other changes) By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Canadian health regulators have approved GlaxoSmithKline's key shingles vaccine, the company said on Friday. Shingrix, the British

GlaxoSmithKline's shingles vaccine gets approval in Canada

Oct 13 (Reuters) - (Reuters) - Canadian health regulators have approved GlaxoSmithKline's key shingles vaccine, the company said on Friday. Shingrix, the British pharma company's shingles vaccine for

U.S. FDA panel backs Aerie's glaucoma drug Rhopressa

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc's experimental glaucoma treatment should be approved, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday, after it

Little evidence new cancer drugs improve survival

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - There’s not much evidence to show that most new cancer drugs approved in Europe in recent years can help patients live longer or improve their quality of life, a

Liquid biopsy promising for monitoring post-cystectomy bladder cancer

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Measuring tumor-specific mutations in blood and urine samples may be useful for monitoring response to treatment and identifying early signs of

CBT for menopausal insomnia may ease depressive symptoms, too

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for menopausal insomnia not only eases insomnia but also leads to clinically meaningful improvements in depressive

Portal-based education helps curb inappropriate MRIs for low back pain

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Physician education, facilitated by an American College of Radiology’s R-SCAN web portal, can reduce the number of inappropriate magnetic resonance

Per-oral endoscopic myotomy may benefit most patients with achalasia: experts

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most patients with achalasia, particularly those with type III, can benefit from treatment with per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), according to an expert

New hospital ECG monitoring standards focus on ‘alarm fatigue’

By Joan Stephenson NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In its first update of practice standards for continuous electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring in hospital settings since 2004, the American Heart

Tourniquets, once out of favor, helped save lives in Vegas shootings

By Lisa Girion LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - When the sniper’s bullet shattered Paola Bautista’s arm, her sister and a stranger in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival got her to cover. Then they

U.S. FDA panel backs gene therapy for rare form of blindness

By Toni Clarke (Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc's experimental gene therapy for a rare form of blindness improves vision and should be approved, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration

Roche's Alecensa wins EU panel's nod against mutated lung cancer

By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche's Alecensa has been recommended for approval in Europe as a first-line treatment for mutated lung cancer, a key European Medicines Agency (EMA)

Periodic limb movements during sleep may have a cognitive feature

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Individuals with periodic limb movements (PLMs) show sleep-dependent differences in motor-skill learning, researchers from Canada report. "While

Endometriosis fertility index accurate in women with severe disease

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The endometriosis fertility index (EFI) strongly correlates with fertility in women with moderate to severe endometriosis, according to a new study. “

Trump nails Obamacare with decision to cut off billions in subsidies

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump moved to undermine Obamacare dramatically late on Thursday by cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies

Delafloxacin an effective option for acute bacterial skin infections

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Delafloxacin is non-inferior to vancomycin plus aztreonam for treating acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections (ABSSSI), according to a new

Which type of keratoplasty is best for corneal endothelial dysfunction?

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) offers advantages over the more widely used Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) for the

Chikungunya virus infection manifests atypically in older adults

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The acute phase of Chikungunya-virus (CHIKV) infection commonly lacks fever, joint pain, or both, in older adults, according to a retrospective study. "

Nursing degrees increasing, but not on track to meet goal for acute care

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - The proportion of registered nurses with nursing bachelor’s degrees has climbed in recent years to 57 percent in U.S. acute care settings, but it’s not rising fast

UPDATE 1-Frustrated by Congress, Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare

(Recasts headline, adds analyst comments, California attorney general, hospitals statement, insurers, state insurance commissioners) By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) -

After concussion, teen girls may take longer to heal than boys

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Female adolescent athletes may take more than twice as long to recover from concussions as their male counterparts, a small study suggests. Researchers examined

Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare, boost bare-bones insurance

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to weaken the Obamacare law and make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones

Even slightly-early birth linked to lower cardiorespiratory fitness

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Babies born a little early, but still within the range considered “full term,” may have worse cardiorespiratory fitness than peers born after a full 39 weeks of

Cardiac arrest survival odds may rise with public CPR training

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Training more community members, patients and families to recognize and respond to a cardiac arrest before medical help arrives may help more victims survive, a

Auto-adjusting and fixed CPAP are equivalent for sleep apnea

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Continuous positive airway pressure set at a fixed level (fCPAP) and CPAP with automatic mask-pressure adjustment (autoCPAP) are equally effective for

"Compelling need" for HIV prevention in people over 50

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Given the rising incidence of HIV infection in people over age 50, more-targeted testing, educational and preventive interventions are needed,

Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war and climate shocks

By Reuters Staff ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global

How related are type 1 diabetes and celiac disease?

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In high-risk children, co-occurrence of autoimmunity to type 1 diabetes and celiac disease is higher than would be expected in the general population,

NIH partners 11 drugmakers to accelerate cancer therapy research

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The National Institutes of Health said on Thursday it had partnered 11 biopharma companies to help advance a new class of drugs that uses the body's immune system to

Ezetimibe plus statin curbs stroke risk after ACS

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Combining ezetimibe and a statin significantly reduces the risk of ischemic stroke in patients stabilized after acute coronary syndrome (ACS),

Swedish prosecutor says will not charge Italian stem cell surgeon

By Reuters Staff STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors said on Thursday they were ending without charges an investigation into surgeon Paolo Macchiarini after finding no legal evidence he caused

Depression, SSRIs may affect bone mass in teens and young adults

By Joan Stephenson NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Major depressive disorder (MDD) and use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are associated with changes in bone metabolism in older

Virtual interviewer prods veterans to reveal post-traumatic stress

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - Talking – to a computer-generated interviewer named Ellie – appears to free soldiers and veterans who served in war zones to disclose symptoms of post-traumatic

NOACs as effective as warfarin, but safer, for Asians with Afib

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Non-vitamin K antagonist oral coagulants (NOACs) and warfarin carry a similar risk of ischemic stroke in high-risk Asian patients with atrial fibrillation

Ranibizumab + verteporfin photodynamic therapy may help manage PCV

By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Combining ranibizumab with verteporfin photodynamic therapy (vPDT) may improve vision in patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV),

Brazil's president treated for small coronary blockage

By Reuters Staff BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer is being treated for a slight blockage of a coronary artery, his office said on Wednesday, denying a press report that he would

China's top coal province pledges 40% smog cut over winter

By Reuters Staff SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Northern China's Shanxi province, the country's top coal producing region, will aim to cut concentrations of hazardous airborne particles known as PM2.5 by 40%

U.S. warns Puerto Rico against tapping water at toxic waste sites

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as parts of the island still

Trump healthcare order could face strong legal objections

By Brendan Pierson and Nate Raymond (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's expected plan to let Americans buy insurance across state lines could violate federal law governing employee benefit

Sanofi invests 170 million euros in French vaccines facility

By Reuters Staff PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi will invest 170 million euros ($202 million) to expand its vaccines manufacturing site at Val-de-Reuil in north-western France, in a drive aimed at boosting

Are ICDs broadly effective for Brugada syndrome?

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Implanted cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are effective in patients with Brugada syndrome, but there is a significant risk of device-related

Migraine no contraindication to hormone therapy

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Menopausal women with migraine can benefit from hormone therapy without increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new data from the

After Ebola, West Africa must brace for more deadly fevers - study

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West Africa is most at risk of fatal hemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said on Wednesday, calling for greater

Big Soda scores victory as Chicago-area tax repealed

By Chris Prentice and Karen Pierog WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Government officials in Chicago's home county voted on Wednesday to repeal a tax on sugary drinks, a win for a soda industry that has

Prostate cancer patients unclear on differences among treatments

By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Many patients with localized prostate cancer don’t understand the differences between their treatment options, a new study suggests. “Prostate cancer is the most

Marital ups and downs tied to shifts in heart health

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Married men who see their relationship with their spouse improve over the years may also experience positive changes in their health that can lower the risk of

Baclofen self-poisonings rise as its uses expand

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Baclofen self-poisonings have risen in an era where it is increasingly used to treat patients with alcohol use disorder, researchers from France report.

For some kids, bullying may not leave lasting mental scars

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children who are bullied during their pre-teen years may experience mental health issues like anxiety and depression, but a study of twins suggests that some

Morphine no better than ibuprofen for kids’ postoperative orthopedic pain

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Oral morphine is no better than ibuprofen for home management of children's pain after minor outpatient orthopedic surgery, according to results of a

U.S. government undercounted civilians killed by police

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - U.S. police killed 1,166 people - more than three a day - in 2015, but an official government count missed a majority of the deaths, a new study shows. The

Less macular pigment linked to disability glare in glaucoma

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lower macular pigment optical density (MPOD) is associated with glare-associated visual function and central visual field loss in patients with open-angle

Individualized risks estimated for natalizumab-related PML in multiple sclerosis

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Calculating the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) from patient-level data and stratifying the risk by concentrations of anti-John

Aerodigestive clinic may curb hospital stays in kids with special healthcare needs

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Enrolling children with aerodigestive disorders in a pediatric multidisciplinary clinic appears to shorten associated hospital stays by almost a week per

Should some patients get a subcutaneous, not a transvenous, ICD?

By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) therapy is an effective and safe alternative to the transvenous

Transgender men happy with inflatable penile prosthesis insertion

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transgender men have high satisfaction rates after inflatable penile prosthesis insertion following total phallic reconstruction, according to a

Saudi Arabia preparing tougher rules for insurers - sources

By Katie Paul and Saeed Azhar RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's central bank is preparing tougher rules for insurance companies as part of a drive to create a smaller number of stronger market

New BP reference may help in screening Chinese Han youth for hypertension

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A newly developed national childhood blood pressure reference seems to make it easier to identify hypertension in Chinese Han children and to stratify

Obesity medical bill could "reach $1.2 trillion" a year by 2025

By Reuters Staff ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Obesity worldwide is escalating and without urgent action to prevent and treat it, the annual medical bill for dealing with its consequences could

Trump names Eric Hargan as acting Health Secretary

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has appointed Eric Hargan as acting Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), the White House said on Tuesday. Hargan, the deputy secretary of

Estrogen patch may prevent perimenopausal depressive symptoms

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transdermal estradiol may keep depressive symptoms at bay in perimenopausal women, particularly those with more life stress, suggest results of a

Philips sees profit hit from U.S. defibrillator blow

By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Health technology company Philips is suspending the manufacture of some defibrillators in the United States and will make others under heightened scrutiny

In Chad, refugees on aid pittance turn to knitting and hairdressing

By Inna Lazareva DIBA 1, Chad (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When armed gunmen stormed Ashta Sahade’s hometown of Bocaranga in Central African Republic, the only possession she grabbed as she fled

Gerresheimer's targets in jeopardy over U.S. healthcare confusion

By Reuters Staff BERLIN (Reuters) - German drugs packager Gerresheimer said its full-year sales and profit targets were at risk, with customers continuing to exhibit caution due to uncertainty over

Child and teen obesity soars tenfold worldwide in 40 years: WHO report

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries

Chicago-area tax on sugary drinks on way out after vote

By Karen Pierog CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago-area tax on soft drinks and other sugary beverages that angered some consumers and merchants was headed for repeal after a pivotal government vote on

Can insulin pumps work better than injections for kids with diabetes?

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children and teens with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps may have better-controlled blood sugar and fewer complications than youth who inject insulin, a new

Food and drug chief Gottlieb skirts health secretary talk, says most effective at FDA

By Toni Clarke (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, considered a potential successor to recently departed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, said on

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