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Cannabidiol may reduce seizures in pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome may experience seizure relief from cannabidiol, and those with other forms of drug-resistant epilepsy

Robotic-surgery training in general-surgery residency programs lacks consistency

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Robotic-surgery training in general-surgery residency programs varies widely in its content and documentation, according to results of a web-based survey.

New breast-imaging technique may reduce unnecessary biopsies

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new breast-image analysis technique may help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, costs and patient anxiety, a new study suggests. The technique, called

Noninfectious uveitis tied to higher stress levels

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with noninfectious uveitis have elevated levels of psychological stress, researchers say. "Uveitis, a sight-threatening condition characterized

Pfizer's cut-price version of Avastin wins EU panel greenlight

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - A panel of European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday recommended approval for Pfizer Inc's Zirabev, a cheaper version to Roche Holding AG's leading cancer drug Avastin (

Plan ahead to mitigate adverse consequences of overturning Roe v. Wade: report

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Those who care about women's health should start planning ways to mitigate the adverse effects that could follow a reversal of Roe v. Wade, according to a

Fewer major cardiovascular events seen in diabetes patients on liraglutide vs. DPP-4 inhibitors

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients on liraglutide are at lower risk of major cardiovascular events compared with T2D patients on dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4)

Vapers inhale lower levels of toxins than smokers

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Vapers inhale significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals than smokers of traditional cigarettes, a new study suggests. Compared to nonsmokers, vapers had more

Physicians struggle to help older gun owners

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Doctors who work with seniors are grappling with ways to prevent gun-related suicides and accidents, often among gun-owning older patients with dementia or

J&J kept a guiding hand on talc safety research

By Lisa Girion (This is a sidebar to accompany the Special Report-J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder) LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson developed a strategy in the

Brentuximab vedotin and chemotherapy effective in peripheral T-cell lymphoma

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris, Seattle Genetics) in combination with chemotherapy is significantly more effective than chemotherapy alone in patients with

Saliva testing accurately identifies children with autism

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A salivary test based on multiple RNA features can accurately identify children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), researchers report. "Though additional

SPECIAL REPORT: J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

By Lisa Girion LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and

EU drugs agency says Brexit move to eat into 2019 budget

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday its draft budget for 2019 was slightly lower than last year, blaming the dip on the watchdog's forced relocation from

Inflammatory bowel disease tied to MI risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - People with inflammatory bowel disease may be up to 12 times more likely to suffer myocardial infarction (MI), a U.S. study suggests. Inflammatory bowel disease (

Restrictive prescribing cuts post-op opioid use on gynecology service

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An ultra-restrictive opioid prescription protocol (UROPP) is associated with a significant decrease in opioid prescribing after gynecologic and abdominal

Sleep problems may be worse when menopause is hastened by surgery

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women who have surgery to remove their ovaries go through menopause abruptly, and a new study suggests this comes with an increased risk for the kinds of sleep

U.S. appeals court narrows Trump birth control ruling

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare

Crosswords and sudoku may not stop mental decline

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Mental engagement through problem-solving games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers may not offset cognitive losses due to age-related dementia, a new

Homeless Muppet finds her place on Sesame Street

By Adela Suliman LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a sign of the times, U.S. children's show "Sesame Street" has a new resident: 7-year-old Lily, a homeless, pink puppet. The newest member,

Stigma may keep people from getting bariatric surgery

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Most obese patients who qualify for weight loss surgery don't seek it out, and that may be due at least partly to stigma, a U.S. survey suggests. Nearly half of

Sierra Leone's sick suffer untreated as doctors strike

By Cooper Inveen FREETOWN (Reuters) - Seven-year-old Carlos Kamara needs urgent surgery on a collapsed lung after he swallowed a toy whistle. Instead, all he can do is lie in pain in a half-empty

Low MSH2 expression tied to cisplatin resistance in bladder cancer

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low expression of MSH2, a component of the mismatch-repair pathway, is associated with resistance to cisplatin treatment in bladder cancer, researchers

Hospitals with better SAVR outcomes do better on switching to TAVR

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hospitals with better patient outcomes for surgical aortic-valve replacement (SAVR) also achieve better outcomes on adoption of transcatheter aortic-valve

Evidence scanty on self-care for kids with depression, anxiety

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The effectiveness of the vast majority of self-care interventions suggested for children and young people with anxiety and depression has not been evaluated

Senate Democrats introduce bill to allow government to block drug price rises

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would allow the government to block drug price increases that it decides are unjustified. The

Aging Japan: Dementia puts financial assets of the elderly at risk

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Yumiko Okubo, 71, had forgotten how to heat up food. "What's a microwave?" she asked her husband, Eiichi. Yumiko was in the early stages of dementia, struggling with

Jury convicts ex-employees of pharmacy in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A co-owner and four ex-employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy were convicted on Thursday of committing frauds and other illegal activities that helped

COLUMN-A higher Social Security retirement age comes with risks for many workers

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) By Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) - Is it time to raise the Social Security retirement age? The idea crops up often as a

New mesh-covered stent shows promise in high-risk patients with carotid stenosis

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new mesh-covered stent could reduce neurologic events associated with carotid-artery stenosis (CAS) in patients at high risk for endarterectomy,

Baseline HPV status predicts development of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) subtypes HPV-16 and HPV-18 in women negative for intraepithelial lesions or malignancy is associated with an

Short-term PPI therapy may not be harmful to bone

By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Short-term proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy has no clinically meaningful effect on bone turnover, a new study suggests. PPIs have been linked

Mexican officials bust fentanyl lab in Mexico City

By Reuters Staff MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A laboratory in Mexico City suspected of producing the powerful opioid fentanyl was raided on Wednesday, officials said, in a rare case of a bust involving a

Metformin does not improve pregnancy outcomes in heavy women

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adding metformin to diet and lifestyle advice does not improve pregnancy or birth outcomes in women who are overweight or obese, according to a clinical

Google launches Thai AI project to screen for diabetic eye disease

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Google said on Thursday it had launched an artificial intelligence programme in Thailand to screen for a diabetic eye disease which causes permanent

Hike in record-dry months for Africa's Sahel worries scientists

By Laurie Goering KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is driving much drier conditions in Africa's Sahel belt, which has experienced a 50-percent hike in record dry months

Identity crisis: data misuse an unseen twist in DNA testing

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Taken away as an infant and placed for adoption, Jen Stein was afraid that knowing nothing about her Native American past or potential hereditary

With no antiretrovirals, Venezuela HIV patients rely on leaf remedy

By Liamar Ramos and Vivian Sequera CARACAS (Reuters) - As Venezuela's hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now

Radical surgery for some prostate cancers adds 3 years to life

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - In men with localized prostate cancer discovered because they had symptoms or noticed during a work-up for another medical problem, radical prostate surgery leads to

Life in 'slavery' or as a refugee? Cuban doctors' stark choice in Brazil

By Fabio Teixeira RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Isabela, one of more than 8,000 Cuban health workers in Brazil, saw two options when her country abruptly ended the agreement that

Vaccines group plots path through conflict, instability, epidemics

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - 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

For some heart-failure patients, spironolactone may improve outcomes

By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Spironolactone appears to reduce albuminuria and improve outcomes in heart-failure patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), according to a

Dementia risk increased in female vets with brain injury, PTSD

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Female military veterans with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression are more likely to develop dementia later in life than peers

Longer breastfeeding tied to lower risk of NAFLD

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, a U.S. study suggests. Breastfeeding has long

Diabetic amputations on the rise in the U.S.

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - A growing number of people with diabetes in the U.S. are losing toes and feet to the disease by the time they reach middle age, according to a study that suggests a

Self-weighing, self-awareness may prevent holiday weight gain

By Carolyn Crist (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

Patients with lower-stage small-cell lung cancer do better

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with stage I to II small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) treated with chemoradiotherapy have better outcome than those with stage III disease, according

Amenorrhea more common with HIV

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women infected with HIV have more amenorrhea than women without HIV, a new meta-analysis confirms. Lower estrogen states in women with HIV, who are already

Incontinence drug may ease hot flashes in women with breast cancer

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A low dose of oxybutynin, an anticholinergic used to treat incontinence associated with overactive bladder, reduces hot flashes and improves quality of life

Normal BMI but high body fat after menopause tied to higher breast cancer risk

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women with higher body fat levels may be at increased risk for breast cancer, even if their body mass index (BMI) is normal, researchers

IVC filter tied to higher mortality in elderly with PE

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) who receive an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter have greater odds of dying than those who receive no filter,

J&J says its psoriasis drug superior to Novartis' in study

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday its drug Tremfya (guselkumab) was more effective than a rival medicine from Novartis AG, and met the main goal of a late-stage study in

New drug reduces cannabis-withdrawal symptoms

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitor PF-04457845 reduces cannabis withdrawal symptoms and cannabis use in men with cannabis dependence,

Sperm motility, testosterone levels lower in active IBD

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Severe active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with impaired sperm motility and reduced testosterone levels, according to results from a

Weeding out foreigners: strains over Thailand's legalization of marijuana

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana, but a battle is brewing between local and foreign

FDA declines to approve Mallinckrodt's abuse-deterrent opioid painkiller

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - 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

Physician assistant faces U.S. trial over Insys opioid kickbacks

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) - 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

Older adults often noncompliant with antidepressants

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Older adults who are prescribed medication for depression by primary care physicians often fail to initiate them or to continue using them as directed, a Dutch

Residency programs lack recommended child and family leave

By Lisa Rapaport (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

Younger siblings of kids with autism and ADHD have higher risk of these disorders

By Lisa Rapaport (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

EpiPens less effective after heat exposure

By Tamara Mathias (Reuters Health) - The epinephrine in emergency allergy shots like the EpiPen can deteriorate when exposed to heat, so they shouldn't be left in the car on a hot day, researchers

Hospital discharge during December holidays tied to more readmissions, deaths

By Linda Carroll (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

'Major strides' to cut child labor in Cambodia's fashion factories

By Jared Ferrie PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - While the United Nations says child labor has fallen sharply in Cambodia's garment factories, many informal subcontractors using children are

Church of England paves way for ceremonies to welcome trans people

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender members of the 85-million-strong Anglican faith community will now have the support of the Church of England, after it released

Med school diversity increased after LCME standards implemented

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The percentage of matriculants at U.S. medical schools who are female, black or Hispanic has increased since the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (

Stratified therapy improves angina, QOL in patients with no obstructive CAD

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An interventional diagnostic procedure with linked medical therapy improves angina and quality of life in patients with signs and symptoms of ischemia but

Exercise during adjuvant breast-cancer treatment good for the heart

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A supervised exercise program during adjuvant therapy for breast cancer improved cardiopulmonary function in women enrolled in the EBBA-II trial. "Breast

Legalizing prostitution lowers violence and disease, report says

By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sex workers in countries where selling or buying sex is illegal are more likely to face violence, not use condoms and contract HIV, researchers

EHR alert cuts telemetry duration

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A targeted electronic health record (EHR) alert can reduce unnecessary telemetry monitoring, researchers report. "We were pleasantly surprised by the high

Higher eye pressure after anti-VEGF therapy needs more attention

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) known to follow intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents may persist in

Lorcaserin may help halt kidney disease in heavy patients

By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lorcaserin may help reduce the incidence and worsening of kidney disease in overweight and obese patients, according to new research. "In patients

Biosimilar infliximab appears effective in Crohn's disease

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - CT-P13, an infliximab biosimilar, appears to be safe and effective in infliximab-naive patients with Crohn's disease, according to a French equivalence

Dutch drafting law to regulate trade in foreign body parts

By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government is drafting legislation to regulate the trade in body parts after reports that hospitals were buying heads, knees and shoulders from U.S.

No need to stop hormones before surgery in transgender patients

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transgender individuals don't need to stop taking exogenous hormones before surgery, researchers say, based on the limited evidence available for their

Israel likely to allow medical cannabis exports by year-end - senior MP

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will likely allow exports of medical cannabis by the end of the year, a top lawmaker said on Thursday, a move that would boost state coffers and slow the

FDA clears Pear Therapeutics' mobile app to help treat opioid abuse

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday cleared Pear Therapeutics' mobile application to help increase retention of patients undergoing outpatient treatment for

Olympus unit pleads guilty to resolve U.S. duodenoscope probe

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) - 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

Delivering a baby increases - then lowers - risk of breast cancer: study

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Having a baby temporarily increases the risk of breast cancer by about 80% compared to the risk in women who have never given birth, researchers behind a new study

U.S. veterans' hospitals often better than nearby alternatives

By Lisa Rapaport (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. Researchers

Canadian doctors urge women to weigh pros and cons of breast cancer screening

By Lisa Rapaport (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

Many with T2DM are needlessly testing blood sugar at home

By Lisa Rapaport (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. People with type 2 diabetes

Benefits of statins far outweigh risks

By Linda Carroll (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

HIV-2 is deadlier than thought, despite slower progression to AIDS

By Scott Baltic NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously believed, and without treatment, most infected individuals will progress to HIV-related disease and death -

Doctor's-office video on HPV vaccine improves vaccine uptake

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adolescents are three times as likely to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) if they and their parents view a digital video on the risks and

Women imprisoned in Canada have worse cervical screening access

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have experienced imprisonment in Canada have worse cervical cancer screening access than those in the general population, researchers say. "

Canakinumab may cut hospitalizations for heart failure

By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Anti-inflammatory therapy with canakinumab appears to lead to fewer hospitalizations for heart failure, according to a new analysis of data from the

U.S. top court spurns Louisiana, Kansas on Planned Parenthood cuts

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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

Shorter-course, lower-dose tamoxifen works for noninvasive breast intraepithelial neoplasia

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low-dose tamoxifen (5 mg/day) for three years significantly reduced the risk of breast cancer development and recurrence in women with ductal carcinoma in

High-performing centenarians have increased T cell telomere length and telomerase activity

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Telomere length and telomerase activity following stimulation are greater in T cells of high-performing centenarians than in low-performing centenarians,

S.Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - 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,

Climate change creates mutant fugu, a deadly Japanese delicacy

By Mari Saito SHIMONOSEKI, JAPAN (Reuters) - The road, hemmed in on one side by empty warehouses and the other by a concrete seawall, ends abruptly in a desolate parking lot. Men step out of their

Gilead Sciences snares Roche veteran O'Day as CEO

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - 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. O'Day,

Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

By Anthony Deutsch and John Shiffman 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

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - 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

Solriamfetol may curb OSA-associated excessive daytime sleepiness

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Solriamfetol, an investigational norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor, improved excessive daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep

Drugs that exacerbate restless legs syndrome frequently prescribed

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) are often prescribed drugs that exacerbate the condition, while prescriptions of drugs approved to treat it

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[Introduction: Health literacy refers to the competences and resources required by individuals to meet the complex demands of health in modern society. This paper describes and analyses the health literacy profiles of type 2 diabetic patients included in a 2-year long self-management education programme.Methods: Nested in the ERMIES randomized controlled trial conducted in Reunion island, the ERMIES Ethnosocio study explored health literacy by means of two complementary approaches: description of health literacy profiles via the French version of the multidimensional “Health Literacy Questionnaire”, and a socio-anthropological perspective based on 40 semi-structured interviews carried out in 2012 and then in 2015.Results: The results highlight the existence of 8 constitutive variables in the management of type 2 diabetes in an ordinary context: diet, physical activity, treatment and monitoring of disease (disease management), access to knowledge and skills (health knowledge), relationships with health professionals and social support (expertise, support and social network). They also emphasize the differentiated relationships of individuals to each of these variables, ranging from functional to interactive or critical “levels”.Discussion].

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