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Invasive group B strep infections still rising in US adults

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The rising incidence of invasive group B streptococcal (GBS) infections among nonpregnant adults in the U.S. that began in the late 1980s has continued

Intercept's drug for liver fibrosis due to NASH meets main goal

By Ankur Banerjee and Manas Mishra (Reuters) - Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) showed an improvement in liver fibrosis,

Tisotumab vedotin shows some promise in early trial of solid tumors

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new cancer drug has shown promise against multiple tumor types, in a first-in-human trial. Tisotumab vedotin appeared to be manageably safe and provided

Target doses rarely used in HF with reduced ejection fraction

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Less than 20% of U.S. patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) receive target doses of blood pressure medications,

Pfizer-Lilly drug shown to help reduce back pain in late-stage trial

By Manas Mishra (Reuters) - A non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co succeeded in reducing chronic low back pain when used in a stronger dose, results from a late-stage

Ireland urges people not to stockpile medicines ahead of Brexit

By Reuters Staff DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's deputy prime minister on Tuesday called on people not to stockpile medicine before Britain quits the European Union, saying the country had at least eight

Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights

By M.B. Pell and Deborah Nelson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aiming to grant military families far greater say to challenge hazardous housing, the U.S. Air Force told Reuters Monday it will push Congress to

Mexico's ruling party lawmakers urge capping drug prices

By Reuters Staff MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Mexico's ruling party plan to send a bill to Congress that would set maximum drug prices, aiming to improve accessibility for poor patients and

As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

By Takashi Umekawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment

Parenthood derails the careers of many in STEM, especially women

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Almost half of women and a quarter of men leave careers in science, technology, engineering and math after they have their first child, a new study shows.

Interval training burns off more pounds than jogging or cycling

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Workouts that mix up a variety of intense exercises with brief recovery periods in between may help people lose more weight than chugging along at a steady pace on

Brief general anesthesia appears safe for children's brains

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - In infants, an hour of general anesthesia - long enough for most minor surgeries done in babies - doesn't increase the risk of impaired brain development compared

Supply of primary care doctors linked with mortality rates

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Mortality rates are lower in American communities with more primary care physicians than in areas of the country with fewer doctors, a study suggests. Overall in

Youngsters with lazy eye feel less accepted by peers, less physically competent

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lower self-perception of peer acceptance and physical competence are hallmarks of altered visual development in young children with amblyopia,

Black men with advanced prostate cancer have survival advantage on newer therapies

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - African-American men with chemotherapy-naive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) seem to have a survival advantage, relative to their

Pneumatic leg compression offers no additional benefit over drugs against DVT

By Reuters Staff (Reuters Health) - Adding intermittent pneumatic compression to blood thinners does not provide additional protection against lower-limb deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) in critically ill

Bagging while waiting to intubate found safe in ICU study

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Bagging patients for 60 seconds while waiting to intubate dramatically reduces the odds of low oxygen levels without increasing the risk of aspiration, according to a

DAA use tied to fewer liver cancers, lower mortality in patients with HCV

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The use of direct acting antivirals (DAA) is associated with reduced mortality and hepatocellular-carcinoma risk in patients with chronic hepatitis C,

Bulgaria urged to stop locking up stateless people by detained heart doctor

By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A cardiac specialist, who was locked up in Bulgaria for six weeks because he has no nationality, has called on the government to stop treating

Japan approves test of iPS cells for treating spinal injuries

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said on

In separate renal cancer studies, two drugs combined with axitinib show promise

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Two drugs, either avelumab or pemrolizumab, if combined with axitinib, are superior for treating metastatic renal-cell carcinoma compared with conventional therapy

Ospemifene effective for postmenopausal vaginal dryness

By Scott Baltic NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ospemifene, an oral selective estrogen-receptor modulator, can help treat moderate to severe vaginal dryness in postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal

Hypofractionated radiotherapy safe in high-risk cancer patients following mastectomy

By Scott Baltic NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hypofractionated radiotherapy following mastectomy is not inferior to conventional fractionated radiotherapy, and had similar toxicities, according to a

U.S. Medicare plans to track CAR-T cancer therapy outcomes

By Deena Beasley (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CAR-T cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a

Smartphone app promising for postop care after pediatric tonsillectomy

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Families and caregivers found a smartphone app helpful for communicating with a physician after their child's tonsillectomy, in a pilot study. Dr. S.

Neoadjuvant anti-PD-1 immunotherapy may improve glioblastoma outcomes

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Neoadjuvant immunotherapy with anti-PD-1 agents may improve outcomes in patients with resectable or recurrent glioblastoma, researchers report. "The

Nektar, Bristol combo drug shows signs of tumor reduction in bladder cancer patients

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Nektar Therapeutics said on Friday some patients with advanced bladder cancer treated with a combination of its experimental treatment and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's

Asthma classes in school may help reduce attacks

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - School-age children with asthma who receive education on managing the condition may have fewer attacks, emergency department visits and hospitalizations than those

Leaving the hospital early can double the odds of going back

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Patients who discharge themselves from the hospital against medical advice are twice as likely to be back within 30 days as those who leave when doctors say they're

Comorbidities, not PTSD itself, behind higher heart risks

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Comorbidities such as smoking, anxiety and depression account for the increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in veterans with post-traumatic stress

Kenyan activist's death in botched abortion spotlights 'killer' backstreet clinics

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a Kenyan activist due a botched abortion spotlights how thousands of pregnant women and girls are being driven by social stigma and

Army calls base housing hazards 'unconscionable,' details steps to protect families

By Joshua Schneyer, Andrea Januta and Deborah Nelson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deeply troubled by military housing conditions exposed by Reuters reporting, the U.S. Army's top leadership vowed Friday to

Push-up capacity may predict heart disease risk in men

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor's office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming years, new research

Money troubles tied to higher risk of heart disease for African-Americans

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - African-American adults who often struggle to pay bills may be more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who don't have much

Culture-negative TB likely under-recognized and underdiagnosed globally

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Culture-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is under-recognized and can lead to untreated disease, researchers say. "Physicians who see a lot of TB

Expanding genetic testing for prostate cancer could improve patient management

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Expanding genetic testing beyond current guidelines could better stratify prostate cancer patients for the presence of pathogenic variants and improve

Bayer stresses drug's tolerability in bid for prostate cancer market

By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer is banking on the mild side effects of its experimental prostate cancer drug darolutamide, as it prepares to take on established rival products by Pfizer

Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

By Maikel Jefriando and Gayatri Suroyo JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced

Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) - A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during the Jewish high holidays and

Telehealth-enhanced referral process gets more kids into mental-health care

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A telehealth-enhanced referral process significantly improved initial access to mental-health care for children referred from primary care in a study

Aortic-stenosis staging tied to post-TAVR mortality

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The staging of aortic stenosis is associated with cardiac changes and all-cause mortality following transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR),

Similar long-term postprocedural outcomes after carotid endarterectomy, stenting

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of stroke or death beyond 120 days is similar after stenting and endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis, researchers report. "Our studies

Trump enters obese range, but still in 'good health,' exam findings show

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has put on a few pounds over the past year and is now in the obese range, although he remains in "very good health overall," according to

REFILE-Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October - WHO

(Corrects fifth paragraph to refer to vaccination of 2.2 million children, not 22 million people, following clarification by WHO, and makes clear those receiving booster are also children.) By

Breast-density notification letters may be too dense

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Post-mammogram form letters telling women about dense breasts may be more confusing than helpful if they are difficult to read and understand, researchers say.

Delayed newborn baths tied to higher breastfeeding rates

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Newborns who don't get baths right away may be more likely to be exclusively breastfed than infants who get whisked away to be washed soon after delivery, a U.S.

More young adults binge-drinking well into their 20s

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental injuries, deaths and a

Coronary-artery plaque characteristics improve with biologic therapy for psoriasis

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Biologic therapy in patients with severe psoriasis is associated with significant improvements in coronary-artery plaque characteristics, according to new

Paramedics not washing their hands nearly enough

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Hand hygiene compliance among paramedics may be "remarkably low," according to a study that monitored ambulance workers in Scandinavia and Australia over six months

Late-window thrombectomy benefits larger strokes

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Late-window thrombectomy benefits stroke patients with pretreatment core-infarct volumes up to 70 mL, according to an analysis of data from the DEFUSE 3

Stereotactic body radiotherapy shows long-term safety in prostate cancer

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) appears to provide good long-term results and very few toxic effects in certain prostate cancers, according to data

Outcomes better with arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Arthroscopic hip surgery results in better outcomes than physiotherapy and activity modification in patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement (

Starving girl shows impact of Yemen war, economic collapse

By Reuters Staff HAJJAH, Yemen (Reuters) - Displaced by war, starving and living under a tree, 12-year-old Fatima Qoba weighed just 10kg (22.05 lb) when she was carried into a Yemeni malnutrition

Flies and fungi: Climate change could make food less safe, experts warn

By Andualem Sisay Gessesse ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the planet warms, governments must pay more attention to food safety, and address the issue in their action plans to tackle

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October - WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health

U.S. unveils plan to control some toxins in drinking water

By Valerie Volcovici (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a plan to control a group of toxic chemicals found in Americans' drinking water but will not set a limit

Increased cardiovascular disease risk in Korean women with high-risk HPV infection

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Korean women infected with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially if they are

Mixed results of intensive blood pressure reduction in acute ischemic stroke

By Will Boggs NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intensive blood pressure reduction in patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with intravenous thrombolysis reduces intracranial bleeding, but does not

More US ob-gyns offering abortion

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of U.S. ob-gyns who provide abortions is on the rise, according to new research. Nearly one-quarter of those surveyed in 2016-2017 reported

Novel radiation therapy promising for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A novel, targeted radiation therapy called Lutetium-177 PSMA-617 (LuPSMA) has shown promising clinical activity in men with prostate-specific membrane

Precious antibiotics still being used to boost animal growth -OIE

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Farmers in 45 countries still use antibiotics to boost animal growth, despite warnings from health experts and bans on the practice in many parts of the world, the

Aggressive sanitizing at home lowers post-hospital MRSA risk

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - A six-month program of aggressively washing and sanitizing at home after surgery can lower the risk of developing a potentially-deadly infection for people who harbor

Gender-affirming treatment tied to better quality of life for older adults

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Older transgender adults have a better quality of life when they get drugs or surgery to help their bodies match their gender identity, a U.S. study suggests.

Johnson & Johnson supplier seeks bankruptcy over talc lawsuits

By Tina Bellon and Tom Hals (Reuters) - A key supplier of talc used in Johnson & Johnson's baby powder filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday in the wake of multibillion-dollar lawsuits alleging

Certain drugs, supplements may improve sperm health

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Men with infertility may have better-quality sperm when they take certain nutritional supplements and medicines, but it's unclear whether that leads to pregnancies

Heart attack tied to edible marijuana is a warning to doctors

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - As medical and recreational marijuana becomes legal in more and more places, experts worry there isn't enough science on the risks and benefits of the drug,

Algorithm helps predict recovery of swallowing after stroke, need for enteral tube feeding

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Clinicians from the UK and Switzerland have developed and validated a simple scoring algorithm to help predict recovery from dysphagia after stroke and the

Tortoise-inspired device delivers insulin pellets to stomach lining

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A small tortoise-inspired self-orienting device allows oral delivery of tiny insulin spears ("milliposts") to the stomach lining where they release insulin

Recurrent strep throat linked to aberrant immune responses

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Several alterations in immune responses contribute to the risk of recurrent group A Streptococcus tonsillitis ("strep throat"), researchers report.

Safe to extend screening interval for high-risk HPV

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Routine primary cervical screening for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) increased the detection of intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 or worse and

Military survey finds deep dissatisfaction with family housing on U.S. bases

By M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new survey of military families living on U.S. bases found most are dissatisfied with their housing, often citing serious health and safety

Britons are happiest in their teens and retirement -study

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - People in Britain are at their happiest at the ages of 16 and 70, according to an analysis of UK national statistics published on Wednesday. Teenagers score higher

Singapore police say American accused of leaking HIV data 'pathological liar'

By Reuters Staff SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore police said on Wednesday a U.S. citizen accused of leaking the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people was "a pathological liar," in a case that

Pioglitazine may prevent cardiovascular events in stroke patients with prediabetes

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pioglitazone could reduce cardiovascular events and new-onset diabetes in patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) and prediabetes,

Laparoscopic gastrectomy outcome comparable to open surgery

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with stage I gastric cancer who undergo laparoscopic distal gastrectomy have long-term-survival rates similar to those who have open distal

Supporters renew push for nationwide paid family leave in U.S.

By Benjamin Long NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Democrats pushed on Tuesday for a nationwide paid family leave system in the United States, the only developed nation that does not guarantee

'Sexist' data is holding women back, Bill and Melinda Gates say

By Sonia Elks LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "Sexist" data is making it harder to improve women and girls' lives, the world's leading philanthropic couple Bill and Melinda Gates said on Tuesday

In physician pay-for-performance, larger bonuses improve care

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In physician pay-for-performance (P4P) settings, increasing the bonus size was associated with significantly improved quality of care, while adding loss

Treg cells show promise as immunotherapy for Crohn's disease

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Crohn's disease (CD) symptoms may be reduced if an agonist of the retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARA) can be used to traffic T-regulatory (Treg) cells to

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