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Republicans pull healthcare legislation plan in blow to Trump

By Dustin Volz and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration on Friday due to

Nearly half of Americans say Republican healthcare reform 'not an improvement'

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly half of American adults said the Republican healthcare reform measure is "not an improvement" over Obamacare, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll

Higher suicide risk in veterans who abuse opioids

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - 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.

‘Low content’ claims on food labels may confuse consumers

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Food labels that say ‘low salt’ or ‘no fat’ may be misleading, suggests a new study. These ‘low-content’ claims are based on comparisons with other foods and are

Experts propose quality components for pediatric IBD centers

By Joan Stephenson NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A list of 60 items that are important components for centers that treat pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), based on the opinions of more than

Breaks from sitting improve lipid profiles in diabetes patients

By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) - People with type 2 diabetes who sit all day have a riskier lipid profile than those who move around or exercise periodically throughout the day, according to

Suvorexant may benefit some older adults with insomnia

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Suvorexant may improve sleep onset and maintenance in individuals over age 65 with insomnia, researchers say. Dr. Joseph Herring of Merck - which

Delirium in critically ill children common, may go undetected

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (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

Multidisciplinary care tied to improved liver cancer survival

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Curative therapies are more likely to be prescribed when liver cancer patients are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of specialists such as

Hospitals with more frail surgery patients have better outcomes

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) – Hospitals with the highest volumes of frail surgery patients tend to be where such patients fare better, a study in Canada suggests. Frail patients have multiple

HERDOO2 rule identifies lower-risk women after unprovoked VTE

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The HERDOO2 decision rule can identify patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) who are at low risk of a recurrent event and do not require

Caregiver nuns avoid "elderspeak" with cognitively impaired seniors

By Ronnie Cohen (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

South Africa to try Japanese drug against resistant form of TB

By Reuters Staff JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa launched a new drug programme to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) on Friday in a bid to combat the leading cause of natural deaths in

Longer-term stimulant treatment may suppress adult height in ADHD

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long-term treatment with stimulant medication does not improve symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but is associated with

Drugmaker Lilly to invest $850 mln in U.S. operations in 2017

By Reuters Staff (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

EMA panel backs Novo Nordisk's haemophilia B drug

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - A panel of the European Medicines Agency said it recommended granting marketing approval to Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk's haemophilia B drug. The Committee for

Polio vaccine campaign targets 100 mln African children to stop Nigeria outbreak spreading

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health workers are preparing to vaccinate more than 116 million children against polio across West and Central Africa in a drive to contain an

TAVR noninferior to surgery in intermediate-risk patients

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is as good as surgery in patients with severe aortic stenosis at intermediate surgical risk, according to

Maternal depression, poor parenting tied to adverse changes in infant EEG

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Depression and poor parenting by mothers are associated with adverse changes in infant frontal EEG asymmetry, according to new findings. Maternal

Some breast cancer patients at increased risk of brain metastases

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - At the time of diagnosis of breast cancer, a substantial minority of patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive or

Republicans scramble for health bill votes after Trump ultimatum

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican lawmakers struggling to overcome differences over new healthcare legislation confronted a stark choice after President

U.S. House vote looms; Trump struggles to win Obamacare repeal

By David Morgan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump failed on Thursday to convince enough skeptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare

Foam soap may not measure up to liquid soap

By Jeffrey Hoskins (Reuters Health) - Foam soaps are increasingly replacing traditional liquid soaps in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, the food industry and other public spaces, but the trend may

Traumatic facial injuries common in U.S. nursing home residents

By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – 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

Low-dose apixaban may be safe anti-stroke option for dialysis patients

By Joan Stephenson NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low-dose apixaban achieves blood levels that appear to be safe and might be a “reasonable alternative” to warfarin for preventing stroke in patients

‘Healthy’ obese still face higher risk of ischemic heart disease

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) – Even without hypertension or other signs of heart disease, obese adults have a much higher risk of developing ischemic heart disease than normal-weight peers,

Increased mortality with moderate, severe hep C-related liver disease

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mortality is increased in patients with moderate or severe liver disease related to chronic hepatitis C, and progression from mild/moderate to severe

Dermatology consults may cut hospital stays, readmissions

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Inpatient dermatology consultations were associated with shorter hospital stays and reduced readmissions in a U.S. medical center and may do the same

Daily glass of 100% fruit juice doesn’t cause weight gain in kids

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children who drink one serving of 100 percent fruit juice a day don’t appear to gain significantly more weight than kids who consume no juice at all, a research

New score points to intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma outcome

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A simplified prognostic score may increase the accuracy of survival prediction after hepatectomy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), according to

Two thirds of cancers caused by random genetic mistakes -US study

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - About two thirds of cancers are caused by random typos in DNA that occur as normal cells make copies of themselves, a finding that helps explain why healthy

U.S. lawmakers seek pricing info on PTC Therapuetics' Duchenne drug

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers sent a letter on Wednesday to PTC Therapeutics Inc, seeking information about the drugmaker's pricing strategy for its recently acquired Duchenne

Rural women lead fight against infant mortality in DR Congo

By Christopher Clark MBANZA-NGUNGU, Congo (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a nurse in rural Democratic Republic of Congo where health facilities are scarce and patients often arrive too late for

New guidelines support expanded use of TAVR

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Updated guidelines from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) support expanded use of transcatheter aortic valve

Timolol may be effective for treating ocular pyogenic granuloma

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Topical timolol 0.5% twice daily appears to be effective for children with ocular pyogenic granuloma, according to a new case series. "Ocular pyogenic

Palliative care consults cut health services use in advanced cancer

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Palliative care for advanced cancer patients is associated with fewer repeat hospitalizations and more hospice referrals, according to a study highlighting how

Child victims of Mosul battle fill emergency hospital

By Angus MacSwan BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State

Americans favor paid family, sick leave; split on funding - report

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most Americans support paid family and medical leave and think employers, rather than the government, should cover the costs, but they are divided over whether

Budesonide multi-matrix induces endoscopic remission in refractory UC

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Budesonide multi-matrix induces remission in patients with mild to moderate mesalamine-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC), researchers report. "While we

Higher maternal folate levels tied to lower risk of elevated BP in offspring

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Higher plasma folate levels in women with cardiometabolic risk factors are associated with a lower risk of elevated blood pressure in their offspring,

Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market

By Maayan Lubell and Lianne Back Tel Aviv (Reuters) - Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a

Sacubitril/valsartan may improve glycemic control in patients with heart failure

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A post hoc analysis of the PARADIGM-HF trial shows that sacubitril/valsartan improves glycemic control in patients with heart failure (HF) and diabetes.

Intensive medical, lifestyle interventions reverse diabetes in some patients

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intensive lifestyle and drug therapy can induce remission in some type 2 diabetes patients, according to a new pilot study. After a four-month

Uncertain fate of Obamacare causes some hospitals to halt projects, hiring

By Robin Respaut and Yasmeen Abutaleb (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

GSK and Regeneron to mine gene data from 500,000 Britons

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's GlaxoSmithKline and U.S.-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals are embarking on a joint project with UK Biobank, the world's most detailed biomedical database,

Crunch week looms for Sanofi, Roche and GSK at U.S. drugs agency

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Three of Europe's top drugmakers face critical verdicts from U.S. regulators next week, with Sanofi and Roche likely to win approvals for two new products, while

Prolotherapy may help ease knee joint pain

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Prolotherapy, an alternative medicine approach to joint pain that typically uses injections of sugar or sodium, may be worth trying for knee osteoarthritis after

Maternity leave takes higher toll on physicians in procedural specialties

By Rita Buckley NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Female physicians lose significant income during maternity leave and report high rates of career dissatisfaction, particularly in procedural specialties,

Pregabalin no better than placebo for sciatica

By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregabalin, the pain-fighting drug better known by the Pfizer brand name Lyrica, works no better than placebo at relieving the leg pain associated with

Repeated bevacizumab injections tied to higher glaucoma surgery risk

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Seven or more intravitreous bevacizumab injections in a year is associated with a higher risk of glaucoma surgery, researchers in Canada say. "The

Most Americans tethered to email, texts and social media: survey

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - Do you find yourself incapable of controlling an incessant urge to look at your smart phone or other electronic device? You’ve got company. A new poll shows that

Trump appears to be losing battle ahead of healthcare vote

By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the

When starting biologics for RA, disease severity predicts likelihood of remission

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After starting biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), patients with higher disease activity at baseline achieved greater improvements in measures

Periconceptional diet quality poor in many U.S. women

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Most women have poor diets around the time of conception that may increase the risk of pregnancy complications like excessive weight gain, hypertension, impaired

U.S. perinatal HIV infection fell to 69 infants in 2013: CDC

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Perinatal HIV infection steadily declined in the U.S. between 2002 and 2013, but “missed opportunities” remain for preventing transmission, according to

Gene profile sways breast cancer chemo decisions

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - 70-gene signature (70-GS) testing led to a change in adjuvant chemotherapy recommendations in about half of breast cancer patients with estrogen receptor

Patient-reported outcomes differ according to prostate cancer treatment modality

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Outcomes reported by patients with localized prostate cancer differ according to whether they are managed with radiation therapy, surgery, or active

Coronary artery calcium score identifies more African Americans who need statins

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The coronary artery calcium (CAC) score can identify African Americans who would benefit from statin therapy but would not be included based on current US

Pharmacist guilty of racketeering in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - The co-founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found guilty of racketeering and fraud but cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a

U.N. slams sale of Cambodian women's breast milk by U.S. firm

By Beh Lih Yi JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The sale of breast milk from Cambodian women by a U.S. firm is a form of exploitation, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Wednesday, after

Subclinical aortic valve-associated thrombosis occurs “frequently”

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – About 12% of patients undergoing surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement show signs of subclinical leaflet thrombosis on computed tomography (CT

Vitamin E, selenium supplements don't lower dementia risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Older men who take vitamin E and selenium supplements have the same risk of dementia as people who don't use these products, according to a new study that quashes

Trump, Koch brothers at odds over 'Trumpcare' vote

By James Oliphant, Emily Stephenson and Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans considering whether or not to back U.S. President Donald Trump's healthcare reforms in a crucial House of

Most wastewater released is untreated, putting millions at risk

By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wastewater from households, industries and agriculture, if treated, could be a valuable resource rather than a costly problem, United Nations

Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno

U.S. bans Indian drugmaker Divi's factory

By Reuters Staff MUMBAI (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators have banned a drug production site in India belonging to Divi's Laboratories Ltd due to manufacturing violations, sending the company's

Romania bids to host EU drug agency after Brexit

By Reuters Staff BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania wants the European Union to relocate its pan-European drug regulator EMA to Bucharest from London after Brexit, the government said on Wednesday. "We

Tobacco treaty has helped cut smoking rates, but more work needed

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A global tobacco treaty put in place in 2005 has helped reduce smoking rates by 2.5 percent worldwide in 10 years, researchers said on Tuesday, but use of deadly

U.S. appeals court revives Fosamax warning claims against Merck

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived hundreds of claims by plaintiffs who accused Merck & Co of failing to adequately warn about the risks of thigh bone fractures

For Ugandan children, hunger and HIV make a deadly mix

By Yasin Kakande KATAKWI, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seven-year-old Esther Agutti weighs 7 kilos - a third of the weight of the average child her age. She has been in hospital in Katakwi,

Novartis heart drug portfolio hit by failed serelaxin study

By Reuters Staff ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's heart failure drug serelaxin flopped in a late-stage trial by not cutting cardiovascular death or slowing disease progression, marking the likely demise

Behavioral therapy helpful in Tourette’s patients with psychiatric disorders

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Behavioral treatment for tics is effective for Tourette’s patients with co-occurring psychiatric disorders, regardless of what the disorder is, new

Immigration provision cut from Obamacare rollback, angering conservatives

By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some conservatives in Washington were fuming on Tuesday after an Obamacare rollback bill was tweaked by Republican leaders to

FDA approves Newron's drug as add-on therapy for Parkinson's

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its Parkinson's disease treatment Xadago (safinamide) as an add-on therapy to

‘Low T’ television ads linked to surge in testosterone use

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Men who see more ads for low testosterone or "low T" on local television channels may be more likely to seek tests or treatments to boost their levels of the

Software systems boost blood clot prophylaxis

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pooled data indicate that computerized clinical decision support systems (CCDSS) can improve venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis and significantly

Bleeding complications common after percutaneous interventions using large-bore catheters

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one in six percutaneous interventions using large-bore catheters are complicated by bleeding events, according to a retrospective study. Dr.

Swiss cannabis entrepreneurs develop craving for low-potency pot

By Marina Depetris and John Miller KOELLIKON, Switzerland (Reuters) - Entrepreneurs have high hopes for cannabis in Switzerland, where business has suddenly taken off in recent months, six years

Press Release: Norepinephrine shortage tied to increase in septic shock deaths

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - A shortage several years ago of norepinephrine used to treat septic shock was tied to an increase in deaths among patients with the condition, a new study shows

Optical coherence tomographic angiography helps track diabetic retinopathy

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vessel density as measured by optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA) correlates with the severity of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and may yield

Scientists find how using "satnav" switches off parts of brain

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - If you have long feared that using a "satnav" navigation system to get to your destination is making you worse at finding the way alone, research now suggests you

Psychiatric inpatients at high risk of death after discharge

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Individuals discharged from inpatient psychiatric care are 16 times more likely to die prematurely within a year compared with people in the community

Trump warns Republican lawmakers of backlash for healthcare failure

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned Republican lawmakers on Tuesday that voters could punish them if they do not approve a plan he favors to dismantle Obamacare

‘Drip-and-ship’ effective for acute ischemic stroke

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A “drip and ship” approach to acute ischemic stroke - IV thrombolysis followed by transfer to another hospital for mechanical thrombectomy - yields

BPH drugs tied to mental health risk, but not suicide

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Drugs that treat hair loss and prostate enlargement are tied to a small increased risk of depression and self-harm, but not suicide, according to a study from

Levosimendan offers no LV benefit after cardiac surgery: studies

By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A drug widely used outside North America to prevent acute perioperative left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients undergoing heart surgery has failed to

Several oral direct-acting agent regimens effective for HCV infection

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Highly effective, well-tolerated oral direct-acting agent (DAA) regimens are now available for all hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes and for patient

Cafes, ATMs might be good places for defibrillators

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Storing defibrillators at coffee shops and banks with automated teller (ATM) machines might help bystanders provide faster emergency aid to patients having a

Replace aspirin with rivaroxaban after ACS?

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In the post-acute coronary syndrome (ACS) setting, substituting rivaroxaban for aspirin (in dual therapy with clopidogrel or ticagrelor) does not raise the

Canadian youth hockey injuries cut in half after national policy change

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) – Injuries fell by half and concussions were reduced by almost two thirds after Hockey Canada banned body checking for players younger than 13 years old, a study has

Girl born with four legs is separated from twin in Chicago surgery

By Jane Ross LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A baby girl from the Ivory Coast born with four legs and two spines has been successfully separated from a parasitic twin in a rare and complex surgery at a

Cairo rage room lets Egyptians take a swing at their frustrations

By Reuters Staff CAIRO (Reuters) - Residents of the Egyptian capital have a new outlet to release frustrations built up living in a crowded megacity. Armed with a baseball bat and offered an array

Number of rural Indians without clean water equivalent to UK population - charity

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is home to the highest number of rural people without access to clean water, and faces increased strain on scarce resources due to a

Trump to address Republican lawmakers in latest healthcare push

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was set to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to shore up support for the party's healthcare bill to replace Obamacare,

China calls on Brazil to take stricter safety measures on food shipments

By Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday called on Brazil to take stricter safety measures in its food shipments, as Brazilian officials scrambled to limit the fallout from a

Xarelto cuts recurrence of dangerous blood clots in study

By Bill Berkrot WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longer-term use of the oral blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban) significantly cut the risk of recurrence of potentially life-threatening blood clots with no

Higher heart risk seen with Abbott dissolving stent after two years: study

By Bill Berkrot WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients who received Abbott Laboratories' novel dissolving vascular stent had a significantly higher rate of serious adverse heart events than those treated

Gritty film is boosting sex trafficking awareness, says director

By Ed Upright LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The hard-hitting documentary "I Am Jane Doe" is opening people's eyes to online child sex trafficking in the United States that until now they

When CVS stopped selling cigarettes, some customers quit smoking

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - The retail pharmacy company CVS Health helped its customers quit smoking by pulling cigarettes off the shelves two years ago, a new study suggests. Smokers who

Yellow fever vaccine advised for travel to Brazil's Rio, Sao Paulo states

By Reuters Staff RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that travelers to rural areas in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo get yellow fever

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