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Ebola's spread shows how science needs societies to succeed

By Kate Kelland LONDON - The persistence of Congo's Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease

New point-of-care TB test has high sensitivity in HIV+ patients

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new point-of-care (POC) assay is more sensitive for diagnosing tuberculosis in hospitalized patients with HIV than the only commercially available POC TB

When elders leave hospital, falls are big reason they return

By Saumya Joseph (Reuters Health) - Preventing falls among elderly patients who've just left the hospital is an important part of keeping them safe, a large U.S. study shows. When elderly patients are

Lack of sleep linked to mental health problems for college students

By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Poor sleep may be linked to a greater risk for poor mental health on college campuses, new research suggests. With each night of insufficient sleep, the risk

Pregabalin linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Gabapentinoids - specifically, pregabalin - increase users' risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, injuries and car accidents - and the risks are

Support for more selective use of echo in acute MI patients

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Guidelines recommend that patients with acute myocardial infarction undergo echocardiography for assessment of cardiac structure and ejection fraction, but

No reductions in IBD hospitalizations, surgeries after infliximab approval in Canada

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Introduction of infliximab, the first biologic therapy approved for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Canada, did not lead to lower rates of

Prenatal anti-epileptic drugs tied to behavior problems in children

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children exposed prenatally to their mothers' anti-epileptic medication had an increased risk of behavioral problems compared to population norms,

Mexico announces end to funding for human trafficking NGOs

By Christine Murray MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico will stop giving financial aid to anti-human trafficking organizations and instead run shelters and victim care directly, the

Genetics research gets help from social media

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Researchers have harnessed the power of social media to build a genetic database, according to a new report. The "Genes for Good" project, which turned to Facebook

UN climate chief says 3C hotter world 'just not possible'

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is an "existential issue" for humankind, and stepping up efforts to keep warming to globally agreed limits is urgent, the U.N.

New lymphocyte type plays important role in type 1 diabetes

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A newly identified lymphocyte that expresses both T-cell receptors (TCR) and B-cell receptors (BCR) appears to play an important role in type 1 diabetes,

QOL with ambulatory advanced heart failure worse for women than men

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Quality of life in patients with ambulatory advanced heart failure is worse among women than among men, according to findings. "Despite physicians

Press Release: Eleven US cancer centers get to charge more for care

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - For several decades, certain cancer centers have been allowed by the U.S. government to charge more for the care they give. A new study finds the care given at

Study confirms malformation risks with older antiepileptics, finds new signals

By Will Boggs NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The use of valproic acid or topiramate during the first two months of pregnancy is tied to previously reported congenital malformations, and three other

3D printing can help guide urological surgeries

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Prior to urological surgery, 3-dimensional printing can help guide the identification of lesions and their relationships with surrounding structures, among

VBI hepatitis B vaccine meets main goals in late-stage trial

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - VBI Vaccines Inc said on Monday a late-stage study testing its hepatitis B vaccine against GlaxoSmithKline's Engerix-B in adults met its main goals. The trial administered

Encephalitis kills 97 in east India

By Reuters Staff NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nearly 100 children have died this month from encephalitis in Bihar, a state health official said on Monday. Ninety-seven children had died and 146 were being

U.S. measles cases hit 1044 this year

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The United States recorded 22 new measles cases last week, a 2.2% increase, taking the total cases for the year to 1,044 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health

WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo's Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week

U.S. drugmakers file lawsuit against rule requiring drug prices in TV ads

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - U.S. drugmakers on Friday filed a lawsuit to prevent the companies from disclosing the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements as

Listening to music may ease cancer patients' pain

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients' pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research

Half of severely obese GERD patients still have reflux after surgery

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gastric-bypass surgery leads to rapid improvement in reflux symptoms in obese patients with gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), but about half still need

Pharmacies may not stock naloxone, despite statewide orders

By Saumya Joseph (Reuters Health) - More than three years after Pennsylvania issued a statewide order expanding access to the life-saving opioid antidote naloxone, the product was still hard to

Cortical-stimulation-induced seizures predict successful epilepsy surgery

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Seizure induction by cortical stimulation predicts good outcomes of surgery for focal drug-resistant epilepsy as reliably as do spontaneous seizures,

Got an antibiotic prescription from your dentist? Chances are, it might be unnecessary

By Saumya Joseph (Reuters Health) - More than three-quarters of antibiotic prescriptions written by dentists before dental procedures are unnecessary and might do more harm than good, a new U.S. study

Lawyers pitch plan to include entire U.S. in opioid settlement talks

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) - Lawyers representing county and municipal governments accusing drug manufacturers and distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic proposed a novel plan on Friday that

Experimental mobile app helps manage migraines

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - A smartphone-based relaxation app could help migraine sufferers reduce the number of headaches they get each month, a small study suggests. Using the app twice a

Single tablet regimen an option for some HIV-infected patients switching from ABC/3TC

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Switching to a single tablet regimen of elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (E/C/F/TAF) was non-inferior to continuing an

New birth-weight reference is more accurate

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new U.S. reference for singleton-birth-weight percentiles uses obstetric estimates of gestation and thereby better identifies outliers, researchers

Radical cystectomy cheaper than trimodal therapy in some bladder cancers

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with localized muscle-invasive bladder cancer, radical cystectomy appears to have better outcome and may be much less costly than combining

Myanmar doctor's license revoked due to bikini Facebook posts

By Nanchanok Wongsamuth BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Myanmar model and doctor said she would appeal against a medical council decision to revoke her license for posting photos of herself

Human B-cell response evolves during the years after Ebola infection

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The human B-cell response to Ebola virus evolves significantly during the three years after infection, according to detailed studies of four survivors of

Enanta's lung infection therapy succeeds in mid-stage trial

By Saumya Joseph (Reuters) - Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday its treatment for a highly contagious respiratory infection met the main goal of reducing virus levels in the body in a mid-stage

Esketamine nasal spray prevents relapse of treatment-resistant depression

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Esketamine nasal spray, added to oral antidepressant treatment, helps to prevent relapse in patients with treatment-resistant depression, according to

Higher risks of cardiovascular events in untreated ‘white-coat hypertension’

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with untreated "white-coat hypertension" have an increased risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality compared with those on treatment,

More than a third of people in the Americas may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea

By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may affect as many as 37% of adults in the Americas, according to a review of epidemiological studies presented June 9 at Sleep

WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency -experts

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that

Prosecutors drop Flint, Michigan water charges over 'flawed' probe

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Michigan prosecutors on Thursday dropped all criminal charges over the deadly contamination of the city of Flint's water, saying a more thorough investigation was needed

Mesh implants work for bladder leakage, long-term safety unclear

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Several different types of mesh implant surgery may be effective for treating bladder leaks, but the long-term safety and effectiveness of the procedures isn't yet

Female soldiers wanting to suppress periods face barriers

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Military women wanting to stop menstruating while they are deployed may face a number of barriers, a new commentary suggests. The majority of surveyed military

Indonesia cracks down on online tobacco ads to deter young smokers

By Reuters Staff JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia, the world's fourth biggest producer of cigarettes, will crack down on online tobacco advertisements in a bid to target youthful smokers, the

Bluebird prices gene therapy at 1.575 mln euros over five years

By Deena Beasley and Tamara Mathias (Reuters) - Bluebird bio Inc on Friday set a price for its gene therapy, Zynteglo, at 1.575 million euros ($1.78 million) over five years, after winning conditional

Father's smoking during pregnancy tied to asthma in kids

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their fathers while they're in the womb may be more likely than those who are not to develop asthma by age 6,

Communication interventions may alter patients' DNR decisions

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Communication interventions such as pamphlets, discussions, videos about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), handouts about advanced directives and

Burnout Nation: How companies are de-stressing workforces

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Chris Taylor NEW YORK (Reuters) - No matter who you are or what you do, let me take a wild guess: You feel a little burned

Ebola not known to be spreading in Uganda - WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - There has been no known person-to-person spread of Ebola in Uganda despite the deaths of two people there who arrived with the disease from Congo, the top World

Many epinephrine self-injectors still potent long after expiration date

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - EpiPens and other autoinjectors filled with epinephrine to treat severe allergic reactions may still be potent enough to work many months past their labeled

Evolocumab now more affordable choice in high-risk heart patients

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A recent 60% drop in the U.S. price of evolocumab (Repatha, Amgen) has made it a financially acceptable addition to therapy for patients with very

Direct oral anticoagulants, warfarin appear equally safe in morbidly obese patients

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Direct oral anticoagulants and warfarin appear to be similarly safe in morbidly obese patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and venous thromboembolism (VTE

Orofacial clefts linked to worse neurodevelopmental, academic outcomes

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with orofacial clefts (OFCs) have worse neurodevelopmental and academic outcomes than their peers, from infancy through adolescence, according to a

FDA proposes shorter deadline for e-cigarette applications

By Uday Sampath Kumar (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it can advance the date for the submission of e-cigarette applications, a proposal that could pile more pressure on

American College of Physicians tweaks guideline-development methods

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The American College of Physicians (ACP) has updated its methods for developing clinical guidelines to include more stringent policies regarding potential

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate carries risk of serious GI side effects

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The use of sodium polystyrene sulfonate (SPS) to treat hyperkalemia can cause serious gastrointestinal (GI) side effects, researchers from Canada report. "

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda, two others in intensive care

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - A Congolese woman has become the second patient in Uganda to die of Ebola since the virus crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo and two

Richest countries skimp on parental leave: UNICEF

By Kate Ryan NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of the wealthiest nations in the world provide little or no government-supported maternity or paternity leave for new parents, a United

Two variables accurately predict rebound hyperbilirubinemia

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two variables, gestational age at phototherapy initiation and the difference between starting threshold and post-phototherapy total serum bilirubin (TSB),

Increasing dietary vitamin K may help stabilize anticoagulation with warfarin

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Increasing dietary vitamin K intake can help stabilize anticoagulation therapy in patients taking warfarin with a history of instability, according to

Insomnia patients may be open to CBT by video call

By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered by video call appears to inspire as much confidence among patients with insomnia as does the traditional

GSK signs up gene-editing pioneers in drug discovery alliance

By Ludwig Burger (Reuters) - British drugmaker GSK said it has struck a research deal with the early pioneers of a prominent gene-editing technology at the University of California, in a boost to its

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Heart attack survivors with chronic mood disorders may be more likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don't suffer these problems, a recent study

Australia's first gay soccer player urges more care on LGBT+ comments

By Michael Taylor KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sports stars with conservative religious views must be more careful when publicly discussing LGBT+ rights to avoid harming other people,

New review suggests proven ways to cut back on sugary drinks

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - With sugary sodas and other sweetened drinks considered a key driver of the obesity epidemic worldwide, a new research review evaluates how well various measures

Trauma patients at high risk for later social dysfunction

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Nearly half of trauma patients experience social deficits that make it harder for them to interact with friends and stay involved in the community, a recent study

Don't kiss your pet hedgehog, CDC warns as Salmonella hits 17 states

By Manas Mishra (Reuters Health) - U.S. health officials warned pet-owners against kissing and snuggling their hedgehogs as a Salmonella outbreak linked to contact with the animals spread to 17 states

Sobi buys rare-disease drug emapalumab, zooms in on hematology and immunology

By Reuters Staff STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Rare diseases specialist Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (Sobi) has agreed to buy the drug emapalumab and is reorganizing to increase focus on late-stage development in

High fiber intake in pregnancy tied to lower risk of celiac disease in offspring

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A high intake of fiber during pregnancy was associated with a decreased risk of celiac disease in children in a large population-based study from Norway.

Adding radiation to chemo not better for locally-advanced endometrial cancer

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Supplementing chemotherapy with radiation failed to improve relapse-free survival in patients with stage III or IVA endometrial carcinoma, according to a comparison of

Canadian panel calls for universal public prescription drug coverage

By Kelsey Johnson and Allison Martell OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian advisory council studying prescription drug coverage said on Wednesday the federal government should create a C$15.3 billion

Kenya's rape survivors win right to abortion in landmark court ruling

By Nita Bhalla and Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya's High Court ruled that rape survivors had the right to an abortion on Wednesday, as it ordered authorities to pay

High times in ancient China revealed in funerary cannabis discovery

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marijuana chemical residue has been found in incense burners apparently used during funerary rites at a mountainous site in western China in about 500 BC,

Pressure-support ventilation better for weaning trials

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pressure-support appears to be better than T-piece ventilation for spontaneous-breathing trials, a randomized trial suggests. Spontaneous-breathing trials

Patients with schizophrenia show largely uniform response to antipsychotics

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with schizophrenia do not appear to show marked individual differences in response to antipsychotics, according to a simulation and a

Colorectal-tumor screening for Lynch syndrome has low yield in elderly

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The diagnostic yield of universal screening of colorectal tumors for Lynch syndrome decreases substantially after ages 70 to 75, a retrospective study

Checkpoint inhibitors may be retried after immune adverse event, with close monitoring

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After an immune-related adverse event, the risk-reward ratio for an anti-PD-1 (anti-programmed death-1) or anti-PD-L1 (anti-programmed death ligand-1)

New approach minimizes time, resources for guidelines assessment

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new approach that minimizes the time and resources required to appraise existing guidelines can be applied to any condition and across various settings

Effectiveness of acellular pertussis vaccine wanes over time

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of acquiring pertussis is significantly higher in undervaccinated and unvaccinated children, but even among fully vaccinated children, it

TAVR effective in bicuspid aortic stenosis

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) provides comparable outcomes in patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic stenosis, according to new

Highly sensitized kidney recipients treated with imlifidase have functioning grafts at 3 years

By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Three years after desensitization with the experimental drug imlifidase during kidney transplantation, highly sensitized patients still have functioning

You may be eating a credit card's worth of plastic each week - study

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - Plastic pollution is so widespread in the environment that you may be ingesting 5 grams (0.18 oz) a week, the equivalent of eating a credit card, a study

New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of further spread

By Elias Biryabarema and Kate Kelland KAMPALA/LONDON (Reuters) - Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - a grandmother and a 3-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has

Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday,

Consistent bedtime routines help children's sleep self-control

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Using consistent bedtime strategies such as allowing infants to fall asleep on their own can improve their sleep, New Zealand researchers say. Children whose

Sleep habits linked with blood sugar control in diabetes and prediabetes

By Saumya Joseph (Reuters Health) - Too little sleep - or too much - can be tied to problems with blood sugar levels, not just in people with diabetes but also in people at high risk for developing

PrEP recommended for healthy people at risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Healthy people at risk for HIV should take Truvada daily for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to new guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task

For female vets, sex assault in military boosts odds of lasting sexual pain

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Military women who are sexually assaulted may be at an especially high risk of developing lasting sexual pain, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers who interviewed

Survey finds boost in U.S. support for transgender rights

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most Americans believe transgender people should be allowed in the military despite government efforts to ban them, research showed on

Kenyan FGM survivor's film urges women not to 'die in silence'

By Kate Ryan NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a 10-year-old in rural Kenya, Beryl Magoko was not surprised when her Kuria community arranged for her to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM

France's Dassault nears deal to buy health software maker Medidata - CNBC

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - French technology company Dassault Systemes SE is nearing a deal to acquire U.S.-based software firm clinical trials Medidata Solutions Inc, CNBC reported on Tuesday,

Kroger to start selling cannabis-based products

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Kroger Co said on Tuesday it would start selling cannabis-based products in 945 stores, joining the growing number of retailers that are trying to tap the demand for

Oral semaglutide for T2DM poses no extra heart risk

By Gene Emery (Reuters) - An experimental oral form of a Novo Nordisk drug for type 2 diabetes posed no greater risk of serious heart problems or death than a placebo in patients at high risk for such

No extra risk of brain re-bleeding with antiplatelet drugs in cerebral small-vessel disease

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Antiplatelet therapy does not appear to increase the risk of recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage in patients with cerebral microbleeds on MRI, according to

Fluid removal rate tied to mortality in critically ill patients on dialysis

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among critically ill patients with acute kidney injury undergoing continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration, net ultrafiltration (NUF) rates >1.75 mL/kg/h

Muscle-pump activator cuts hospital time, edema after kidney transplantation

By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Switching standard compression stockings for muscle-pump activators (MPAs) on a kidney-transplantation patient's legs cuts hospitalization time and improves

Levels of liver fat biomarker tied to metabolic benefits of exercise

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - High blood levels of the fatty liver disease biomarker dimethylguanidino valeric acid (DMGV) may identify individuals who are less apt to benefit from

Canagliflozin may have cardiovascular benefits in primary prevention

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The sodium-glucose cotransporter type 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor canagliflozin (Invokana) appears to provide cardiovascular and renal protection in type 2 diabetes

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