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RPT-THIRD CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN CONGO'S SOUTH KIVU PROVINCE - GOVT

RPT-THIRD CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN CONGO'S SOUTH KIVU PROVINCE - GOVT

CORRECTED-FIRST CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN REMOTE MILITIA-CONTROLLED CONGOLESE PROVINCE OF WALIKALE, IN VILLAGE ABOUT 150 KM NORTHWEST OF GOMA - GOVT (CORRECTS TO MAKE CLEAR IN WALIKALE PROVINCE, NOT TOWN, AND ORIENTATION FROM GOMA)

CORRECTED-FIRST CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN REMOTE MILITIA-CONTROLLED CONGOLESE PROVINCE OF WALIKALE, IN VILLAGE ABOUT 150 KM NORTHWEST OF GOMA - GOVT (CORRECTS TO MAKE CLEAR IN WALIKALE PROVINCE, NOT

THIRD CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN CONGO'S SOUTH KIVU PROVINCE - GOVT

THIRD CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN CONGO'S SOUTH KIVU PROVINCE - GOVT

FIRST CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN REMOTE MILITIA-CONTROLLED CONGOLESE TOWN OF WALIKALE, ABOUT 200KM WEST OF GOMA - GOVT

FIRST CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN REMOTE MILITIA-CONTROLLED CONGOLESE TOWN OF WALIKALE, ABOUT 200KM WEST OF GOMA - GOVT

Tobacco industry anti-smoking ads reached less than half of U.S. adults

By Tamara Mathias (Reuters Health) - Court-ordered anti-smoking ads sponsored by the tobacco industry reached only around 40% of adults and about half of all smokers in the U.S., a recent study

As Americans get heavier, obesity-linked cancers may strike earlier

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Increasing numbers of middle-aged Americans appear to be developing cancers that can be associated with obesity, new data suggest. And the increase in these cancers

Sick hospital workers often expose patients to contagious illness

By Manas Mishra (Reuters Health) - Hospital workers often come to work with contagious respiratory illnesses, against the recommendations of public health regulators, a Canadian study suggests. Nearly

Overscreening, undertreatment common for cancers in the "oldest old"

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cancers diagnosed after age 85 are more likely to be found at a later stage - despite over-screening in this age group - and are less likely to be

Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic heart valves win FDA approval for expanded use

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Transcatheter heart valve systems from Edwards Lifesciences Corp and Medtronic Plc have been approved for use in a condition that restricts blood flow from the heart in

Ebola spread to new Congo area shows flawed response - aid workers

By Nellie Peyton DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ebola's spread to a new part of Democratic Republic of Congo is a disturbing sign that health workers are failing to keep track of high-risk

Mother's voice may shield sleeping newborn from NICU noise

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies in the neonatal ICU who are exposed to their mothers' voice during sleep are less likely to awaken after loud bursts of ambient noise, especially

Solid, hematological malignancies show different responses to zoster vaccines

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Inactivated varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccine elicits protective responses in immunosuppressed patients with solid tumor malignancies, whereas patients

FDA approves Celgene's bone marrow cancer treatment

By Aakash B (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Celgene Corp's Inrebic (fedratinib) to treat certain rare forms of bone marrow cancer called myelofibrosis, making it

FDA approves AbbVie's new rheumatoid arthritis drug

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AbbVie Inc's new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, a win for the drugmaker seeking to widen its portfolio as its

Bowel preparation does not reduce morbidity of elective colectomy

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mechanical and oral antibiotic bowel preparation (MOABP) does not reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) or overall morbidity after elective colectomy,

Guideline helps spot pulmonary embolism in cancer patients

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using the American College of Physicians (ACP) guideline to evaluate cancer patients presenting to the emergency department who may have pulmonary embolism

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing

UC disease course similar for smokers, non-smokers

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study adds to evidence that smoking does not improve disease outcomes in ulcerative colitis (UC) and that kicking the habit will not worsen the

Efforts to use drones to provide healthcare yield mixed results

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bidirectional transport drones, which can land in a remote health facility or village and return, have been employed with mixed success in the healthcare

Metformin use during pregnancy may alter babies' growth patterns

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Metformin use during pregnancy may alter the trajectory of fetal, infant and childhood growth, a new systematic review and meta-analysis suggest. The study

First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo's South Kivu - officials

By Reuters Staff GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo's South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight against the

FEATURE - Job snubs to forced surgery: India's 'invisible' intersex people

By Annie Banerji BANGALORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bullied at school, gang raped as a prostitute and asked about his genitals in job interviews, Daniel Mendonca - like many intersex people in

Barred, bullied, depressed: life for many U.S. trans students

By Rachel Savage LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Barred from the bathroom, harassed on campus and suspended from school, transgender students report a host of problems at U.S. colleges. They

FEATURE-"Until her bones are broken": Myanmar activists fight to outlaw domestic violence

By Thu Thu Aung YANGON (Reuters) - Cradling her one-year-old daughter in a house in southern Myanmar, 22-year-old Nu Nu Aye recalled the reasons her husband gave for beating her. She hadn't looked

'Scandal' as English gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

By Rachel Savage LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Delays in rolling out an HIV prevention pill in England are putting gay men's lives at risk, with thousands buying it online without medical

Disparities in access to best stroke treatment

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Less than 10% of U.S. stroke patients get a treatment that evidence shows is most effective for ischemic stroke – and the odds are even lower for patients who are

Surgeons not good at predicting benefit from knee operations

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Surgeons are no better at determining which patients might benefit from operations to treat torn knee cartilage than if they just flipped a coin, a new study

Roche's personalized cancer treatment wins FDA approval

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Roche Holding AG's treatment for adult and adolescent patients whose cancers have a genetic defect, the agency said on

Better detection of clinically significant prostate cancer with MRI plus targeted biopsy

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Prebiopsy multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) combined with targeted biopsy is associated with improved detection of clinically

Guselkumab may have edge over secukinumab in long-term control of psoriasis

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, treatment with guselkumab was superior to secukinumab based on 90% or better improvement from baseline in patients

Furniture flame retardants may not stifle deadliest home fires

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Targeting the flammability of smoking materials like cigarettes, pipes and cigars, rather than fireproofing all furniture with hazardous chemicals, may be a more

Trump rule targeting poor immigrants could harm children, health - advocates

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Trump administration plan to cut legal immigration by poor people will likely result in sicker children, more communicable diseases and greater homelessness in

Surgical training programs not supportive of new parents

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Surgical residents say it's tough to have children during their five years of intensive training due to a lack of flexibility in program requirements and lack of

Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen of Europe, implicates Homo sapiens rather than

U.S. FDA proposes new health warnings on cigarette packs, advertisements

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed new health warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements, as small size and lack of an image in current

Different presentation leads to later colorectal-cancer diagnosis in people under 50

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Presentation with nonspecific symptoms contributes to delays in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer in patients younger than 50, researchers in the U.K.

Islet-allograft tolerance possible in monkeys without long-term immunosuppression

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long-term tolerance of islet allografts may be possible without prolonged immunosuppression, according to studies in monkeys. "The demonstration of the

Fatty-acid ratio tied to outcomes of acute coronary syndrome

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The ratio of eicosapentaenoic acid to arachidonic acid (EPA/AA) is associated with clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and

Finger-to-nose test may refine prehospital stroke recognition

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adding the finger-to-nose (FTN) test to standard screening may better help paramedics to recognize posterior circulation ischemic stroke, according to

UK offers $30 mln contract to maintain drug supply after Brexit

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is asking logistics providers to bid for a 25 million pound ($30 million) express freight contract to deliver medicines into the country on a daily basis

Low vitamin D linked to worse Parkinson's symptoms

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parkinson's disease (PD) patients have lower levels of vitamin D than their healthy peers, a new study confirms. Vitamin D levels were also associated with

FEATURE-In flood-prone southern India, doctors tend mental scars of disasters

By K. Rajendran IDUKKI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P. Divakaran, 65, stood beside the road where his sister and three other family members were killed when a landslide caused by heavy rains

Worse short-term mortality among men with prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men with prostate cancer and pre-existing cardiovascular disease (CVD) have worse short-term mortality following treatment with oral androgen-signaling

Poorer kids may have less shade in their schoolyards

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Elementary schools with the greatest proportions of poor children may have the least amount of shade in their schoolyards where kids spend their recess, a new U.S.

Liver disease related to obesity and diabetes rising in U.S.

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – The only liver disease becoming more widespread in the U.S. is one driven by obesity and diabetes, even as other types of liver disorders linked to drinking or

Virtual reality experiences can help ease severe pain

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Playing virtual reality games or relaxing in a virtual nature setting might help ease chronic pain, particularly when symptoms are severe, a new experiment suggests

Medical abortions can be safely supervised via telemedicine

By Manas Mishra (Reuters Health) - Terminating a pregnancy with medication under virtual supervision from a clinician is just as effective and safe as doing so at a medical facility, a study across

'Punch in the gut' as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice

By Matthew Green LONDON (Reuters) - Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution

Air pollution can damage even healthy lungs

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - The more exposure people have to air pollution, especially ozone, the more lung damage they develop over time, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers already knew that

Severe neuron loss in wake-promoting brain regions in people with Alzheimer's

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients have extensive tau inclusions and severe neuron loss in wake-promoting nuclei of the brain, new research shows. The

Continuing statins for primary prevention may be beneficial in older patients

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In people over age 75 with no history of cardiovascular disease, discontinuing statins was associated with increased risks of hospitalization for a

Medicare wastes billions on newer drugs

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Medicare could have saved close to $17 billion from 2011-2017 by substituting 12 older drugs (racemic precursors) for newer single-enantiomer drugs, and

FEATURE-As U.S. restrictions tighten, women seeking abortions hit the road

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly a half century ago, women with unwanted pregnancies would cross state lines seeking abortions that were legal in New York but banned

'Scandal' as UK gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

By Rachel Savage LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Delays in rolling out an HIV prevention pill in Britain are putting gay men's lives at risk, with thousands buying it online without medical

New evidence strengthens link between enterovirus and acute flaccid myelitis

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) commonly have antibodies to enterovirus (EV) peptides in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), further supporting a

White-matter changes linked to methylphenidate treatment in boys with ADHD

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show changes in brain white matter (WM) after four months of treatment with methylphenidate (MPH),

3D printing with collagen allows construction of human heart components

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Three-dimensional printing of collagen allows the construction of human heart ventricles, valves, and other components, researchers report. "We are most

U.S. FDA approves TB Alliance's treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis

By Manojna Maddipatla (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved TB Alliance's treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis as part of a three-drug combination regimen called BPaL,

Burundi starts Ebola vaccines for health workers -WHO

By Reuters Staff NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health

Prophylactic oophorectomy tied to bone loss in BRCA carriers

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Surgery strongly recommended for women who carry a BRCA mutation in order to avoid ovarian cancer and improve survival may have a negative effect on bone

Risk of Zika microcephaly may depend on features of maternal antibodies

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of Zika-associated microcephaly may depend on the features of antibodies produced by pregnant mothers in response to Zika infection, a finding that

Kremlin warns of foreign espionage as scientists chafe under new restrictions

By Tom Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday Russia must be vigilant in protecting its industrial secrets against foreign intelligence services after scientists criticized new

Climbers must be trained to tackle Everest, panel says after deaths

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal must make training and experience in high altitude climbing mandatory for all climbers on Mount Everest and other high peaks, a government panel said on

Novartis says top R&D execs no longer at Avexis unit after test data manipulation

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novartis said on Wednesday the two top research & development executives at its Avexis unit were no longer at the company after some data from early testing of

Uganda says malaria prevalence surges, cites climate change and refugees

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda said on Wednesday it had recorded a 40% surge in the incidence of malaria, attributing the increase to a range of factors including a refugee influx,

Body odor? Bacteria-embedded bodysuit may help

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Deodorant not enough to stop your body odor? A new futuristic-style bodysuit with live bacteria embedded in it could help combat those unpleasant smells. The pale

Athletics-Semenya says she never felt supported by other women

By Reuters Staff JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who has been locked in a battle over her testosterone levels with athletics authorities, said on Wednesday that she

Big companies explore virtual care to curb healthcare costs

By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) - Big companies are increasing incorporating virtual technology and care options into employee benefit plans to combat the rising healthcare costs that long been

AstraZeneca scores win in race to treat ovarian cancer

By Reuters Staff FRANKFURT (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has made further headway in the race with larger competitor GlaxoSmithKline's to use a promising new class of drugs to treat ovarian cancer. Astra

South Africa's Aspen to pay 8 mln pounds to NHS after UK probe

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - British authorities said on Wednesday South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd has agreed to pay the National Health Service (NHS) 8 million pounds ($9.65 million) to

U.S. lawmakers push Mylan, Teva over drug pricing probe -statement

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House of Representative's oversight panel on Wednesday called on three drugmakers to turn over documents as part of an ongoing

Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright

By Reuters Staff TOKYO (Reuters) - Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help

Teen vaping tied to marijuana use

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Adolescents and young adults who have smoked e-cigarettes are more than three times more likely to move on to marijuana than youth who never try vaping, a research

British hospitals may be poorly prepared for high casualty incidents

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - More than half of key hospital doctors in England who would likely be involved in responding to a major incident, such as a bombing or massive fire, are ill

Fewer parents smoke when pediatricians offer tobacco screening, treatment

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Parents who smoke may be more likely to quit when they receive tobacco screening and smoking cessation treatment from their child's pediatrician than when they

Research in astronauts sheds light on rare fainting disorder

By Tamara Mathias (Reuters Health) - An intervention used to treat astronauts has relevance for people on the ground with medical conditions that cause repeated fainting, researchers say. Astronauts

Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy may boost endometrial-cancer survival

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Combined adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy appear significantly more effective than pelvic radiotherapy alone for women with high-risk endometrial

Blood pressure has nuanced links with dementia risk

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Keeping blood pressure in check in mid-life and avoiding low BP in late life both appear linked to a lower risk of developing dementia, according to two new

Course of Stargardt disease varies between siblings

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Disease course is frequently discordant between siblings with Stargardt disease (STGD1) who carry the same ABCA4 gene variant, new findings show. "This

Colgate warns Venezuelans not to buy fake imported toothpaste brands

By Corina Pons CARACAS (Reuters) - Colgate-Palmolive Co is warning Venezuelans not buy fake versions of its toothpaste brands, leading local authorities to issue a health warning, as demand for

Oral drugs effective for severe hypertension in pregnancy

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Oral medications are effective for controlling severe hypertension in pregnancy, a new randomized controlled trial shows. The study, online August 1 in The

Brain wave may help predict psychosis

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Deficits in amplitude of the auditory P300 event-related potential, a measure that can be detected by EEG, may be a prognostic biomarker of outcomes in

Early gluten intake tied to celiac risk in predisposed children

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Higher gluten intake during the first five years of life appears to be associated with an increased risk of celiac disease autoimmunity and celiac disease

New storage systems could expand donor-organ availability

By Will Boggs NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two new organ preservation systems could improve the availability of donor hearts and lungs, researchers report. "There is an increased focus on organ

Canadian drug price regulator may be flexible on rare diseases

By Allison Martell TORONTO (Reuters)- Canada's patented drug price regulator, set to gain new powers next year, may be "more forgiving" in setting price caps for drugs that treat rare diseases, the

Burundian YouTube child star's death spotlights malaria epidemic

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a six-year-old YouTube star from a malaria epidemic in Burundi has spotlighted the growing challenge of combating malaria in a warmer

Leprosy persists in Los Angeles County, and elsewhere

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says. "

Deciphera's cancer drug improves PFS in GI stromal tumors

By Aakash B (Reuters) - In a late-stage study, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Inc's ripretinib met the main goal of helping patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)live longer without

Obesity, visceral fat tied to early death among Hispanics

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Residents of Mexico City who are obese may be more likely to die prematurely than their slimmer counterparts, especially if they have lots of extra belly fat, a new

Ebola 'no longer incurable' as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a

Tokyo paralympics marathon to start earlier due to heat fears

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO (Reuters) - The marathon race at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will start 30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled, as part of the organizers' efforts to tackle the heat threat

Genotyping panel accurately identifies biomarkers for solid cancers in plasma

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A highly sensitive cell-free DNA (cfDNA) sequencing-based method allows simultaneous determination of microsatellite instability (MSI) status and genomic

ADA adds diabetes technology to its standards of care

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has updated its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes to include diabetes technology, with recommendations for

Steady beeping of trivial alarms desensitizes ED staff

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Walk into any emergency room in the U.S. and you'll hear a regular din of beeping alarms going off from machines connected to patients. But a new study found only a

At in-network hospitals, bills from out-of-network doctors rising

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - A growing number of Americans treated at hospitals that are part of their insurance networks are getting billed for out-of-network care, a U.S. study suggests. The

Naltrexone seems effective for opioid use disorder in pregnancy

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Naltrexone may be effective for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnant women who choose to completely detoxify off opioid drugs, researchers report

Superbug E. coli strains in healthy women raise risk of resistant UTIs

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fluoroquinolone-resistant (FQR) strains of Escherichia coli may persist in the gut of healthy women and subsequently invade the urinary system,

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