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Early life stress tied to increased pain sensitivity later

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - People who were exposed to more sources of stress in the womb and early childhood may be more sensitive to pain by early adulthood than their counterparts with

No increased mortality with paclitaxel drug-eluting devices seen over long-term

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to a previous meta-analysis that prompted global concern, paclitaxel drug-eluting devices (DEDs) are not associated with increased long-term

Ebola concentrated in Congo mining area, still an emergency -WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Ebola is infecting and killing people in a gold mining area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and the "complex and dangerous" outbreak still constitutes

Secondhand smoke may damage children's eyes

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Secondhand smoke may damage children's eyes and possibly lead to problems with sight later in life, new findings suggest. In a study of Chinese children, increasing

Early menopause tied to heart problems before 60

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women who go through menopause earlier in life may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke before they reach age 60 than their counterparts who go through

Current and ex smokers may lower lung cancer risk with exercise

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Men who are current or former smokers may be less likely to develop or die from lung cancer when they're more physically fit, a recent study suggests. Researchers

More evidence links common bladder drug to retinal damage

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), used widely for interstitial cystitis, may lead to retinal damage, according to a new study that adds weight to this

Opioids settlement could be near, lawyer for local governments says

By Kathy Gray CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Executives from several large healthcare companies and state attorneys general were progressing toward what is expected to be a multibillion-dollar deal to resolve

US vehicle crashes involving child pedestrians declining

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Although motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death for U.S. children, rates of crash fatalities involving kids on bikes or on foot continue to decline

Therapeutic IBD drug concentrations may vary with different assays

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), concentrations of infliximab and adalimumab varied depending on whether they were assessed with the

Reoperation unlikely after midurethral-sling surgery using synthetic mesh

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Up to nine years after midurethral-sling surgery with synthetic mesh for stress urinary incontinence, only a small minority of women will require

Ebola survivors battle grief and stigma in eastern Congo

By Zohra Bensemra BUTEMBO, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Arlette Kavugho was discharged from an Ebola ward in eastern Congo in March, but her troubles did not end there. When the mother of

Trifluridine/tipiracil boosts survival in metastatic gastric cancer with or without gastrectomy

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with trifluridine/tipiracil (FTD/TPI, TAS-102) improves overall and progression-free survival in patients with metastatic gastric cancer,

Dual-antiplatelet treatment best prevents saphenous-vein-graft failure after CABG

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adding a P2Y12 inhibitor to aspirin monotherapy reduces the likelihood of saphenous-vein-graft failure after coronary-artery-bypass graft (CABG) surgery,

Sanofi pulls Zantac from U.S. and Canada after carcinogen found

By Michael Erman NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sanofi SA said on Friday it would recall popular heartburn medicine Zantac in the United States and Canada, after the medicines were linked with a probable

African refugee women report surge of sex attacks in Egypt

By Nadeen Ebrahim and Ulf Laessing CAIRO (Reuters) - The 17-year-old South Sudanese refugee finally managed to escape after three months as a prisoner in a Cairo apartment where she was repeatedly

Developmental problems persist in 6-year-olds with hypoplastic left heart syndrome

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - At age 6, children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) continue to manifest behavioral and functional problems and reduced quality of life,

Newly diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma can be safely managed during pregnancy

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosed during pregnancy can be safely managed without interruption of pregnancy in most cases, according to new findings. "Maternal

Gastric bypass an option for obese patients with chronic kidney disease

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Roux-en-y gastric bypass (RYGB) is not associated with higher perioperative risks in obese patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared to sleeve

Judge's unorthodox approach has huge opioid settlement within reach

By Tom Hals and Nate Raymond (Reuters) - From the start of the sprawling U.S. litigation seeking to hold drugmakers and distributors liable for the country's opioid epidemic, Judge Dan Polster has

J&J to recall single lot of baby powder as FDA finds traces of asbestos

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it would recall a single lot of its baby powder in the United States after the Food and Drug Administration found trace amounts of

J&J's depression drug Spravato wins European panel vote

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson's nasal spray for depression won recommendation for approval from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel, the regulatory body said on Friday. The

WHO hails 'triumph' as Merck's Ebola vaccine gets EU green light

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The world's first Ebola vaccine was approved by European drugs regulators on Friday in a move hailed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a "triumph for public

Boosting women's testosterone can increase muscle mass and endurance

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Artificially raising women's testosterone levels may result in improved physical performance, boosting endurance and muscle mass, a new study finds. In a

Tanning salons cluster in neighborhoods with more gay and bisexual men

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - In many U.S. cities, tanning salons appear to cluster in neighborhoods where more gay and bisexual men live, according to a study that suggests this might be one

Postop self-removal of Foley boosts patient satisfaction, curbs office visits

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with post-operative urinary retention after pelvic reconstructive surgery, self-removal of a transurethral catheter is noninferior to

UPDATE 1-U.S. ramps up testing in search vaping illness cause as cases near 1,500

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported another 180 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and announced plans to start testing aerosols produced by

Heavy-resistance training can help running performance

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - It's a myth that low-resistance, high-rep workouts that promote endurance are the best form of strength-training for runners, researchers say. Running itself is the

Big income drops tied to heart attack, stroke

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Experiencing a substantial drop in income may raise the risk of having a heart attack or stroke years later, a recent study suggests. Researchers followed income

Juul halts all U.S. sales of many flavored nicotine liquids

By Chris Kirkham (Reuters) - E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc said on Thursday it will completely halt U.S. sales of all flavors except tobacco, mint and menthol, as the company faces heightened

Juul halts all U.S. sales of many flavored nicotine liquids

By Chris Kirkham Oct 17 (Reuters) - E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc said on Thursday it will completely halt U.S. sales of all flavors except tobacco, mint and menthol, as the company faces heightened

Teva's UK arm recalls some batches of Ranitidine - Medicines watchdog

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical's UK unit has recalled some batches of heartburn medicine ranitidine, Britain's medicines watchdog said on Thursday, making it the latest drugmaker to

More than half of Wisconsin vaping samples tested by FDA contain marijuana ingredient

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Vaping product samples from Wisconsin linked to a rash of serious lung injuries tested by U.S. health regulators showed that more than half contained THC, the

Hyperemesis gravidarum linked to increased autism risk

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children exposed to hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) in utero are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) than those whose mothers did

Parathyroidectomy may curb BP in patients with hyperparathyroidism

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) appears to reduce mean arterial pressure (MAP) and the need for antihypertensives, according to

Better outcomes seen with lumacaftor-ivacaftor treatment in cystic fibrosis

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lumacaftor-ivacaftor treatment is associated with improved outcomes among adolescents and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) who tolerate treatment,

Endovascular recanalization feasible in children with stroke

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Endovascular recanalization appears to be feasible and to provide favorable neurologic outcomes in childhood stroke, according to the Save ChildS study. "

New method supports sustained perfusion of transplanted bioengineered livers

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new optimized method for revascularizing bioengineered livers provides up to 15 days of continuous perfusion after transplantation into immunosuppressed

Rise in referrals for pediatric transgender care underscores growing demand

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Referrals for pediatric transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) care nearly tripled from 2015 to 2018, researchers from a California transgender clinic

Fixing cataracts significantly improves driving performance in seniors

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Having cataract surgery significantly improves driving performance among older adults, according to a new study. Older drives are the fastest growing group

Nivolumab/bevacizumab combo promising in relapsed ovarian cancer

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The combination of nivolumab and bevacizumab may be an effective treatment strategy for women with relapsed ovarian cancer, according to results of a phase

Drug firms offer to settle U.S. opioid suits with $50 bln package -sources

By Nate Raymond and Shanti S Nair (Reuters) - Five drugmakers and distributors are offering $22 billion in cash as well as drugs and services they value at $28 billion to resolve lawsuits alleging the

AstraZeneca breast cancer treatment gets FDA priority review

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc said on Thursday that the U.S. drug regulator will give a speedy review to its experimental breast cancer treatment, which could put the British drugmaker

Smokeless tobacco use in pregnancy tied to higher blood pressure in kids

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers used smokeless tobacco during pregnancy have higher blood pressure by the time they're 5-6 years old compared to peers whose mothers avoided

IUDs associated with lower ovarian cancer risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control may be less likely to develop ovarian cancer, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from

Many gun injuries involving the eyes strike U.S. children and teens

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - More than one in five victims hospitalized for gun-related injuries to the eyes are under 21 years old, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 8,715

E-cigarette, tobacco, cannabis 'litter' studied at Bay-area high schools

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - High schools in the San Francisco Bay area are being littered with disposable pods and other trash from e-cigarettes, cannabis products, cigarettes and cigarillos,

Artificial pancreas gives type 1 diabetics more hours of normal glucose levels

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - A test of Tandem Diabetes Care's experimental artificial pancreas has concluded that type 1 diabetics hooked into the closed-loop device have blood sugar levels that

Insertion of two PICC lines tied to low incidence of anaphylaxis

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The insertion of two peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) is associated with anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions in a low percentage of

Surgery best option in the uncommon case when PPIs fail to stem heartburn

By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When heartburn is refractory to proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment, antireflux surgery is a better option than reflux-reducing medication such as baclofen

Lycopene supplementation may boost sperm quality

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Supplementation with lycopene, a dietary compound found in tomatoes, improved sperm quality in a small randomized controlled trial in healthy volunteers.

UPDATE 1-Polish lawmakers vote for bill criminalizing 'promoting underage sex'

(Recasts to reflect results of vote, adds details of protests, other background) By Marcin Goclowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favour of a bill to criminalize "the

Teva to donate over $15 bln worth of drugs in opioid settlement - source

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceuticals is in talks to contribute over $15 billion worth of drugs as part of a settlement to resolve lawsuits alleging it helped fuel the U.S. opioid crisis,

Soccer-IFAB planning working group on managing concussion

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Soccer lawmakers are planning to set up a working group to assess possible rule changes that could allow the use of temporary concussion substitutes, the chief

Cardiovascular risk underestimated in women with NAFLD

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) lose the cardiovascular protection conferred by female sex, and so their risk of cardiovascular

Metformin might quell age-associated ovarian fibrosis

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Studies in mice and in human tissue suggest that metformin abrogates age-related ovarian fibrosis and thus conceivably might be of use in preventing

Shock can follow nifedipine tocolysis in aortic stenosis

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Shock can occur after nifedipine prophylaxis for premature labor in women with aortic stenosis, as a case report details. Nifedipine, the preferred agent

World athletics body says study shows Semenya has advantage

By K. Sophie Will LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The governing body of world athletics on Wednesday welcomed a landmark study showing high testosterone helped women run better, saying it

CORRECTED-Suicide attempts rising among black teens

(Corrects percentage increase in paragraph 2) By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Suicide attempts are rising among black teens in the U.S. even as they fall among youth from other racial and ethnic

Brexit hits UK science funding, deters international researchers

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Uncertainty surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union has hit science funding to the tune of almost half a billion euros and is putting off international

Brexit healthcare fears fuel expatriate insurance interest in Europe

By Carolyn Cohn, Isla Binnie and Maya Nikolaeva LONDON/MADRID/PARIS (Reuters) - Some Britons living in the Europe Union are worried about losing access to free healthcare after Brexit, opening up a

Negative perceptions of work climate tied to physician-scientist burnout

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Negative perceptions of the work climate contribute to burnout among physician-scientists receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development

Most tools for assessing pain, sedation in preverbal kids not well validated

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most scales for assessing pain and sedation in preverbal children have not been well validated, according to a new systematic review. Twenty-eight of 65

Wanted: Intimacy coordinators. Hollywood's fastest growing job

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two years after a sexual harassment scandal roiled Hollywood, one of the fastest growing jobs in the entertainment industry is that of the intimacy director.

Poland plans bill to criminalize 'promoting underage sex'

By Marcin Goclowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) have begun work on a bill to criminalize "the promotion of underage sexual activity," in a move which

INTERVIEW-Tech could help Myanmar smash sex taboos as rapes rise

By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technology could help Myanmar fight a rise in rape cases, said an award-winning entrepreneur who is using augmented reality to bring sex

Scientists back wider family-planning access to ease climate threats

By Laurie Goering LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Making affordable contraception available to women who want it would be a cheap, effective way to curb climate change and fast-rising risks in a

Bayer expects significant surge in number of U.S. glyphosate cases

By Reuters Staff FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer expects the number of claims in the United States related to Roundup herbicide to have surged in the third quarter, as the German drugs and pesticides

Lilly's pancreatic cancer treatment fails late-stage study

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Wednesday its experimental pancreatic cancer treatment in combination with chemotherapy drugs failed to meet the main goal of overall survival in

Press Release: Mexican Senate set to pass bill to legalize marijuana in next few days

By Diego Oré MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Senate will vote for a bill to fully legalize marijuana in the next few days, a key lawmaker told Reuters, marking a major step toward changing the

Air pollution caused 400,000 premature European deaths in 2016 - EU agency

By Jonas Ekblom BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poor air quality caused about 400,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2016, the most recent year data is available, and almost every city-dwelling European is

Missouri appeals court overturns $110 mln Johnson & Johnson talc verdict

By Carl O'Donnell (Reuters) - A Missouri appeals court overturned a $110 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a Virginia woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after decades

Michigan judge blocks flavored vape ban as Juul faces wrongful death lawsuit

By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) - A Michigan judge on Tuesday blocked the state's ban on flavored e-cigarettes about two weeks after it took effect, hours after first-ever wrongful death lawsuit was

Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists who resurrected a 50,000-year-old gene sequence have analysed it to figure out how the world's deadliest malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans -

Repeat concussions declining in US high school sports

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - While concussion rates remain higher among U.S. high school students playing football than among those playing other sports, a new study also suggests these brain

30 pct of HIV/AIDS patients have depression, global study finds

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The worldwide prevalence of depression among people with HIV/AIDS is 31%, according to new findings. Depression prevalence tended to be higher in less

Parents in medical research labs missing out on gov't help with conference travel

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Few medical schools allow doctor-scientists with children to take advantage of a government program to help with childcare expenses related to travel to

Weight-loss surgery tied to lower risk of birth defects

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery to lose weight before becoming pregnant may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than similar

Fewer emergency surgeries, more deaths in British hospitals vs U.S.

By Vishwadha Chander (Reuters Health) - When patients in England or the U.S. have abdominal emergencies like appendicitis or a ruptured aneurysm, half as many in England get surgery and many more die,

Delayed access to hearing aids linked to insurance type, ethnicity

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Insurance type and ethnicity may play a role in delayed access to hearing aids for some U.S. children, according to new research. Children with public

Adverse events common after knee, hip steroid injections

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Up to 10% of patients experience adverse joint events after intra-articular corticosteroid (IACS) injections in the hip and knee, researchers report. "

Routine colorectal cancer screening may not be appropriate for everyone- study

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Routine colorectal cancer screening should not be recommended for everyone in the usual age groups, because for low risk individuals, the benefit is small,

Abridged rabies-exposure regimen appears effective

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In people bitten by rabid dogs, intradermal rabies vaccinations given over the course of a week may provide the same protection as a standard four-session,

Lung-cancer-screening guidelines fail to address risk in first responders

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Current guidelines for lung-cancer screening are inadequate to detect lung cancer from occupational exposures, including those in first responders,

Increased Parkinson risk in bipolar disorder

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk for Parkinson disease appears to be much higher in people with bipolar disorder than in the general population, according to a systematic review

AL amyloidosis survival 'markedly improved' with current treatments

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Changes in the landscape of effective therapies for systemic light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a disorder that involves immunoglobulin light chain deposition

Spanish coders harness tech to track health risks for firefighters

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As fires gobble up forests from California to the Amazon, a small team of volunteers based in Barcelona is hoping to deploy cutting-edge

Chatbot may curb anxiety among young adults with cancer

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The Vivibot chatbot may reduce anxiety among young people who have been treated for cancer, a small feasibility study suggests. "Given that (Vivibot) is

In new headache, WeWork says it found cancer-causing chemical in its phone booths

By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cash-strapped WeWork, the office-sharing company that is trying to negotiate a financial lifeline, has a new problem that may prove costly. It has closed about

Vaping illness, deaths likely very rare beyond U.S., experts say

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - E-cigarette or vaping-linked lung injuries that have killed 29 and sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States are likely to be rare in Britain and other

To ease dementia agitation, drugs may not be best option

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Symptoms of aggression and agitation in dementia patients may respond better to non-drug therapies such as massage, touch therapy and outdoor activities, a new

Study reaffirms safety of conventional oxygen therapy in ICUs

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Limiting the amount of oxygen that intensive care unit patients consume does not lower the odds of death or reduce the number of days a patient is on a ventilator,

Breastfeeding gap widens between black and white US babies

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Even as more U.S. mothers are breastfeeding their babies, a new study suggests the gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants is widening. Researchers

Vitamin K antagonist outperforms rivaroxaban in antiphospholipid syndrome

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A vitamin K antagonist appears to be more effective than rivaroxaban for preventing recurrent thrombosis in patients with antiphospholipid antibody

Suicide attempts rising among black teens

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Suicide attempts are rising among black teens in the U.S. even as they fall among youth from other racial and ethnic groups, a study suggests. Researchers examined

Pulmonary embolism risk may be elevated for months after surgery

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The postoperative risk of pulmonary embolism may be elevated for at least three months after all types of surgery, a retrospective case-crossover study

Jury out on added value of varenicline in adolescent smokers

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of adolescent daily smokers, treatment with the smoking cessation drug varenicline was well tolerated but did not boost abstinence rates at the

Tirofiban safe, linked to better outcomes in END after IVT

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low-dose treatment with the antiplatelet drug tirofiban is associated with improved neurological outcomes in patients with early neurological deterioration

Shorter-duration penicillin effective for treating strep throat

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A five-day course of penicillin appears to be as effective as a 10-day course for pharyngotonsillitis caused by group A streptococci, a noninferiority

Nivolumab improves survival in advanced esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nivolumab boosts overall survival compared with chemotherapy in patients with advanced esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC) that's refractory or

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