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Rates of melanoma tied to UV exposure vary widely across U.S.

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Rates of melanoma caused by exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays vary widely from state to state, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers found the highest

Sedentary adolescents more prone to depression at age 18

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Sedentary teens may be more likely than their active peers to be depressed, and a new study suggests even light exercise like walking might help reduce this risk.

Clinical data identify psychoses subgroups

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Subgroups of patients with schizophrenia and other affective disorders were identified through data-driven clustering, a technique that analyzes clinical

Home cleaning products may up risk of childhood asthma

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - New parents who obsessively clean their homes to protect babies from germs might want to relax a bit, suggests a new study linking high exposure to cleaning

Sexual orientation, gender identity tied to skin cancer risk

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Skin cancer risk may vary according to sexual orientation and gender identity, two new studies suggest. An analysis of survey data from more than 800,000 U.S.

Polygenic risk scores do not improve prediction of heart disease

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Polygenic risk scores do not meaningfully improve the prediction of coronary-artery disease (CAD), compared with clinical risk scores, according to a pair

Even low-dose methotrexate can cause adverse effects

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low-dose methotrexate can be associated with gastrointestinal, pulmonary, infectious, hematologic and other adverse effects (AEs), according to an analysis

Russian blogger's HIV documentary reaches millions, draws Kremlin praise

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber MOSCOW (Reuters) - A hard-hitting YouTube documentary about Russia's HIV epidemic by a popular blogger has attracted more than 13 million views in a week and even drawn

Sanofi teams up with U.S. agency against coronavirus

By Reuters Staff PARIS (Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi is working with a U.S. government agency to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus from China, saying it could have a candidate ready

Kids' survival after kidney transplantation improving

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Survival after kidney transplantation during childhood and adolescence has improved substantially in the past four decades, according to findings from the

New score identifies patients at risk for progressive nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A newly developed score can accurately identify patients at risk for progressive nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), thereby sparing patients unlikely to

Some evidence supports bladder stimulation in pre-continent children

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bladder-stimulation techniques may be effective in stimulating urine in children who are not toilet-trained, but there is still too little data to determine

New guidelines on sepsis in kids urge child-specific care

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New guidelines on sepsis in children provide recommendations for timely and appropriate, child-specific care for this deadly condition. "Millions of

Upping opioid dose may not be helpful in chronic pain

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, an increase in opioid dosage appears to be of no clear benefit, according to a two-year study. As Dr.

New targeted drug yields promising activity in advanced kidney cancer

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new targeted drug has shown encouraging results in patients with heavily pretreated metastatic clear-cell kidney cancer. The drug, now known as MK-6482,

ANALYSIS-A nervous wait at Louisiana abortion clinic at center of U.S. Supreme Court fight

By Lawrence Hurley SHREVEPORT, La. (Reuters) - A 27-year-old woman from southern Arkansas waited nervously at the Hope Medical Group for Women after traveling two hours for a medical procedure that is

Athletics-Fitness app Strava finds love-hate relationship with running

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Only a fraction of people who run do so because they love it, and most are motivated by boosting their body image and improving their heart and mental health,

New French health minister: 'credible risk' of coronavirus pandemic

By Reuters Staff PARIS (Reuters) - New French health minister Olivier Veran said on Tuesday there is a "credible risk" China's coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic, spreading across the

Japan plans HIV drug trials to fight coronavirus as Diamond Princess cases rise

By Sakura Murakami and Ju-min Park TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to start trials of HIV medications to treat coronavirus patients as an increase in the number of cases poses a growing threat to the

New guidelines address management of chronic insomnia, OSA

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New guidelines from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) address the management of chronic insomnia disorder and

Chinese doctors using plasma therapy on coronavirus, WHO says "very valid" approach

By Reuters Staff SHANGHAI/GENEVA (Reuters) - Doctors in Shanghai are using hyperimmune globulin derived from plasma of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus to treat those still battling

Light sedation, no sedation mortality comparable in ventilated ICU patients

By Reuters Staff (Reuters Health) - Among intensive care unit patients receiving mechanical ventilation, it makes little difference whether they are receiving light sedation with daily interruption or

Young cancer survivors face severe health problems, higher mortality

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - People who survive cancer during childhood and early adulthood are more likely to experience severe, life-threatening health problems and die prematurely, a recent

'Cancer does not wait': Children's medicine shortage stokes anger in Mexico

By Diego Oré MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hermes Soto, who turned 5 on Monday, will not be celebrating his birthday with friends. Instead, he is bracing for his 15th chemotherapy session to tackle a rare

Bullous disorders tied to PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in real-world analysis

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bullous disorders were associated with the use of PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors in a post-marketing analysis based on data from the US Food and Drug

Integrated treatment helps teens with PTSD, substance use

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An exposure-based integrative intervention for adolescents with substance use problems (SUP) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is safe and effective

EEG signature helps predict response to depression therapy

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with depression, electroencephalogram (EEG) data optimized with a machine-learning algorithm can help predict the response to antidepressant

A leap forward in beta cell regenerative medicine

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A novel combination of two classes of drugs has been shown to boost human beta cell production and is an important step toward developing a treatment for

Nonprofit hospitals with healthy finances provide less charity care

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Among nonprofit hospitals, those with the highest net incomes tend to devote the smallest proportion of their earnings to providing free care to uninsured patients

Gastric cancer predicted to become a rare disease

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The incidence of gastric cancer is expected to fall to rare-disease level in many countries by 2035, though others will continue to experience high rates,

Ads selling insulin are common on Craigslist

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Unregulated and deeply discounted sales of insulin are common on Craigslist, a new study finds. During a two-week period, researchers turned up 327 ads from private

Breast cancer therapy of pathogenic variant carriers often guideline-discordant

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with pathogenic variants in breast-cancer-associated genes often receive treatment that does not follow practice guidelines, according to a new study

Rise in coronavirus infections prompts Japan to limit public crowds

By Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan canceled the emperor's birthday celebrations next week as it moved on Monday to limit crowds to contain the spread of the coronavirus, and said it will close

WHO virus team to visit Beijing, Guangdong, Sichuan - China and WHO say

By Reuters Staff BEIJING (Reuters) - A World Health Organization (WHO) delegation of experts currently in Beijing to probe the coronavirus outbreak will also visit the provinces of Guangdong and

UPDATE 2-Americans return to U.S. after two weeks on coronavirus-affected cruise

(Adds refernce to Japan in first paragraph) By Daniel Trotta Feb 17 (Reuters) - More than 300 U.S. citizens including 14 infected with the coronavirus were in the United States and under quarantine on

UPDATE 1-Americans return to U.S. after two weeks on coronavirus-affected cruise

(Adds arrival of planes in United States) By Daniel Trotta Feb 17 (Reuters) - More than 300 U.S. citizens, including 14 infected with the coronavirus, were in the United States and under quarantine on

Haiti orphanage fire kills 15, renews debate over unlicensed orphanages

By Jeanty Junior Augustin and Andre Paultre PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. religious group, authorities

Workers in mining, extraction industries continue to have highest U.S. suicide rate

By Saumya Joseph (Reuters Health) - Suicide rates vary across industries and occupations, but workers in mining and oil and gas extraction continue to suffer the top U.S. rate of deaths, followed

Physical activity tied to lower risk of kidney disease

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - People who get plenty of physical activity may be less likely than their more sedentary counterparts to develop chronic kidney disease, a recent study suggests.

Pathology reports often puzzle patients

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Even the most educated, take-charge individuals may have a hard time deciphering the test results they can access after a doctor visit, two new studies suggest. "

UK firms urged to act on domestic abuse as female murder cases rise

By Sonia Elks LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Companies were urged on Friday to offer a lifeline to workers suffering from domestic abuse after official data showed the number of women murdered

U.S. health officials to start testing for coronavirus in five states

By Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it will start testing for the rapidly spreading coronavirus that originated in China through its

Iscalimab promising for Sjogren's syndrome

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The anti-CD40 monoclonal antibody iscalimab showed preliminary efficacy against Sjogren's syndrome in a proof-of-concept study. Although Sjogren's

Tramadol linked to higher hip fracture risk than other pain drugs

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In older patients, use of tramadol was associated with a higher risk of hip fracture than codeine and other commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

WHO says joint China mission to start coronavirus probe this weekend

By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - A World Health Organization-led mission to China will start its outbreak investigation this weekend and will focus on how the new

Few perinatally exposed infants receive recommended hep C testing

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fewer than a quarter of infants exposed perinatally to hepatitis C virus (HCV) undergo testing for the virus, according to a database study. "Hepatitis C

Review calls for better recognition, treatment of groin-pain syndrome

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diagnosing chronic groin pain that is not hip- or hernia-related can be difficult, but this common problem can usually be treated successfully with physical

ANALYSIS -Who should decide when a child can change gender?

By Hugo Greenhalgh LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was a case that tore a family apart – and exposed the faultlines in an increasingly bitter global row over the rights of a child to define

UPDATE 1-U.S. states reject $18 bln proposal to settle opioid lawsuits, discussions ongoing -sources

(Updates with state attorneys general sources) By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Twenty one states have rejected an $18 billion settlement proposal from three major U.S. drug distributors to resolve

Deaths from dengue fever in Paraguay spike to 16 under strained health system

By Daniela Desantis ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay health officials said on Friday that deaths from dengue fever increased to 16 in the South American country's worst outbreak of the disease in the

Similar HbA1c reduction with empagliflozin in real-world users, clinical-trial participants

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Empagliflozin use is associated with similar reductions in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) among participants in clinical trials and real-world users, even though

Pediatric MOG-antibody-associated syndromes include encephalitis

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatric myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-antibody-associated syndromes should be expanded beyond demyelinating syndromes to include encephalitis

21 states reject $18 bln offer from U.S. distributors to settle opioid lawsuits - WSJ

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Twenty one states have rejected an $18 billion settlement offer from three major drug distributors to resolve a litigation over their alleged role in the opioid crisis,

China says 1,716 health workers infected by coronavirus, six dead

By Reuters Staff BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese health official said on Friday 1,716 health workers have been infected by the coronavirus and six of them have died. National Health Commission

Dying a desperate death: A Wuhan family's coronavirus ordeal

By Yawen Chen and Tony Munroe BEIJING (Reuters) - There were no doctors, nurses or medical equipment at the Wuhan hotel converted into a temporary quarantine facility for suspected coronavirus

Lenders cheered as Kenya binged on medical equipment. Did patients get help?

By Maggie Fick NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's health minister celebrated the delivery of a CT scanner at a large county hospital, telling journalists that sick patients could now be diagnosed locally.

Indian police use facial recognition app to reunite families with lost children

By Anuradha Nagaraj CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian police have reunited thousands of missing and trafficked children with their families using a new facial recognition app that

Why your Valentine might want hot chocolate for that walk on the beach

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters) - Drinking cocoa rich in flavonols - plant compounds also found in fruits, vegetables and tea - might make walking easier for some older adults with poor circulation, a

Low health literacy may predict higher obstetric risks

By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who score low on a health-literacy test are more likely to have cesareans, preterm birth and other complications, new research suggests. The

Adding cetuximab to chemo curbs survival in resectable colorectal liver metastasis

By Davd Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The combination of chemotherapy and the epidermal-growth-factor receptor (EGFR) antibody cetuximab shortens survival compared with chemotherapy alone in

Similarly high response rates found with four monoclonal antibodies in plaque psoriasis

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Brodalumab, guselkumab, ixekizumab, and risankizumab-rzaa provide the highest response rates in both short-term and long-term therapy of plaque psoriasis,

REFILE-Chinese coronavirus epidemic doubling every 7.4 days - study

(Fixes typo in para 6, in story originally published January 30.) By Reuters Staff (Reuters Health) - An analysis of the first 425 cases of the new coronavirus wreaking havoc in China has concluded it

REFILE-Fractional flow reserve may help guide revascularization decisions for diabetics

(In para 13, corrects typo (changes 3.1 to 13.1).) By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fractional flow reserve (FFR) can help guide cardiovascular disease management strategies, including

High lifetime sexual partners number linked to increased cancer risk

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - People who have had 10 or more sexual partners during their lifetime may have increased odds of being diagnosed with cancer, a new study suggests. Women, in

Gilead drug prevents type of coronavirus in monkeys; raises hope for China trials

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - An experimental Gilead Sciences antiviral drug prevented disease and reduced the severity of symptoms in monkeys infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Transgender breast screening information hard to find

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - At a time when a growing number of transgender Americans are getting gender-affirming treatments to make their bodies match their identity, breast imaging centers

'Ghost' ancestors: African DNA study detects mysterious human species

By Will Dunham (Reuters) - Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago

Air pollution aggravates rhinitis

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - People with rhinitis from colds or allergies may feel much worse if they're exposed to high levels of air pollution, a recent study suggests. "Breathing polluted

Lung cancer incidence higher in young women vs young men in 6 wealthy countries

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lung cancer incidence is higher among young women than men in countries around the world, and the reasons aren't clear, researchers say. "These findings

Indian generic drugmakers may face supply shortages from China if coronavirus drags on

By Ankur Banerjee (Reuters) - Shortages and potential price increases of generic drugs from India loom if the coronavirus outbreak disrupts suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients in China past April,

UPDATE 1-Spike in China virus cases doesn't show big shift in epidemic -WHO

(Recasts, adds quotes,) By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - The spike in cases reported from China reflects reclassifying a backlog of suspect cases using patients' chest images and not necessarily

Coronavirus not spreading 'dramatically' outside China except on cruise ship -WHO

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - Cases of coronavirus are not rising dramatically outside China apart from passengers on a cruise liner now quarantined off a Japanese port, a senior World Health

Mad cow fright keeps EU cautious on food rules

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The specter of the 1990s BSE crisis means the European Union is likely to reject U.S. demands it ease strict food safety rules, even with President Donald

Chinese public dial in for support as coronavirus takes mental toll

By David Kirton SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - Hundreds of 24-hour mental health support telephone hotlines have sprung up in China in recent weeks as millions of people fret about catching the

CDC confirms 15th case of coronavirus in the United States

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - U.S. officials reported the 15th case of coronavirus in the United States on Thursday, saying the patient was among those who had been evacuated from Wuhan, China, and

Maternal mortality may be falling in hospitals but rising at home

By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While overall U.S. maternal mortality rates have risen in recent decades, a dissection of the data shows a more nuanced picture. In an analysis of national

Hormone therapy formulation, delivery may affect cardiovascular benefits

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Menopausal hormone therapy (HT) may have different effects on atherosclerosis progression depending on formulation and route of administration, according to

China pushes for cheaper health insurance products to battle virus -sources

By Sumeet Chatterjee, Cheng Leng and Zoey Zhang HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is nudging insurers to work on cheaper medical cover linked to the coronavirus and is assuring them of fast-track

Hypertonic saline promising in diuretic-resistant heart failure

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hypertonic saline (HS) appears to be safe and well tolerated as an adjuvant to loop diuretics in refractory acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF),

Higher risk of preterm birth in U.S. black women may have more to do with racial bias than socioeconomic status

By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Black women in the United States have long been known to have a higher rate of preterm birth than white women, and new research suggests racial bias may be

Dosage schedule linked to rate of PCV breakthrough infections

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A dosing schedule that includes three primary doses of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is associated with fewer breakthrough infections in the first

Fewer kids hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis after quality-improvement initiative

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Implementation of an evidenced-based treatment guideline by a multidisciplinary team appears to have significantly cut the number of pediatric

Abnormal urine-test results frequent with long-term opioid use

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Targeted urine drug testing (UDT) is more likely to turn up non-medical opioid use than random UDT in patients on long-term opioid treatment for cancer

Involving anticoagulation clinics may help manage blood clot meds before a procedure

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Referral to an anticoagulation clinic, facilitated by a best-practice alert in the electronic medical record (EMR), is associated with improved

Views on what spurt in China's cases suggests about coronavirus

By Reuters Staff SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A new diagnostic method has led the Chinese province at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak to report a record rise in deaths and thousands more cases on

Hunt on for 'patient zero' who spread coronavirus globally from Singapore

By John Geddie, Sangmi Cha and Kate Holton SINGAPORE/SEOUL/LONDON (Reuters) - As lion dancers snaked between conference room tables laden with plastic bottles, pens, notebooks and laptops, some staff

Experts fear China reluctant to accept WHO ground mission

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - China is dragging its heels in accepting help on the ground from international health specialists, diplomats and experts said on Thursday, noting four days

Air pollution crossing U.S. state lines, causing premature deaths

By Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health) - A study 11 years in the making has found that half of premature deaths related to air pollution in U.S. states are caused by pollution that originated from

Ozone pollution in cities linked to premature death

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - People who live in cities where the air is polluted by factories and traffic fumes may not live as long as they would have with cleaner air, a recent study suggests

Wide range of sleep difficulties are normal in infants

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - New parents who struggle to get babies to sleep through the night may not be doing anything wrong, according to new research suggesting that many apparent sleep

Injected heroin use still high in U.S., may explain HCV infection rate

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Heroin use by injection has leveled off in recent years but had been rising steadily for more than a decade, a study finds. Rates of heroin use, injection and

Parabens exposure in pregnancy tied to girls' weight gain

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Mothers who use beauty products containing chemicals known as parabens during pregnancy may be more likely to have overweight daughters, a small study suggests.

HIPAA may not apply to medical care in schools

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - The privacy protections Americans have come to expect when it comes to their medical information may not always apply in school settings, a new report suggests.

Medtronic polymer heart stent noninferior for patients at high bleeding risk

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Medtronic's polymer-based zotarolimus-eluting stent is not inferior to BioSensors International's polymer-free umirolimus-coated stent when used for cardiac patients

Study shows no benefit for plasma exchange in ANCA vasculitis

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - In findings that raise questions about the go-to treatment for patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis, researchers behind the

Results from Chinese drug trials for coronavirus due in weeks -expert

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Chinese scientists are testing two antiviral drugs against the new coronavirus and preliminary clinical trial results are weeks away, the co-chair of a World

Trees alone can't win fight against soaring heat, cities warned

By Zoe Tabary ABU DHABI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Popular projects to plant more trees and expand green space in cities may not protect residents from soaring and often deadly heat unless the

Juul bought ad space on kids' websites, including Cartoon Network -lawsuit

By Chris Kirkham (Reuters) - E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc bought online advertisements on teen-focused websites for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Seventeen magazine after it launched its product

Virtual reality intervention reduces labor pain

By Rob Goodier (Reuters Health) - Immersion in virtual reality may relieve some of the pain of contractions before childbirth, a small study suggests. In a half-hour test among 40 hospitalized women

Patient-level data affirm that rosiglitazone increases cardiovascular risk

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patient-level data support previous evidence that the antidiabetic drug rosiglitazone is associated with increased cardiovascular risks, especially heart

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