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WHO urges Trump to expand Obamacare, ensure healthcare for all

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:11:20 -0500

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to expand Obamacare and ensure all Americans have access to healthcare.(image)

FDA warns four companies for labeling flavored cigarettes as cigars

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:35:34 -0500

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had issued warning letters to four tobacco manufacturers for selling flavored cigarettes labeled as cigars.(image)

Texas reports four more cases of Zika spread by local mosquitoes

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:01:26 -0500

(Reuters) - Texas health officials said they had identified four additional cases of Zika likely spread by local mosquitoes, two weeks after the first case was reported in the state.(image)

New diabetes guidelines imminent, Jardiance sales may surge

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:42:55 -0500

(Reuters) - Two leading U.S. medical societies are poised in the coming weeks to issue new diabetes treatment guidelines reflecting the lifesaving cardiovascular effects of Eli Lilly's Jardiance in a move expected to drive up the drug's sales.(image)

Microcephaly quadrupled in Colombia this year due to Zika: report

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:24:40 -0500

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cases of microcephaly in Colombia were four times higher this year than last, an increase that coincides with a widespread outbreak of Zika virus in the country, a report released on Friday said.(image)

STI apps may have inaccurate, harmful information

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:11:37 -0500

(Reuters Health) – Of nearly 90 mobile phone apps focusing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), about a third had inaccurate and incomplete information in a recent study.(image)

Big price hikes seen in drug that prevents overdose deaths

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:35:05 -0500

(Reuters Health) - Two of the largest suppliers of the life-saving drug naloxone have dramatically increased their prices in recent years, threatening to make it less likely that someone can be saved from a potentially-fatal opioid overdose.(image)

Optimistic women may live longer

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:47:39 -0500

(Reuters Health) - Women who have a sunny outlook on life may live longer than their peers who take a dimmer view of the world, a recent study suggests.(image)

Anxiety, irritability may precede depression in high-risk teens

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:14:04 -0500

(Reuters Health) - When parents have a history of depression, teens are at greater risk for developing the disorder themselves, and signs of being irritable, anxious and fearful may precede a first episode of depression, a recent study suggests.(image)

French add to U.S. concerns about Bayer contraceptive implant

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:16:01 -0500

PARIS (Reuters) - Women in France who have used Bayer's contraceptive implant Essure have launched a legal complaint about side-effects similar to a challenge already underway in the United States.(image)