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State funding changes in spotlight in Republican healthcare bill

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:33:00 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their "last best chance" to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation.(image)

U.S. safety board says train crash engineers had undiagnosed sleep disorder

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:16:32 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.(image)

Cans of 'Death Wish' coffee recalled over possible toxin

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:37:45 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Death Wish Coffee Co, a New York coffee maker that sells what it says is the "World's Strongest Coffee," is recalling cans of its Nitro Cold Brew because of the risk that some could contain the deadly toxin botulin.(image)

Many drug companies fail to conduct timely safety checks on medicines after FDA approval

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:13:04 -0400

(Reuters Health) - In the rush to approve new medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration often requires drug companies to study possible side effects and alternative doses for medicines once they hit the broader market.(image)

Exclusive: Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:08:46 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year.(image)

Dozens of alcohol-flavored tobacco products may lure teens

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:44:59 -0400

(Reuters Health) - Nearly 50 alcohol-flavored tobacco product lines are marketed by more than 400 tobacco brands in the United States and these products may especially attract teens, luring them into tobacco addiction, according to a new study.(image)

Stopping antidepressants tied to increased relapse risk

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:24:46 -0400

(Reuters Health) - People taking antidepressants for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to relapse when they stop using these drugs than when they remain on medication, a research review confirms.(image)

Guns help explain difference in urban and rural suicide rates

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:59:35 -0400

(Reuters Health) - Suicides rates may be higher in rural America than in cities at least in part because gun ownership is more common outside of urban areas, a recent study suggests.(image)

Undetected fractures linked to back pain in older men

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:51:50 -0400

(Reuters Health) - About three in five older men with tiny spinal fractures related to osteoporosis reported new or worsening back pain in a new study.(image)

Trafficking, debt bondage rampant in Thai fishing industry, study finds

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:48:24 -0400

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a third of migrant fishermen in Thailand clearly were victims of trafficking over the past five years and even more workers in the industry were possibly trafficked as well, according to a report published on Thursday.(image)