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Exclusive: Malaria champions see Trump uncertainty at crucial time

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:54:25 -0500

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Reuters)- When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world's new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite?(image)

Are ‘natural’ cigarette smokers being misled?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:39:37 -0500

(Reuters Health) - Natural American Spirit tobacco products are marketed as “natural” and “additive-free,” and many users think that means the cigarettes are safer to smoke, according to a recent U.S. study.(image)

Heartburn pills tied to serious bacterial infections

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:18:35 -0500

(Reuters Health) - People who take popular heartburn pills known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be more likely to develop intestinal infections than people who don’t take these medications, a Scottish study suggests.(image)

Preterm birth linked to health problems in adolescence

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:24:36 -0500

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who were born extremely premature are much more likely to have chronic health problems than their peers who were delivered at full term, a Swedish study suggests.(image)

Merck, Bristol-Myers agree to settle Keytruda patent suit

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:22:07 -0500

(Reuters) - Merck & Co said it agreed to enter into a settlement and license agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Ono Pharmaceutical Co Ltd to resolve all global patent-infringement litigation related to its cancer drug, Keytruda.(image)

Cancer patients with depression have resources

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:07:47 -0500

Reuters Health - Cancer patients who experience depression can use both therapy and lifestyle tools to help support their mental health, according to a new patient resource from the JAMA Oncology journal.(image)

Kazakhstan confirms H5 bird flu in wild swans: OIE

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:57:55 -0500

PARIS (Reuters) - Kazakhstan confirmed an outbreak of highly contagious H5 bird flu virus in wild swans by the Caspian Sea, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday, citing a report from the Kazakh agriculture ministry.(image)

Pharma CEOs in Davos put brave face on Trump presidency

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:52:46 -0500

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Leaders of the global pharmaceutical industry, blasted by incoming U.S. President Donald Trump for "getting away with murder" on drug prices, are putting a brave face on the challenges in their biggest market.(image)

U.S. judge delays Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood funding

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:27:38 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge issued a temporary restraining on Thursday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood to give him more time to consider thousands of pages of documents filed in the politically charged case, court records showed.(image)

U.S. governors want Congress to keep funding health benefits for poor

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:30:46 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican governors on Thursday urged Washington lawmakers to keep funding health benefits for millions of low-income Americans, even as Congress is working to repeal Obamacare, President Barack Obama's landmark health insurance law.(image)