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With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:40:15 -0500

CARACAS (Reuters) - Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist.(image)



U.S. to extend skimpy health insurance outside of Obamacare

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:09:21 -0500

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed extending the availability of skimpy health insurance plans to millions of Americans in another Trump administration move aimed at undercutting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.(image)



Aimmune's peanut allergy drug meets main goal, shares surge

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:32:52 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. drug developer Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday its peanut allergy drug met the main goal of an eagerly awaited late-stage study, sending its shares up 18 percent premarket.(image)



Nestle set to launch first organic products in Brazil in coming weeks

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:09:00 -0500

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nestle SA will launch its first organic food line in Brazil in the coming weeks, an executive told Reuters, as the world's biggest food company makes a global push to capture growing interest in healthy and organic products.(image)



Indonesia seizes record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:20:51 -0500

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia seized a record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine from a ship off the northern island of Batam on Tuesday, a narcotics official said, the second major drug bust this month.(image)



Zambia cholera epidemic continues to slow as number of deaths declines

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:37:33 -0500

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's cholera epidemic continues to slow with seven deaths recorded over the last month, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Tuesday.(image)



AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug wins key lung cancer approval

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:14:23 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug Imfinzi has won crucial approval from U.S. regulators for use in lung cancer, opening up a multibillion-dollar market for a medicine that has so far lagged behind competitors.(image)



Study finds new superbug typhoid strain behind Pakistan outbreak

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:48:20 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - An outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan is being caused by an extensively drug resistant "superbug" strain, a sign that treatment options for the bacterial disease are running out, scientists said on Tuesday.(image)



More U.S. babies dying of suffocation, often in bed

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:20:32 -0500

(Reuters Health) - The number of babies dying of suffocation before their first birthday has been rising in recent years, driven at least in part by an increase in the number of parents sharing beds with their infants, a U.S. study suggests.(image)



Serious knee injuries increasing in kids and teens

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:59:58 -0500

(Reuters Health) - Injuries to a critical ligament in the knee are becoming more common in children and teens, researchers warn.(image)