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U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:53:39 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump.(image)

Being around natural greenery may cheer up even adolescents

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:24:18 -0500

(Reuters Health) - - Exposure to trees and other greenery has been shown to stave off depression in adults, and a new U.S. study finds the same may be true for teenagers.(image)

Canada's Aurora to sell medical marijuana to Italy

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:14:06 -0500

(Reuters) - Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Thursday its German unit Pedanios won a contract to supply medical marijuana to the Italian market.(image)

Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:39:35 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)'robot scientist' has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria.(image)

U.S. court invalidates J&J cancer drug patent, hitting UK's BTG

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:09:53 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. administrative court invalidated a Johnson & Johnson patent on its blockbuster prostate cancer drug Zytiga, bringing rivals closer to selling generic versions and hitting shares in its British partner BTG Plc .(image)

Snus tobacco on the rise as Norway smoking halved in a decade

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:40:03 -0500

OSLO (Reuters) - The share of Norwegians who smoke on a daily basis has halved in the last decade and was last year exceeded for the first time by the use of snus, a wet snuff tobacco product, Statistics Norway said on Thursday.(image)

India plans to raise health spending by 11 percent in budget; less than requested

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:35:42 -0500

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 percent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister's demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control, according to government sources and documents.(image)

Exclusive: Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:59:15 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor's orders.(image)

How neighborhoods shape life with diabetes

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:33:13 -0500

(Reuters Health) - - People with diabetes who live in poor communities with limited access to exercise facilities or grocery stores may have a harder time managing their symptoms than diabetics living in more affluent areas, a U.S. study suggests.(image)

Heated abdominal chemo bath improves ovarian cancer survival

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:10:46 -0500

(Reuters Health) - - A heated chemotherapy organ bath circulated throughout the abdomen after surgery can significantly prolong a woman's survival with advanced ovarian cancer, according to doctors testing the new treatment.(image)