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Thailand confirms first Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:20:55 -0400

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported on Friday the first confirmed cases in Southeast Asia of microcephaly linked to mosquito-borne Zika, as the World Health Organization urged action against the virus across the region.(image)



FDA warns against use of homeopathic teething products

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:10:41 -0400

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels on Friday, citing potential risks to infants and children and prompting CVS Health Corp Inc to withdraw the products.(image)



Depomed wins Nucynta patent dispute; may spur sale talks

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:07:53 -0400

(Reuters) - A court ruled in Depomed Inc's favor in a patent dispute over its opioid drug, Nucynta, a decision that could help pave the way for the drug maker to explore a sale.(image)



Regeneron's Eylea combination therapy fails mid-stage study

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:54:23 -0400

(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc said a combination therapy containing its flagship eye drug, Eylea, was inferior to Eylea alone in a mid-stage trial involving patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the elderly.(image)



Breast cancer treatments vary widely in cost and complications

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:17:03 -0400

(Reuters Health) - Women with early-stage breast cancer may have fewer treatment complications and lower costs when they don’t get a mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery, a U.S. study suggests.(image)



Misperception about skin cancer prominent among minority groups

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:30:25 -0400

(Reuters Health) - Uninsured, immigrant and minority communities in the United States may not be as aware of skin cancer as they should be, a recent study suggests.(image)



Doctors don't communicate well about terminally ill patients

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:51:13 -0400

(Reuters Health) - Cancer specialists and primary care physicians are not communicating very well about the end-of-life concerns of the patients they share - and according to one new study, they often rely on those patients to convey information back and forth.(image)



Labels don't always guarantee foods are free of gluten

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:14:27 -0400

(Reuters Health) - Some foods that don’t appear to contain wheat or gluten based on package labeling may still have trace amounts of these ingredients, a company-funded study suggests.(image)



People need timely warning to avert accidents in self-driving cars

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:14:24 -0400

(Reuters Health) - People operating self-driving cars need at least six seconds and some cues from the vehicle to “get back in the loop” and take control in time to avoid an accident, researchers say.(image)



Zika-related birth defects likely higher than anticipated: panel

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:58:39 -0400

BOSTON (Reuters) - The risk posed by the Zika virus to developing fetuses is likely far greater than current estimates suggest, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday.(image)