Medicine

Sleeping-in on weekends linked to lower body weight

Sleeping-in on weekends linked to lower body weight

Published 16/06/2017

By Madeline Kennedy(Reuters Health) - - Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study in South

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More liver cancer deaths could be averted in the U.S

More liver cancer deaths could be averted in the U.S

Published 16/06/2017

By Shereen Lehman(Reuters Health) - - Death rates from liver cancer in the U.S. have doubled since the 1980s and continue to rise, largely due to ris

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Exercise may stave off postpartum depression

Exercise may stave off postpartum depression

Published 16/06/2017

By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - - Physical activity during and after pregnancy improves psychological wellbeing and may protect against postpartum

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Sanofi chief says U.S. Supreme Court ruling on biologics has “immediate impact”

Sanofi chief says U.S. Supreme Court ruling on biologics has “immediate impact”

Published 16/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - French multinational pharmaceutical company SANOFI logo seen at their headquaters in Paris, France, March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

The U.S Supreme Court decision to speed access to copycat biologics drugs on Monday was expected but has an "immediate impact", Sanofi Chief Executive told Reuters.

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Centrexion`s chili-based painkiller offers relief for 6 months – study

Centrexion`s chili-based painkiller offers relief for 6 months – study

Published 13/06/2017

A synthetic version of a medicine traditionally extracted from chili plant relieved knee pain among osteoarthritis patients for up to six months, data showed, bringing Centrexion Therapeutics a step closer to developing a safe and effective analgesic.

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Aspirin linked to higher risk of serious bleeding in the elderly

Aspirin linked to higher risk of serious bleeding in the elderly

Published 13/06/2017

People who are aged 75 or older and take aspirin daily to ward off heart attacks face a significantly elevated risk of serious or even fatal bleeding and should be given heartburn drugs to minimize the danger, a 10-year study has found.

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Mammogram follow-up tests take longer for Asian women in U.S.

Mammogram follow-up tests take longer for Asian women in U.S.

Published 13/06/2017

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - After an abnormal mammogram, Asian women in the U.S. are less likely than white women to get follow-up tests to de

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Are drones a fast way to deliver emergency defibrillators?

Are drones a fast way to deliver emergency defibrillators?

Published 13/06/2017

A drone hovers at a viewpoint overlooking the Space Needle and skyline of tech hub Seattle, Washington, U.S. February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Drones may be able to rush emergency defibrillators to patients in cardiac arrest faster than traditional emergenc

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WHO confirms Congo polio outbreaks in new eradication setback

WHO confirms Congo polio outbreaks in new eradication setback

Published 13/06/2017

Democratic Republic of Congo has suffered two separate outbreaks of polio, a debilitating and potentially deadly disease that the world is trying to eradicate, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

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Irregular sleep tied to worse grades

Irregular sleep tied to worse grades

Published 13/06/2017

By Marilynn Larkin(Reuters Health) - College students who go to sleep and wake up at different times during the week may be harming their academic pe

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