Medicine

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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Prenatal fever linked to autism risk

Prenatal fever linked to autism risk

Published 13/06/2017

By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock(Reuters Health) - Children born to mothers who experienced fever, especially multiple fevers, during the second trimeste

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FDA delays rolling out new nutrition facts label

FDA delays rolling out new nutrition facts label

Published 13/06/2017

A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration on Tuesday delayed indefinitely implementation of a new nutrition facts label that would enlarge calorie counts, itemize added sugar and bring serving sizes in line with actual average portions.

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Sanofi-Regeneron`s Praluent cuts cholesterol in Odyssey trials

Sanofi-Regeneron`s Praluent cuts cholesterol in Odyssey trials

Published 11/06/2017

France's Sanofi and partner Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said on Sunday their anti-cholesterol drug Praluent recorded positive results in its first dedicated studies involving patients with diabetes and high cholesterol.

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Roche CEO still optimistic on new breast cancer drug

Roche CEO still optimistic on new breast cancer drug

Published 11/06/2017

Swiss drugmaker Roche's logo is seen at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Roche is convinced a new breast cancer drug will have a significant role in treating the disease despite recent trial results that disappointed analysts, the Swiss drugmaker's chief executive said in an interview published on Sunday.

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Drinking in pregnancy tied to subtle changes in babies’ faces

Drinking in pregnancy tied to subtle changes in babies’ faces

Published 09/06/2017

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Women who drink even a little bit of alcohol during pregnancy may be more likely than other mothers to have babies

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