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Theranos founder Holmes, former president indicted for fraud..

Date: June 16, 2018 | Time: 9:59am

(Reuters) - Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes and the embattled blood-testing company's former president were indicted on charges that they engaged in schemes to defraud investors, doctors and patients, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday. .... <view entire article>

Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO..

Date: June 18, 2018 | Time: 2:58am

LONDON (Reuters) - Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children's 'screen time' - addiction to video games has been recognized by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder. .... <view entire article>

Saudi MERS outbreaks killed 23 over four months: WHO..

Date: June 18, 2018 | Time: 4:09am

GENEVA (Reuters) - Outbreaks of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) killed 23 people in Saudi Arabia between Jan. 21 and May 31 this year, the World Health Organization said on Monday. .... <view entire article>

FDA declines to approve Valeant's plaque psoriasis treatment..

Date: June 18, 2018 | Time: 5:29am

(Reuters) - Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said on Monday that U.S. health regulators had declined to approve its lotion to treat plaque psoriasis, citing questions related to certain data. .... <view entire article>

UK PM May's healthcare funding rise wins broad cabinet support: spokesman..

Date: June 18, 2018 | Time: 4:39am

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's pledge to increase healthcare funding by 20 billion pounds ($26.51 billion) won broad approval from her cabinet of top ministers on Monday, her spokesman said. .... <view entire article>

Israel's DreaMed gets FDA ok for diabetes management software..

Date: June 18, 2018 | Time: 4:31am

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's DreaMed Diabetes said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved for marketing its Advisor Pro software to help manage diabetes treatment. .... <view entire article>

Britain's May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit..

Date: June 17, 2018 | Time: 2:36am

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service by 20 billion pounds ($26.57 billion) after Brexit, funded by money no longer spent on membership of the European Union and possible tax rises. .... <view entire article>

Soaring costs, loss of benefits top Americans' healthcare worries: Reuters/Ipsos poll..

Date: June 15, 2018 | Time: 10:35am

(Reuters) - For over a year now, Americans have listed healthcare as the most important problem facing the country, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. .... <view entire article>

Teva to discontinue study for chronic headache treatment..

Date: June 15, 2018 | Time: 6:38am

(Reuters) - Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Inc said on Friday it would discontinue a trial testing its drug for the treatment of chronic cluster headache, after an analysis showed that the drug was unlikely to meet the study's main goal. .... <view entire article>

NIH to end alcohol consumption study due to concerns over funding..

Date: June 15, 2018 | Time: 11:30am

(Reuters) - The National Institutes of Health said on Friday it planned to end a trial testing whether moderate drinking had health benefits based on concerns that its funding by the alcohol industry would undermine the study's credibility. .... <view entire article>

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