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Vaping devices still available on Amazon, Flipkart after India ban..

Date: September 19, 2019 | Time: 1:28am

Some vaping products were still listed on the Indian websites of Inc and Walmart's Flipkart on Thursday, while several other websites discontinued their sales a day after the government's nationwide ban. .... <view entire article>

British baby's death not due to SMA gene therapy: Novartis..

Date: September 19, 2019 | Time: 12:06am

A British baby's death this year after getting Novartis's gene therapy Zolgensma was not caused by a toxic drug reaction, the Swiss drugmaker said, allaying concerns over the $2.1 million-per-patient treatment's risks. .... <view entire article>

Swiss raid stomach ache drug ingredient makers in competition probe..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 10:57pm

Switzerland's COMCO competition watchdog on Thursday conducted dawn raids of several makers and distributors of a drug ingredient for medicines against stomach pain, citing suspicions of unlawful price and market sharing ingredients. .... <view entire article>

Rise in crime tied to rising blood pressure..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 2:23pm

(Reuters Health) - People living in communities with rising crime rates may be more likely than those in safer neighborhoods to develop high blood pressure, a new study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Survey logs big one-year jump in nicotine vaping among 8th-graders..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 2:20pm

The rate of nicotine vaping among 8th-graders in the U.S. nearly doubled in the past year and the rate among 12th-graders jumped by 22%, according to a new survey released Wednesday .... <view entire article>

GSK's over-the-counter nicotine oral spray gets FDA panel backing..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 2:13pm

An independent expert panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday recommended approval of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's over-the-counter nicotine oral spray that aims to help smokers quit their addiction. .... <view entire article>

One pill with four drugs may lower heart risks in poor population..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 2:08pm

A single daily pill containing low doses of common medications might provide a simple, inexpensive way to reduce risks for heart attacks and stroke in underprivileged communities, researchers say. .... <view entire article>

India bans e-cigarettes as global backlash at vaping gathers pace..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 1:05pm

India banned the sale of electronic cigarettes on Wednesday and warned of an "epidemic" among young people, in the latest and potentially biggest move globally against vaping over growing health concerns. .... <view entire article>

Childhood behavior problems linked to insomnia in adulthood..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 11:56am

(Reuters Health) - Treating kids' behavior problems might have the additional benefit of reducing their risk of insomnia as adults, a recent study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Vegetarians have higher risk for stroke, lower heart disease risk..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 11:54am

(Reuters Health) - People who follow vegetarian or vegan diets may have lower odds for heart disease but higher chances of having a stroke, compared to meat eaters, a large UK study suggests. .... <view entire article>

U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal opioid distribution..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 11:31am

Fifty-eight people have been charged with engaging in healthcare fraud schemes that centered on the illegal distribution of more than 6 million opioid pills across Texas, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday. .... <view entire article>

Factbox: India becomes latest country to ban sale of e-cigarettes..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 11:24am

India became the latest country after Brazil and Thailand to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in what could potentially be the biggest move against vaping globally over growing health concerns. .... <view entire article>

Tanzania tells WHO it has no Ebola cases - statement..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 10:21am

Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month from an unknown illness following Ebola-like symptoms, the organization said on Wednesday. .... <view entire article>

Baby gut study finds bacteria different after C-section births..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 10:03am

A huge study of babies' stool samples has found key differences between infants born vaginally and via Caesarean section, offering clues about the development of the human immune system, researchers said on Wednesday. .... <view entire article>

Novartis halts distribution of its Zantac versions amid probe into impurities..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 8:52am

Novartis AG's Sandoz unit said on Wednesday it was halting distribution of its versions of the drug commonly known as Zantac in all its markets, including the United States and Canada, after contaminants were found in the heartburn drug. .... <view entire article>

Zimbabwe doctors say receiving death threats over strike..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 7:12am

Striking Zimbabwean doctors said on Wednesday they were being threatened with death and suspected state security agents were pressuring them after police blocked their second protest march over the disappearance of their union leader. .... <view entire article>

Thailand culls 200 pigs amid heightened fears over African swine fever..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 4:34am

Thailand has culled more than 200 pigs this week, authorities said on Tuesday, in the first such action amid heightened fears of a potential outbreak of African swine fever. .... <view entire article>

Roche bid to recycle Gazyva for lupus nephritis wins FDA breakthrough tag..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 3:34am

Roche has won the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's breakthrough therapy tag for its drug Gazyva in lupus nephritis, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday, boosting its efforts to recycle the 2013-approved lymphoma medicine for new indications. .... <view entire article>

Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina to fight malaria..

Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 2:07am

Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilized mosquitoes. .... <view entire article>

South Korea confirms second case of deadly African swine fever, pledges vigilance..

Date: September 17, 2019 | Time: 10:02pm

South Korea has confirmed a second case of African swine fever at a pig farm near the border with North Korea, a day after reporting its first-ever outbreak of the virus, deadly to pigs but not harmful to humans. .... <view entire article>

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