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WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading..

Date: July 17, 2019 | Time: 3:41am

The World Health Organization reported a new incidence of Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday, fuelling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo, as an expert panel weighs whether to sound the alarm internationally. .... <view entire article>





India's Strides tried to shred quality-control documents: FDA..

Date: July 17, 2019 | Time: 1:03am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised doubts about Strides Pharma Sciences Ltd's quality-control practices after finding adulteration and evidence of "uncontrolled shredding of documents" at one of its plants. .... <view entire article>





Head of Planned Parenthood groups departs, cites differences over abortion..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 3:58pm

The leader of reproductive services provider Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its political arm said on Tuesday that she was leaving both organizations over philosophical differences in their approaches to abortion rights. .... <view entire article>





When hurricanes halt treatment, lung cancer patients die sooner..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 1:03pm

(Reuters Health) - Lung cancer patients whose radiation treatments are halted by hurricanes or other natural disasters may not live as long as patients who complete treatment without interruptions, a U.S. study suggests. .... <view entire article>





Mothers' work with solvents tied to higher autism risk for kids..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 1:01pm

(Reuters Health) - Women who are exposed to solvents on the job may be more likely to have children with autism than mothers without this occupational exposure, a recent study suggests. .... <view entire article>





Study confirms heart benefit of soy as FDA reviews this claim..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 12:57pm

(Reuters Health) - U.S. regulators should continue to recommend soy protein as part of a heart-healthy diet because it helps lower cholesterol, researchers conclude from an analysis of dozens of studies done in the past two decades. .... <view entire article>





UK doctors reveal separation of twins joined at the head..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 11:06am

Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels, doctors said on Tuesday. .... <view entire article>





GSK's two-drug HIV Dovato treatment meets main goal in study..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 10:28am

(This July 10 story corrects to show patients switched from Gilead's Descovy, not Gilead's Vemlidy, in fifth paragraph) .... <view entire article>





Scotland has highest drug-related death rate in EU..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 9:42am

Scotland had the highest drug-related death rate in the European Union in 2018, with the likes of heroin, methadone and cocaine killing at almost three times the rate of the United Kingdom as a whole. .... <view entire article>





Researchers try to make ICU less traumatic for patients, families..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 9:00am

(Reuters Health) - Intensive care units (ICUs) can be extremely stressful for patients and families. Changes in the way ICUs are run may help mitigate that stress, two new studies suggest. .... <view entire article>





Abbott to hike production of lower-cost glucose monitors as diabetes soars..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 8:45am

Abbott Laboratories plans to ramp up manufacturing capacity for its lower-cost continuous glucose monitor, the FreeStyle Libre, by three to five times in the next few years, aiming to reach millions more patients worldwide, the company told Reuters. .... <view entire article>





First Ebola patient in eastern Congo's main city dies..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 3:45am

The first Ebola patient in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's largest city, Goma, has died, the government said on Tuesday. .... <view entire article>





First Ebola patient in eastern Congo's main city dies..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 3:44am

The first Ebola patient in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's largest city, Goma, has died, the government said on Tuesday. .... <view entire article>





Democrat Harris unveils plan to lower drug costs, put 'people over profit'..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 3:02am

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris unveiled a plan on Tuesday to crack down on pharmaceutical companies which overcharge for prescription drugs, making her the latest 2020 White House candidate to seize on the issue. .... <view entire article>





U.N. wants more urgency in AIDS fight as gains and funding fade..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 2:10am

The global fight against AIDS is stalling due to lower investment, marginalized communities missing vital health services, and new HIV infections rising in some parts, the United Nations warned on Tuesday. .... <view entire article>





Netflix deletes suicide scene from popular youth show, '13 Reasons Why'..

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 12:45am

Netflix Inc. is removing a controversial graphic scene depicting a youth suicide from its popular young adult drama "13 Reasons Why", following advice from medical experts, the company said on its Twitter account early on Tuesday. .... <view entire article>





Ebola spread to east Congo's Goma massively raises risk - U.N...

Date: July 16, 2019 | Time: 12:00am

Ebola's arrival in eastern Congo's main city of Goma severely raises the risk of the virus spreading if it takes root in this metropolis near the border with Rwanda, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Monday. .... <view entire article>





Changing habits: China's pig farms clean up to beat swine fever..

Date: July 15, 2019 | Time: 9:53pm

A devastating outbreak of African swine fever that has killed millions of pigs in China is changing attitudes in a country where farm hygiene has often been seen as lax by international standards. .... <view entire article>





Canada police probing 'possible policy breaches' at National Microbiology Lab..

Date: July 15, 2019 | Time: 7:44pm

Canada's national police force said on Monday it is investigating a referral by the country's Public Health Agency over "possible policy breaches" at its National Microbiology Lab, whose work includes research on the most dangerous human and animal pathogens, such as Ebola. .... <view entire article>





U.S. judge slashes Roundup jury award to $25.3 million; Bayer still plans to appeal..

Date: July 15, 2019 | Time: 7:06pm

A federal judge on Monday slashed a damages award Bayer AG owed a California man who blamed Roundup weed killer for his cancer, to $25.27 million from $80.27 million, while rejecting the company's bid for a new trial. .... <view entire article>





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