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Embattled drugmaker Indivior raises forecasts on Suboxone strength..

Date: October 15, 2019 | Time: 12:53am

Indivior Plc on Tuesday raised its full-year forecasts as the embattled British drugmaker's best-selling opioid addiction drug Suboxone fared better than expected in the face of competition from copycats. .... <view entire article>

Australia bars entry to Vietnamese woman for failing to declare raw pork..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 11:35pm

Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law, authorities said on Tuesday. .... <view entire article>

To ease dementia agitation, drugs may not be best option..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 2:48pm

(Reuters Health) - Symptoms of aggression and agitation in dementia patients may respond better to non-drug therapies such as massage, touch therapy and outdoor activities, a new study suggests. .... <view entire article>

In new headache, WeWork says it found cancer-causing chemical in its phone booths..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 2:38pm

Cash-strapped WeWork, the office-sharing company that is trying to negotiate a financial lifeline, has a new problem that may prove costly. It has closed about 2,300 phone booths at some of its 223 sites in the United States and Canada after it says it discovered elevated levels of formaldehyde. .... <view entire article>

Suicide attempts rising among black teens..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 2:20pm

(Reuters Health) - Suicide attempts are rising among black teens in the U.S. even as they fall among youth from other racial and ethnic groups, a study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Breastfeeding gap widens between black and white U.S. babies..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 1:45pm

(Reuters Health) - Even as more U.S. mothers are breastfeeding their babies, a new study suggests the gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants is widening. .... <view entire article>

Malaysia considers total vaping ban after reports of U.S. deaths..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 9:26am

Malaysia is considering banning the sale of electronic cigarettes, its health minister said on Monday, citing growing reports of deaths in the United States linked to e-cigarettes and vaping. .... <view entire article>

Vaping illness, deaths likely very rare beyond U.S., experts say..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 9:26am

E-cigarette or vaping-linked lung injuries that have killed 29 and sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States are likely to be rare in Britain and other countries where the suspect products are not widely used, specialists said on Monday. .... <view entire article>

HIV-positive British living in Spain could lose healthcare post-Brexit..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 8:35am

(Reuters Health) - British citizens with HIV who live in Spain could face serious healthcare challenges post-Brexit, potentially risking public health at large, researchers say. .... <view entire article>

China's pig herd in Sept down 41.1% from year earlier..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 2:23am

China's pig herd in September was 41.1% smaller than it was a year earlier, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, as a year-long African swine fever epidemic continued to slash the world's largest herd. .... <view entire article>

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in northwest province..

Date: October 13, 2019 | Time: 8:55am

China reported another outbreak of the African swine fever on Sunday in its northwestern province of Gansu, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on its website. .... <view entire article>

Congo to start using Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine in November..

Date: October 13, 2019 | Time: 7:19am

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine in November in the country's eastern provinces, to counter the current outbreak, they said. .... <view entire article>

New transplant research aims to salvage infected donated organs..

Date: October 12, 2019 | Time: 8:54am

Retired subway and bus driver Stanley De Freitas had just celebrated his 70th birthday when he started coughing, tiring easily and feeling short of breath. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and put on the wait list for a transplant. .... <view entire article>

Reynolds American files for FDA review of e-cigarette..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 7:10pm

British American Tobacco Plc unit Reynolds American Inc said on Friday it had filed for a review of its Vuse e-cigarettes by the U.S. Food and Drug administration, giving it a lead over its main rival Juul Labs Inc. .... <view entire article>

Ohio ban on Down syndrome abortion blocked by U.S. appeals court..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 7:07pm

A divided federal appeals court on Friday said Ohio cannot enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome. .... <view entire article>

OxyContin maker Purdue gets brief shield from litigation..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 7:06pm

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP won a court order on Friday briefly pausing the sprawling opioid litigation against the company so it can try to make headway on its proposed legal settlement that it says is worth $10 billion. .... <view entire article>

Depression, anxiety may cause patients to leave cardiac rehab..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 2:20pm

(Reuters Health) - Anxiety and depression are common among participants in cardiac rehab programs, and that poor mental health may cause them to drop out, a new study finds. .... <view entire article>

Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 2:10pm

(Reuters Health) - Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don't, a research review suggests. .... <view entire article>

'Executive physicals' at top-ranked hospitals may lack recommended screenings..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 1:45pm

(Reuters Health) - Executive physicals may lure corporate clients and wealthy individuals with the promise of personalized attention and comprehensive preventive care, but a new study suggests many of these pricey exams may skip recommended screenings. .... <view entire article>

Eli Lilly's migraine treatment wins U.S. FDA approval..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 12:40pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved Eli Lilly and Co's migraine drug, Reyvow. .... <view entire article>

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