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Reuters: Health News

GSK takes billion-dollar drug fight with Gilead to top AIDS meeting..

Date: June 20, 2018 | Time: 5:40am

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is taking its fight with Gilead Sciences for dominance of the HIV market to the world's leading AIDS conference next month by showcasing detailed results from its new two-drug treatment. .... <view entire article>

Oscar to expand individual health insurance to more states..

Date: June 21, 2018 | Time: 3:18am

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar Health, which began selling individual health insurance in New York for the 2014 launch of the Obamacare exchanges, on Thursday announced plans to expand into Florida, Michigan and Arizona next year, even as the Trump administration seeks to undercut that marketplace with cheaper insurance products. .... <view entire article>

Unjustified medication shortened 456 lives in a UK hospital, report says..

Date: June 20, 2018 | Time: 8:42am

GOSPORT, England (Reuters) - More than 450 patients died prematurely in a British hospital after they were given powerful painkillers with no medical justification, in what a damning report on Wednesday found was a "disregard for human life". .... <view entire article>

More evidence of NSAID risk in early pregnancy..

Date: June 20, 2018 | Time: 11:00am

(Reuters Health) - Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) around the time of conception significantly increases the risk of miscarriage in the first eight weeks of pregnancy, a study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Israel's UroGen to start mid-stage bladder cancer trial..

Date: June 21, 2018 | Time: 5:12am

RAANANA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel's UroGen Pharma plans to begin a mid-stage trial of its treatment for bladder cancer patients in August, after positive interim results last month from an advanced trial of a treatment for upper urinary tract cancer. .... <view entire article>

Bulgaria reports first outbreak of ovine rinderpest in EU..

Date: June 21, 2018 | Time: 7:09am

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria on Thursday reported the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), on livestock farms in the village of Voden in southeastern Bulgaria, close to the border with Turkey. .... <view entire article>

Novo's pioneering diabetes pill beats Victoza, Januvia in tests..

Date: June 21, 2018 | Time: 12:34am

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk's experimental diabetes pill, which it hopes will transform the diabetes market, has proved superior to both Merck & Co's Januvia and its own best-selling injectable treatment Victoza in tests. .... <view entire article>

Canada sets October start for legal recreational marijuana sales..

Date: June 20, 2018 | Time: 5:48pm

TORONTO (Reuters) - Marijuana sales will become legal in Canada beginning October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to legalize its recreational use. .... <view entire article>

Walking ability before heart surgery tied to brain function afterward..

Date: June 20, 2018 | Time: 3:11pm

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who are faster on their feet may be less likely to suffer cognitive problems after heart surgery than patients who have difficulty walking, a Japanese study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Even 'resolved' atrial fibrillation carries increased stroke risk..

Date: June 20, 2018 | Time: 1:09pm

(Reuters Health) - Even when the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation goes away after treatment, patients' risk of stroke may still be higher than average, a large UK study suggests. .... <view entire article>

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