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No immediate health coverage changes from Obamacare ruling: government..

Date: December 15, 2018 | Time: 11:53am

There will be no immediate health coverage impact from a federal judge's ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional, as it is expected to be appealed through higher courts, a government official said. .... <view entire article>





Special Report: J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder..

Date: December 14, 2018 | Time: 3:54pm

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. .... <view entire article>





J&J kept a guiding hand on talc safety research..

Date: December 14, 2018 | Time: 3:54pm

Johnson & Johnson developed a strategy in the 1970s to deal with a growing volume of research showing that talc miners had elevated rates of lung disease and cancer: Promote the positive, challenge the negative. .... <view entire article>





J&J shares nosedive on report it knew of asbestos in Baby Powder..

Date: December 14, 2018 | Time: 3:12pm

Shares of Johnson & Johnson fell 10 percent on Friday and were on track to post their biggest percentage drop in more than 16 years, after Reuters reported that the pharma major knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder. .... <view entire article>





Flu shots tied to lower risk of premature death with heart failure..

Date: December 14, 2018 | Time: 2:31pm

(Reuters Health) - - People with heart failure who get flu shots may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don't get vaccinated, a Danish study suggests. .... <view entire article>





Menopause-related sexual, urinary problems tied to worse quality of life..

Date: December 14, 2018 | Time: 12:46pm

(Reuters Health) - - Severe sexual and urinary health problems after menopause are linked with poorer quality of life, a recent study suggests. .... <view entire article>





Worth the sting: Cuba's scorpion pain remedy..

Date: December 14, 2018 | Time: 11:43am

Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains. .... <view entire article>





Pfizer's cut-price version of Avastin wins EU panel greenlight..

Date: December 14, 2018 | Time: 10:31am

A panel of European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday recommended approval for Pfizer Inc's Zirabev, a cheaper version to Roche Holding AG's leading cancer drug Avastin. .... <view entire article>





Doctors struggle to help older gun owners..

Date: December 14, 2018 | Time: 9:28am

(Reuters Health) - Doctors who work with seniors are grappling with ways to prevent gun-related suicides and accidents, often among gun-owning older patients with dementia or depression, according to a recent review article. .... <view entire article>





Vapers inhale lower levels of toxins than smokers..

Date: December 14, 2018 | Time: 9:25am

(Reuters Health) - Vapers inhale significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals than smokers of traditional cigarettes, a new study suggests. .... <view entire article>





Salmonella linked to beef produced by JBS Tolleson sickens over 300..

Date: December 14, 2018 | Time: 8:24am

(The story corrects last paragraph to show May recall was from a different JBS facility, not the JBS Tolleson unit) .... <view entire article>





New York sues Target, Walmart over lead-contaminated toys..

Date: December 13, 2018 | Time: 5:52pm

Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries were sued on Thursday over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said. .... <view entire article>





U.S. appeals court narrows order on Trump birth control rules..

Date: December 13, 2018 | Time: 5:49pm

A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control. .... <view entire article>





Inflammatory bowel disease tied to heart attack risk..

Date: December 13, 2018 | Time: 3:03pm

(Reuters Health) - - People with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be up to 12 times more likely to have a heart attack, a U.S. study suggests. .... <view entire article>





Sleep problems may be worse when menopause is hastened by surgery..

Date: December 13, 2018 | Time: 2:55pm

(Reuters Health) - - Women who have surgery to remove their ovaries go through menopause abruptly, and a new study suggests this comes with an increased risk for the kinds of sleep troubles many women experience when they go through menopause gradually. .... <view entire article>





Crosswords and sudoku may not stop mental decline..

Date: December 13, 2018 | Time: 12:39pm

(Reuters Health) - - Mental engagement through problem-solving games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers may not offset cognitive losses due to age-related dementia, a new study suggests. .... <view entire article>





Stigma may keep people from getting weight loss surgery..

Date: December 13, 2018 | Time: 11:24am

(Reuters Health) - - Most obese patients who qualify for weight loss surgery don't seek it out, and that may be due at least partly to stigma, a U.S. survey suggests. .... <view entire article>





South Africa's Aspen strikes distribution deal with U.S. drugmaker Mylan..

Date: December 13, 2018 | Time: 11:08am

Aspen Pharmacare has struck a deal with U.S. generics maker Mylan to distribute a portfolio of prescription and over-the-counter drugs in Australia and New Zealand. .... <view entire article>





Senate Democrats introduce bill to allow government to block drug price rises..

Date: December 13, 2018 | Time: 10:24am

Four Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would allow the government to block drug price increases that it decides are unjustified. .... <view entire article>





Mylan says Sanofi loses Lantus insulin patent claims..

Date: December 13, 2018 | Time: 9:59am

U.S. generics drugmaker Mylan said on Thursday that the United States Patent and Trademark Office had rejected Sanofi's infringement claims relating to insulin drug Lantus. .... <view entire article>





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