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Younger siblings with older brothers more likely to be bullied..

Date: February 20, 2019 | Time: 3:53pm

(Reuters Health) - That younger siblings are most likely to experience bullying within a family, and the eldest is most likely to do the bullying may not come as a surprise to those who grew up in large broods. .... <view entire article>

U.S. health spending to rise 5.5 percent per year over next decade: CMS..

Date: February 20, 2019 | Time: 3:26pm

U.S. health spending is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.5 percent every year from 2018 over the next decade and will reach nearly $6 trillion by 2027 as more people become eligible for Medicare, a government health agency said on Wednesday. .... <view entire article>

Prescription opioids may play role in some fatal two-car crashes..

Date: February 20, 2019 | Time: 12:39pm

(Reuters Health) - In fatal two-car crashes, drivers deemed to have caused the wreck were almost twice as likely as those who were not at fault to test positive for opioids, a U.S. study finds. .... <view entire article>

Friendly texts tied to fewer suicide attempts in the military..

Date: February 20, 2019 | Time: 12:28pm

(Reuters Health) - Military service members who are at risk for suicide may be less likely to attempt to harm themselves when they receive supportive text messages, a U.S. study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Expired drugs may remain effective, safe to use in a pinch..

Date: February 20, 2019 | Time: 11:03am

(Reuters Health) - Even medicines that are years past their expiration date and haven't always been kept in strict climate-controlled conditions may still retain their original potency, a small study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Czechs order inspection of all Polish beef imports: CTK agency..

Date: February 20, 2019 | Time: 7:21am

Czech authorities will inspect all beef imported into the Czech Republic from neighboring Poland following the discovery of salmonella in a 700 kg batch of imported Polish beef, news agency CTK said on Wednesday. .... <view entire article>

Israeli biopharma firm BiomX raises $32 million in private funding..

Date: February 20, 2019 | Time: 6:36am

Israeli biopharma firm BiomX said on Wednesday it raised $32 million in a private funding round that will primarily be used to advance the company's drug candidates for the treatment of acne and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). .... <view entire article>

Indivior launches generic version of its Suboxone opioid drug..

Date: February 20, 2019 | Time: 4:53am

British drugmaker Indivior Plc said on Wednesday it had launched a copycat version of its blockbuster opioid addiction drug Suboxone in the United States, just one day after a court decision cleared the way for its rivals to market generic versions of it. .... <view entire article>

China confirms African swine fever hits Shandong province as national outbreak spreads..

Date: February 20, 2019 | Time: 3:20am

China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it has confirmed the country's ongoing African swine fever outbreak continues to spread across the nation, hitting the major livestock production province of Shandong in the east for the first time. .... <view entire article>

British start-up breeds high performance bugs for animal feed..

Date: February 20, 2019 | Time: 3:19am

After centuries of selective breeding of animals and plants to maximize yields in agriculture, bugs are getting the same treatment, as demand for insect protein grows. .... <view entire article>

Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects..

Date: February 19, 2019 | Time: 4:45pm

(Reuters Health) - More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests. .... <view entire article>

Eating nuts tied to lower heart disease risk for diabetics..

Date: February 19, 2019 | Time: 4:32pm

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Measles outbreak in Canada's British Columbia province affects 9..

Date: February 19, 2019 | Time: 3:30pm

A measles outbreak in Vancouver that has infected nine individuals since Feb. 15 has led officials in the western Canadian city to urge the unvaccinated and under-vaccinated to be immunized. .... <view entire article>

Merck's Keytruda fails late-stage study in liver cancer patients..

Date: February 19, 2019 | Time: 3:11pm

Merck & Co Inc's cancer drug Keytruda failed a late-stage trial's main goals of slowing disease progression and extending the life of patients with a common type of liver cancer, the company said on Tuesday. .... <view entire article>

Common yeast infection pill tied to miscarriages..

Date: February 19, 2019 | Time: 2:30pm

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who take fluconazole, an oral antifungal used to treat vaginal yeast infections, may be more likely to have miscarriages than women who don't take this pill during pregnancy, a Canadian study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Joining a clinical trial is too hard for many cancer patients..

Date: February 19, 2019 | Time: 10:33am

(Reuters Health) - Only a small fraction of cancer patients volunteer for clinical trials. The reason, a new study suggests, is not that they don't want to, but that the system makes it too hard. .... <view entire article>

U.S. top court rejects bid to block Indivior opioid drug copycat..

Date: February 19, 2019 | Time: 9:36am

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Indivior Plc on Tuesday, clearing the way for a copycat version of the British pharmaceutical firm's lucrative opioid addiction treatment Suboxone Film in a victory for India-based generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's Laboratories. .... <view entire article>

U.S. top court rejects Maryland bid to revive drug price-gouging law..

Date: February 19, 2019 | Time: 8:33am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Maryland's bid to revive a law aimed at preventing price gouging by pharmaceutical companies, dealing a setback to the power of states to rein in prescription drug costs. .... <view entire article>

Intercept's fatty liver drug meets late-stage main goal, shares soar..

Date: February 19, 2019 | Time: 8:12am

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with a progressive fatty liver disease showed an improvement in scarring on the organ, taking the drug a step closer to approval and sending the company's shares surging 25 percent. .... <view entire article>

Philippines revokes Sanofi's product license for dengue vaccine..

Date: February 19, 2019 | Time: 5:32am

The Philippines has permanently halted the sale, distribution and marketing of Sanofi's dengue vaccine in the country after the French drug maker failed to meet the directives of regulators. .... <view entire article>

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