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German scientists create see-through human organs..

Date: April 24, 2019 | Time: 7:24am

Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants. .... <view entire article>

WHO recommends one-hour maximum screen time per day for under-5s..

Date: April 24, 2019 | Time: 6:18am

Children aged two to four should not be allowed more than one hour of "sedentary screen time" per day and infants less than one year old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. .... <view entire article>

Novartis mulling $1.5 mln-$5 mln price range for SMA gene therapy..

Date: April 24, 2019 | Time: 5:58am

Novartis Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan said on Wednesday that the Swiss drugmaker is examining a price range for its Zolgensma gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) of between $1.5 million and $5 million per patient. .... <view entire article>

After drug distributor charged, Trump sets speech on opioid fight..

Date: April 24, 2019 | Time: 4:12am

President Donald Trump is expected to tout his fight against opioid abuse in remarks in Atlanta on Wednesday, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives. .... <view entire article>

Drones to deliver vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana..

Date: April 24, 2019 | Time: 3:36am

Hundreds of drones will begin delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday. .... <view entire article>

Australian formula maker Bellamy's gets a nod from China, shares leap..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 11:40pm

Infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia said on Wednesday it won approval to sell some products in Chinese stores, easing a regulatory roadblock that had beset the company for years and sending its shares soaring. .... <view entire article>

Tencent-backed China online healthcare venture raises $250 million..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 8:49pm

China's Tencent Trusted Doctor, a venture backed by tech giant Tencent Holdings, said it has raised $250 million in a fundraising round, as investors pile into China's online private healthcare sector. .... <view entire article>

Walgreens, Rite Aid set minimum age to sell tobacco products at 21 years..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 6:48pm

Drugstore retailers Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Rite Aid Corp will no longer sell tobacco products to customers who are below 21 years old, amid a crackdown on widespread teenage tobacco use. .... <view entire article>

AbbVie's Skyrizi drug to treat psoriasis wins U.S. approval..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 4:34pm

AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its Skyrizi drug as a treatment for plaque psoriasis at a time when its blockbuster psoriasis drug, Humira, faces patent pressures. .... <view entire article>

U.S. brings first criminal case against major drug distributor over opioids..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 4:29pm

The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation's opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients' safety. .... <view entire article>

Medicare offers to partially raise payment for cancer CAR-Ts..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 3:47pm

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will slightly increase coverage for expensive CAR-T cell therapies administered at certain large hospitals, and is considering other ways to pay more for the cancer treatments, the agency said on Tuesday. .... <view entire article>

Some 156 people in 10 states infected with E. coli from ground beef: CDC..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 2:52pm

A total of 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants since the beginning of March, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday. .... <view entire article>

Drinking water might help kids limit soda..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 2:10pm

(Reuters Health) - One in five U.S. children and young adults don't drink any water at all on a typical day, and a new study suggests they consume almost twice as many calories from sodas and sugary drinks as young people who do drink water. .... <view entire article>

Heart doctors recommend cardiac rehab for cancer patients..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 2:06pm

(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients and survivors are often at high risk of heart disease, so heart and cancer doctors should consider providing cardio-oncology rehabilitation as patients move through their cancer treatment, the American Heart Association (AHA) urges in a new scientific statement. .... <view entire article>

Americans get more sedentary as computer use surges..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 1:32pm

(Reuters Health) - Most Americans spend at least two hours a day watching television or videos, and a new study suggests they're becoming more sedentary as they devote more remaining free time to sitting in front of computers. .... <view entire article>

In many states, pregnancy invalidates a woman's DNR..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 8:14am

(Reuters Health) - Most states have statutes that invalidate a woman's advance directive if she is pregnant, a U.S. study finds. And because those statutes are often not clearly outlined in the DNR form, women filling out an advance directive most likely would not know that it wouldn't apply if they were pregnant, researchers reported in JAMA. .... <view entire article>

Teva stops testing its migraine drug as cluster headache treatment..

Date: April 23, 2019 | Time: 7:34am

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Tuesday it would stop developing its migraine drug, Ajovy, for treating cluster headaches after the company found the treatment was unlikely to meet the main goal of a late-stage trial. .... <view entire article>

Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report..

Date: April 22, 2019 | Time: 7:15pm

Medicare's hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday. .... <view entire article>

U.S. records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads..

Date: April 22, 2019 | Time: 4:46pm

The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health officials said on Monday. .... <view entire article>

Updated pediatric blood pressure guidelines catch more kids at risk for heart disease..

Date: April 22, 2019 | Time: 2:04pm

(Reuters Health) - Pediatric blood pressure guideline changes issued in 2017 increase the number of children diagnosed with high blood pressure, a new study finds. .... <view entire article>

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