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More U.S. adults may be trying to lose weight, after all - 18 Dec 2018 at 6:43pm - (Reuters Health) - - Researchers said last year that the proportion of overweight U.S. adults trying to lose weight has been shrinking - but newly reanalyzed data suggest the proportion of adults trying to slim down actually grew slightly.

J&J moves to limit impact of Reuters report on asbestos in Baby Powder - 18 Dec 2018 at 6:08pm - Johnson & Johnson on Monday scrambled to contain fallout from a Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder, taking out full-page newspaper ads defending its product and practices, and readying its chief executive for his first television interview since investors erased tens of billions of dollars from the company?s market value.

FDA panel backs prescribing opioid overdose reversal drug along with painkillers - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:13pm - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, along with addictive painkillers.

Teen pot users may hallucinate, become paranoid - 18 Dec 2018 at 4:32pm - (Reuters Health) - - More than two in five teens who use marijuana experience psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, paranoia and anxiety, a U.S. study suggests.

New Hampshire physician assistant guilty of Insys opioid kickback scheme - 18 Dec 2018 at 2:46pm - A former physician assistant in New Hampshire was convicted on Tuesday of charges that he accepted nearly $50,000 in kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing its addictive fentanyl spray.

Guideline group turns gaze to opioid epidemic - 18 Dec 2018 at 2:10pm - (Reuters Health) - - As the opioid epidemic deepens, a government-backed panel that routinely draws up guidelines for disease prevention is starting to search for ways to prevent addiction to these drugs in the first place.

U.S. Surgeon General wants tougher action to tackle teen vaping epidemic - 18 Dec 2018 at 1:29pm - U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday issued a rare advisory https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/surgeon-generals-advisory-on-e-cigarette-use-among-youth-2018.pdf, calling for aggressive steps against e-cigarette use among teens, which he said has become an "epidemic".

Few elderly patients record treatment preferences before surgery - 18 Dec 2018 at 1:10pm - (Reuters Health) - - Only one in four U.S. seniors with chronic health problems prepare documents detailing their treatment preferences ahead of undergoing risky surgery, a study suggests.

Indivior plans cheaper opioid addiction drug if rivals launch copycats - 18 Dec 2018 at 12:54pm - Indivior Plc said on Tuesday it could launch a cheaper version of its blockbuster opioid addiction treatment, Suboxone, if rivals release generic versions of the drug.

WHO confirms case of yellow fever in Netherlands, says risk low - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:53am - A case of yellow fever, an acute and contagious mosquito-borne viral disease, has been reported in a man in the Netherlands who recently traveled to Gambia and Senegal, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

China first to approve AstraZeneca, FibroGen anaemia drug - 18 Dec 2018 at 6:20am - China has become the first country to approve a new anaemia drug from AstraZeneca and FibroGen, well before decisions by regulators in the United States or Europe.

Indian regulator says Reuters report on J&J baby powder 'under consideration' - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:37am - India's federal drug regulator said on Tuesday a Reuters report that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its baby powder was "under consideration".

China cracks down on illegal hog slaughtering to contain African swine fever - 18 Dec 2018 at 5:34am - China has launched a campaign to crack down on illegal hog slaughtering, and build more large-scale slaughterhouses, to control the spread of deadly African swine fever, the country's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

New Zealanders to vote on legalizing recreational cannabis in 2020 - 17 Dec 2018 at 11:23pm - New Zealanders will decide whether to legalize cannabis for recreational use in a referendum held during the 2020 general election, the country's justice minister said on Tuesday.

Study finds antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Brazil pork - 17 Dec 2018 at 6:30pm - Pork products sold at retailers in Brazil contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a study funded by animal rights group World Animal Protection (WAP), providing potential evidence of overuse of the medicines in food livestock.

Serious kidney injury common during cancer chemotherapy - 17 Dec 2018 at 5:55pm - (Reuters Health) - - Nearly one in 10 cancer patients treated with chemotherapy or newer targeted drugs may be hospitalized for serious kidney injury, a Canadian study suggests.

J&J announces $5 billion share buyback after shares extend losses - 17 Dec 2018 at 5:50pm - Johnson & Johnson said on Monday it plans to buy back up to $5 billion of its stock, after a Reuters report on Friday that the company knew for decades that its Baby Powder contained cancer-causing asbestos wiped about $40 billion from its market value.

Yes, it's still hard for dads to talk about condoms with sons - 17 Dec 2018 at 4:31pm - (Reuters Health) - - Many boys want their fathers to be the ones to talk to them about condoms. But a new study offers fresh evidence of all the ways these conversations can be complicated and leave young men without a clear picture of how to have safe sex.

Friday report cards tied to higher risk of child abuse - 17 Dec 2018 at 3:48pm - (Reuters Health) - - Kids who bring home report cards on Fridays may be more likely to experience child abuse afterward than kids who get their grades on other days, a U.S. study suggests.

One in four U.S. parents unprepared for holiday hangover - 17 Dec 2018 at 1:54pm - (Reuters Health) - - While most parents heading out for alcohol-infused holiday parties will have arranged for child care while they're out and for transportation back home in case they become tipsy, one in four won't have put much thought into how they'll handle the kids if they have a hangover the next morning, a U.S. survey suggests.

Williams apologises to Tiger for slur - 7 Nov 2011 at 9:09pm - Tiger Woods says he was hurt by a racist slur from his former caddie Steve Williams, who referred to him as a "black arsehole".

Thorpe bombs out in Beijing - 7 Nov 2011 at 9:04pm - In a sobering reality check, Ian Thorpe has failed to qualify for the 100 metres freestyle final at the FINA World Cup short course meet in Beijing.

Bangkok floods force Socceroos switch - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:57pm - Australia's World Cup qualifier against Thailand next week has been moved to another stadium in Bangkok because of flooding in the city, Football Federation Australia said.

Warne returns to big stage - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:22pm - Champion leg spinner Shane Warne has signed on to play with Melbourne Stars in the inaugural Big Bash League Twenty20 tournament at the end of the year.

Rugby returns to Christchurch - 7 Nov 2011 at 8:00pm - A 17,000-seat temporary stadium will host rugby union matches, including an All Blacks v Ireland Test, in earthquake-hit Christchurch next year, Prime Minister John Key said.

Ponting takes aim at 'underdone' Proteas - 7 Nov 2011 at 7:31pm - Ricky Ponting believes South Africa could suffer from a lack of first-class preparation in the opening Test in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Teen knocks off Parko in final - 7 Nov 2011 at 6:45pm - Australian Joel Parkinson has lost the final of the Rip Curl Pro Search to rising Brazilian teenage sensation Gabriel Medina in San Francisco.

Pakistan shines on pitch with series win - 7 Nov 2011 at 4:50pm - Pakistan highlighted its talent on the pitch to draw the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah and win the series 1-0, just days after three former team-mates were jailed for spot-fixing.

O'Driscoll out of Six Nations - 7 Nov 2011 at 4:17pm - Ireland rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll has been ruled out of action for up to six months and will miss his country's Six Nations campaign when the annual tournament kicks off in February.

T-Rex charged over high shot - 7 Nov 2011 at 3:57pm - Tony Williams is likely to miss Australia's Four Nations clash with Wales this weekend after being charged with a high tackle on England back rower Ben Westwood.

Sammy and Bishoo spark India collapse - 7 Nov 2011 at 3:32pm - Darren Sammy and Devendra Bishoo shared five wickets to trigger India's collapse on the second day of the opening Test against the West Indies in New Delhi.

David wins record sixth squash world title - 6 Nov 2011 at 10:07pm - Malaysian squash superstar Nicol David has won a record sixth women's World Open title, overtaking Australia's Sarah Fitz-Gerald.

Czechs take out Fed Cup - 6 Nov 2011 at 5:34pm - Doubles duo Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke sealed a 3-2 victory for the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final against Russia in Moscow.

Federer charges to fifth Basel title - 6 Nov 2011 at 5:09pm - Roger Federer has returned to winning mode 10 months after his last title, as the home tennis hero schooled Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 to win a fifth Swiss Indoors title in Basel.

Lucky Spurs hold off Fulham - 6 Nov 2011 at 4:26pm - Tottenham Hotspur has survived a late onslaught to earn a somewhat fortunate 3-1 win at London rival Fulham and remain fifth in the English Premier League standings.

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