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Study shows downside of medical crowdfunding - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:00pm - (Reuters Health) - While crowdfunding platforms can fill insurance gaps, helping patients pay for essential care and avoid medical debt, they are also being used to raise large sums of money for ineffective and experimental treatments, a new study suggests.

Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood tied to healthy aging - 23 Oct 2018 at 4:51pm - (Reuters Health) - People may be more likely to age without health problems when they have more omega 3 fatty acids in their blood, a recent study suggests.

Don't give decongestants to children for colds, experts say - 23 Oct 2018 at 3:20pm - (Reuters Health) - For children under age 12, decongestants might ease the common cold symptoms of a blocked or running nose, but these medications may not be safe for this age group, according to a research review.

Hand sanitizer use at daycare could keep toddler illnesses at bay - 23 Oct 2018 at 2:37pm - (Reuters Health) - Teaching toddlers in daycare to use hand sanitizers could go a long way in keeping them from falling ill, missing school and reducing their need for antibiotics, a study suggests.

China's Guangdong province bans transport of live hogs as swine fever spreads - 23 Oct 2018 at 10:35am - China's southern Guangdong province on Tuesday banned the transport of live hogs to other parts of the country after two outbreaks of deadly African swine fever were reported in a neighboring area.

AbbVie rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeds in late stage trial - 23 Oct 2018 at 10:16am - AbbVie Inc on Tuesday said its experimental rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment showed significant improvement in physical function, pain and quality of life compared with the commonly prescribed generic drug methotrexate in a late stage clinical trial.

Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk - 23 Oct 2018 at 10:13am - Low levels of public confidence in vaccines in the European Union are pushing immunization rates down and the number of disease outbreaks up, according to an expert report on Tuesday.

Siemens Healthineers partners with Healthy.io for smartphone-based urine testing - 23 Oct 2018 at 8:40am - Siemens Healthineers has teamed up with Israeli start-up Healthy.io to allow patients to test their urine at home by using a smartphone camera that scans a dipstick and sends the results to their doctor.

Japan finds African swine fever in sausage brought from China - 23 Oct 2018 at 5:58am - Japan found African swine fever in packed pork sausage being carried into the country by a foreigner coming from Beijing early this month, the nation's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

AstraZeneca digs deeper into cancer with Innate stake - 23 Oct 2018 at 4:16am - AstraZeneca is plowing deeper into cancer immunotherapy through a wide-ranging deal with Innate Pharma, which includes the British group buying a 9.8 percent stake in the French biotech company.

Canada's FSD Pharma to buy Israeli medical cannabis firm Therapix - 23 Oct 2018 at 3:47am - Canada's FSD Pharma Inc signed a letter of intent to acquire Israel's Therapix Biosciences Ltd for $48 million in stock, combining two complementary businesses focused on the research and development of cannabinoid treatments.

Switzerland's Idorsia says it has cash to launch main drugs despite losses - 23 Oct 2018 at 3:34am - Drugmaker Idorsia is confident its cash reserves are large enough to complete development of its late-stage pipeline, it said on Tuesday, despite losing more than a quarter of a billion Swiss francs in the first nine months of the year.

China confirms two new African swine fever cases in central province - 22 Oct 2018 at 9:06pm - China's agriculture ministry on Tuesday said two new cases of African swine fever had been confirmed in the central province of Hunan.

JUUL's social media campaign resonates alarmingly with teens - 22 Oct 2018 at 7:59pm - (Reuters Health) - The popular e-cigarette brand JUUL is attracting an alarming number of teens online, researchers say. At least a quarter of JUUL's twitter followers may be under 18, they write in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Childhood obesity tied to severe hip disorder - 22 Oct 2018 at 5:31pm - (Reuters Health) - Kids who are obese may be more likely to develop a severe hip disorder than children who are not overweight, a UK study suggests.

Teaching new moms how to soothe infants might make vaccinations less stressful - 22 Oct 2018 at 3:49pm - (Reuters Health) - When getting their infants vaccinated, mothers were more likely to use proven techniques to ease babies' pain if they had been taught how to do so before taking their newborns home from the hospital, a study found.

Philip Morris stop-smoking campaign attacked as PR stunt - 22 Oct 2018 at 12:25pm - Marlboro cigarette maker Philip Morris International drew accusations of hypocrisy on Monday after using a four-page newspaper advertisement to urge smokers to quit cigarettes.

Organic foods tied to slightly lower cancer risk - 22 Oct 2018 at 11:09am - (Reuters Health) - People who eat more organic foods may be slightly less likely to develop certain cancers, a French study suggests.

Kellogg to bring back Honey Smacks cereal after Salmonella scare - 22 Oct 2018 at 10:12am - Kellogg Co said on Monday it would bring back Honey Smacks cereal on U.S. retailer shelves in November, months after it pulled the product due to a Salmonella scare.

U.S. farmers, government fight risk of African swine fever - 22 Oct 2018 at 7:47am - U.S. hog farmers are ramping up safety procedures and leaving animal-feed ingredients imported from China in storage in an attempt to keep out a highly contagious swine disease that is sweeping through Asia and Europe.

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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