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Sanofi sees nine regulatory submissions over next 18 months - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:03am - PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi said on Wednesday it expected to file nine regulatory submissions for new drugs over the next 18 months and that its pipeline of new products would support long-term growth.
Teva Pharm to unveil restructuring plan on Thursday: report - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:00am - TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will unveil a restructuring plan on Thursday that will include layoffs, the Calcalist financial news website said on Wednesday.
India Bans Condom Ads From Prime-Time TV - 12 Dec 2017 at 11:24pm - Conservative social groups pressured the government to crack down on the commercials, saying they were inappropriate for children.
Did Sanofi, WHO ignore warning signals on dengue vaccine? - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:28pm - CHICAGO/LONDON (Reuters) - When French drugmaker Sanofi published the results of clinical trials of children given its dengue vaccine two years ago, the overall findings were that it protected against the world's biggest and fastest growing mosquito-borne disease.
Families warned they may lose children's health coverage - 12 Dec 2017 at 7:08pm - Virginia warned families this week that the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is about to run out of money because Congress has failed to fund it.
U.S. judge questions Trump administration on birth control rules - 12 Dec 2017 at 6:42pm - OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge questioned on Tuesday whether the federal government properly formulated new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.
Ticks bugged dinosaurs, amber evidence shows - 12 Dec 2017 at 6:31pm - The bodies of ticks have been found encased in 99 million-year-old amber, entangled with dinosaur feathers and engorged with blood, showing ticks bit dinosaurs.
Republicans propose to delay, pause Obamacare taxes - 12 Dec 2017 at 5:54pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans proposed on Tuesday to delay or suspend several taxes under former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, including a tax on medical devices and the so-called "Cadillac" tax on generous health insurance plans.
Opioid crisis straining foster system - 12 Dec 2017 at 4:53pm - Across the U.S., soaring use of opioids has forced tens of thousands of children from their homes, creating a generation of kids abandoned by addicted parents.
A 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit like Trump's is worth changing - 12 Dec 2017 at 4:18pm - President Donald Trump downs a dozen Diet Cokes each day, The New York Times reported this weekend. His love of the bubbly beverage is shared by many Americans and at least one of his predecessors. President Bill Clinton was frequently photographed with a can in his hand and reportedly placed a Diet Coke -- along with a now-outdated cell phone and other items -- in a time capsule at his official presidential library.
Older women should not take hormones to prevent chronic diseases - 12 Dec 2017 at 4:18pm - (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women should not use hormone therapy to prevent chronic medical conditions, because the risk of significant side effects outweighs the unclear evidence of a benefit, according to a government-backed panel of experts.
America's healthiest and least healthy states - 12 Dec 2017 at 3:02pm - Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report.
The best way to take a shower, according to doctors - 12 Dec 2017 at 12:09pm - Try these 11 expert tips for a better shower; your skin will thank you
The Sweet Spot: That Age-Old Question: How Much Sexual History Should I Share? - 12 Dec 2017 at 12:00pm - A reader wonders whether to tell her fiancé that she has slept with a couple of friends, and if ?not telling? is the same as lying.
5 healthy, homemade ramen recipes you can slurp guilt-free - 12 Dec 2017 at 11:40am - Trying to make better choices? Skip the noodle joint (and the instant noodles) and serve up these ramen recipes that are healthy, homemade and delicious.
What We Learned in 2017 - 12 Dec 2017 at 11:12am - Developments in science, medicine and health that we?re still thinking about at year?s end.
Motorcycle passengers have higher head injury risks - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:13am - Reuters Health - Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a U.S. study suggests.
EU renews approval for herbicide glyphosate for five years - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:10am - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Tuesday it had renewed for five years the license for the weed-killer glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto Co's top-selling Roundup, following a heated debate over whether it causes cancer.
Helping the victims of the Los Angeles wildfires - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:59am - Southern California is being ravaged by fierce wildfires that have devastated areas north of Los Angeles.
Vigorous exercise can slow Parkinson's - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:21am - Intense exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson's ? enough so that patients can notice the difference, researchers reported.
'Heat-not-burn' tobacco may be safer but still a risk: UK panel - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:08am - LONDON (Reuters) - A new wave of "heat-not-burn" tobacco products are probably safer than traditional cigarettes but the devices still produce a number of potentially harmful compounds, some of which are carcinogenic, a British panel of experts said on Tuesday.
Can Texting Save Lives? - 12 Dec 2017 at 8:07am - Crisis Text Line is upending the suicide hotline, modernizing it for today?s teenagers, one text at a time.
Overthinking the initiation into 'Star Wars' for our kids - 12 Dec 2017 at 7:27am - Assuming you already know why "Star Wars" is so important (which I detailed in a previous genuflecting column), I'll make the jump to light speed and get to a parenting question to which I have given a disproportionate share of thought: How to properly introduce my children to the greatest never-ending mythic space opera.
Sanofi investors hungry for drug progress and deal news - 12 Dec 2017 at 6:46am - PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi still needs to convince markets it can deliver on an exciting and sustainable growth path as it contends with fresh difficulties in its vaccines arm and looks set for another gloomy year in diabetes, investors told Reuters.
Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay - 12 Dec 2017 at 6:42am - If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.
Voices: The Disabled Flâneur - 12 Dec 2017 at 6:00am - My diagnosis won?t keep me away from the city streets and the sweet energy that?s found there, even if someday I ?walk? by dint of wheels.
When a Sibling Dies, or Has a Serious Illness - 12 Dec 2017 at 6:00am - Up to 8 percent of American children will experience the death of a sibling, but the loss is rarely discussed, and siblings are often overlooked.
The brain benefits of your child's dinosaur obsession - 12 Dec 2017 at 4:11am - Susan Alloway's daughter Erin was very specific about her Halloween costume. It couldn't be just any dinosaur: Erin, 6, wanted to be an Ozraptor.
Why am I not losing weight? - 12 Dec 2017 at 4:01am - There are common behavioral and medical reasons you might not be losing weight, even though you think you are doing everything right.
Laid up with 'man flu'? It's real, researcher says - 12 Dec 2017 at 3:53am - Don't doubt it: "Man flu" is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was "tired of being accused of overreacting."
A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico?s Soaring Obesity - 12 Dec 2017 at 3:35am - Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.
Even without the buns, Trump's favorite fast-food meal is a diet-buster - 12 Dec 2017 at 2:11am - On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump's typical McDonald's meal contained nearly a day's worth of calories and sodium, almost double the recommended daily dose of saturated fat and 2½ times the sugar he should eat in a day, according to US Dietary Guidelines.
Teen has blunt message for Aetna after less invasive brain surgery denied - 12 Dec 2017 at 2:05am - Cara Pressman, 15, wept as her parents told her their insurance company denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could end the seizures that have haunted her since she was 9. In the six weeks since the rejection, Cara has had dozens more seizures. Pressed by CNN, Aetna still refuses to approve the surgery -- over the objections of her own doctors.
Phys Ed: How Exercise Can Make for Healthier Fat - 12 Dec 2017 at 12:33am - A single session of exercise may change the molecular workings of fat tissue in ways that, over time, should improve metabolic health.
An Obamacare Surprise in the Mail: New Insurers and New Costs - 11 Dec 2017 at 11:46pm - Through ?automatic re-enrollment,? some Obamacare consumers are being assigned new insurance policies at higher costs ? for doing nothing during open enrollment.
Global Health: The Next Flu Pandemic Will Appear When You Least Expect It - 11 Dec 2017 at 11:46pm - An examination of the great flu epidemics in recent history concludes that next one is likely to arrive in late spring or early summer ? not during flu season.
New CDC director questioned about financial conflicts - 11 Dec 2017 at 8:24pm - Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald was required to sell a range of stocks she owned, including for beer and soda, tobacco and a number of health care companies.
3-D printing braces up sea turtle with gap in its shell - 11 Dec 2017 at 5:22pm - Scientists at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography believe they have created the world's first 3-D-printed brace for a sea turtle's shell, and the results seem promising.
Why indulging in a 'cheat meal' can help you lose weight - 11 Dec 2017 at 4:56pm - Indulging in that bacon cheeseburger can be healthy ? if you do it right.
1 in 5 kids facing mental health risk in U.S. - 11 Dec 2017 at 3:52pm - American children's mental health is worrying experts, with one in five kids suffering from a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder.