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Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says
Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave, a neonatal charity says.
BBC News - Published

Merck, Pfizer drug combo extends kidney cancer survival: study

A combination of Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda and Pfizer Inc's Inlyta helped patients with advanced kidney cancer live longer than those receiving and older Pfizer standalone therapy, according..
Reuters - Published

Medicinal cannabis: Why has it taken so long to get to patients?

medicinal cannabis: why has it taken so long to get to patients?
Medicinal cannabis was legalised in November 2018.
BBC News - Published

Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'

short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'
Researchers suggest bursts of high intensity workouts, like sprinting, are more effective for weight loss.
BBC News - Published

Vitiligo: Skin condition bought Kenyan friends closer together

vitiligo: skin condition bought kenyan friends closer together
Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo.
BBC News - Published

Nektar, Bristol combo drug shows signs of tumor reduction in bladder cancer patients

Nektar Therapeutics said on Friday some patients with advanced bladder cancer treated with a combination of its experimental treatment and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's immunotherapy, Opdivo, showed signs..
Reuters - Published

Scientist warns against discoveries made with AI

Inaccurate findings are being made in some areas of biomedical research
FT.com - Published

U.S. Medicare plans to track CAR-T cancer therapy outcomes

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CAR-T cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including an approved registry of patient..
Reuters - Published

Asthma classes in school may help reduce attacks

(Reuters Health) - School-age children with asthma who receive education on managing the condition may have fewer attacks, emergency room visits and hospitalizations than those who don't get such..
Reuters - Published

Leaving the hospital early can double the odds of going back

(Reuters Health) - Patients who discharge themselves from the hospital against medical advice are twice as likely to be back within 30 days as those who leave when doctors say they're ready, a large..
Reuters - Published

Drug start-ups move out of UK’s ‘golden triangle’

Northern England’s strength in life sciences spurs businesses to develop there
FT.com - Published

Push-up capacity may predict men's heart disease risk

(Reuters Health) - The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor's office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming years, new research suggests.
Reuters - Published

Money troubles tied to higher risk of heart disease for African-Americans

(Reuters Health) - African-American adults who often struggle to pay bills may be more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who don't have much financial stress, a U.S...
Reuters - Published

France suggests glyphosate exit could be even slower than planned

Only half of France's farmland could do without glyphosate-based weed-killers by 2021, the country's farm minister suggested, further lowering an initial ambition to get rid of the controversial..
Reuters - Published

U.S. proposes Medicare coverage for CAR-T cancer therapies

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday proposed Medicare coverage of approved CAR-T cell therapies that use the patient's immune system to fight cancer.
Reuters - Published

Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'

tilly lockey: 'i can paint with my bionic arms'
Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up.
BBC News - Published

FT Health: Africa’s neglected poor

Health inequalities, Fujifilm’s Kenji Sukeno, FT Health reader survey
FT.com - Published

Explainer: Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread

A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during the Jewish high holidays and returned to a predominantly..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos and threaten supplies of..
Reuters - Published

Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests
Late risers have poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness, a study suggests.
BBC News - Published

Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'

most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'
This helps doctors who often struggle to answer questions from patients on how they will last.
BBC News - Published

Super gonorrhoea: Why the STI could become untreatable

super gonorrhoea: why the sti could become untreatable
The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.
BBC News - Published

Bayer stresses drug's tolerability in bid for prostate cancer market

Bayer is banking on the mild side effects of its experimental prostate cancer drug darolutamide, as it prepares to take on established rival products by Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
Reuters - Published

Delayed newborn baths tied to higher breastfeeding rates

(Reuters Health) - Newborns who don't get baths right away may be more likely to be exclusively breastfed than infants who get whisked away to be washed soon after delivery, a U.S. study suggests.
Reuters - Published

More young adults binge-drinking well into their 20s

(Reuters Health) - More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental injuries, deaths and a variety of chronic..
Reuters - Published

Breast-density notification letters may be too dense

(Reuters Health) - Post-mammogram form letters telling women about dense breasts may be more confusing than helpful if they are difficult to read and understand, researchers say.
Reuters - Published

Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row

call the midwife: bbc in abortion advice row
As Call the Midwife tackles the issue, BBC Action Line users say there is no advice on abortion.
BBC News - Published

Research shows damage depression inflicts on brain

Condition affects cognitive function and memory that scientists have linked to dementia
FT.com - Published

J&J and Novartis back cancer geneticist’s start-up

Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Vor Biopharma raises $42m for leukaemia trials
FT.com - Published

Paramedics not washing their hands nearly enough

(Reuters Health) - Hand hygiene compliance among paramedics may be "remarkably low," according to a study that monitored ambulance workers in Scandinavia and Australia over six months.
Reuters - Published

Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'

chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'
Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists.
BBC News - Published

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO

At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Down's syndrome: Parents help Michael and Alison find love

down's syndrome: parents help michael and alison find love
A couple who both have Down's syndrome open up about their relationship.
BBC News - Published

Merck to further study Keytruda in prostate cancer after early success

Merck & Co Inc said on Thursday it was launching three late-stage studies for its cancer immunotherapy Keytruda as a combination treatment for prostate cancer after the drug showed anti-tumor activity..
Reuters - Published

Precious antibiotics still being used to boost animal growth: OIE

Farmers in 45 countries still use antibiotics to boost animal growth, despite warnings from health experts and bans on the practice in many parts of the world, the World Organization for Animal Health..
Reuters - Published

A&E waits at worst level for 15 years

a&e waits at worst level for 15 years
Nearly 330,000 A&E patients waited for more than four hours last month in England.
BBC News - Published

Turkey's pharmacists struggling to obtain medicines: association

Turkey's pharmacists are struggling to obtain medicines as suppliers wait for the implementation of a new euro-to-lira exchange rate used in setting drug prices, the Turkish Pharmacists' Association..
Reuters - Published

Uncertainties around generic drugs leave cloud over Indivior’s future

Drugmaker unable to provide 2019 guidance as it pursues last-ditch attempt to block rivals
FT.com - Published

New drugs help AstraZeneca sales rebound

Pharmaceutical group heralds second quarter of growth as it ends year on a high
FT.com - Published

'Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code'

'know your cholesterol like you know your pin code'
Going for a free health check could flag up early signs of cardiovascular disease, health bodies say.
BBC News - Published

The hairdressing salon for people who have cancer

the hairdressing salon for people who have cancer
The Feel Good Project is a place that people with cancer can go for beauty treatments, community support and specialist advice.
BBC News - Published

RAF Lakenheath: USAF nurses work in NHS hospitals

raf lakenheath: usaf nurses work in nhs hospitals
NHS bosses say it means patients are being seen "more quickly" and US medics gain wider experience.
BBC News - Published

Aggressive sanitizing at home lowers post-hospital MRSA risk

(Reuters Health) - A six-month program of aggressively washing and sanitizing at home after surgery can lower the risk of developing a potentially-deadly infection for people who harbor the..
Reuters - Published

Certain drugs, supplements may improve sperm health

(Reuters Health) - Men with infertility may have better-quality sperm when they take certain nutritional supplements and medicines, but there's little evidence about whether that leads to pregnancies..
Reuters - Published

Clinigen agrees to buy U.S. rights to Novartis' cancer drug Proleukin

British pharmaceutical firm Clinigen Group Plc said on Wednesday it had agreed to acquire the U.S. rights to Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG's skin and lung cancer drug Proleukin for a total of $210..
Reuters - Published

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