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Athletes have poor teeth despite brushing

Are sugary sports drinks and gels the problem?
BBC News - Published

Dementia caregiving takes toll on sleep

(Reuters Health) - Family caregivers for dementia patients don't sleep as long or as well as other adults of the same age, a new study suggests.
Reuters - Published

Companies file suit in Canada challenging new rules to lower drug prices

Five pharmaceutical companies said on Friday they have filed a complaint in a Canadian court challenging the constitutionality of new Canadian regulations meant to lower patented drug prices, setting..
Reuters - Published

VA facilities offering cochlear implants to vets are few and far between

(Reuters Health) - Even though American veterans are at high risk for the type of hearing loss that may be improved with cochlear implants, many of them live hours from a VA facility that provides..
Reuters - Published

CDC flags one death and nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S, possibly tied to vaping

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug. 22, including one adult in..
Reuters - Published

Parents can do better to keep their pot away from children

(Reuters Health) - As legal cannabis use becomes increasingly common in the U.S., most parents say they keep their pot out of children's reach, but fewer keep it locked away, a study in Colorado..
Reuters - Published

Menopause with diabetes tied to more severe sleep problems

(Reuters Health) - Women with type 2 diabetes may face more sleep issues and more severe sleep troubles during menopause than peers without diabetes, a small study suggests.
Reuters - Published

Democrat Buttigieg targets mental illness, addiction in new plan

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg aims to prevent one million deaths by 2028 from addiction and mental illness under a plan he released on Friday aimed at tackling the country's..
Reuters - Published

Illinois reports death from lung illness linked to vaping

A person in Illinois who vaped has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, the state's health authorities said on Friday, amid reports that dozens of people had been sickened..
Reuters - Published

Merck Canada says new drug price regulations are unconstitutional

Merck Canada and a group of pharmaceutical companies are challenging the constitutionality of new regulations meant to lower patented drug prices, the company said in a statement on Friday, in a late..
Reuters - Published

Ebola appears contained in Goma, but flares in other parts of Congo: WHO

Ebola appears to be under control in the city of Goma in Congo but it has flared in other parts of the country, where aid workers are combating insecurity and disinformation on social media, the World..
Reuters - Published

West Lane Hospital in Middlesbrough to be closed

The two teenagers died within two months at the centre, which was later found to be unsafe.
BBC News - Published

South Africa to roll out sweeping health reform in stages

A proposed move to universal health coverage in South Africa will be rolled out in stages as the budget improves, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost..
Reuters - Published

'Tasteless': Patients share pictures and views of hospital food

Readers have been sharing their experiences - good and bad - with the BBC.
BBC News - Published

Mental Health Care Hard to Get Even With Insurance

Obtaining mental health care can be difficult even for people who are covered by health insurance.
Newsmax - Published

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Salmonella in Beef, Cheese

An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella is sickening people who eat contaminated beef and unpasteurized soft Mexican cheese, U.S. health officials warn.
Newsmax - Published

Pill to Cover All Your Heart Health Needs Developed by Researchers

Imagine a single pill loaded with a battery of heart medications that you take once a day to cut your chances of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.
Newsmax - Published

'A small bite changed my whole world'

Yen says she was "living her best life" until a small bite turned her world upside down.
BBC News - Published

South Africa pledges fiscal discipline in sweeping health reform

A proposed switch to universal health coverage in South Africa will be managed in a fiscally responsible way, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost the..
Reuters - Published

GSK builds oncology pipeline as drug shown to help myeloma patients

GlaxoSmithKline said an experimental multiple myeloma treatment has shown a meaningful response in patients that have run out of three previous treatment options, in a boost for the British drugmaker's..
Reuters - Published

South Africa to take responsible approach to health reform: presidential aide

South Africa will take a fiscally responsible approach to introducing universal health coverage, raising annual spending on a new National Health Insurance (NHI) program gradually to 33 billion rand..
Reuters - Published

GSK drug shown to help blood cancer patients

GlaxoSmithKline said its experimental multiple myeloma treatment showed a meaningful response in patients that have run out of three previous treatment options, in a boost for the British drugmaker's..
Reuters - Published

GSK drug boosts response rates in blood cancer patients: study

British Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline on Friday said its experimental cancer treatment belantamab mafodotin met the primary goal of a study for the treatment of patients with a type of blood cancer.
Reuters - Published

Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems

The drug combination has huge potential and would cost just "pennies a day", say the researchers.
BBC News - Published

WHO says eradicating malaria 'can be done', but first aim is to control it

London, Reuters - Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will..
Reuters - Published

Bake Off judge Prue Leith joins hospital food improvement review

The celebrity chef will help set new quality standards as part of the government's review of hospital food.
BBC News - Published

Daily ‘polypill’ cuts risk of heart disease

Iranian trial shows clinical benefits of combining four cheap medicines
FT.com - Published

FDA pegs Edwards Lifesciences Sapien delivery system recall as severest

The U.S. health regulator on Thursday categorized the recall of Edwards Lifesciences Corp's Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system as extremely serious, highlighting health risks associated with its use, but..
Reuters - Published

Migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. face high violence risk

(Reuters Health) - Nearly one third of migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. experience physical, psychological and/or sexual violence during their journey, a new study finds.
Reuters - Published

Hospitals treat patients without admitting them, to avoid penalties

(Reuters Health) - Hospitals appear to be treating Medicare patients in emergency departments (EDs) and observation areas to avoid readmissions and the financial penalties associated with them,..
Reuters - Published

Gender minority college students at increased mental health risk

(Reuters Health) - Gender minority students in U.S. colleges and universities are four times as likely as other students to experience mental health problems, researchers say.
Reuters - Published

Edwards Lifesciences recalls delivery system for Sapien heart valves

Medical device maker Edwards Lifesciences Corp is recalling its Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system after burst balloons during implantation led to several injuries and a death, said the U.S. Food and Drug..
Reuters - Published

NMC Health: sick note

Shares have perked up on bid rumours, but keep taking the temperature 
FT.com - Published

Retrophin scraps nervous system disorder study, shares dive

Retrophin Inc said on Thursday it was discontinuing the late-stage study for its rare neurological disorder treatment after it failed to improve patients' ability to conduct daily activities such as..
Reuters - Published

New Blood Test Predicts When You Will Die

Scientists have developed a blood test that was stunningly accurate at predicting when people will die. The test showed great results in predicting death within five to 10 years.The groundbreaking..
Newsmax - Published

Exclusive: India proposes ban on e-cigarettes, with jail terms for offenders - government documents

India's health ministry has proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, documents seen by Reuters showed, potentially jeopardizing the expansion plans of big firms like Juul..
Reuters - Published

Fewer U.S. teens participating in substance abuse prevention programs

(Reuters Health) - Fewer U.S. adolescents are participating in programs designed to prevent substance abuse, a study suggests.
Reuters - Published

Heart-Related Deaths From Meth Use Spike

Although frequently overshadowed by the opioid epidemic, surging methamphetamine use nationally and around the world has fueled a chilling crisis of its own, according to a new report.
Newsmax - Published

Study: Men and Women With Dementia Treated Differently

In their final month of life, many people with advanced dementia — and men in particular — have received medical interventions that researchers deem burdensome, according to a new study in JAMA..
Newsmax - Published

Smog Increases Odds of Macular Degneration

Tailpipe pollution might pose a real health threat to aging eyes, according to a new study out of Taiwan, as researchers found that exposure to high levels of two car exhaust pollutants nearly doubled..
Newsmax - Published

10 Weight-Loss Myths That Cause You to Gain Weight

You've cut your calorie intake, ditched the carbs, and joined the gym. Despite all this, the pounds keep piling on. What gives? It could be what you know about weight loss that is derailing your..
Newsmax - Published

Jade Goody: Cancer charity hopes documentary serves as 'a reminder'

The spike in cervical screenings after Jade Goody's diagnosis did not last long, a charity says.
BBC News - Published

Shrewsbury nurse describes tasting sewage in river swim

Melissa Compton, who swam 220 miles along the River Severn for charity, contracted a stomach bug.
BBC News - Published

'Multiple medicines' side-effect risk for over-65s

Two million older people are risking side-effects from taking multiple medications, a charity warns.
BBC News - Published

Retrophin drug to treat nervous system disorder fails late-stage study

Retrophin Inc said on Thursday its treatment for a rare neurological disorder failed to meet the main goal of improving patient's ability to conduct daily activities in a late-stage study.
Reuters - Published

GSK's long acting HIV injection gets boost from study

GlaxoSmithKline's experimental HIV injection is as effective when given every other month as monthly, according to a study, a convenience that could help the British drugmaker in its battle against a..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: What are the obstacles to Bayer settling Roundup lawsuits?

Bayer AG is in mediation to potentially settle thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming that the company's Roundup weed killer causes cancer, but some legal experts said the cases raises novel questions..
Reuters - Published

NMC Health shares jump on report of Chinese interest in stake

Fosun said to be interested in buying 40% of UAE-based healthcare provider
FT.com - Published

GSK new HIV two-drug injection meets main goal in late-stage study

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Thursday its long-lasting two-drug regimen to treat HIV met the main goal of a late-stage study.
Reuters - Published

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