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Why the UK has struggled to reform social care

Parties’ failure to reach a consensus has seen the system sink ever deeper into crisis
FT.com - Published

FDA issues warning letter to Alkermes over opioid addiction treatment ad

A print advertisement of Alkermes Plc's addiction treatment, Vivitrol, is false or misleading as it omits important risk information associated with its use, the Food and Drug Administration said in a..
Reuters - Published

Pot Use a Heart Risk After Surgery

Heavy pot users are nearly two times more likely to have a heart attack after common types of surgeries as those who don't use the drug, a new study shows.
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Superbugs Live in Opened Beauty Products

Makeup is a daily staple for most women, but new research finds that 9 of 10 beauty products may harbor superbugs after they're opened.
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Narcissism Declines With Age

Know any folks who are just too full of themselves? Rest assured: They'll probably get over it eventually. That's because narcissism tends to decline with age, according to new research.
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10 Health Myths to Stop Believing Now

We all have ideas of what we think is good and bad for our health, but how much of what we believe is actually true?
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White Island volcano: Why New Zealand is importing skin

The number of people with severe burns means doctors are sourcing donor skin from the US.
BBC News - Published

Correvio Pharma to explore sale after FDA panel setback, shares plunge

Correvio Pharma Corp on Wednesday said it would explore options including putting itself up for sale, a day after a panel of experts advising the U.S. health regulator voted against approving its heart..
Reuters - Published

AstraZeneca-Daiichi drug halts cancer for months in first readout

An experimental cancer drug developed by AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo kept metastatic breast cancer at bay for months in women who had exhausted other treatment options, its first clinical study..
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China finds African swine fever in wild boar in Shaanxi

China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday that African swine fever had been detected in three dead wild boars in northwestern Shaanxi province.
Reuters - Published

North Korean defectors reveal wretched state of female healthcare

Interviews expose a maternal mortality rate 15-times higher than UN data
FT.com - Published

'Four hours to walk off pizza calories' warning works, experts say

Consumers should be told it takes four hours to walk off the calories in a pizza, researchers say.
BBC News - Published

Lex bank DNA patents: natural justice

Biotech industry foundations are sometimes shakier than it would like
FT.com - Published

Starboard picks stake in Mednax, calls for co's sale: WSJ

Activist investor Starboard Value LP is pushing healthcare service provider Mednax Inc to sell all or part of itself, reported the Wall Street Journal citing people familiar with the matter.
Reuters - Published

Many summer camps may not be prepared for kids with allergies

(Reuters Health) - Although most summer camps welcome kids with food allergies, they often don't require individualized emergency plans from these campers, a U.S. study suggests.
Reuters - Published

UK reports bird flu for first time since 2017

Britain's government said bird flu had been confirmed at a chicken farm in eastern England on Tuesday, the first such report since June 2017.
Reuters - Published

New York Life in talks to buy Cigna unit for nearly $6bn

Insurer emerges as frontrunner over MetLife and Sun Life Financial
FT.com - Published

Children conceived from frozen embryos at increased risk for certain cancers

(Reuters Health) - When frozen embryos are used during in vitro fertilization (IVF), the resulting children have a slightly higher risk than other kids for certain types of cancer, evidence from..
Reuters - Published

Correvio suffers fresh blow as heart drug fails to win FDA panel backing

Independent experts to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday voted against Correvio Pharma Corp's drug to correct irregular rhythm in the upper chambers of the heart in adult patients, the..
Reuters - Published

High schools struggle to follow state concussion laws

(Reuters Health) - High schools across the U.S. face numerous barriers to implementing laws intended to help students recover from concussions, a small U.S. study suggests.
Reuters - Published

Rural U.S. sees slower decline in childhood deaths

(Reuters Health) – Although mortality rates among U.S. infants, children and teens have declined overall in the last two decades, rural kids still face higher odds of death than urban kids,..
Reuters - Published

Boy's rare eye cancer spotted in photograph

Noah Blanks, aged six, had an eye removed after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
BBC News - Published

GP Manish Shah guilty of sex assaults on 23 female patients

Manish Shah cited Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody to instil fear in his patients about their health.
BBC News - Published

General election 2019: Have 17,000 NHS beds been cut in England?

Is Labour right to say that 17,000 NHS beds have been cut by the Conservatives in England?
BBC News - Published

U.S. Supreme Court justices lean toward insurers on $12 billion Obamacare claims

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to claims made by health insurers seeking $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at..
Reuters - Published

High Cost of Diabetes Drugs Driving People to Black Market

Skyrocketing prices and insurance limits are driving many people with diabetes to seek medications and supplies from an underground supply chain, a new study found.
Newsmax - Published

Study: Aspirin More Helpful Against Migraines Than Realized

A cheap, century-old drug in most Americans' medicine cabinets - aspirin - may come to the rescue for people suffering from migraines, a new study finds.
Newsmax - Published

Half of Lymphoma Patients Alive 3 Years After Cell Therapy Treatment

Nearly half of lymphoma patients treated with Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Yescarta were alive at least three years after a one-time infusion of the CAR-T cell therapy, according to data presented on..
Newsmax - Published

Yoga Improves Heart Health

There are more than 36 million people practicing yoga in the United States, according to Yoga Journal and the Yoga Alliance. And experts say that's good news for our hearts.
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Deadly Superbugs Threaten Health, Food Supply

The risk of new superbugs that pose a threat to human health and food crops is much higher than previously thought, new genetic research shows.
Newsmax - Published

Obesity inequality gap grows for Scottish children

Children in the poorest parts of the country face a bigger risk of being overweight or obese, new figures show.
BBC News - Published

Study Links Obesity, Brain Function in Children

New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function.
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More Americans Delaying Medical Treatment Due to Cost

Twenty-five percent of Americans say they or a family member put off getting treatment for a serious medical condition in the past year due to the costs, a new Gallup poll reveals.
Newsmax - Published

Czech shooting: Gunman kills six at hospital in Ostrava

The man opened fire at the hospital in Ostrava before going on the run and shooting himself dead.
BBC News - Published

'There were no beds on the children's ward'

Louise Webb says she waited six hours in hospital for her daughter Lily to be seen by a paediatrician.
BBC News - Published

11 charts on why the NHS matters in this election

The NHS will be at the centre of the major parties election campaigns, but why is it so important?
BBC News - Published

Online prescribing 'must get safer'

A UK coroner warns there could be more deaths unless regulation is tightened.
BBC News - Published

Health workers' strike: Nurses begin further 48 hours of action

Members of the Royal College of Nursing are refusing to do things like working unpaid hours.
BBC News - Published

A third of hospitals 'increased parking charges'

Income from fees jumps 10% in a year, with hourly charges of up to £4 levied.
BBC News - Published

Why can't this doctor work in the UK?

An refugee doctor would love to work in the UK, and the NHS would love to have him - but there's a hitch.
BBC News - Published

J&J CEO spurns U.S. congressional hearing on carcinogens in talc products

Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky has declined to appear at a U.S. congressional hearing set for Tuesday on the safety of the company's Baby Powder and other talc-based cosmetics.
Reuters - Published

Yeovil Hospital agrees patient not properly anaesthetised

The patient said she was "traumatised" after feeling pain during surgery at Yeovil Hospital last year.
BBC News - Published

Bluebird bio, Bristol-Myers' multiple myeloma therapy shows promise in early study

Bluebird bio Inc and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Monday reported encouraging initial data from an ongoing early-stage study testing their experimental therapy for multiple myeloma in patients who did..
Reuters - Published

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