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E.coli in water forces Tokyo to cancel swimming at Paratriathlon World Cup..

Date: August 17, 2019 | Time: 1:58am

High levels of E.coli bacteria forced Tokyo officials to cancel the swimming segment of Saturday's Paratriathlon World Cup, raising concerns about next year's Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. .... <view entire article>

As Americans get heavier, obesity-linked cancers may strike earlier..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 2:17pm

Increasing numbers of middle-aged Americans appear to be developing cancers that can be associated with obesity, new data suggest. .... <view entire article>

AbbVie prices new rheumatoid arthritis drug at $59,000 a year..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 1:47pm

AbbVie Inc has priced its new rheumatoid arthritis treatment at $59,000 a year after gaining U.S. approval on Friday, a big boost for the drugmaker struggling with rising competition for Humira, its blockbuster therapy for the same condition. .... <view entire article>

Roche cancer treatment priced at $17,050 a month, lower than rival Vitrakvi..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 1:46pm

Roche Holding AG has priced its personalized cancer treatment, Rozlytrek, at about $17,050 per month, nearly half of the monthly price of a rival drug from Bayer AG and Eli Lilly and Co that was approved last year. .... <view entire article>

Tobacco industry anti-smoking ads reached less than half of U.S. adults..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 1:19pm

Court-ordered anti-smoking ads sponsored by the tobacco industry reached only around 40% of adults and about half of all smokers in the U.S., a recent study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Sick hospital workers often expose patients to contagious illness..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 1:09pm

Hospital workers often come to work with contagious respiratory illnesses, against the recommendations of public health regulators, a Canadian study suggests. .... <view entire article>

FDA approves Celgene's bone marrow cancer treatment..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 10:38am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Celgene Corp's Inrebic to treat certain rare forms of bone marrow cancer called myelofibrosis, making it the second approved drug to treat the disease. .... <view entire article>

Tyson recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of Weaver chicken patties..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 10:34am

Tyson Foods Inc is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of its Weaver chicken patties after some consumers found pieces of rubber in the product, the no. 1 U.S. meat processor said. .... <view entire article>

Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic heart valves win FDA approval for expanded use..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 10:31am

Heart valve systems from Edwards Lifesciences Corp and Medtronic Plc have been approved for use in a condition that restricts blood flow from the heart in patients at low-risk of death linked to open-heart surgeries, the FDA said on Friday. .... <view entire article>

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 7:52am

(Reuters Health) - Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research. .... <view entire article>

First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo's South Kivu: officials..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 6:06am

A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo's South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak. .... <view entire article>

China says pig herd shrinks by 32% in July amid swine fever outbreak..

Date: August 16, 2019 | Time: 3:26am

China's pig herd shrank by 32.2% in July from the same month a year ago, its agriculture ministry said on Thursday, as African swine fever continues to spread through the country. .... <view entire article>

FDA proposes graphic warnings on cigarette packs, advertisements..

Date: August 15, 2019 | Time: 6:30pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed that cigarette packs carry graphic new health warnings including pictures and text outlining lesser-known risks of smoking like bladder cancer and diabetes as well as lung cancer. .... <view entire article>

Disparities in access to best stroke treatment..

Date: August 15, 2019 | Time: 2:43pm

(Reuters Health) - Less than 10% of U.S. stroke patients get a treatment that evidence shows is most effective for a certain type of stroke - and the odds are even lower for patients who are black and Hispanic, a U.S. study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Surgeons not good at predicting benefit from knee operations..

Date: August 15, 2019 | Time: 2:22pm

(Reuters Health) - Surgeons are no better at determining which patients might benefit from operations to treat torn knee cartilage than if they just flipped a coin, a new study suggests. .... <view entire article>

Roche's personalized cancer treatment wins FDA approval..

Date: August 15, 2019 | Time: 2:19pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Roche Holding AG's personalized cancer treatment, which targets tumors with specific genetic mutations, irrespective of where in the body the disease started, the agency said on Thursday. .... <view entire article>

Furniture flame retardants may not stifle deadliest home fires..

Date: August 15, 2019 | Time: 12:32pm

(Reuters Health) - Targeting the flammability of smoking materials like cigarettes, pipes and cigars, rather than fireproofing all furniture with hazardous chemicals, may be a more effective way of reducing the most deadly residential fires, a U.S. study concludes. .... <view entire article>

Surgical training programs not supportive of new parents..

Date: August 15, 2019 | Time: 9:31am

(Reuters Health) - Surgical residents say it's tough to have children during their five years of intensive training due to a lack of flexibility in program requirements and lack of support from peers and faculty. .... <view entire article>

Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear..

Date: August 15, 2019 | Time: 7:58am

Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen of Europe, implicates Homo sapiens rather than climate cooling in the Ice Age extinction of these brawny plant-loving beasts. .... <view entire article>

Thailand to ban pig imports from Myanmar over African swine fever..

Date: August 15, 2019 | Time: 1:54am

Thailand will ban the import of pigs from Myanmar for 90 days, the country's livestock department told Reuters on Thursday, after the neighboring country confirmed its first case of the African swine fever this week. .... <view entire article>

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