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Malaysia considers total vaping ban after reports of U.S. deaths..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 2:27am

Malaysia is considering banning the sale of electronic cigarettes, its health minister said on Monday, citing growing reports of deaths in the United States linked to e-cigarettes and vaping. .... <view entire article>

China's pig herd in Sept down 41.1% from year earlier..

Date: October 14, 2019 | Time: 2:23am

China's pig herd in September was 41.1% smaller than it was a year earlier, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, as a year-long African swine fever epidemic continued to slash the world's largest herd. .... <view entire article>

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in northwest province..

Date: October 13, 2019 | Time: 8:55am

China reported another outbreak of the African swine fever on Sunday in its northwestern province of Gansu, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on its website. .... <view entire article>

Congo to start using Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine in November..

Date: October 13, 2019 | Time: 7:19am

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine in November in the country's eastern provinces, to counter the current outbreak, they said. .... <view entire article>

New transplant research aims to salvage infected donated organs..

Date: October 12, 2019 | Time: 8:54am

Retired subway and bus driver Stanley De Freitas had just celebrated his 70th birthday when he started coughing, tiring easily and feeling short of breath. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and put on the wait list for a transplant. .... <view entire article>

Reynolds American files for FDA review of e-cigarette..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 7:10pm

British American Tobacco Plc unit Reynolds American Inc said on Friday it had filed for a review of its Vuse e-cigarettes by the U.S. Food and Drug administration, giving it a lead over its main rival Juul Labs Inc. .... <view entire article>

Ohio ban on Down syndrome abortion blocked by U.S. appeals court..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 7:07pm

A divided federal appeals court on Friday said Ohio cannot enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome. .... <view entire article>

OxyContin maker Purdue gets brief shield from litigation..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 7:06pm

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP won a court order on Friday briefly pausing the sprawling opioid litigation against the company so it can try to make headway on its proposed legal settlement that it says is worth $10 billion. .... <view entire article>

Depression, anxiety may cause patients to leave cardiac rehab..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 2:20pm

(Reuters Health) - Anxiety and depression are common among participants in cardiac rehab programs, and that poor mental health may cause them to drop out, a new study finds. .... <view entire article>

Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 2:10pm

(Reuters Health) - Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don't, a research review suggests. .... <view entire article>

'Executive physicals' at top-ranked hospitals may lack recommended screenings..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 1:45pm

(Reuters Health) - Executive physicals may lure corporate clients and wealthy individuals with the promise of personalized attention and comprehensive preventive care, but a new study suggests many of these pricey exams may skip recommended screenings. .... <view entire article>

Eli Lilly's migraine treatment wins U.S. FDA approval..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 12:40pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved Eli Lilly and Co's migraine drug, Reyvow. .... <view entire article>

U.S. health officials say vaping illness may have multiple causes..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 12:32pm

U.S. health officials said on Friday there may be more than one cause behind the nationwide outbreak of serious lung illnesses linked to vaping, and that they have not yet seen a meaningful drop in new cases. .... <view entire article>

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 29..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 10:23am

Indiana on Thursday confirmed two more deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 29 across the country, as U.S. health officials investigate the outbreak that has shown no signs of easing. .... <view entire article>

International donors pledge $14 billion to tackle AIDS: Macron..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 9:17am

International donors pledged around $14 billion to fight AIDS on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron told a donors' conference in city of Lyon. .... <view entire article>

Hearing aids may help delay dementia, depression in elders..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 8:57am

For older adults, hearing aids may delay some forms of mental and physical decline associated with hearing loss and aging, a U.S. study suggests. .... <view entire article>

'Alarming upsurge' in measles has devastating impact, WHO warns..

Date: October 11, 2019 | Time: 6:26am

Measles is staging a devastating comeback in epidemics across the world as the virus exploits dangerous gaps in vaccination coverage, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Friday. .... <view entire article>

Trump EPA proposes overhaul of lead in drinking water rule, critics call plan weak..

Date: October 10, 2019 | Time: 7:50pm

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed retooling a 1991 rule on lead and cooper contamination in drinking water, but critics said the change slows by 20 years the timeline for removing aging lead service lines that could expose children to a toxin known to harm developing brains. .... <view entire article>

U.S. judge urges parties to wisely use Purdue opioid settlement funds..

Date: October 10, 2019 | Time: 7:48pm

A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Thursday urged parties that will benefit from a proposed settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP to focus on addressing the opioid addiction crisis and avoid battling over the deal's billions of dollars. .... <view entire article>

Fewer C-sections when low-risk deliveries handled by midwives..

Date: October 10, 2019 | Time: 5:05pm

(Reuters Health) - Low-risk pregnant women who deliver in a hospital and receive care from midwives have fewer interventions and fewer cesarean sections than similar women who receive care from obstetricians, a U.S. study finds. .... <view entire article>

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