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Weeding out foreigners: strains over Thailand's legalization of marijuana
11 Dec 2018 at 8:29pm
Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana, but a battle is brewing between local and foreign firms over control of a potentially lucrative market.
McDonald's to curb antibiotic use in its beef supply
11 Dec 2018 at 4:24pm
McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday it plans to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, fueling projections that other restaurants will follow suit.
Many older adults don't take prescribed antidepressants
11 Dec 2018 at 2:39pm
(Reuters Health) - - Older adults who are prescribed medication for depression by primary care physicians often fail to start taking these drugs or to continue using them as directed, a Dutch study suggests.
Many young physicians don't get doctor-recommended child and family leave
11 Dec 2018 at 2:36pm
(Reuters Health) - - Physicians training at many of the top U.S. medical schools get much less time off for childbearing and family leave than the 12 weeks recommended by doctors, two new studies suggest.
Younger siblings of kids with autism and ADHD have higher risk of these disor...
11 Dec 2018 at 2:08pm
(Reuters Health) - - Children who have an older brother or sister with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more likely to develop these conditions than kids who don't have an older sibling with these neurological problems, a new study suggests.
Emergency allergy shots less effective after heat exposure
11 Dec 2018 at 11:53am
(Reuters Health) - - The medicine in emergency allergy shots like the EpiPen can deteriorate when exposed to heat, so don't leave them in the car on a hot day, researchers warn.
Hospital discharge during December holidays tied to more readmissions, deaths
11 Dec 2018 at 9:57am
(Reuters Health) - - Patients sent home from the hospital around Christmas time are more likely to have bad outcomes compared to those discharged at other times, a Canadian study suggests.
Olympus unit pleads guilty to resolve U.S. duodenoscope probe
10 Dec 2018 at 5:47pm
An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract.
U.S. top court, Kavanaugh spurn Planned Parenthood defunding case
10 Dec 2018 at 4:02pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states.
U.S. veterans' hospitals often better than nearby alternatives
10 Dec 2018 at 2:15pm
(Reuters Health) - - U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals may provide better quality care than other hospitals in many American communities, a U.S. study suggests.
Delivering a baby increases - then lowers - risk of breast cancer: study
10 Dec 2018 at 2:13pm
(Reuters Health) - - Having a baby temporarily increases the risk of breast cancer by about 80 percent compared to the risk in women who have never given birth, researchers behind a new study have concluded.
Canadian doctors urge women to weigh pros and cons of breast cancer screening
10 Dec 2018 at 2:07pm
(Reuters Health) - - When it's unclear whether the potential benefit of breast cancer screening outweighs the possible harms, doctors should encourage women to make an informed decision based on their personal preferences, Canadian doctors recommend.
Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home
10 Dec 2018 at 12:00pm
(Reuters Health) - - One in seven people with type 2 diabetes may be needlessly testing their blood sugar at home several times a day, a U.S. study suggests.
Benefits of statins far outweigh risks
10 Dec 2018 at 9:37am
(Reuters Health) - - The benefits of statins in reducing the odds of heart attacks and strokes far outweigh any risks of side effects, according to a scientific statement released by the American Heart Association.
Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns
10 Dec 2018 at 7:56am
AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade.