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South Africa pledges fiscal discipline in sweeping health reform
23 Aug 2019 at 3:14am
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 state $2.2 billion per year by 2025/26.
GSK builds oncology pipeline as drug shown to help myeloma patients
23 Aug 2019 at 2:37am
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 cancer drug business.
WHO says eradicating malaria 'can be done', but first aim is to control it
23 Aug 2019 at 2:35am
LONDON, Aug 23 - 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 to control it.
FDA pegs Edwards Lifesciences Sapien delivery system recall as severest
22 Aug 2019 at 3:02pm
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 the products will remain on the market.
Migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. face high violence risk
22 Aug 2019 at 1:55pm
(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.
Retrophin scraps nervous system disorder study, shares dive
22 Aug 2019 at 11:30am
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 eating and walking, sending shares down 30%.
Hospitals treat patients without admitting them, to avoid penalties
22 Aug 2019 at 11:16am
(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, according to a new U.S. study.
Gender minority college students at increased mental health risk
22 Aug 2019 at 9:45am
(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.
Nigeria's three-year milestone takes Africa towards polio eradication
22 Aug 2019 at 8:09am
Nigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday, with health officials saying the nation's progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared polio-free early next year.
Exclusive: India proposes ban on e-cigarettes, with jail terms for offenders ...
22 Aug 2019 at 7:43am
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 Labs and Philip Morris International.
Fewer U.S. teens participating in substance abuse prevention programs
22 Aug 2019 at 7:28am
(Reuters Health) - Fewer U.S. adolescents are participating in programs designed to prevent substance abuse, a study suggests.
Explainer: What are the obstacles to Bayer settling Roundup lawsuits?
22 Aug 2019 at 7:07am
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 that may prevent an easy settlement.
GSK's long acting HIV injection gets boost from study
22 Aug 2019 at 3:35am
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 rival drug from Gilead Sciences.GSK's two-drug injection was as effective as a monthly dose of the same regimen in maintaining viral suppression at 48 weeks in a late-stage study, said ViiV Healthcare, GSK's HIV unit.
Plastic particles in drinking water present 'low' risk: WHO
22 Aug 2019 at 1:35am
Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
U.S. imposes sanctions on three Chinese accused of fentanyl trafficking
22 Aug 2019 at 1:10am
The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday imposed sanctions on three Chinese men accused of illegally trafficking fentanyl, acting three weeks after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of reneging on pledges to stem a flood of the highly addictive synthetic opioid into the United States.