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Technicality hinders Austrian ban on weedkiller glyphosate
9 Dec 2019 at 4:01am
An Austrian law banning all uses of the weedkiller glyphosate, the first such national ban in the European Union, cannot go into force on Jan. 1 as planned because the European Commission was not properly notified, the government said on Monday.
Dutch government moves to ban laughing gas
9 Dec 2019 at 3:59am
The Dutch government on Monday announced plans to include nitrous oxide -- better known as laughing gas -- on its "black list" of forbidden drugs, in response to a rapid increase in usage of the gas among the nation's youth.
Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa
8 Dec 2019 at 7:03pm
Volunteers in the New Zealand city of Rotorua are preparing two dozen white-lined coffins to be transported to Samoa at the end of the week as the measles-ravaged Pacific island nation languishes under a growing death toll that has now hit 70.
Health experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus
8 Dec 2019 at 5:03pm
A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South East Asia and has "serious epidemic potential", global health and infectious disease specialists said on Monday.
Congo authorities say Ebola survivor falls ill a second time
8 Dec 2019 at 5:10am
An Ebola survivor has fallen ill with the disease for a second time in eastern Congo, the Congolese health authorities said on Sunday, saying it was not yet clear if it was a case of relapse or reinfection.
Malaysia reports first case of polio since 1992
8 Dec 2019 at 2:37am
A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday.
Half of lymphoma patients alive three years after Gilead cell therapy treatme...
7 Dec 2019 at 11:07am
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 Saturday.
Bristol-Myers reports positive data on cancer treatment acquired in Celgene deal
7 Dec 2019 at 11:04am
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Saturday said that an experimental cancer therapy it acquired as part of its $74 billion deal for Celgene Corp produced positive results in a clinical trial.
U.S. health spending recovers after two slow years: CMS
7 Dec 2019 at 1:31am
(This Dec. 5 story corrects first paragraph to say growth was slower not declined in previous years, removes reference to projected spending in eighth paragraph)
Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak
6 Dec 2019 at 7:12pm
Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks.
Weight-loss surgery between pregnancies tied to better outcomes
6 Dec 2019 at 3:06pm
(Reuters Health) - Obese women who have weight-loss surgery between pregnancies may be less likely to experience complications like high blood pressure and preterm births in their second pregnancy, a recent study suggests.
Bristol-Myers, bluebird therapy for multiple myeloma succeeds in mid-stage trial
6 Dec 2019 at 2:09pm
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and bluebird bio Inc said on Friday their experimental therapy for a type of multiple myeloma met the main goal in a mid-stage study.
Brushing your teeth could be good for your heart
6 Dec 2019 at 1:15pm
(Reuters Health) - People who brush their teeth three times a day are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation or heart failure than those with less consistent oral hygiene habits, a Korean study suggests.
Ice bath after workout may not improve fitness
6 Dec 2019 at 12:36pm
(Reuters Health) - New research throws cold water on a popular exercise recovery regimen, finding that ice baths after a workout may actually impede muscle building.
Grifols says trial shows positive effects in slowing Alzheimer's
6 Dec 2019 at 12:13pm
Spain's Grifols said on Friday the latest results from a clinical trial of its Alzheimer's treatment show positive effects by achieving a reduction of the disease's progression in patients with mild and moderate conditions.