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Voice analysis software may help diagnose PTSD in veterans
22 Apr 2019 at 11:59am
(Reuters Health) - Voice analysis software can help detect post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans based on their speech, a study suggests.
Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report
22 Apr 2019 at 11:29am
Medicare's hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday.
Transgender U.S. adults have higher risk of poor health
22 Apr 2019 at 8:35am
(Reuters Health) - Transgender adults may be more likely to have unhealthy habits and medical issues that negatively impact their quality of life than people whose gender identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, a U.S. study suggests.
U.S. records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads
22 Apr 2019 at 7:58am
The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health officials said on Monday.
Merck's Keytruda wins FDA approval as combination therapy for kidney cancer
22 Apr 2019 at 4:38am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck & Co Inc's cancer therapy, Keytruda, as part of a combination therapy for previously untreated patients with the most common type of kidney cancer, the company said on Monday.
China finds more cases of African swine fever on Hainan island
20 Apr 2019 at 8:47pm
China has detected new cases of African swine fever in six farms across four locations in Hainan province, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, adding to two earlier cases of the contagious disease identified in the province on Friday.
China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials: Xinhua
20 Apr 2019 at 7:40am
China's top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embryos, the first such move since a Chinese scientist sparked controversy last year by announcing he had made the world's first "gene-edited" babies.
Second death in Novartis gene therapy trials under investigation
19 Apr 2019 at 5:24pm
Novartis AG, which this week announced positive interim trial results for its experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, on Friday said investigation is underway into whether a second trial death could be related to the treatment.
Higher state minimum wage tied to lower suicide rates
19 Apr 2019 at 12:35pm
(Reuters Health) - Suicide rates grow more slowly in states that increase their minimum wage, according to a U.S. study that suggests this might be one strategy for curbing deaths by suicide.
Sleep myths may hinder good sleep and health
19 Apr 2019 at 11:24am
(Reuters Health) - Widespread beliefs about sleeping include advice on how much sleep is enough, what quality sleep means and how to achieve it, but when these pronouncements are wrong, they can do more harm than good, researchers argue.
FDA approves Teva's generic nasal spray to treat opioid overdose
19 Apr 2019 at 11:00am
Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Friday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its generic nasal spray for opioid overdose, the health regulator said.
Stress disorders tied to increased heart disease risk
19 Apr 2019 at 10:42am
(Reuters Health) - People who suffer from conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, a Swedish study suggests, and the risk may be greatest in the months right after stress disorders are diagnosed.
Older people feel more youthful when they also feel in control
19 Apr 2019 at 7:40am
(Reuters Health) - Older adults may feel younger than their age on days when they feel most in control of their lives, a small study suggests.
China says African swine fever found on Hainan island
19 Apr 2019 at 3:37am
China said on Friday that it had confirmed outbreaks of African swine fever in two locations in Hainan province, an island off the country's southern coast which it had hoped to keep free of the contagious disease.
Premium New Zealand honey producer admits adding chemicals: media
19 Apr 2019 at 12:09am
A New Zealand company pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of adding artificial chemicals to its premium manuka honey, media reported, in a flagship prosecution over a product that is high-value export for the country.