Friday, August 17, 2018

Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine
Not all women eligible for breast cancer gene tests are getting them

Not All Women Eligible for Breast Cancer Gene Tests Are Getting...

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) Tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 - gene mutations that raise the risk of breast and ovarian cancers - are not...
Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on a shelf at a local pharmacy in Provo

New York Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma over Opioids

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in...
Heart doctors recommend less screen time, sedentary behavior for kids

Heart Doctors Recommend Less Screen Time, Sedentary Behavior for Kids

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) When it comes to childhood obesity, sedentary behavior may be the most influential and controllable factor that parents can change,...
Monsanto Co's Roundup shown for sale in California

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in World’s First Roundup Cancer...

By Tina Bellon (Reuters) A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers,...
Girls with obesity have increased risk of depression

Girls with Obesity Have Increased Risk of Depression

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  Obese girls are more likely to develop depression during childhood and adolescence than their peers who weigh less, a research review...
EU says second China company made tainted heart drug

EU Says Second China Company Made Tainted Heart Drug

FRANKFURT (Reuters)  The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday that a second Chinese contract manufacturer, Zhejiang Tianyu, had produced a common blood pressure and...
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