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WHO urges Trump to expand Obamacare, ensure healthcare for all

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to expand Obamacare and ensure all Americans have access to healthcare. Learn More

 

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FDA warns four companies for labeling flavored cigarettes as cigars

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had issued warning letters to four tobacco manufacturers for selling flavored cigarettes labeled as cigars. More »

 

Texas reports four more cases of Zika spread by local mosquitoes

(Reuters) - Texas health officials said they had identified four additional cases of Zika likely spread by local mosquitoes, two weeks after the first case was reported in the state. More »

 

New diabetes guidelines imminent, Jardiance sales may surge

(Reuters) - Two leading U.S. medical societies are poised in the coming weeks to issue new diabetes treatment guidelines reflecting the lifesaving cardiovascular effects of Eli Lilly's Jardiance in a move expected to drive up the drug's sales. More »

 

Microcephaly quadrupled in Colombia this year due to Zika: report

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cases of microcephaly in Colombia were four times higher this year than last, an increase that coincides with a widespread outbreak of Zika virus in the country, a report released on Friday said. More »

 

STI apps may have inaccurate, harmful information

(Reuters Health) – Of nearly 90 mobile phone apps focusing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), about a third had inaccurate and incomplete information in a recent study. More »

 

Big price hikes seen in drug that prevents overdose deaths

(Reuters Health) - Two of the largest suppliers of the life-saving drug naloxone have dramatically increased their prices in recent years, threatening to make it less likely that someone can be saved from a potentially-fatal opioid overdose. More »

 

Optimistic women may live longer

(Reuters Health) - Women who have a sunny outlook on life may live longer than their peers who take a dimmer view of the world, a recent study suggests. More »

 

Anxiety, irritability may precede depression in high-risk teens

(Reuters Health) - When parents have a history of depression, teens are at greater risk for developing the disorder themselves, and signs of being irritable, anxious and fearful may precede a first episode of depression, a recent study suggests. More »

 

French add to U.S. concerns about Bayer contraceptive implant

PARIS (Reuters) - Women in France who have used Bayer's contraceptive implant Essure have launched a legal complaint about side-effects similar to a challenge already underway in the United States. More »

 

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