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Anti-abortion effort gathers steam ahead of Trump presidency, research finds

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - While abortion rights advocates look ahead to the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump with trepidation, obstacles to women seeking to end unwanted pregnancies already are gathering intensity, research showed on Thursday. Learn More


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Global coalition aims to outpace epidemics with new vaccines

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - A global coalition of governments, health specialists and philanthropists will launch a new plan on Thursday to "outsmart" future disease epidemics with a fund to prepare and create new vaccines. More »


Trump health pick defends stocks, says Americans won't lose insurance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defended his stock holdings and proposals to dismantle Obamacare on Wednesday, saying Americans would not suddenly lose health insurance. More »


FDA issues draft guidance to better medical product labeling

(Reuters) - The U.S. health regulator issued draft guidance, recommending ways to communicate promotional materials and additional information that is not on the label of medical products. More »


Trump tax cuts could mean more Novartis investment in U.S.

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Donald Trump's plans to cut U.S. corporate tax rates could trigger increased investment in the United States by Novartis, its chief executive told Reuters, despite the president-elect's recent harsh words on drug prices. More »


Vape companies try to galvanize Trump administration to ease FDA rules

(Reuters) - As tobacco and vaping companies focus on new smoking products that are potentially less harmful, the industry sees an opening for rolling back rules on these products under the Trump administration. More »


Successful pregnancy possible even with heart defects

(Reuters Health) - Women who are born with high-risk heart defects can have successful pregnancies if they get the right medical support, according to new U.S. guidelines. More »


Blood pressure care in U.S. improving, but disparities remain

(Reuters Health) - Treatment of high blood pressure is improving in the United States, but a new study suggests white people are seeing more improvements than black or Hispanic people. More »


Person-to-person contact may cause most drug-resistant TB cases

(Reuters Health) - The worst form of drug-resistant tuberculosis isn't just arising from inadequate treatment, it's mostly being spread from person to person, according to a new study of hundreds of cases in South Africa that has important implications for how the deadly disease is treated. More »


Orthofix to pay $14 million to settle charges it paid off doctors: U.S. SEC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas-based medical device company Orthofix International NV has admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay more than $14 million to settle charges that it improperly booked revenue and paid off doctors in Brazil to boost sales, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday. More »


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