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Exclusive: Sanofi to unveil challenge to Medivation's board - sources

(Reuters) - France's Sanofi SA is preparing to name candidates it will put forward to replace the entire board of U.S. cancer drug company Medivation Inc as early as Wednesday, according to people familiar with the matter. Learn More

 

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E-cigarette use rose rapidly in UK, France: European study

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in France and Britain who have tried an electronic or e-cigarette has risen sharply in just two years, according to a Europe-wide study published on Tuesday. More »

 

Early exposure to traffic pollution may affect lungs later

(Reuters Health) - Infants exposed to higher levels of vehicular air pollution more often have problems later on in the small airways near the edges of their lungs, according to a new study. More »

 

Lilly says new type of pain drug could lessen need for opioids

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co on Tuesday said it and partner Pfizer Inc aim to seek approval by 2018 for a new type of pain drug that could be an alternative to opioids for osteoarthritis, chronic back pain and cancer pain. More »

 

Parents who lose a baby to SIDS want more information

(Reuters Health) - When parents have lost a baby to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), doctors may fear that discussing the risk factors will distress them or cause them to blame themselves. But a new study suggests parents want more information. More »

 

Childhood goes up in smoke for Indonesian tobacco farm workers

PROBOLINGGO, Indonesia (Reuters) - Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family's farm in Indonesia. More »

 

California sues Johnson & Johnson over marketing for pelvic mesh

NEW YORK (Reuters) - California has accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn doctors and patients about the severity and frequency of complications associated with its pelvic mesh devices. More »

 

U.S. FDA panel recommends approval of Novo Nordisk diabetes drug

(Reuters) - A U.S. advisory panel on Tuesday recommended approval of a new diabetes drug made by Novo Nordisk A/S that combines two of its existing treatments in a fixed-dose combination designed to be both effective and convenient. More »

 

Liver donors may suffer long-term effects after donation

(Reuters Health) - People who donate a piece of their liver may experience long-term physical, psychological and financial adverse effects as a result, a new study suggests. More »

 

U.S. e-cigarette use stalls as health concerns grow: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has stalled in the United States as more Americans question their safety, according to a new online Reuters/Ipsos poll. More »

 

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