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Thailand rules out Zika link in two microcephaly cases; investigating two

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand ruled out on Wednesday Zika as the cause of two cases of microcephaly but is investigating two other cases that could be the first linked to Zika in Southeast Asia of the condition that results in babies being born with small heads. Learn More

 

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Moderate drinking may not affect women’s fertility

(Reuters Health) - Although current U.S. guidelines encourage women to stop drinking while trying to get pregnant, a new Danish study suggests giving up alcohol may not be necessary for improving the chances of conceiving. More »

 

In-office tests may detect hip tendon problems before MRI

(Reuters Health) - Two simple tests that can be done in a doctor’s office may be able to rule in or out a painful hip condition that is usually hard to diagnose without magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a small study. More »

 

Senators ask Justice Dept to consider probe of EpiPen Medicaid classification

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Charles Grassley and Amy Klobuchar asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Mylan NV may have misclassified its EpiPen in order to pay lower rebates to the states. More »

 

Bristol-Myers to test Opdivo with Nektar drug for several cancers

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Tuesday it would evaluate the use of its blockbuster cancer immunotherapy Opdivo in combination with an experimental drug from Nektar Therapeutics to treat multiple cancers. More »

 

ADHD drugs no help with homework

(Reuters Health) - Giving stimulants to kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may not help them complete homework or get better grades, a small study suggests. More »

 

Amgen's multiple myeloma drug falls short in new-patient study

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc said on Tuesday its multiple myeloma drug, Kyprolis, did not fare better than Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's older therapy Velcade in a study involving patients who had not yet been treated for the disease. More »

 

Thailand investigates four cases of suspected Zika-linked microcephaly

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 36-week old unborn baby, the public health minister said on Tuesday, in what could be the first cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia. More »

 

Music therapy may help kids cope with immunization shots

(Reuters Health) - When little kids need to get a painful injection, music therapy can help them get through the procedure, a new study suggests. More »

 

Americas becomes first region to eliminate measles: health agency

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday. More »

 

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