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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. Learn More

 

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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 »

 

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 »

 

How tattoos can help patients with skin grafts and scars

(Reuters Health) - Patients who get tattoos to cover facial skin grafts and scars may feel happier with both their appearance and quality of life, a Dutch study suggests. More »

 

Task force advises routine preeclampsia screening in pregnancy

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women should get routine blood pressure checks at every prenatal visit to screen for preeclampsia, according to new proposed U.S. guidelines aimed at preventing deaths from this complication. More »

 

Hollywood portrayals of brain death don't match real life

(Reuters Health) - Portrayals of brain death in film and television are as fictional as the characters, researchers say. More »

 

Sanofi gets $43 million U.S. funding to spur Zika vaccine development

Sanofi SA said on Monday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved $43.18 million in funding to accelerate the development of a Zika vaccine, as efforts to prevent the infection gather momentum. More »

 

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