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Exclusive: Malaria champions see Trump uncertainty at crucial time

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Reuters)- When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world's new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite? Learn More

 

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Are ‘natural’ cigarette smokers being misled?

(Reuters Health) - Natural American Spirit tobacco products are marketed as “natural” and “additive-free,” and many users think that means the cigarettes are safer to smoke, according to a recent U.S. study. More »

 

Cancer patients with depression have resources

Reuters Health - Cancer patients who experience depression can use both therapy and lifestyle tools to help support their mental health, according to a new patient resource from the JAMA Oncology journal. More »

 

Kazakhstan confirms H5 bird flu in wild swans: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Kazakhstan confirmed an outbreak of highly contagious H5 bird flu virus in wild swans by the Caspian Sea, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday, citing a report from the Kazakh agriculture ministry. More »

 

Pharma CEOs in Davos put brave face on Trump presidency

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Leaders of the global pharmaceutical industry, blasted by incoming U.S. President Donald Trump for "getting away with murder" on drug prices, are putting a brave face on the challenges in their biggest market. More »

 

French court says German firm must compensate for faulty breast implants

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - A French court ruled on Friday that German certification agency TUV Rheinland compensate thousands of women for its role in approving faulty breast implants produced by manufacturer PIP until its 2010 closure. More »

 

Depression may prevent infertile women from seeking treatment

Infertile women who are depressed are less likely to proceed with fertility treatments, a small U.S. study suggests. More »

 

France to review food whitener additive for health risks

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government has ordered a review of the safety of titanium dioxide as a food additive after a scientific study released on Friday found health effects in animals that consumed the substance. More »

 

U.S. judge delays Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood funding

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge issued a temporary restraining on Thursday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood to give him more time to consider thousands of pages of documents filed in the politically charged case, court records showed. More »

 

U.S. governors want Congress to keep funding health benefits for poor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican governors on Thursday urged Washington lawmakers to keep funding health benefits for millions of low-income Americans, even as Congress is working to repeal Obamacare, President Barack Obama's landmark health insurance law. More »

 

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