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Planned Parenthood opts out of U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals

Planned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.

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Elderly in Hong Kong looking to China for affordable care in retirement

After spending time with his 84-year-old mother in a senior care home in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, David Lee walked up to the supervisor and asked to reserve a place there for his own retirement.

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FDA declines to approve Sarepta’s second Duchenne treatment

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its newest treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), citing safety concerns including the risk of infection and kidney toxicity.

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African Americans need 24-hour blood pressure checks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Measuring blood pressure outside the clinic using 24-hour monitoring equipment is important for identifying and managing hypertension in African-Americans, a new study shows.

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FDA declines to approve Sarepta’s second Duchenne drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve Sarepta Therapeutics Inc’s newest treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare muscle-wasting disorder that mainly affects boys, the company said on Monday.

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Seniors at greater risk of choking on dietary supplements

(Reuters Health) – Seniors may be more likely than younger adults to choke on vitamins and dietary supplements, or to have other problems swallowing them, especially when the pills are on the larger side, a new study suggests.

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Tobacco industry anti-smoking ads reached less than half of U.S. adults

(Reuters Health) – Court-ordered anti-smoking ads sponsored by the tobacco industry reached only around 40% of adults and about half of all smokers in the U.S., a recent study suggests.

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Nabriva prices two pneumonia antibiotic versions at over $200 per day

Nabriva Therapeutics Plc on Monday priced an oral and injectable version of its antibiotic Xenleta, which treats community-acquired pneumonia, at more than $200 per day after it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Who is next in big pharma’s merger spree?

Consolidation in the U.S. healthcare industry, which has already witnessed a string of multi-billion dollar deals, is expected to remain a major theme for the rest of 2019.

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FDA approves Nabriva’s antibiotic for pneumonia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Nabriva Therapeutics Plc’s antibiotic Xenleta for treating patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

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Planned Parenthood turns down U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals

Planned Parenthood said on Monday it would no longer accept grants from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.

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Sleep quality may be linked with success during military basic training

(Reuters Health) – Soldiers who experience sleep problems during basic combat training may be more likely to struggle with psychological distress, attention difficulties, and anger issues during their entry into the military, a recent study suggests.

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Study prompts call for lower fluoride consumption by pregnant women

(Reuters Health) – Adding fluoride to the water supply prevents tooth decay, but women who drink fluoridated water during pregnancy may also trim the IQs of their male children by a few points, according to a Canadian study that suggests a serious drawback to a long-established public health intervention.

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Roche taps Lilly executive Garraway as chief medical officer

Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding on Monday named Eli Lilly executive Levi Garraway to succeed Sandra Horning as chief medical officer and head of global product development.

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U.S. records 21 new measles cases as of last week

The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.

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U.S. recorded 21 new cases of measles last week

The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, a 1.8% increase, taking the total cases for the year to 1,203 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.

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UK’s Johnson slams ‘mumbo-jumbo’ about vaccines after measles rates rise

Britons should get vaccinated against measles and ignore online “mumbo-jumbo” about dangers of the jabs, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday after a resurgence of the disease.

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Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometers away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred, the Health Ministry said overnight.

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Ebola spreads 200 km west to remote, militia-run Congo province

Congolese authorities have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled province of Walikale, hundreds of kilometres away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred, the Health Ministry said overnight.

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Ebola spreads 200 km west to remote, militia-run Congo town

Congolese authorities have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled town of Walikale, hundreds of kilometers away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred, the Health Ministry said overnight.

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Philippines checks for African swine fever as pig deaths rise

The Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country after officials detected a rise in pig deaths in some areas.

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CDC probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states.

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CDC investigates lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states.

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Novartis executive sold shares before drug data manipulation made public

An unnamed Novartis executive sold 925,400 Swiss francs ($946,000) worth of shares less than three weeks before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced data from tests of its gene therapy Zolgensma had been manipulated.

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E.coli in water forces Tokyo to cancel swimming at Paratriathlon World Cup

High levels of E.coli bacteria forced Tokyo officials to cancel the swimming segment of Saturday’s Paratriathlon World Cup, raising concerns about next year’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.