AstraZeneca’s Farxiga meets main goal of heart failure study

The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) - British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc said on Tuesday...

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

David Crary and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated PressPublished Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:08AM EDT NEW YORK -- Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting...

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

(Reuters) - 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. FILE PHOTO: Planned Parenthood's employees...

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

HONG KONG (Reuters) - 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...

FDA declines to approve Sarepta’s second Duchenne treatment

(Reuters) - 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. Shares of the company...

FDA declines to approve Sarepta’s second Duchenne drug

(Reuters) - 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. The health agency cited safety concerns,...

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. That’s because measurements in doctors’ offices and clinics may not accurately reflect...

A map of the brain can tell what you’re reading about

Too busy or lazy to read Melville's Moby Dick or Tolstoy's Anna Karenina? That's OK. Whether you read the classics, or listen to them instead, the same cognitive and emotional parts of the brain are likely to be stimulated. And...

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. After poring...

Biochemists discover new insights into what may go awry in brains of Alzheimer’s patients

More than three decades of research on Alzheimer's disease have not produced any major treatment advances for those with the disorder, according to a UCLA expert who has studied the biochemistry of the brain and Alzheimer's for nearly 30 years....
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