Health

Japan Tobacco halves price of reduced-risk cigarette starter kit

November 12, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Japan Tobacco Inc. displays “heat-not-burn” tobacco devices Ploom TECH+ (L) and Ploom S during the unveiling in Tokyo, Japan, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Taiga Uranaka/File Photo TOKYO (HeadlineNews) – Japan Tobacco is halving the price of starter kits for its Ploom S reduced-risk cigarettes, as it struggles to compete against rival Philip Morris International. […]

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Roche sets sights on Novartis, Biogen as SMA trial hits target

November 11, 2019

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann ZURICH (HeadlineNews) – Roche’s bid to rival Biogen and Novartis in treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) got a lift on Monday when the Swiss drugmaker said its drug risdiplam improved motor function of patients […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Include chia seeds in your diet to lower blood sugar

November 11, 2019

He continued: “Our findings are important, because we’ve removed weight loss from the equation. Previous studies have provided contradictory conclusions, and weight loss has complicated interpretations in a number of these studies.” To gather the findings, 28 patients with type 2 diabetes were monitored over the course of 12 weeks. For six weeks, the patients […]

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Long-acting birth control patch in early stage of development

November 8, 2019

Nov. 8 — Researchers have developed a skin patch that might one day give women the ability to self-administer long-acting birth control. The patch, which contains “micro-needles” absorbed into the skin, is seen as a possible alternative to current long-acting contraceptives. Those methods — intrauterine devices, or IUDs, and contraceptive implants — are highly effective […]

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Samia Ghadie health latest: Coronation Street star on panic attacks

November 7, 2019

What is a panic attack? A panic attack is referred to by the NHS as panic disorder, which is described as an anxiety disorder where you regularly have sudden attacks of panic or fear. It explains: “Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety and panic at certain times. It’s natural response to stressful or dangerous situations. “But […]

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Mallinckrodt receives SEC subpoena over Acthar gel lawsuit

November 5, 2019

(HeadlineNews) – Mallinckrodt Plc said on Tuesday it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for documents related to the drugmaker’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The lawsuit against the HHS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was filed in May over changes […]

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‘I Don’t Have Stage Fright, I Have Life Fright’ –

November 3, 2019

Jordan Raskopoulos found out that she has high-functioning anxiety only a few years ago.   The comedian’s relationship with anxiety means she has to push herself to go out on weekends to see friends only to freeze when she arrives because she doesn’t know enough people. She’ll hide in the bathroom out of fear people have […]

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Paula Ratcliffe: Kids need to start running to cure obesity crisis

November 2, 2019

The three-time London Marathon winner called on parents to limit youngsters’ screen time and instead encourage them to be more active. Paula, 45, who lives in Monaco, says she has switched her life ambition to “helping others achieve their goals”, which she aims to do partly through fronting public health campaigns. “I go for a run at […]

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IOM suspends some Ebola screening after three aid workers killed in South Sudan

October 30, 2019

JUBA (HeadlineNews) – The U.N. migration agency has suspended some screening services for Ebola after three of its aid workers were killed in South Sudan, the latest deadly incident involving relief staff in the violence-ridden country. FILE PHOTO: Gambian migrants deported from Libya stand in line with plastic bag from the International Organization for Migration […]

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U.S. FDA says carcinogen not found in alternatives of Zantac and its generics

October 23, 2019

FILE PHOTO: A bottle of Zantac heartburn drug is seen in this picture illustration taken October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Illustration/File Photo (HeadlineNews) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that alternatives to popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic versions, known chemically as ranitidine, have not been found to contain the probable […]

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