Sunday, October 21, 2018

Obama says would support Trump moves to improve U.S. healthcare

BERLIN (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he would support any move by President-elect Donald Trump to improve healthcare for Amercicans....

Conflict of interest for NFL doctors to report to teams: Harvard study

BOSTON (Reuters) - The doctors who patrol the sidelines of NFL games to assess whether injured players can safely return to the field should report to the league and players' union rather than individual teams, said a Harvard University study released on Thursday....

New bird flu outbreaks reported in Germany, Switzerland, Austria

VIENNA (Reuters) - Germany, Switzerland and Austria reported new outbreaks of a severe strain of bird flu on Saturday in the latest in a series of cases across Europe....

Trump win fuels donations, IUD demand at Planned Parenthood

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood is reporting a spike in donations and demand for long-acting contraceptives since Donald Trump's election as U.S. president while abortion foes hope to gain momentum in their quest to cut public funding to the women's health organization....

Little evidence for risks, or benefits, of habitual barefootedness

(Reuters Health) - Studies on the long-term effects of habitual barefoot walking or running are scarce, and there is only limited evidence for more foot problems and no evidence for higher injury rates among people who are often barefoot, according to a new review....

Patients who need pain drugs may want to seek care at night

(Reuters Health) - Emergency department patients may be more likely to get needed pain medication when they’re younger and don’t show up during the day, a recent Australian study suggests....

Vitamin D levels tied to breast cancer survival

(Reuters Health) - For women diagnosed with breast cancer, high vitamin D levels in the blood may be tied to better odds of surviving and having tumors with less deadly characteristics, suggests a new study....

U.S. consumers will want Trump, Congress to take on drug prices

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans' growing alarm over rising prescription drug costs will pressure a new U.S. administration and Congress to take action on pharmaceutical pricing, industry executives and healthcare experts say....

Soda tax could save thousands of lives and $1 billion in Mexico

(Reuters Health) - Mexico’s soda tax is on course to prevent diabetes, heart attacks and strokes in more than 200,000 adults and to save nearly $1 billion in healthcare costs over a decade, a new study suggests....

Stressed out over Trump victory? Try cleaning out your freezer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Clean out your freezer, try a manicure-pedicure and stay off social media....