Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Not all bug repellents are equal

(Reuters Health) - Pay attention to the ingredients of bug sprays and other repellents, because they're not equally effective at warding off mosquitoes that carry diseases like Zika virus, researchers say....

Details emerge of Republicans’ plans to replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Details of potential Obamacare replacements by U.S. House Republicans emerged in news reports on Friday, as Republican lawmakers have vowed to introduce new legislation in the coming weeks....

‘Fasting-mimicking’ diet said to reduce risk factors for aging

(This version of the Feb 20 story has been refiled to correct affiliation in paragraph 2 from UCLA to USC)...

Painkillers often stored within reach of little kids

(Reuters Health) - Opioid pain relievers such as codeine and hydrocodone often aren’t stored safely in households with children, according to a new study....

Even ‘mild’ heart defects may affect kids’ school performance

(Reuters Health) - Children born with heart defects, even minor ones, perform worse than other kids on third-grade reading and math tests, a new study finds....

Sequoia Fund wins dismissal of lawsuit over huge Valeant stake

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Sequoia Fund, known for its ties to Warren Buffett, of recklessly making a huge, disastrous investment in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc , causing billions of dollars of losses....

What belongs in medical kits for climbers and hikers?

(Reuters Health) - For mountain climbers and hikers, injuries often include broken bones, sprains and skin wounds, but many don’t carry the right supplies for the injuries and illnesses they are most likely to face, a recent study found....

Most Americans want U.S. to keep funding expanded Medicaid: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans say it is important to keep federal funding for an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor under Obamacare, even as Republicans work on repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, according to a poll released on Friday....

Cempra’s bacterial skin infection drug clears study, shares surge

(Reuters) - Cempra Inc said on Friday that its experimental oral drug to treat acute bacterial skin infections cleared a late-stage study, bringing the antibiotic developer one step closer to getting its first drug to market....

Novartis wins CHMP nod for drug combo against some lung cancers

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis's drugs Tafinlar and Mekinist edged closer to approval in Europe to be used together against a type of lung cancer after a key committee on Friday published a recommendation to expand the combination's indications....