Thursday, January 4, 2018

Do the benefits of real friendships translate online?

A person's Facebook activity might be a window into their health and even predict their odds of dying in the short term, a new study suggests....

Poll shows tight contest for California drug price initiative

(Reuters) - The battle to convince California voters to approve a ballot initiative aimed at curbing prescription drug prices appears to be tightening as the pharmaceutical industry steps up its attacks, according to poll results released on Friday....

Adding music to pain meds may reduce pain

As a complement to traditional pain relief tools like medication, listening to music may lessen acute or chronic pain related to cancer and other conditions, according to a new review....

Men’s long working hours, short sleep may harm health in old age

(Reuters Health) – Working long hours and skimping on sleep in midlife may lead to poorer physical health in old age, according to a study from Finland....

First U.S. cases seen of possibly fatal fungal infection: CDC

(Reuters) - A serious and potentially fatal fungal infection has been observed in at least 13 people in hospitals and nursing homes in the United States since mid-2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday....

Soda taxes may spread if voters check ballots in California, Colorado

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Americans vote for a new president on Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of voters in California's Bay Area and Boulder, Colorado, will also decide whether they want levies on sugary drinks, another step toward making soda taxes a norm....

Hidden digital ads pushing children to eat fatty food, health experts warn

LONDON (Reuters) - Children in Europe are bombarded with hidden digital advertising and marketing promoting fatty, sugary and salty foods that is damaging their health and adding to the region's obesity problem, World Health Organization experts said on Friday....

Novo Nordisk defends U.S. diabetes drug pricing

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk on Friday defended its pricing of diabetes drugs after facing allegations of pricing collusion by U.S. senators....

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