Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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....

AbbVie’s hepatitis C treatment shows promise

(Reuters) - Drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Friday its experimental fixed-dose combination to treat certain hepatitis C virus patients achieved high sustained viral response (SVR) rates after eight weeks of treatment....

Pfizer offers cut-price pneumonia shot for humanitarian crises

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer is to offer its pneumococcal vaccine at the lowest possible price to non-governmental organizations seeking to protect vulnerable people from illness in humanitarian crises....

Treatment protects mice from Zika during pregnancy: U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new study of the Zika virus in mice raises hope for a way to protect pregnant women and their babies from the possible repercussions of being infected, U.S. researchers said on Monday....