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  • Woman’s tweets detailing heart attack go viral: ‘I was lucky’

    December 13, 2018 10:50 PM 117

    A woman who recently survived a heart attack is using her experience to remind others how symptoms of the sometimes fatal occurrence can differ for men and women. The woman, identified only as Twitter user @gwheezie, took to the social media platform on Sunday to share her story, detailing what she later realized were signs of a heart attack. “I want to warn women

  • South Africa's Aspen strikes distribution deal with U.S. drugmaker Mylan

    December 13, 2018 6:08 PM 106

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Aspen Pharmacare has struck a deal with U.S. generics maker Mylan to distribute a portfolio of prescription and over-the-counter drugs in Australia and New Zealand. The arrangement by Aspen Global Incorporated and its Australian subsidiaries includes an option for Mylan to buy the portfolio for approximately 188 million Australian

  • Diabetic amputations on the rise in the U.S

    December 12, 2018 8:44 PM 103

    (Reuters Health) - - A growing number of people with diabetes in the U.S. are losing toes and feet to the disease by the time they reach middle age, according to a study that suggests a reversal after years of progress against diabetes. When people with diabetes have poorly controlled blood sugar, over time this can restrict blood flow to the lower legs and lead to nerve

  • Model awarded $125G after she unknowingly became face of HIV

    December 12, 2018 7:08 PM 96

    Avril Nolan, pictured in 2013, was awarded $125,000 from the Division of Human Rights for using her face in newspaper spots with the words, “I am positive” and “I have rights” for its 2013 public health campaign. (Getty) A Brooklyn model has been awarded $125,000 after she unwittingly became the face of HIV when a state agency used her stock photo

  • Opioid maker Insys paid physician assistant kickbacks, U.S. jury hears

    December 12, 2018 5:52 PM 103

    CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - A former physician assistant in New Hampshire put his own greed ahead of medical obligations by taking kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe patients its highly addictive fentanyl spray, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Aframe told a federal jury in Concord, New Hampshire, at the start

  • Indivior wins fresh hold on Dr. Reddy's Suboxone copy

    December 12, 2018 8:50 AM 105

    (Reuters) - Indivior Plc has secured another hold on the launch of a generic competitor to its best-selling opioid addiction drug in the United States, the London-listed company said on Wednesday. A ruling by a U.S. appeals court last month that allowed Indian firm Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories to sell its copy of the drug, Suboxone Film, sent Indivior shares

  • Jimmy Dean sausage recalled over potential metal contamination

    December 11, 2018 4:45 PM 104

    Consumers should check their freezers for Jimmy Dean sausage, as ready-to-eat pork and poultry links were recalled because they may contain pieces of metal, the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced in a news release Monday. The recall was issued after five customers reportedly complained after reportedly

  • U.S. veterans' hospitals often better than nearby alternatives

    December 10, 2018 10:15 PM 102

    (Reuters Health) - - U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals may provide better quality care than other hospitals in many American communities, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers looked at 121 regional health care markets with at least one VA hospital and one non-VA facility. Altogether they assessed 135 VA hospitals and 2,988 non-VA hospitals using

  • South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

    December 10, 2018 12:47 PM 107

    (Reuters) - Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. South Sudan is one of the three countries - with Uganda and Rwanda - that the WHO said are “at very high risk” of having Ebola

  • China bans raising pigs in wild boar areas to block swine fever

    December 10, 2018 7:07 AM 89

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it will ban pig farming in areas inhabited by wild boars to prevent the spread of highly contagious African swine fever. China, the world’s top pork producer, has reported more than 80 outbreaks of African swine fever across the country since early August, leading to the culling of hundreds