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New jury fails to reach verdict in J&J South Carolina talc cancer trial

(Reuters) - A second South Carolina jury on Thursday failed to reach a verdict in the retrial of a case by a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer. Learn More


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FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts. More »


Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs

DAKAR (Reuters) - When Moustapha Dieng came down with stomach pains one day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his hometown of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital. More »


California judge orders next Monsanto weed-killer cancer trial for March

(Reuters) - A California judge on Thursday granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer who sued Bayer AG's Monsanto unit, alleging the company's glyphosate-containing weed killer Roundup caused their disease. More »


Novartis launches third-to-market Remicade copy in Germany

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis launched a copy of Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) inflammation-fighting Remicade in Germany on Thursday as the Swiss drugmaker aims to catch rival biosimilars that are already available in Europe's largest healthcare market. More »


Doctors still advise against marijuana for pregnant and breastfeeding women

(Reuters Health) - Even though there are still a lot of unknowns about the effects of marijuana exposure in the womb and from breast milk, research to date still suggests that pregnant and nursing women avoid cannabis, U.S. doctors recommend. More »


Death of a teen shows dangers of sniffing, huffing to get high

(Reuters Health) - The death of a Dutch teen serves as a grim reminder of the dangers associated with inhaling common household products, such as spray-on deodorant, keyboard dusters and whipped cream. The 19-year-old's cardiac arrest and eventual death were described in an article published in BMJ Case Reports. More »


Service workers say supervised injection facilities could cut restroom overdoses

(Reuters Health) - During interviews about opioid overdoses in public restrooms, New York City service industry workers said they supported the idea of supervised injection facilities because such facilities might reduce injection drug use in their workplaces, researchers report. More »


Psoriasis associated with sexual dysfunction

(Reuters Health) - People with psoriasis may be at increased risk of sexual dysfunction, particularly when they also suffer from mood disorders or arthritis, a research review suggests. More »


Assisted reproduction tied to risk of intellectual disabilities in kids

(Reuters Health) - Parents who use reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to have children with intellectual disabilities than those who conceive without help, an Australian study suggests. More »


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