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Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Southeast Asia - study

LONDON (Reuters) - Strains of malaria resistant to two key anti-malarial medicines are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand after spreading rapidly from Cambodia, scientists warned on Monday. Learn More


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Trump administration pauses new rule limiting abortion referrals: report

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will pause its enforcement of a new rule barring federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, the Washington Post reported late on Saturday. More »


Congo minister's resignation over Ebola snub could unblock new vaccine

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congo's health minister resigned on Monday after being stripped of responsibility for managing the country's Ebola outbreak, potentially paving the way for the introduction of a second vaccine to contain the spreading epidemic. More »


Antibiotic use without prescription common in U.S.

(Reuters Health) - Many people in the U.S. take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for them, according to a new study that highlights one factor that may be contributing to the rise of antibiotic resistant infections. More »


Plant-based diets tied to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

(Reuters Health) - People who tend to eat mostly plants may be less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a research review suggests. More »


Nursing home residents often have preventable complications after hospital stay

(Reuters Health) - Many nursing home residents who are hospitalized develop preventable health problems after they go back to the nursing facilities, a new study suggests. More »


Cannabis among top priorities for new Thai government

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Developing a medical cannabis industry is among top policy priorities for Thailand's new government, according to a document released before the formal announcement. More »


Biohaven's treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease fails to win FDA nod

(Reuters) - Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd said on Friday the U.S. health regulator failed to approve its treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, sending its shares down nearly 6% in extended trading. More »


U.S. records 25 new measles cases as outbreak spreads to Ohio, Alaska

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States recorded 25 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases this year to 1,148 in the country's worst outbreak in a quarter century, federal health officials said on Monday. More »


Many Americans mistakenly use aspirin to prevent heart disease

(Reuters Health) - - Many Americans regularly take aspirin without a doctor's recommendation, believing it will protect their hearts, a new study finds. The problem is that for those who don't already have heart disease, aspirin comes with some dangerous side effects, such as brain bleeds, experts say. More »


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