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Docs should screen kids' daily physical activity as a 'vital sign' for health

(Reuters Health) – More than half of U.S. children may not be getting the recommended amount of physical activity and doctors can help by making exercise one of the “vital signs” assessed in routine health checks, researchers say. “We need…..

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Docs should screen kids' daily physical activity as a 'vital sign' for health

(Reuters Health) – More than half of U.S. children may not be getting the recommended amount of physical activity and doctors can help by making exercise one of the “vital signs” assessed in routine health checks, researchers say. “We need…..

Helicopter emergency medical services uneven across Europe

(Reuters Health) – The availability of helicopter ambulance service varies widely across different European countries, a recent study suggests. This inconsistency could lead to greater inequity in access to healthcare, the authors write in the Emergency Medicine Journal. “These services…..

Concussions in World Cup soccer often missed or ignored

(Reuters Health) – Concussions are still often missed or ignored in World Cup soccer games despite rule changes designed to sideline players with head injuries, a new study suggests. After reviewing videos from this year’s World Cup games, researchers concluded…..

Fish oil cuts heart attack risk, vitamin D lowers odds of cancer death

(Reuters Health) – A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to…..

Nestle raises stake in food allergy drug developer Aimmune

A Nestle logo is pictured on a coffee factory in Orbe, Switzerland May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (Reuters) – The health science unit of Nestle SA would pay $ 98 million to increase its stake in Aimmune Therapeutics Inc, the…..

WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption

GENEVA (Reuters) – Antibiotics are used far more in some countries than in others, a survey by the World Health Organization showed on Monday, suggesting that urgent action was needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines. Pharmaceutical tablets and…..

African swine fever found in animal feed raises China's contagion risk

BEIJING (Reuters) – Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported on Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with African swine fever, raising fears of its spread further across the country. FILE PHOTO –…..

China proposes new laws on vaccine management

FILE PHOTO: A nurse prepares a vaccine to be given to a child in a hospital in Beijing, China, April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has proposed new draft laws on vaccine management which seek to tighten…..

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Anhui province

FILE PHOTO – Piglets are seen by a sow at a pig farm in Zhoukou, Henan province, China June 3, 2018. Picture taken June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever…..

AstraZeneca's diabetes drug curbs heart failure, kidney risks

(Reuters) – The biggest clinical trial so far to assess a new class of diabetes pills shows that AstraZeneca’s Farxiga can prevent heart failure and cut the risk of kidney problems in a broad range of patients. FILE PHOTO: A…..