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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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New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines

(Reuters) – Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as potent cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke. The recommendations from the American Heart Association and the…..

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

FILE PHOTO: A Congolese health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccine, outside the house of a victim who died from Ebola in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia…..

Doctors not pushing smokers with artery disease to quit

(Reuters Health) – Smokers with narrowed blood vessels in their legs would do well to quit smoking, but many doctors may not be giving them enough support to do it, a recent study suggests. Smoking can dramatically increase the risks…..

Many troubled by their sexual feelings, urges

(Reuters Health) – The number of people in the U.S. who have difficulty controlling sexual feelings and urges may be greater than realized, researchers say. Seven percent of women and more than 10 percent of men said they were distressed…..

Weight loss after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk

(Reuters Health) – Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight, a large U.S. study suggests. While obesity has long been linked to an increased risk…..

Soy baby formula linked to severe menstrual cramps later in life

(Reuters Health) – Feeding infant girls baby formula containing soy may set them up for more painful menstrual periods as young women, a new study suggests. The research, which included information on more than 1,500 African American women, reinforces findings…..

Mylan and Theravance's COPD treatment gets FDA approval

(Reuters) – Theravance Biopharma Inc and partner Mylan NV on Friday won U.S. regulatory approval for their treatment for a chronic lung condition that causes breathing-related problems. The treatment, Yupelri here, is a once-daily inhalable solution to be used by…..

Dutch to prosecute doctor for euthanasia on woman with dementia

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch prosecutors launched a criminal case on Friday against a doctor for performing euthanasia on an Alzheimer’s sufferer without adequately confirming she wanted to die, the first case of its kind since mercy killing was legalized in…..

U.S. regulators snip red tape for medical devices to curb opioid crisis

(Reuters) – Laura Perryman expected her medical company, Stimwave Technologies Inc, would have to wait several years for its painkilling device to win U.S. approval as a treatment for chronic migraines. FILE PHOTO: A sign reads “Drug testing in session,”…..

China's Sichuan province bans live hog, hog product imports to prevent African swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Sichuan province has banned the import of all live hogs and hog products from other regions to prevent African swine fever, the provincial government said in a notice posted on its website on Friday. The ban…..