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GSK vaccine success a milestone in TB, but room for improvement

LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental GlaxoSmithKline vaccine could prevent tuberculosis developing in half of those who receive it, making it potentially the first new shot against the global killer in a century, researchers said on Tuesday. Learn More


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Community Health unit to pay $260 million to resolve U.S. fraud probe

(Reuters) - A hospital operator now owned by Community Health Systems Inc will pay more than $260 million to resolve claims it defrauded government healthcare programs and paid doctors kickbacks for patient referrals, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. More »


Cases of newborns with syphilis doubles in four years - CDC

(Reuters) - The number of newborns born with syphilis has reached a 20-year high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, tracking a general increase in several sexually transmitted infections. More »


More doctors say men should think twice about prostate cancer screening

(Reuters Health) - Most men shouldn't get routine prostate cancer screening because the potential benefits are small and there are clear harms, an international panel of experts concludes. More »


AstraZeneca buoyed as Imfinzi cuts lung cancer deaths by a third

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug Imfinzi cut the risk of death in patients with mid-stage lung cancer by nearly a third in a closely watched clinical study, reinforcing the case for using the drug in earlier disease. More »


FDA is considering banning online sales of e-cigarettes: Gottlieb

Washington D.C. (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are considering banning the online sales of e-cigarettes, the head of the Food & Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday. More »


Antidepressants, psychotherapy may help ease irritable bowel syndrome

(Reuters Health) - People struggling with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) might feel better with antidepressants or psychotherapy, a recent study suggests. More »


Sudan reports outbreak of mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease in eastern state

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - More than 11,000 people in Sudan's eastern state of Kassala have been infected over the past month by Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, but no deaths have been reported, a Sudanese official said on Tuesday. More »


WHO extremely concerned about Ebola 'perfect storm' in Congo

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease. More »


French bioethics body backs IVF for all women who want children

PARIS (Reuters) - Lesbian couples and single women who want to bear children should have access to medically assisted reproductive treatments such as in-vitro fertilization, France's highest bioethics body said on Tuesday. More »


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