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Mar 21 2017

FDA approves Newron's drug as add-on therapy for Parkinson's

Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its Parkinson's disease treatment Xadago (safinamide) as an add-on therapy to levodopa.

Mar 15 2017

U.S. government reports decline in Obamacare individual enrollment

NEW YORK Enrollment in the individual insurance plans created under Obamacare declined to 12.2 million Americans, the U.S. government said on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers and the Trump administration sought to repeal the healthcare law.

Mar 09 2017

U.S. to expand mental health care for some veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said on Wednesday that it intends to expand mental health care to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.

Feb 12 2017

Intensive BP control has no impact on gait speed, mobility in elderly

In elderly hypertensive patients, treating to a systolic blood pressure <120 mm Hg (vs <140 mm Hg) was not associated with changes in gait speed or mobility limitations in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT).

Feb 07 2017

Lawmakers propose paid family leave for workers in U.S.

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to pay employees staying home to care for family in the United States got a boost on Tuesday with a legislative proposal that would benefit workers, especially women tending to children and aging parents.

Jan 31 2017

Adult swaddling therapy fad hits Tokyo

TOKYO Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo's latest health trend can cure their post-pregnancy aches and pains. | Video

Jan 25 2017

Trump administration likely to review EPA scientists' work - NPR

Scientific findings by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff will likely face a case-by-case review by the Trump administration before being released, a spokesman for President Donald Trump's transition team told NPR in an interview published on Wednesday.

Jan 17 2017

Iraqi hospital offers aerobics for female cancer patients

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Three days per week, a group of women gather at a sport centre in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya for aerobic classes.

Dec 14 2016

Philippines' Duterte "in the pink of health", ministers say

Ministers in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's cabinet on Wednesday said he was in good health, after the leader talked about ailments afflicting him and said he might not live to complete his six-year term. | Video

Dec 01 2016

Young gay men at the frontline of AIDS prevention in China

BEIJING Young gay men are the frontline of China's battle to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, with new cases in the group increasing fourfold, one of the fastest rates of any segment of the population.

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