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Men may eat more when women are watching


(Reuters Health) - If women are prone to “eat like a bird” when men are watching, men may be similarly programmed to “eat like a horse” when women are around, suggests a small U.S. study by behavioral scientists.

Diabetic vision loss medication may promote return to driving

(Reuters Health) - After a year of treatment with the drug ranibizumab (Lucentis), some people with vision loss due to diabetes regain their confidence to drive and have vision good enough to do so, according to a new study.

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Healthy diets may not be one-size-fits-all

(Reuters Health) - When two people follow the same weight-loss diet to the letter, but one fails to lose weight, the problem might be their bodies’ different responses to the same foods, a recent Israeli study suggests.

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WHO records highest-ever number of new HIV cases in its European Region

STOCKHOLM The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that in 2014 it had recorded the highest number of new HIV cases in its European Region, which also includes Central Asia, since the start of reporting in the 1980s.

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Amgen files for U.S. approval of biosimilar to Humira

Amgen Inc on Wednesday said it filed with U.S. health regulators seeking approval to sell its first biosimilar drug, which would be a less expensive alternative to AbbVie's Humira, the world's top-selling prescription medicine.

25 Nov 2015

Wheelchair users more likely to die in car crashes

(Reuters Health) - Wheelchair users may be more likely to die in collisions with cars than other pedestrians, an analysis of U.S. crash data suggests.

25 Nov 2015

Red meat linked to increased stroke risk

(Reuters Health) - Red meat – but not other types of protein - is linked to an increased stroke risk, and the odds go up the more meat people eat, a recent study suggests.

25 Nov 2015

CDC says at least 19 E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad

At least 19 people in seven states may have been infected by E. coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

U.S. 24 Nov 2015

For women with diabetes, air pollution has higher heart risks

(Reuters Health) - Particle pollution like soot is a known health hazard and linked to the risk of heart disease and stroke, but women with diabetes are even more vulnerable than most people, according to a new U.S. study.

25 Nov 2015

Second language linked to better brain function after stroke

(Reuters Health) - People who speak two languages are twice as likely as those who only speak one to regain normal cognitive function after a stroke, according to a new study.

25 Nov 2015
A customer leans against the pharmacy counter at a Sam's Club store in Bentonville, Arkansas May 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Prosecutors target Valeant

Prosecutors demanded details from Valeant Pharmaceuticals on its patient assistance programs, drug pricing and distribution practices.  Full Article