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Zika-related birth defects likely higher than anticipated: panel Sep 29 2016

BOSTON The risk posed by the Zika virus to developing fetuses is likely far greater than current estimates suggest, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday.

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Alcobra plunges after FDA places hold on ADHD drug

Alcobra Ltd's market value more than halved on Thursday, a day after the company said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had placed a hold on its lead experimental drug.

Sep 29 2016

Child fitness gap linked to income inequality

(Reuters Health) - In a comparison of fitness levels among children in 50 countries, the nations with the biggest internal income disparities tended to have the least fit youth.

Sep 29 2016

Hormonal contraception tied to increased depression risk

(Reuters Health) - Hormonal contraception, including birth control pills or implants, may increase a woman's odds of depression and antidepressant medication use, according to a large study of Danish women.

Sep 29 2016

Europe's food safety watchdog says to release studies on weed-killer glyphosate

LONDON/BRUSSELS Europe's food safety watchdog will release data from some of the scientific studies it reviewed in its assessment of glyphosate, an ingredient in Monsanto's widely used herbicide Roundup and subject of a fierce row over possible cancer risk.

Sep 29 2016

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