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Ankur Banerjee

Sit-stand desks cut daily sitting time, may help engage workers

Nov 06 2018

(Reuters Health) - Sit-stand desks reduce daily sitting time and may improve job performance and work engagement, a British study suggests.

Amnesty policies may curb alcohol emergencies at universities

Oct 25 2018

(Reuters Health) - Amnesty policies may encourage college students to call for help with alcohol-related issues before they or their intoxicated peers become seriously ill, a U.S. study suggests.

Eisai, Biogen Alzheimer's data fails to convince skeptics

Oct 25 2018

Eisai Co Ltd and partner Biogen Inc said on Thursday that the highest dose of their experimental Alzheimer's disease drug showed effectiveness in a new analysis, but investors remained skeptical about the reliability of the data and Biogen shares fell about 2 percent.

UPDATE 1-Biogen shares slip after Alzheimer's data fails to convince

Oct 25 2018

Oct 25 Biogen Inc and partner Eisai Co Ltd said on Thursday the highest dose of its experimental Alzheimer's drug showed effectiveness in a new analysis, but investors remained skeptical about the reliability of the data.

Hearing loss patients at higher risk of hospital readmission

Oct 24 2018

Hard-of-hearing hospital patients who have trouble communicating with medical personnel are more likely to end up back in the hospital within 30 days, compared to patients who don't have trouble hearing, a U.S. study suggests.

UPDATE 2-Trevena's opioid painkiller fails to get FDA panel backing

Oct 11 2018

Oct 11 Trevena Inc's opioid injection for managing acute pain failed to win the backing of an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, against the backdrop of opioid addiction in the United States reaching epidemic proportion.

FDA seizes documents from Juul in latest e-cigarette crackdown

Oct 02 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it seized more than a thousand pages of documents from Juul Labs related to the company's sales and marketing practices after a surprise inspection, the latest clampdown on e-cigarette companies. | Video

Pfizer to replace longtime CEO Read with veteran Bourla

Oct 01 2018

Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Officer Ian Read will hand over the reins of the largest U.S. drugmaker to veteran insider Albert Bourla in January, after eight years at the helm, in the backdrop of increased scrutiny over drug pricing.

Common painkiller tied to increased risk of heart problems

Sep 21 2018

(Reuters Health) - The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may be linked with an increased risk of heart problems, a large Danish study suggests.

One in three U.S. teens text while driving, survey shows

Sep 10 2018

(Reuters Health) - One in three teen drivers in the U.S. text while driving, new survey data suggests. And the number may be higher in states where teens start driving at younger ages.

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