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Ankur Banerjee

Childhood HPV vaccination 'profoundly' cuts cervical disease in young women

Apr 10 2019

(Reuters Health) - - Young women who received human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines as adolescents had significantly lower rates of a condition that's a precursor to cervical cancer, in a nationwide study in Scotland.

Students may feel safer with stricter gun laws

Apr 08 2019

U.S. adolescents living in states with stricter gun laws may feel safer at school, a survey of high school students suggests.

Living alone does not appear to worsen heart disease

Mar 20 2019

(Reuters Health) - For people with well-controlled heart disease, living alone isn't linked with a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, a large study suggests.

Spending on abstinence-only education not tied to fewer teen births

Mar 05 2019

(Reuters Health) - U.S. government spending on abstinence-only education doesn't appear to reduce teen pregnancies and in some areas is having the opposite effect, a recent study suggests.

Flu season may play a role in kidney failure deaths

Feb 21 2019

(Reuters Health) - When influenza-like illnesses spread in the community, death rates go up for patients on dialysis, a new study shows.

Intercept's fatty liver drug meets late-stage main goal, shares soar

Feb 19 2019

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with a progressive fatty liver disease showed an improvement in scarring on the organ, taking the drug a step closer to approval and sending the company's shares surging 25 percent.

New cancer drugs, China give AstraZeneca welcome sales boost

Feb 14 2019

Drugmaker AstraZeneca forecast a second straight year of sales growth on Thursday, driven by revenue from cancer medicines and other new treatments, lifting its shares.

More youth suicides seen in states with high gun ownership rates

Feb 08 2019

(Reuters Health) - Youth suicides happen more often in U.S. states with high rates of household gun ownership, a recent study found.

Profits at Britain's GSK boosted by sales of shingles vaccine

Feb 06 2019

GlaxoSmithKline Plc forecast 2019 earnings above market expectations as sales of its new shingles vaccine boosted quarterly results, soothing concerns that Britain's largest drugmaker was running out of blockbuster products.

U.S. hurricane response slower in Puerto Rico than in Florida, Texas: study

Feb 05 2019

(Reuters Health) - The U.S. government's response in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017 fell short of federal responses to other major storms that year, researchers say.

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