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Concussions in World Cup soccer often missed or ignored11/12/2018 9:50:53 PM - Concussions are still often missed or ignored in World Cup soccer games despite rule changes designed to sideline players with head injuries, a new study suggests.Fish oil cuts heart attack risk, vitamin D lowers odds of cancer death11/12/2018 7:59:48 PM - A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D's benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer.Nestle raises stake in food allergy drug developer Aimmune11/12/2018 6:17:25 PM The health science arm of Nestle SA will pay $98 million to raise its stake in Aimmune Therapeutics Inc, the drug developer said, as it prepares to submit a marketing application for its peanut allergy drug by the end of the year.WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption11/12/2018 12:39:37 PM Antibiotics are used far more in some countries than in others, a survey by the World Health Organization showed on Monday, suggesting that urgent action was needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines.African swine fever found in animal feed raises China's contagion risk11/12/2018 7:25:24 AM Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported on Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with African swine fever, raising fears of its spread further across the country.China proposes new laws on vaccine management11/12/2018 3:50:21 AM China has proposed new draft laws on vaccine management which seek to tighten the supervision and management of how vaccines enter the country's market and will also require stricter management of their production, research and distribution.AstraZeneca's diabetes drug curbs heart failure, kidney risks11/11/2018 1:21:12 AM The biggest clinical trial so far to assess a new class of diabetes pills shows that AstraZeneca's Farxiga can prevent heart failure and cut the risk of kidney problems in a broad range of patients.New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines11/11/2018 1:16:07 AM Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke.Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry11/10/2018 1:44:27 PM The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country's history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday.Soy baby formula linked to severe menstrual cramps later in life11/10/2018 4:27:23 AM - Feeding infant girls baby formula containing soy may set them up for more painful menstrual periods as young women, a new study suggests.Weight loss after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk11/10/2018 4:25:47 AM - Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight, a large U.S. study suggests.Many troubled by their sexual feelings, urges11/10/2018 4:24:17 AM - The number of people in the U.S. who have difficulty controlling sexual feelings and urges may be greater than realized, researchers say.Doctors not pushing smokers with artery disease to quit11/10/2018 4:22:51 AM - Smokers with narrowed blood vessels in their legs would do well to quit smoking, but many doctors may not be giving them enough support to do it, a recent study suggests.Mylan and Theravance's COPD treatment gets FDA approval11/10/2018 12:41:49 AM Theravance Biopharma Inc and partner Mylan NV on Friday won U.S. regulatory approval for their treatment for a chronic lung condition that causes breathing-related problems.U.S. regulators snip red tape for medical devices to curb opioid crisis11/9/2018 11:27:44 PM Laura Perryman expected her medical company, Stimwave Technologies Inc, would have to wait several years for its painkilling device to win U.S. approval as a treatment for chronic migraines.U.S. to restrict e-cigarette flavors to fight teenage vaping 'epidemic'11/9/2018 11:07:36 PM The U.S. Food and Drug Administration next week will issue a ban on the sale of fruit and candy flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations, an agency official said, in a move to counter a surge in teenage use of e-cigarettes.Dutch to prosecute doctor for euthanasia on woman with dementia11/9/2018 7:05:55 PM Dutch prosecutors launched a criminal case on Friday against a doctor for performing euthanasia on an Alzheimer's sufferer without adequately confirming she wanted to die, the first case of its kind since mercy killing was legalized in 2002.China's Sichuan province bans live hog, hog product imports to prevent African swine fever11/9/2018 9:55:34 AM China's Sichuan province has banned the import of all live hogs and hog products from other regions to prevent African swine fever, the provincial government said in a notice posted on its website on Friday.U.S. concerned about Ebola outbreak in Congo conflict zone: official11/9/2018 5:28:56 AM The United States is worried about the outbreak of Ebola in conflict-hit eastern Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths, a USAID official said on Thursday.Novartis division Sandoz recalls one lot of blood pressure drug11/9/2018 4:06:46 AM Novartis said on Thursday its Sandoz division was recalling one lot of losartan tablets after finding traces of a probable carcinogen in the blood pressure drug.