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02:18 EDT 23rd August 2017 | BioPortfolio

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Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Massive California verdict expands J&J's talc battlefield

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A massive California verdict in a lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer has opened a new front in the litigation, upending the company's hopes that the cases were only gaining traction in Missouri...

After solar eclipse, Americans' eyes seem mostly none the worse

(Reuters) - Eye doctors who had braced themselves for at least a few patients after a dazzling solar eclipse swept the United States cautiously exhaled on Tuesday, with some hospitals reporting zero cases of damaged vision so far.

Dr. Mom may work less than other female physicians

Reuters Health - In two-physician couples, women with kids work fewer hours than women without children, a recent U.S. study suggests.

China considers reviewing Namibian beef deal to ease restrictions

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - China is considering reviewing a beef import agreement with Namibia, the country's ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming said on Tuesday, raising the possibility that restrictions could be eased.

Using unproven methods to tackle cancer could be deadly

(Reuters Health) - People who decide to tackle their cancer using only unconventional methods are likely to die sooner than patients who opt for conventional treatments, according to a new study.

Changing childcare settings can affect sleep

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - - Inconsistent childcare arrangements can affect toddlers’ sleep at night, a new study suggests.

Life expectancy tied to voting choices in last U.S. presidential election

(Reuters Health) - Voters in counties where life expectancy has stagnated and declined in recent years were more likely to abandon the Democratic Party to help elect U.S. President Donald Trump, a new study suggests.

Mindful coffee consumption may help reduce sugar intake

(Reuters Health) - People who’d like to reduce their daily calories without restrictive dieting should consider taking their coffee with little or no sugar - and savoring the beverage might help in that regard, researchers suggest.

Medtronic misses revenue estimates, shares dip

(Reuters) - Medical device maker Medtronic Plc on Tuesday reported quarterly revenue fell short of analysts' estimates, hurt by lower sales in its diabetes-related device business.

U.S. Bioservices to resolve kickback claims for $13.4 million: filing

(Reuters) - Specialty pharmacy firm US Bioservices Corp has agreed to pay $13.4 million to settle U.S. government claims that it pushed patients to refill prescriptions of Novartis AG's iron overload drug Exjade in exchange for referrals from the Swi...

India grants Pfizer patent on pneumonia vaccine in blow to aid group

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has granted Pfizer Inc a patent for its powerful pneumonia vaccine Prevenar 13, in a blow to some health groups that said this would put the treatment out of reach of thousands in poorer nations.

South Africa's bird flu outbreak threatens poultry industry: minister

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - An outbreak of bird flu in South Africa threatens the country's poultry industry and jobs, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said on Tuesday after meeting with poultry industry executives.

Medtronic beats profit estimates led by strong heart device sales

(Reuters) - Medical device maker Medtronic Plc on Tuesday reported a quarterly profit that beat analysts' estimates, driven by strong demand for its heart and vascular devices.

Coca-Cola, PespiCo and others agree to cap sugar in drinks in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Seven major drinks companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore, as part of the city-state's campaign to fight diabetes.

Monday 21st August 2017

Philip Morris International CEO cheers U.S. FDA tobacco proposal

(Reuters) - The chief executive of Philip Morris International said he was "extremely encouraged" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and nudge smokers toward less harmful alternatives suc...

Parents still failing to put babies to sleep on their backs

(Reuters Health) - Fewer than half of U.S. infants always sleep on their backs, the position doctors recommend to avoid sleep-related injuries and deaths, a study suggests.

ASL Strategic Fund asks Community Health to replace CEO

(Reuters) - ASL Strategic Value Fund has sought the replacement of hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc's chief executive, Wayne Smith.

Belgian biscuit maker recalls products amid contaminated eggs scare

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian biscuit maker Lotus Bakeries said it had recalled some of its products in Belgium as they could contain eggs that were contaminated with insecticide fipronil.

American surgeons poorly prepared for humanitarian operations

(Reuters Health) - A Haitian physician taught American-trained vascular surgeon Dr. David Kuwayama how to perform C-sections in a Caribbean clinic, and a Congolese surgeon taught him other basic surgical procedures in an African war zone.

Smokers hospitalized for heart attacks often don't get cessation drugs

(Reuters Health) - Few smokers hospitalized for heart attacks and other serious complications of cardiac disease get medication to help them quit smoking, a U.S. study suggests.

J&J ordered to pay $417 million in trial over talc cancer risks

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Monday was ordered by a California jury to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

AstraZeneca ups investment in messenger RNA drugs with Ethris deal

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has stepped up its investment in messenger RNA drugs, a promising approach in genetic therapy, by spending more than 25 million euros ($29 million) on a research alliance with German biotech start-up Ethris.

Shire's CFO resigns to join plant technology start-up

LONDON (Reuters) - Pharmaceutical company Shire said its chief financial officer Jeff Poulton will stand down at the end of the year to join Indigo Ag, a Boston-based start-up that seeks to improve agricultural productivity.

Belgian biscuit maker recalls products amid contaminated eggs scare: TV

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian biscuit maker Lotus Bakeries has recalled some of its products as they could contain eggs that were contaminated with insecticide fipronil, broadcaster VTM said on Monday.

Britain's Creo receives speedy FDA approval for its endoscopic device

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Creo Medical Group said its device to remove cancerous lesions in the bowel during an endoscopy had received U.S. approval much quicker than it planned, shaking up a timetable that had been focused on a European launch. ...


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