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Health

Pfizer subpoenaed in U.S. over patient assistance plans

Today at 01:43 AM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc on Thursday said it received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts related to the drugmaker’s support for organizations that provide financial help to Medicare patients.

Flu virus shifting east, hitting older adults hardest

Today at 00:15 AM, via CNN

Flu activity decreased slightly but remained at high levels across the United States during the week ending February 18, according to a report based on preliminary data issued Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Not all bug repellents are equal

Yesterday at 23:49 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Pay attention to the ingredients of bug sprays and other repellents, because they’re not equally effective at warding off mosquitoes that carry diseases like Zika virus, researchers say.

Details emerge of Republicans’ plans to replace Obamacare

Yesterday at 22:52 PM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Details of potential Obamacare replacements by U.S. House Republicans emerged in news reports on Friday, as Republican lawmakers have vowed to introduce new legislation in the coming weeks.

For men, heavy drinking may damage hearts over time

Yesterday at 22:47 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Men with a history of heavy drinking are more likely to have stiff walls in the arteries that supply blood to the heart, an important measure of heart risk, according to a recent study.

Rich only?

Yesterday at 20:56 PM, via BBC News

New advice says we need to eat 10 portions of fruit and veg but is this only a diet for the wealthy?

Sequoia Fund wins dismissal of lawsuit over huge Valeant stake

Yesterday at 20:34 PM, via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Sequoia Fund, known for its ties to Warren Buffett, of recklessly making a huge, disastrous investment in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc , causing billions of dollars of losses.

What belongs in medical kits for climbers and hikers?

Yesterday at 20:33 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – For mountain climbers and hikers, injuries often include broken bones, sprains and skin wounds, but many don’t carry the right supplies for the injuries and illnesses they are most likely to face, a recent study found.

Are recreational marijuana and opioid addiction linked?

Yesterday at 20:05 PM, via CNN

As White House press secretary Sean Spicer spoke Thursday about “greater enforcement” of federal marijuana laws, he seemed to link recreational pot use to a different type of drug: opioids.

Most Americans want U.S. to keep funding expanded Medicaid: poll

Yesterday at 19:26 PM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A majority of Americans say it is important to keep federal funding for an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor under Obamacare, even as Republicans work on repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, according to a poll released on Friday.

Bad heart? Time to hit the gym

Yesterday at 17:26 PM, via CNN

The benefits of exercise are clear for those with a bad heart, but people often want to know how best to exercise, how much and how hard.

Novartis wins CHMP nod for drug combo against some lung cancers

Yesterday at 14:56 PM, via Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Novartis’s drugs Tafinlar and Mekinist edged closer to approval in Europe to be used together against a type of lung cancer after a key committee on Friday published a recommendation to expand the combination’s indications.

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