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Stress disorders tied to increased risk of autoimmune diseases

Today at 22:29 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – People who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be more likely to develop autoimmune diseases than individuals who don’t, a Swedish study suggests.

Sarepta shares soar as Duchenne gene therapy shows promise

Today at 19:37 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Sarepta Therapeutics’ shares jumped 60 percent on Tuesday after promising results from a gene therapy study positioned the specialty drugmaker as a potential leader in the market for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) treatments.

Severe obesity rates surging in rural America

Today at 19:10 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Severe obesity rates have been on the rise nationwide since the turn of the century, disproportionately affecting children and adults in rural communities, two U.S. studies suggest.

Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place

Today at 18:01 PM, via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law. 

Botswana notifies WTO of foot and mouth disease outbreak

Today at 17:34 PM, via Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – Botswana notified its trading partners on Tuesday of a suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in its Ngamiland district and said it had banned meat exports from the area, adding there was no impact on exports to the European Union.

California deals with dementia among aging inmates

Today at 17:32 PM, via Reuters

STOCKTON, Calif. (Reuters) – California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of the conviction for child molestation that sent him to prison at age 88.

Sarepta shares soar as gene therapy study shows promise

Today at 17:06 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Sarepta Therapeutics Inc shares jumped 60 percent on Tuesday after the drugmaker reported promising results from an early-stage study testing its gene therapy in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

UAE imposes ban on birds from Russia after flu outbreak: WAM

Today at 13:56 PM, via Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned the import of domestic and wild live birds, as well as their meat and meat products from Russia after a bird flu outbreak, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.

Pizza Hut pledges to drop some chicken antibiotics by 2022

Today at 13:06 PM, via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Yum Brand Inc’s Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthier food practices.

Denying it has lost war on drugs, UK rules out legalizing cannabis

Today at 12:55 PM, via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Tuesday it had no intention of legalizing cannabis after a former leader of Prime Minister Theresa May’s party said the government had “irreversibly lost” the battle to drive the drug off the streets.

Here’s how to train your bladder

Today at 11:00 AM, via Health24

You train to increase your physical fitness. So consider training your bladder too; it may decrease your chances of developing urinary incontinence when you are older.

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