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Health

Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Today at 02:45 AM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government’s ability to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick.

Sugary drink sales plummeted after price increase, study says

Today at 00:55 AM, via CNN

From Colombia to South Africa, France to India, governments around the globe are exploring whether taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages might curb obesity rates. Do these fines actually work to prevent people from choosing sweet drinks?

Regeneron-Sanofi drug succeeds mid-stage study

Today at 00:20 AM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat inflammation in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study.

One in nine American men has oral HPV, study finds

Yesterday at 23:35 PM, via CNN

About one in nine American men is infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Nationwide, rates for oral HPV infections are 11.5% of men and 3.2% of women: 11 million men, compared with 3.2 million women, the researchers estimated.

Trump says he will ‘look into’ drug czar pick following report

Yesterday at 22:21 PM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would “look into” a report that his nomination for drug czar championed a law weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration’s capacity to slow the flow of drugs that have fueled the country’s opioid epidemic.

Trilobites: Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

Yesterday at 21:42 PM, via New York Times

Fish can get depressed, just like you, and that could make them a good model organism for studying depression in people.

Handgun waiting period laws save lives, study says

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via CNN

Over 33,000 people in the United States die each year from firearm injuries, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, delaying the purchase of guns by a couple of days could save nearly 1,700 lives a year, according to a study released Monday.

Trump says administration to make opioid announcement next week

Yesterday at 20:58 PM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration would likely make an announcement next week on the opioid crisis, which a White House commission suggested should be declared a national emergency.

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

Yesterday at 19:47 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Shares of pharmaceutical company Allergan Plc dropped on Monday after a ruling by a U.S. judge invalidated patents on its dry eye medicine Restasis on the grounds that the patents cover obvious ideas.

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