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“India says it is committed to global tobacco-control treaty” plus 8 more Reuters: Health News

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“India says it is committed to global tobacco-control treaty” plus 8 more Reuters: Health News


India says it is committed to global tobacco-control treaty

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 01:06 AM PDT

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India reaffirmed on Tuesday its commitment to a World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco-control treaty, despite lobbying from its $11 billion industry that opposes some measures in the treaty that will be discussed at a conference next week.

Palatin female sexual desire drug succeeds in trials; shares soar

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 01:43 PM PDT

(Reuters) - A drug meant to boost the libido of pre-menopausal women distressed by lack of sexual desire met the main goals of a pair of late stage clinical trials, according to initial results released on Tuesday by its developer, Palatin Technologies Inc , and its shares rose 66 percent.

Valeant in talks to sell Salix stomach-drug unit in $10 billion deal

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 10:40 PM PDT

(Reuters) - Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Tuesday it is in talks with third parties to sell its Salix stomach-drug business and other assets.

R.J. Reynolds loses bid to end TV anti-smoking ad requirement

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 09:12 AM PDT

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected R.J. Reynolds' bid to void a decade-old order requiring tobacco companies to televise "corrective" advertisements about the dangers of smoking.

Washington state investigating possible cluster of rare condition

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 02:12 PM PDT

(Reuters) - A possible cluster of cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare condition that causes weakness or paralysis in children, is being investigated in King County, Washington, the state health department said on Tuesday.

Are some kids genetically more vulnerable to food advertising?

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 02:37 PM PDT

(Reuters Health) - Children exposed to food advertisements are more likely to overeat, especially if they have a specific version of a gene linked to obesity, a recent study suggests.

Distress and depression with type 2 diabetes tied to skipping meds

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 01:23 PM PDT

(Reuters Health) - People with type 2 diabetes who also have symptoms of distress or depression are more likely than others to miss or skip their diabetes medications, according to a recent study.

Cheap cancer measures could save hundreds of thousands of lives in poor countries

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 05:31 PM PDT

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health interventions costing as little as $1.72 per person could prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths from breast and cervical cancer in developing countries, scientists said on Tuesday.

Mothers' nutrition pivotal for healthy child growth: study

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 05:30 PM PDT

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Improving mothers' nutrition before and during pregnancy is pivotal to reducing child stunting in developing countries, researchers said on Tuesday, as a new study showed poor child growth often starts in the womb.

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