Dementia caregiving takes toll on sleep

(Reuters Health) - Family caregivers for dementia patients don’t sleep as long or as well as other adults of the same age, a new study suggests. In an analysis of the combined data from 35 earlier studies, researchers found that...

Companies file suit in Canada challenging new rules to lower drug prices

(Reuters) - Five pharmaceutical companies said on Friday they have filed a complaint in a Canadian court challenging the constitutionality of new Canadian regulations meant to lower patented drug prices, setting up a fight with the federal government ahead of...

VA facilities offering cochlear implants to vets are few and far between

(Reuters Health) - Even though American veterans are at high risk for the type of hearing loss that may be improved with cochlear implants, many of them live hours from a VA facility that provides cochlear implant services, a U.S....

CDC flags one death and nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S, possibly tied to vaping

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug. 22, including one adult in Illinois who died...

Parents can do better to keep their pot away from children

(Reuters Health) - As legal cannabis use becomes increasingly common in the U.S., most parents say they keep their pot out of children’s reach, but fewer keep it locked away, a study in Colorado suggests. In annual surveys across the...

Menopause with diabetes tied to more severe sleep problems

(Reuters Health) - Women with type 2 diabetes may face more sleep issues and more severe sleep troubles during menopause than peers without diabetes, a small study suggests. Among 164 middle-aged women who completed a survey, those with diabetes averaged...

Democrat Buttigieg targets mental illness, addiction in new plan

(Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg aims to prevent one million deaths by 2028 from addiction and mental illness under a plan he released on Friday aimed at tackling the country’s opioid and substance abuse crisis. 2020 Democratic...

Illinois reports death from lung illness linked to vaping

FILE PHOTO: A man holds an electronic cigarette as he vapes at a Vape Shop in Monterrey, Mexico February 1, 2019. Picture taken February 1, 2019. FREUTERS/Daniel Becerril (Reuters) - A person in Illinois who vaped has died after being...

Merck Canada says new drug price regulations are unconstitutional

(Reuters) - Merck Canada and a group of pharmaceutical companies are challenging the constitutionality of new regulations meant to lower patented drug prices, the company said in a statement on Friday, in a late bid to derail reforms that would...

Ebola appears contained in Goma, but flares in other parts of Congo: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Ebola appears to be under control in the city of Goma in Congo but it has flared in other parts of the country, where aid workers are combating insecurity and disinformation on social media, the World Health...
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