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Ramping up exercise tied to lowered heart disease risk in older adults

(Reuters Health) - Sedentary older adults can help lower their risk of heart disease if they start exercising, a new study confirms.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 1:57 pm

India's Kohli hails Australia's Maxwell on mental health issue

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has set an example by taking a break from the game to address his mental health issues and there should not be any negativity about such situations, India captain Virat Kohli said on Wednesday.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 12:41 pm

N.Y. insurance regulator notifies opioid makers, distributors of enforcement action: sources

New York's insurance regulator has formally notified a group of opioid manufacturers and distributors that it will launch a civil enforcement action against them for contributing towards a rise in health insurance premiums in the state, said two sources familiar with the matter.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 11:06 am

UK's Labour pledges 26 billion pound boost to healthcare spending

Britain's opposition Labour Party pledged on Wednesday to spend an extra 26 billion pounds ($33 billion) on healthcare if it wins the Dec. 12 election, including recruiting thousands more staff, rebuilding facilities and providing new equipment.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 9:13 am

Vertex deal with Wales expands cystic fibrosis treatment coverage to all of UK

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's drugs for lung condition cystic fibrosis will now be available to patients across the UK after the company reached a pricing deal with Wales on Wednesday.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 7:57 am

New Zealanders to vote in referendum on legalizing euthanasia

New Zealand lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that would legalize euthanasia, paving the way for the public to vote on the issue in a referendum next year.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 7:41 am

J&J's Remicade losing ground in Quebec health plan despite court victory

Johnson & Johnson's Remicade, a blockbuster drug that treats autoimmune disorders, has steadily lost market share among patients enrolled in the Canadian province of Quebec's public drug program, even after a court ruling reinstated full coverage in January, a Reuters analysis of government data shows.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 4:27 am

Michigan boy, 17, gets double lung transplant after damage from vaping

A 17-year-old Michigan boy facing "imminent death" from vaping injuries has undergone a double lung transplant, the first in a patient suffering from the effects of e-cigarettes, a Detroit hospital said on Tuesday.

Posted on 12 November 2019 | 9:09 pm

Insomnia symptoms tied to increased risk of heart attack and stroke

(Reuters Health) - People who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than individuals who don't have any sleep difficulties, a recent study suggests.

Posted on 12 November 2019 | 5:59 pm

Patients just as satisfied when surgeons give fewer opioids for pain

(Reuters Health) - When surgeons cut their prescribing of opioids for pain by more than 50%, their patient-satisfaction scores didn't suffer, a small U.S. study found.

Posted on 12 November 2019 | 5:02 pm