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History of fainting linked to increased risk of car crashes

(Reuters Health) – People with a history of fainting spells or blackouts may be more likely to get into car crashes than the typical driver, a Danish study suggests. Researchers…

Appeals court pauses NYC restaurant salt warning rule

NEW YORK A New York appeals court on Monday temporarily stopped New York City from enforcing a new rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in…

Analysis questions benefit of female libido drug

(Reuters Health) – Women may experience small benefits with a drug approved last year in the U.S. to treat low sexual desire in women, but at a high risk of…

FDA asks for more studies on Bayer’s Essure birth control device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked German drugmaker Bayer AG to conduct further studies on its controversial birth control device, Essure, and recommended that the product label contains…

Mom and dad often catch hospital errors doctors missed

(Reuters Health) – Parents often catch medical errors that their child’s doctor missed, according to a U.S. study that suggests families may be an untapped resource for improving hospital safety…

Closely watched AstraZeneca cancer drug fails in mesothelioma

LONDON A closely watched AstraZeneca drug did not extend lives of patients with the rare cancer mesothelioma when given on its own, but the drugmaker said it still believed the…

Swiss Basilea says profits still 2-3 years away

ZURICH Swiss drugmaker Basilea expects to move into profit by 2018, counting on new anti-infection drugs to help mitigate setbacks such as last month’s collapse of efforts to win U.S.…

Aldeyra’s eye drug found effective in mid-stage study

Aldeyra Therapeutics Inc said its experimental eye drug proved to be more effective than a placebo in treating itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis in a mid-stage study. Allergic conjunctivitis is…

New insight into the possible risk factors associated with food allergies

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital, is the first to assess the prevalence of two different types of food hypersensitivity and the…

Thousands of NHS posts lie vacant

Thousands of NHS posts lie vacant

Image copyright Science Photo Library More than two-thirds of trusts and health boards in the UK are actively trying to recruit from abroad as they struggle to cope with a…

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