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FDA nominee moves to untangle potential conflicts of interest 29 Mar 2017

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has outlined measures he would take to untangle his ties to the pharmaceutical industry if confirmed by the Senate.

Campus environment tied to sexual assault risk for LGBT people 29 Mar 2017

(Reuters Health) - College students in the U.S. who say their campus is welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are less likely to be victims of sexual assaults at school, a new study suggests.


EU rapid drug approval plan worries some national agencies 29 Mar 2017

FRANKFURT A push by the European Medicines Agency to speed up the approval of new drugs that show promise is running into resistance from some of the national agencies that will ultimately decide whether the medicines are worth buying.

Singapore confirms two new cases of Zika virus 29 Mar 2017

SINGAPORE Singapore has confirmed two cases of locally transmitted infections of the Zika virus in a northeastern part of the city state, the National Environment Agency said on Wednesday, describing it as the first Zika cluster of 2017.

Estrogen for osteoporosis tied to lower risk of gum infections 29 Mar 2017

(Reuters Health) - - After menopause, women who take estrogen therapy may be less likely to develop severe oral health problems than peers who don’t take hormones or other treatments for age-related bone damage, a recent study suggests.

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