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Women are not getting treated for menopausal symptoms

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(Reuters Health) - Many women with severe menopausal symptoms are not being treated for them even though safe, effective remedies are available, a study from Australia suggests.

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Fukushima-related child cancers unlikely to rise: IAEA 8:32pm BST

UNITED NATIONS - An increase in thyroid cancer among children is unlikely after the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant four years ago, but it remains unclear exactly how much radiation children in the vicinity of the plant were exposed to, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said in a report released on Monday.

Religion rarely part of ICU conversation 6:19pm BST

(Reuters Health) - In less than 20 percent of family meetings in the intensive care unit do doctors and other health care providers discuss religion or spirituality a new study finds.

Asterias's stem cell therapy shows promise in study 5:44pm BST

- Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc said initial data from a small study showed that its lead stem cell therapy could improve mobility in patients paralyzed by a spinal cord injury.

Knee and hip replacements increase heart attack risk briefly 5:35pm BST

(Reuters Health) - Operations to replace a knee or a hip appear to increase heart attack risk in the short term and the risk of blood clots in the long term, according to a new study.

Google, Sanofi team up to improve diabetes care 3:29pm BST

- Google Inc and French drugmaker Sanofi SA said they will partner to develop tools to improve the management and treatment of diabetes.

Medtronic says trials find gene linked to sudden cardiac death 12:56pm BST

- Two studies have identified a gene associated with potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms, device maker Medtronic Plc said on Monday.

Bristol-Myers buys rights to acquire fibrosis drug developer 2:41pm BST

- Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb said it bought rights to a mid-stage fibrosis drug and its privately held developer for up to $1.25 billion, boosting its pipeline for drugs that treat tissue scarring.

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Bayer heart failure drug cuts deaths in mid-stage trial 10:19am BST

- Bayer will move a heart failure drug into final-stage testing this year, boosting its ambitions in cardiovascular treatments after the experimental medicine showed a "striking" reduction in deaths in a mid-stage trial.

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Ghana strike ends but election campaign to test IMF deal further 30 Aug 2015

ACCRA - Ghana faced down the first major challenge to an IMF austerity program on Monday when doctors suspended a three-week strike but a bigger test of President John Mahama's commitment will come next year as he fights for reelection.