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FDA declines to approve Enzyvant regenerative therapy on manufacturing concerns

05 Dec 2019

Privately held drug developer Enzyvant said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its regenerative tissue therapy for a rare immunodeficiency disorder and raised concerns about its manufacturing.

Grey's Anatomy episode on sexual assault raised viewer awareness

02 Dec 2019

(Reuters Health) - An episode of the long-running television show Grey's Anatomy increased public awareness about sexual assault and how to get help, a study suggests.

Short sleep after menopause linked to weaker bones

29 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - Bones may age faster in older women who get too little sleep, a U.S. study suggests.

Poor hand hygiene may be biggest transmitter of superbug E.coli

22 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - One of the best ways to cut down on antibiotic-resistant E. coli infections would be making sure that everyone washes their hands after using the toilet, a UK study suggests.

Women more likely to be warned away from surgery careers due to gender

19 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - Punishing hours and concerns about having little time to marry and have children deter both male and female medical students from choosing careers in surgery, but more women say they've been warned away from the field because of their gender, a survey found.

Even moderate drinking by parents may impact kids

19 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of UK adolescents have seen a parent who's not an alcoholic get drunk or tipsy, and more than one in three can name at least one downside to parents' drinking, a study suggests.

In states with restrictive abortion laws, women seek online options

15 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - There's demand among U.S. women for an online service offering abortion medication, and it's driven mainly by restrictive abortion policies, but also by high costs, stigma or simply the appeal of a private, at-home solution, a small study suggests.

Patients just as satisfied when surgeons give fewer opioids for pain

12 Nov 2019

(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.

Sex-change operations yield long-term mental health benefits for transgender people

08 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - When transgender people undergo sex-reassignment surgery, the beneficial effect on their mental health is still evident - and increasing - years later, a Swedish study suggests.

Chronic stress linked to high blood pressure risk for African Americans

05 Nov 2019

(Reuters Health) - Living with moderate or high stress levels year after year may increase the risk of high blood pressure, suggests U.S. research focused on African Americans.

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