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Indonesia screens travelers from Singapore for Zika
31 Aug 2016 at 9:39pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) ? Indonesia is screening travelers from neighboring Singapore for the Zika virus as the city-state reports a growing number of infections and its first case of a pregnant woman testing positive.
India confirms 13 of its nationals test positive for Zika in Singapore
31 Aug 2016 at 9:32pm
India's foreign ministry confirmed on Thursday that 13 of its nationals had tested positive for the Zika virus in Singapore, after an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease that at first affected three dozen workers on a construction site. "According to our mission in Singapore 13 Indian nationals have tested positive for Zika in Singapore," Vikas Swarup, spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs, said in response to a Reuters inquiry.
Malaysia confirms first case of Zika, launches measures to contain spread of ...
31 Aug 2016 at 9:14pm
Malaysia confirmed on Thursday its first case of Zika after a woman tested positive for the virus following a three-day visit to neighboring Singapore on August 19. The 58-year-old woman had showed signs of a rash and fever one week after returning from Singapore, according to Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam. Subramaniam initially said the woman's "child" had also tested positive for Zika in Singapore.
Malaysia reports 1st Zika case imported from Singapore
31 Aug 2016 at 8:58pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) ? Malaysia's Health Ministry says a woman who traveled to Singapore has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, the country's first case of the mosquito-borne disease.
Six Bangladeshi nationals in Singapore infected with Zika
31 Aug 2016 at 8:47pm
Six Bangladeshi nationals have been tested positive with the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore, the High Commission of Bangladesh said on Thursday. "We have been informed yesterday by MOH (the Ministry of Health) that of those tested positive, as of 12 noon on 30 August, 6 are Bangladeshi nationals," Mahbub Uz Zaman, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore told Reuters by email.
Trial drug shows 'impressive' Alzheimer's action: study
31 Aug 2016 at 8:23pm
An experimental drug cleared protein buildup in the brains of people with mild Alzheimer's disease and slowed their mental decline, the results of a preliminary trial showed. "Although potentially this is an exciting story, it is important to temper any excitement with considerable caution," said Robert Howard, a professor of old age psychiatry at University College London. Researchers in the United States and Switzerland tested aducanumab, developed by biotech firm Biogen, on 165 people with early-stage Alzheimer's disease for a period of one year.
China says 21 of its nationals in Singapore infected with Zika
31 Aug 2016 at 7:37pm
China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that its embassy in Singapore had been informed by the island state's health ministry that 21 Chinese nationals in the country are confirmed to have been infected with Zika. In a statement sent to Reuters, the foreign ministry added that the health situation was not serious and that some of them had recovered.
U.S. appeals court rules medical pot cardholders can be denied guns
31 Aug 2016 at 4:51pm
In upholding a lower-court ruling, a three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set a legal precedent that lower courts in the western U.S. states under the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit must follow in similar cases. The lawsuit was brought by S. Rowan Wilson, who in 2011 obtained a medical marijuana card in Nevada and a few months later sought to buy a firearm in the small town of Mound House. The firearms dealer, who knew Wilson had a medical marijuana card, refused to sell her the gun, according to court papers.
Survey: More US adults use marijuana, don't think it's risky
31 Aug 2016 at 4:43pm
NEW YORK (AP) ? Marijuana use is becoming more accepted among U.S. adults as states loosen pot laws, new national survey data shows.
More Americans getting high: cannabis study
31 Aug 2016 at 3:36pm
"These changes in the prevalence of cannabis use occurred during a period when many US states legalised cannabis for medicinal use, but before four states went on to legalise recreational cannabis use," addiction experts Michael Lynskey and Wayne Hall wrote in a comment also carried by the journal. "It is probably too soon to draw conclusions about the effects of these legal changes on rates of cannabis use and cannabis-related harms, but it is likely that these policy changes will increase the prevalence and frequency of cannabis use," they said.
Sunovion Pharma to buy Canada's Cynapsus for $624 million
31 Aug 2016 at 3:28pm
(Reuters) - Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc, a unit of Japan's Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co Ltd , said it would buy Canada's Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc for about $624 million. The announced purchase price of $40.50 per share in cash was a 120.5 percent premium over that closing price. Through the deal, Sunovion will acquire Cynapsus? drug candidate, APL-130277, which is currently in its phase three clinical trial stage.
Study: Ohio's abortion pill law led to worse health outcomes
31 Aug 2016 at 3:08pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? Ohio's restrictions on the so-called abortion pill led to a higher rate of side effects, more doctor visits and additional medical treatment for patients, according to a new study.
Many factors influence parental decisions about throat surgery
31 Aug 2016 at 2:57pm
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Better communication from doctors may help parents struggling with the decision to have their child undergo throat surgery for sleep disordered-breathing conditions, a small study suggests. About 20 percent of children have issues with breathing while asleep, such as snoring and sleep apnea, and surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids in an adenotonsillectomy is the primary treatment. ?We don?t necessarily know that there is overuse, but there is variation we can?t explain based on clinical and demographic factors,? said lead author Dr. Emily F. Boss of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.
HUD proposes lowering acceptable lead level for children
31 Aug 2016 at 2:47pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) ? The nation's top housing official is proposing lowering the level of lead that must be detected in children's blood before triggering federal action to clean up the homes where they live.