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Johnson & Johnson cuts medical device division workforce by 4 to 6 percent

/  19.01.2016  /  Health 

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson said it would reduce its medical device division’s global workforce by 4 to 6 percent over the next two years as part of a restructuring within the division.

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High fish consumption in pregnancy tied to brain benefits for kids

/  18.01.2016  /  Health 

(Reuters Health) – When mothers eat three sizeable servings of fish each week during pregnancy it may benefit children’s brains for years to come, according to a large study in Spain.

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Pregnant women should consult doctors on Brazil travel -ministry

/  18.01.2016  /  Health 

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s health ministry said on Monday pregnant women should consult their doctors before traveling to Brazil, but that no other travel restrictions were necessary because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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French drug trial volunteer dies: hospital

/  17.01.2016  /  Health 

RENNES, France (Reuters) – A man left brain dead after a drug trial in northwest France died on Sunday, said the hospital where he was being treated.

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More than 100 people quarantined after Sierra Leone Ebola death

/  17.01.2016  /  Health 

FREETOWN (Reuters) – More than 100 people have been quarantined in Sierra Leone after coming in contact with a woman who died of Ebola last week, highlighting the potential for the disease to spread, just as the deadliest outbreak on record appeared to be over.

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Baby born in Hawaii with brain damage confirmed to have Zika infection

/  17.01.2016  /  Health 

(Reuters) – A baby born with brain damage at a hospital in Oahu, Hawaii, has been confirmed to have been infected by the Zika virus, that state’s department of health said, in what appears to be the first U.S. case of the mosquito-borne virus.

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U.S. issues travel alert over Zika virus in Latin America, Caribbean

/  16.01.2016  /  Health 

(Reuters) – U.S. health officials on Friday issued a travel warning for 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America where infection with Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is a risk.

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Air pollution and traffic fumes tied to infertility risk

/  16.01.2016  /  Health 

Women who live close to major highways where the air is polluted by traffic exhaust fumes may be slightly more likely to have fertility problems than women who live further away where the air is cleaner, a U.S. study suggests.

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House committee seeks testimony from ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli

/  16.01.2016  /  Health 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional panel has asked pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli to testify at a Jan. 26 hearing about his company’s decision to raise the price of a life-saving prescription drug, according to a Republican committee staffer.

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Canada court grants extension of time for assisted suicide law

/  16.01.2016  /  Health 

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday granted the federal government a qualified extension of time to come up with a law on doctor-assisted suicide in response to the court’s earlier decision overturning a ban on the practice.

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