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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.

Fukushima-related child cancers unlikely to rise: IAEA

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.

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Religion rarely part of ICU conversation

(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.

31 Aug 2015

Asterias's stem cell therapy shows promise in study

- 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.

31 Aug 2015

Knee and hip replacements increase heart attack risk briefly

(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.

31 Aug 2015

Google, Sanofi team up to improve diabetes care

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

31 Aug 2015

Medtronic says trials find gene linked to sudden cardiac death

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

31 Aug 2015

Bristol-Myers buys rights to acquire fibrosis drug developer

- 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.

31 Aug 2015

Bayer heart failure drug cuts deaths in mid-stage trial

- 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.

31 Aug 2015

Ghana strike ends but election campaign to test IMF deal further

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.

30 Aug 2015
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Movie Review: Phantom

Even before the first scene in Kabir Khan’s “Phantom”, there is a long, hastily narrated disclaimer using all sorts of legalese about how the film does not allude to any person, dead or alive. But once the movie gets underway, you realise that the disclaimer was just that – legalese.

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