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Study shows downside of medical crowdfunding10/23/2018 9:00:27 PM - While crowdfunding platforms can fill insurance gaps, helping patients pay for essential care and avoid medical debt, they are also being used to raise large sums of money for ineffective and experimental treatments, a new study suggests.Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood tied to healthy aging10/23/2018 8:51:19 PM - People may be more likely to age without health problems when they have more omega 3 fatty acids in their blood, a recent study suggests.Don't give decongestants to children for colds, experts say10/23/2018 7:20:39 PM - For children under age 12, decongestants might ease the common cold symptoms of a blocked or running nose, but these medications may not be safe for this age group, according to a research review.Hand sanitizer use at daycare could keep toddler illnesses at bay10/23/2018 6:37:33 PM - Teaching toddlers in daycare to use hand sanitizers could go a long way in keeping them from falling ill, missing school and reducing their need for antibiotics, a study suggests.China's Guangdong province bans transport of live hogs as swine fever spreads10/23/2018 2:35:25 PM China's southern Guangdong province on Tuesday banned the transport of live hogs to other parts of the country after two outbreaks of deadly African swine fever were reported in a neighboring area.AbbVie rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeds in late stage trial10/23/2018 2:16:26 PM AbbVie Inc on Tuesday said its experimental rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment showed significant improvement in physical function, pain and quality of life compared with the commonly prescribed generic drug methotrexate in a late stage clinical trial.Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk10/23/2018 2:13:50 PM Low levels of public confidence in vaccines in the European Union are pushing immunization rates down and the number of disease outbreaks up, according to an expert report on Tuesday.Siemens Healthineers partners with for smartphone-based urine testing10/23/2018 12:40:52 PM Siemens Healthineers has teamed up with Israeli start-up to allow patients to test their urine at home by using a smartphone camera that scans a dipstick and sends the results to their doctor.Japan finds African swine fever in sausage brought from China10/23/2018 9:58:35 AM Japan found African swine fever in packed pork sausage being carried into the country by a foreigner coming from Beijing early this month, the nation's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.AstraZeneca digs deeper into cancer with Innate stake10/23/2018 8:16:04 AM AstraZeneca is plowing deeper into cancer immunotherapy through a wide-ranging deal with Innate Pharma, which includes the British group buying a 9.8 percent stake in the French biotech company.Canada's FSD Pharma to buy Israeli medical cannabis firm Therapix10/23/2018 7:47:06 AM Canada's FSD Pharma Inc signed a letter of intent to acquire Israel's Therapix Biosciences Ltd for $48 million in stock, combining two complementary businesses focused on the research and development of cannabinoid treatments.Switzerland's Idorsia says it has cash to launch main drugs despite losses10/23/2018 7:34:11 AM Drugmaker Idorsia is confident its cash reserves are large enough to complete development of its late-stage pipeline, it said on Tuesday, despite losing more than a quarter of a billion Swiss francs in the first nine months of the year.China confirms two new African swine fever cases in central province10/23/2018 1:06:17 AM China's agriculture ministry on Tuesday said two new cases of African swine fever had been confirmed in the central province of Hunan.JUUL's social media campaign resonates alarmingly with teens10/22/2018 11:59:37 PM - The popular e-cigarette brand JUUL is attracting an alarming number of teens online, researchers say. At least a quarter of JUUL's twitter followers may be under 18, they write in the Journal of Adolescent Health.Childhood obesity tied to severe hip disorder10/22/2018 9:31:54 PM - Kids who are obese may be more likely to develop a severe hip disorder than children who are not overweight, a UK study suggests.Teaching new moms how to soothe infants might make vaccinations less stressful10/22/2018 7:49:31 PM - When getting their infants vaccinated, mothers were more likely to use proven techniques to ease babies' pain if they had been taught how to do so before taking their newborns home from the hospital, a study found.Philip Morris stop-smoking campaign attacked as PR stunt10/22/2018 4:25:29 PM Marlboro cigarette maker Philip Morris International drew accusations of hypocrisy on Monday after using a four-page newspaper advertisement to urge smokers to quit cigarettes.Organic foods tied to slightly lower cancer risk10/22/2018 3:09:42 PM - People who eat more organic foods may be slightly less likely to develop certain cancers, a French study suggests.Kellogg to bring back Honey Smacks cereal after Salmonella scare10/22/2018 2:12:02 PM Kellogg Co said on Monday it would bring back Honey Smacks cereal on U.S. retailer shelves in November, months after it pulled the product due to a Salmonella scare.U.S. farmers, government fight risk of African swine fever10/22/2018 11:47:42 AM U.S. hog farmers are ramping up safety procedures and leaving animal-feed ingredients imported from China in storage in an attempt to keep out a highly contagious swine disease that is sweeping through Asia and Europe.