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Chinese vaccine maker made 500,000 substandard baby vaccines: Xinhua8/15/2018 10:59:31 AM A Chinese drug company produced nearly 500,000 substandard vaccines for babies, roughly double an earlier estimate by authorities investigating a safety scandal, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.Express Scripts staking out million-dollar gene therapies8/15/2018 10:19:12 AM Express Scripts Holding Co built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs.Long-acting injection a shot in the arm for GSK's HIV business8/15/2018 8:31:40 AM A long-acting injection developed by GlaxoSmithKline and given once a month has proved as effective as standard daily pills for controlling the AIDS virus, lifting prospects for the British drugmaker's key HIV business.China's Liaoning culls more than 8,000 hogs after African swine fever outbreak8/15/2018 6:59:38 AM Northeast China's Liaoning province has now culled 8,116 hogs in response to an outbreak of African swine fever earlier this month, the provincial animal husbandry bureau told Reuters on Wednesday.Congo deploys experimental Ebola treatment as cases rise8/14/2018 10:45:11 PM Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak.Trump administration sued over Arkansas' Medicaid work requirements8/14/2018 9:57:17 PM Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to allow Arkansas to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients in the state.Monsanto Roundup appeal has uphill climb on 'junk science' grounds: legal experts8/14/2018 9:29:37 PM Bayer AG unit Monsanto faces long odds on an appeal blaming an "inflamed" jury and "junk science" for a verdict of $289 million in damages to a man who said the company's Roundup weed killer caused his cancer, according to some legal experts.Traumatic brain injury tied to increased risk of suicide8/14/2018 7:51:10 PM - People who have traumatic brain injuries may be nearly twice as likely to die by suicide as individuals who don't have a history of injuries like concussions and skull fractures, a large Danish study suggests.People taking HIV-prevention pill may get more primary care8/14/2018 6:17:31 PM - When people take daily pills to minimize their chances of getting HIV, they are also more likely to get routine care like flu shots and recommended screenings for common health problems, a U.S. study suggests.New York sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioids8/14/2018 5:37:00 PM New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands.Men, like women, can have post-sex blues8/14/2018 4:58:46 PM - After sex, men can sometimes experience a myriad of confusing negative feelings, a phenomenon called post-coital dysphoria (PCD), which can interfere with relationships, researchers say.Getting too little sleep may 'age' the heart8/14/2018 3:45:03 PM - Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of "excess heart age."Not all women eligible for breast cancer gene tests are getting them8/14/2018 3:09:59 PM - Tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 - gene mutations that raise the risk of breast and ovarian cancers - are not always done in U.S. women who are eligible to get them, a new study suggests.China reports outbreak of foot and mouth disease, culls 173 pigs8/14/2018 8:58:43 AM China's Ministry of Agriculture reported on Tuesday an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in its central province of HenanBiogen's pricey muscle drug Spinraza too costly for Britain8/13/2018 11:04:29 PM Biogen's muscle disease treatment Spinraza has been deemed too expensive for use on Britain's state-run health service, even after a price discount offered by the U.S. drugmaker.E-cigarette vapor tied to changes in lung cells8/13/2018 10:38:34 PM - The vapor from e-cigarettes may boost the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lungs, while disabling key cellular defenders against infection, a new study suggests.'Back-and-forth' conversations with young kids may aid brain development8/13/2018 9:17:59 PM - For decades, doctors have told parents to talk to kids as often as possible to help build speech and language skills. Now, a new study suggests that how parents talk to children may matter just as much as how much time they spend talking.Doctors may not explain pros, cons of lung cancer screening8/13/2018 8:10:11 PM Many U.S. doctors don't discuss the harms of lung cancer screening or the potential for overdiagnosis in conversations with current and former smokers about whether tests are necessary, two new studies suggest.State HPV vaccine laws do not appear to influence teen sex8/13/2018 4:45:35 PM - State laws designed to increase teen vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) don't appear to influence adolescents' choices about whether to become sexually active or use condoms, a U.S. study suggests.Heart doctors recommend less screen time, sedentary behavior for kids8/13/2018 3:52:50 PM - When it comes to childhood obesity, sedentary behavior may be the most influential and controllable factor that parents can change, especially through managing screen time, according to a new American Heart Association Science Advisory.