Aging Japan: Dementia puts financial ass...

Aging Japan: Dementia puts financial assets of the elderly at risk


Yumiko Okubo, 71, had forgotten how to heat up food.

Opioid maker Insys paid kickbacks to physician assistant, jury hears

A former Insys Therapeutics Inc sales representative now married to the drugmaker's ex-CEO said on Wednesday she arranged to have a physician assistant in New Hampshire receive kickbacks to prescribe patients its addictive fentanyl spray.

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Salmonella linked to beef produced by JBS Tolleson sickens over 300

As many as 333 people have been infected with salmonella strain linked to beef products of JBS Tolleson Inc, the U.S. arm of Brazil's JBS SA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention said on Wednesday.

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Radical surgery for some prostate cancers adds three years to life

(Reuters Health) - - In men with localized prostate cancer discovered because they had symptoms or noticed during a work-up for another medical problem, radical prostate surgery leads to an average of three extra years of life compared to a "watchful waiting" approach, researchers say.

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Self-weighing, self-awareness may prevent holiday weight gain

(Reuters Health) - - A brief program that encouraged people to track their weight and to be mindful of the excess energy in every holiday cookie or cup of nog seems to have helped participants get through the holiday season without gaining weight.

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Dementia risk increased in female vets with brain injury, PTSD

(Reuters Health) - - Female military veterans with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression are more likely to develop dementia later in life than peers without those conditions, a U.S. study suggests.

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J&J says its psoriasis drug superior to Novartis treatment in study

Johnson & Johnson said its drug, Tremfya, was found to be more effective than a rival medicine from Novartis AG in reducing the severity and affected area in adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in a late-stage study.

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Longer breastfeeding tied to lower risk of liver disease

(Reuters Health) - - Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, a U.S. study suggests.

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Diabetic amputations on the rise in the U.S.

(Reuters Health) - - A growing number of people with diabetes in the U.S. are losing toes and feet to the disease by the time they reach middle age, according to a study that suggests a reversal after years of progress against diabetes.

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Vaccines group plots path through conflict, instability, epidemics

- More children worldwide are now immunized against killer diseases but the task has become harder due to conflicts, epidemics, urbanization and migration, the head of a global vaccine group said.

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Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste

In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal.

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FDA declines to approve Mallinckrodt's abuse-deterrent opioid painkiller

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve an abuse-deterrent version of Mallinckrodt Plc's opioid painkiller Roxicodone, saying some parts of the company's application need further evaluation.

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Lilly partners with AC Immune for Alzheimer's treatment

U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co and AC Immune SA have agreed to jointly develop the Swiss biotech's potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

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China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in Sichuan, Qinghai provinces

China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday two new African swine fever outbreaks were confirmed in Sichuan and Qinghai provinces.

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Indivior wins fresh hold on Dr. Reddy's Suboxone copy

Indivior Plc has secured another hold on the launch of a generic competitor to its best-selling opioid addiction drug in the United States, the London-listed company said on Wednesday.

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Weeding out foreigners: strains over Thailand's legalization of marijuana

Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana, but a battle is brewing between local and foreign firms over control of a potentially lucrative market.

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McDonald's to curb antibiotic use in its beef supply

McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday it plans to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, fueling projections that other restaurants will follow suit.

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Many older adults don't take prescribed antidepressants

(Reuters Health) - - Older adults who are prescribed medication for depression by primary care physicians often fail to start taking these drugs or to continue using them as directed, a Dutch study suggests.

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Many young physicians don't get doctor-recommended child and family leave

(Reuters Health) - - Physicians training at many of the top U.S. medical schools get much less time off for childbearing and family leave than the 12 weeks recommended by doctors, two new studies suggest.

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Younger siblings of kids with autism and ADHD have higher risk of these disorders

(Reuters Health) - - Children who have an older brother or sister with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more likely to develop these conditions than kids who don't have an older sibling with these neurological problems, a new study suggests.

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