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More consistent guidelines needed for therapy animals
Reuters Health News : June 23, 2017, 12:26 pm
(Reuters Health) - Hospitals and other healthcare facilities don’t consistently follow guidelines to ensure the safety of therapy animals and the people they aim to help, according to a survey of U.S. hospitals, eldercare facilities, and therapy animal organizations.
Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states
Reuters Health News : June 23, 2017, 12:24 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurers are concerned about the U.S. Senate's plans to cut the Medicaid program for the poor and the impact such a move would have on state governments, the industry's largest lobbyist said on Friday.
South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says
Reuters Health News : June 23, 2017, 12:19 pm
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an agricultural industry body group, AgriSA, said on Friday.
Sleep may suffer in African Americans who face discrimination
Reuters Health News : June 23, 2017, 12:16 pm
(Reuters Health) - African Americans who experience everyday discrimination may be sleeping poorly, researchers say.
Novo Nordisk says obesity drug helps up to 13.8 percent weight loss in phase 2 trial
Reuters Health News : June 23, 2017, 12:06 pm
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk said on Friday a phase 2 trial for its big hope in tackling obesity, an improved GLP-1 drug called semaglutide, showed a weight loss of up to 13.8 percent in people with severe conditions.