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New test may turn AZ's Lynparza into precision drug for prostate cancer

June 18, 2017, 4:12 am by Reuters Health News

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have developed a new three-in-one blood test that has the potential to turn AstraZeneca's drug Lynparza into a precision medicine for prostate cancer.

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Brazil inspectors say understaffing, budget cuts caused beef problems
Reuters Health News : June 26, 2017, 11:42 am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s health inspectors union on Monday blamed understaffing and government budget cuts for sanitary problems that triggered a U.S. ban on Brazilian fresh beef imports that struck a new blow to the reputation of the country's massive meat industry.

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Reuters Health News : June 26, 2017, 11:12 am
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents and young adults who try e-cigarettes are more than three times as likely to take up smoking traditional cigarettes as their peers who haven't tried the devices, a research review suggests.

Canada nurse gets life sentence for killing eight seniors: media
Reuters Health News : June 26, 2017, 10:23 am
(Reuters) - A Canadian nurse who used insulin to kill eight elderly patients in long-term care facilities has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) reported on Monday.

Medicaid cuts linked to later breast cancer diagnosis
Reuters Health News : June 26, 2017, 8:38 am
(Reuters Health) - More women may be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer and suffer treatment delays when Medicaid cutbacks eliminate coverage for many adults with low-income jobs, a study in Tennessee suggests.

Sexual equality in medical research long overdue, study finds
Reuters Health News : June 26, 2017, 8:02 am
LONDON (Reuters) - Research labs may be short-changing women by ignoring differences between male and female animals in experiments to discover new drugs, suggesting sexual equality in scientific studies is overdue, researchers said on Monday.