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Reuters Health Report: Ebola outbreak in east Congo's main city tests flexibility of response Newsletter

Ebola outbreak in east Congo's main city tests flexibility of response

Deo Bakulu has been washing his hands every chance he gets since Ebola reached eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's main city of Goma last month.

GSK hands work on potential Ebola vaccines to U.S. institute

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is handing over all its development work on three potential vaccines against the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses despite an ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk buys pill factory in North Carolina

Novo Nordisk said on Tuesday it had bought a factory in North Carolina that would assist in manufacturing and packaging its new once-daily pill for treating type 2 diabetes.

EU approves Sanofi, Regeneron's Dupixent for adolescent eczema cases

The Dupixent product developed by French healthcare company Sanofi and its U.S. partner Regeneron has won regulatory approval in Europe for moderate-to-severe cases of eczema in adolescents, the companies said.

In extreme heat, electric fans inadvisable unless it's humid

In extreme heat, electric fans may offer some relief when it's very humid, but when temps are dangerously high and humidity is low, fans can actually make a person feel hotter, increasing strain on the heart and raising core temperature, a new report warns.

US military families face challenges getting healthcare for kids

American families with military health insurance may be more likely to experience difficulties with access to healthcare than civilian families with other types of medical benefits, a U.S. study suggests.

Social stress tied to lower bone density after menopause

Older women who are under a lot of social strain may be more likely to develop brittle, fracture-prone bones after menopause than their counterparts with worry-free lives, a recent study suggests.

Epilepsy patients may live longer with specialist care

People with epilepsy who receive care from specialists may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don't, a Canadian study suggests.

Russia reports ASF outbreak near its border with China

An outbreak African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected at a small farm in Russia's Primorsk region near its border with China, Russia's agriculture safety watchdog said on Monday.

U.S. recorded eight new cases of measles last week

The United States recorded eight new measles cases last week, taking the total for the year to 1,172 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.

Roche says test showed Tecentriq helped vs bladder cancer

Roche Holding said its Tecentriq drug combined with platinum-based chemotherapy reduced the risk of the disease worsening or death in patients with advanced bladder cancer, the Swiss pharma company said on Monday.

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