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Endo targets 2020 for launch of cellulite treatment

Endo International Plc said on Thursday it expects to launch its treatment for cellulite in the second half of 2020, a day after the company announced results from two late-stage trials testing the drug.

Regulators investigate salmonella infections linked to Conagra's cake mixes

U.S. health regulators said on Wednesday they were investigating Conagra Brands Inc's facility that makes cake mixes after a sample of the product that contained Salmonella agbeni matched the strain that had infected five people.

Encourage teens to discuss relationships, experts say

(Reuters Health) - Healthcare providers and parents should begin talking to adolescents in middle school about healthy romantic and sexual relationships and mutual respect for others, a doctors' group urges.

Benefit of low-salt diet for heart failure uncertain

(Reuters Health) - Although many doctors advise heart failure patients to follow a low-salt diet to help minimize complications, a new study suggests there isn't much high-quality evidence to support this recommendation.

More pregnant women in U.S. smoking pot

(Reuters Health) - Even as alcohol and tobacco use continue to decline among pregnant women in the U.S., a new study offers fresh evidence that more American mothers are using cannabis during pregnancy.

Nursing home safety data hard to find

(Reuters Health) - Nursing Home Compare, a web-based tool from the U.S. government that helps consumers look into the quality of nursing homes, falls short when it comes to rating safety, a new study suggests.

Families often share potentially dangerous antibiotics: study

(Reuters Health) - A substantial proportion of parents confessed to giving their children antibiotics that had been prescribed for someone else, according to survey results presented by U.S. researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics conference in Orlando, Florida.

Donors pledge $1 billion for maternal and child health fund

Governments of 10 countries joined philanthropists and the European Commission on Tuesday to pledge $1 billion to a World Bank-backed fund for improving health and nutrition among millions of women and children in poor countries.