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Anesthesia in early childhood not tied to developmental problems

(Reuters Health) - Young children who had surgery under general anesthesia were no more likely than their siblings who weren't exposed to anesthesia to experience developmental challenges that impair school readiness, a Canadian study found.

Experimental skin sensor may warn of brain fluid problems

(Reuters Health) - A preliminary study suggests that a new skin sensor could help avoid life-threatening crises for the millions of people living with hydrocephalus, a condition that causes fluid to accumulate in the brain.

France bans crop pesticide metam sodium after people fall ill

France's health safety watchdog Anses ordered a ban on products containing metam sodium, widely used in vegetable farming, on Monday after several people fell ill, saying it poses a risk to human health and the environment.

Lilly says diabetes drug Trulicity reduces heart risks in trial

Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday that its top-selling diabetes drug Trulicity significantly reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart-related death in a broad range of people with type 2 diabetes, according to results of a large clinical trial.

FDA approves AcelRx Pharma's opioid pain drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc's opioid-based treatment for pain to be used under strict medical supervision, with the agency's chief highlighting reasons for the approval in a rare move.

E-therapy may help ease insomnia

(Reuters Health) - People with insomnia who receive a digitized version of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as part of their treatment may find more symptom relief than those who only receive tips to improve their sleep routines, a recent experiment suggests.

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