Health News (Reuters)

Sleep may impact college grades more than drinking or drugs

(Reuters Health) - College students who want good grades may want to skip the all-nighters and avoid picking early-morning classes because a new study suggests lack of sleep is at least as bad for academic success as binge drinking or doing drugs.

Limited English may mean less-gentle death in ICU

(Reuters Health) - Death for patients in U.S. intensive care units may look a lot different for people with limited English proficiency than for native speakers, a large study suggests.

Semiautomatic rifles allow shooters to hit more people

(Reuters Health) - Shooters carrying semiautomatic rifles have the ability to kill and injure more people than those armed with handguns, shotguns and non-semiautomatic rifles, a new study shows.

Nestle to remove stabilizers from major milk brands in Brazil

Nestle SA is eliminating stabilizers from two of its major milk brands in Brazil, an executive told Reuters, as the world's largest food company makes a global push to capture growing consumer interest in natural, healthy and organic products.

Orexo soars after winning opioid drug appeal against Teva

A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived Swedish pharmaceutical company Orexo AB's lawsuit accusing a unit of Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd of infringing a patent for its opioid addiction drug Zubsolv.

U.S. appeals court says Missouri can enforce abortion laws

A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the way for Missouri to enforce state laws requiring doctors who perform abortions to be affiliated with hospitals and abortion clinics to be licensed as ambulatory surgical centers.

U.S. appeals court invalidates Acorda patents on MS drug

A U.S. appeals court on Monday invalidated Acorda Therapeutics Inc patents covering its multiple sclerosis drug Ampyra, opening the door to generic competition for the company's flagship product.

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