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FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hot on the heels of its proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans on Tuesday for an education campaign to discourage use of electronic cigarettes among youth.

Tenet Healthcare cuts forecast on weak patient admissions

(Reuters) - Tenet Healthcare Corp slashed its full-year forecasts and reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as the U.S. hospital operator struggled with fewer patient admissions, sending its shares down about 11 percent after the bell.

Stomach virus hits athletes at official hotel

LONDON (Reuters) - A number of teams staying at one of the official London hotels of the World Athletics Championships have been affected by a stomach virus, the local organizing committee said on Monday.

Blood pressure fluctuations linked to dementia

(Reuters Health) - People whose blood pressure varies widely from day to day may be more likely to develop dementia than adults who have fairly steady blood pressure, a Japanese study suggests.

Anthem to leave Nevada's Obamacare market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc will no longer offer Obamacare plans in Nevada's state exchange, the state's insurance commissioner said on Monday.

Heart disease risk in middle age tied to dementia later

Reuters Health - Middle-aged people with risk factors for heart attacks and stroke may be more likely to develop dementia in old age than people with healthy cardiovascular systems, a U.S. study suggests.

Zynerba's cannabis based gel for epilepsy fails study

(Reuters) - Zynerba Pharmaceuticals said on Monday its experimental synthetic cannabis-based gel failed to induce a statistically significant reduction in seizures in a mid-stage study involving epilepsy patients.

Dutch may need to cull millions of hens after contamination

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu outbreak.

Vernalis hit by fresh U.S. setback for cough and cold drug

LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Vernalis fell more than 15 percent on Monday as the British biotech company backed by fund manager Neil Woodford and his previous employer Invesco announced a fresh setback for a key new drug in the United States.

High-fat diet linked to lung cancer risk

(Reuters Health) - People who eat a lot of saturated fat - the “bad” kind of fat that’s abundant in foods like butter and beef - are more likely to develop lung cancer than individuals on low-fat diets, a recent study suggests.

Low-nicotine cigarettes: misperceptions may not lessen benefits

(Reuters Health) - When cigarettes contain less nicotine, smokers see them as safer, because they equate the stimulant with smoking-related diseases. But that misperception doesn't cancel out the potential benefits of low-nicotine cigarettes, a new study suggests.

DEA proposes cutting production of some opioid painkillers

(Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Friday proposed a 20 percent reduction in the manufacture of certain commonly prescribed opioid painkillers as well as other controlled substances for next year.