Reuters Health Report: WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak

WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo faces a "very high" public health risk from Ebola because the disease has been confirmed in a patient in a big city, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, raising its assessment from "high" previously.

U.S. FDA approves Amgen drug for prevention of migraines

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Thursday for the first drug in a new class designed to prevent migraine headaches in adults.

FDA names drugmakers potentially acting to delay cheap generics

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday listed a number of drugmakers it said could be improperly blocking access to their medicines in order to delay generic competition.

Florida officials probe cause of fatal vape device explosion

(Reuters) - Fire investigators are examining whether the battery in an electronic cigarette triggered a small explosion that killed a man in Florida this month, sending fragments of the vape device into his skull, in what may be the first such fatality in the country.

Early puberty in girls tied to bullying in school

(Reuters Health) - Girls who go through puberty early may be more likely than peers who mature later to be involved in bullying at school - either as victims or perpetrators, a recent study suggests.

Beer is not beneficial, German court rules

BERLIN (Reuters) - Beer cannot be marketed as beneficial, a German top court ruled on Thursday after a consumer rights group sued a brewery on the basis that its advertisement falsely suggested the beer had health benefits.

Reporting outcomes of procedure to unblock arteries may not improve care

(Reuters Health) - Public reporting of outcomes for a common procedure to clear blocked arteries was supposed to improve quality, but some doctors say it hasn't delivered on the goal of enhancing patient care.

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to more than 200

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The death toll from the world's largest ever outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria has risen to 204, but the number of new cases has declined sharply after products were recalled, South African authorities said on Thursday.

Walgreen, Kroger, Albertsons, HEB sue Allergan over dry-eye drug

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Allergan Inc was sued on Wednesday by four large U.S. retailers that accused the drugmaker of antitrust violations for trying to stop rivals from selling generic versions of Restasis, its medication to treat dry-eye disease.

FDA approves first non-opioid drug to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first non-opioid drug that will help reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal in adults.

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