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U.S. diabetes patients turn to 'black market' for medications, supplies

(Reuters Health) - Diabetes medications and blood-test supplies are sold, traded and donated on black markets because the U.S. healthcare system isn't meeting patients' needs, a study shows.

E-bikes show distinct pattern of severe injuries

(Reuters Health) - E-bikes and electric scooters are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, but the powered bikes carry a higher risk of severe injuries than traditional bicycles and a different pattern of injury risks compared with scooters, a recent study finds.

Transgender children sense their gender identities at young ages

福利网站(Reuters Health) - Transgender children may start to identify with toys and clothes typical of their gender identity from a very young age, a recent study suggests.

Allergan signs $750 million settlement with purchasers of Alzheimer's drug Namenda

Purchasers of Allergan Plc's Namenda asked a federal judge on Tuesday to approve a $750 million settlement of claims that the drugmaker conspired to keep generic versions of the Alzheimer's medication off the market.

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Illinois on New Year's Day

Many pot-smoking adults in Illinois will ring in the new year on a high note when recreational marijuana use becomes legal in the state on Jan. 1.

Countries implementing about half of WHO recommendations

(Reuters Health) - About half of the recommendations suggested by the World Health Organization to reduce chronic disease are put into practice, according to a new study.

Correvio's heart drug fails to get FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve Correvio Pharma Corp's drug to correct irregular rhythm in the upper chambers of the heart, the company said on Tuesday.

China detects African swine fever in Sichuan

African swine fever has been detected in pigs being illegally transported in China's southwestern Sichuan province, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

Vaping is taking off among younger children and 'tweens'

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of e-cigarette users in the United States who started vaping by age 14 has more than tripled in the past five years, a recent study suggests.

Swapping out eggs, white bread for oatmeal linked to lowered stroke risk

(Reuters Health) - People who eat oatmeal for breakfast instead of eggs and white toast may be lowering their risk of stroke, a Danish study suggests.

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