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Endo targets 2020 for launch of cellulite treatment

(Reuters) – Endo International Plc said on Thursday it expects to launch its treatment for cellulite in the second half of 2020, a day after the company announced results from two late-stage trials testing the drug. The generic drugmaker, which beat third-quarter revenue and profit estimates, has pushed into other ...

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Israel’s Intec Pharma eyes revenue from Parkinson’s drug in 2019

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s Intec Pharma, which is conducting a late stage trial for its long-lasting pill to treat Parkinson’s disease, expects to start earning money from the program sometime in 2019. Jeffrey Meckler, chief executive of Israel’s Intec Pharma holds up their long-lasting pill to treat Parkinson’s disease, ...

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Benefit of low-salt diet for heart failure uncertain

(Reuters Health) – Although many doctors advise heart failure patients to follow a low-salt diet to help minimize complications, a new study suggests there isn’t much high-quality evidence to support this recommendation. “We still do not have a clear understanding of the mechanisms that may link salt intake with heart ...

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More pregnant women in U.S. smoking pot

(Reuters Health) – Even as alcohol and tobacco use continue to decline among pregnant women in the U.S., a new study offers fresh evidence that more American mothers are using cannabis during pregnancy. Other recent studies have also documented a rise in cannabis use among pregnant women of all ages, ...

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Sit-stand desks cut daily sitting time, may help engage workers

(Reuters Health) – Sit-stand desks reduce daily sitting time and may improve job performance and work engagement, a British study suggests. Researchers who studied 146 National Health Services employees found that after a year of using sit-stand desks, in combination with a coaching program, workers’ sitting time was cut by ...

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Donors pledge $1 billion for maternal and child health fund

(Reuters) – Governments of 10 countries joined philanthropists and the European Commission on Tuesday to pledge $1 billion to a World Bank-backed fund for improving health and nutrition among millions of women and children in poor countries. The money will help replenish the Global Financing Facility (GFF) – a fund ...

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