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Premium New Zealand honey producer admits adding chemicals: media

A New Zealand company pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of adding artificial chemicals to its premium manuka honey, media reported, in a flagship prosecution over a product that is high-value export for the country.


Lower dose of Pfizer-Lilly painkiller misses main goals in late stage study

A lower dose of non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co failed to meet main goals in a late-stage study in patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, the companies said on Thursday.


Judge rejects challenge of New York City’s mandatory measles vaccination order

A Brooklyn judge on Thursday denied a petition seeking to lift New York City’s recently-imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, dismissing a court challenge brought by an anonymous group of parents who argued the order was unconstitutional.


Judge upholds New York City’s mandatory measles vaccination order

A Brooklyn judge on Thursday ruled against a group of parents who challenged New York City’s recently imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, rejecting their arguments that the city’s public health authority exceeded its authority.


Crowdsourced AI learns to target lung tumors for radiation

(Reuters Health) – In many parts of the world there are not enough radiation oncologists to design and deliver radiation treatments for lung cancer patients, but that gap could one day be filled with the help of artificial intelligence, researchers suggest in a new study.


Many young cancer patients regret initial treatment decisions

(Reuters Health) – Most teens and young adults with cancer want a voice in how their tumors are treated, but almost one in four express regret about the initial treatment decisions made, a small study suggests.


New York City defends measles vaccination order in court

New York City’s Department of Health defended its mandatory measles vaccination order in a state court on Thursday after a group of anonymous Brooklyn parents sued, arguing that the order was unconstitutional.


Most type 2 diabetes apps lack real-time advice on blood sugar management

(This April 16 story modifies headline and paragraphs 1 and 2 to make it clearer that the apps were for patients with type 2 diabetes.)


France to ban titanium dioxide whitener in food from 2020

France will ban the use of titanium dioxide as a food additive from 2020 after the country’s health and safety agency said there was not enough evidence to guarantee the safety of the substance.


Hearing loss tied to increased risk for depression

(Reuters Health) – Older adults with hearing loss may be more likely than peers without hearing difficulty to develop symptoms of depression, a research review suggests.