How Much Vitamin A Each Day for Men 60 Years Old?

The average adult man in the United States doesn't consume enough vitamin A, reports the Office of Dietary Supplements. Men who lack essential vitamins like vitamin A may be more likely to develop a variety of medical problems. Although over-the-counter supplements containing vitamin A are available
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Mallinckrodt settles U.S. opioid drug probe for $35 million

<span class="articleLocation">Mallinckrodt Plc (MNK.N), one of the largest manufacturers of the generic opioid painkiller oxycodone, will pay $35 million to resolve allegations that it failed to report suspicious drug orders, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.The deal, in which
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Novartis readies for FDA review of $1 billion CAR-T child cancer hope

ZURICH Two decades ago in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital lab, cancer scientist Dario Campana and his team were hunting for a new way to fight deadly acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).They began with several molecules, but finally settled on one, called 4-1BB, because it seemed to prime the human immune
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Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 mark, ICRC says

GENEVA A 10-week cholera epidemic has now infected more than 300,000 people in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a health disaster on top of war, economic collapse and near-famine in the impoverished country."Disturbing. We're at 300k+ suspected cases with ~7
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Shire gets injunction against Roche over hemophilia drug

ZURICH Pharmaceutical group Shire (SHP.L) said on Sunday it had obtained a preliminary injunction in a Hamburg court against rival Roche (ROG.S) over its hemophilia drug emicizumab, alleging incomplete and misleading statements surrounding the treatment. Swiss drugmaker Roche is hoping to win a slic
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Congress must shore up insurance markets if Obamacare repeal fails: McConnell

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that Congress must act to shore up private health insurance markets if it fails to repeal Obamacare, comments seen as providing a pathway to a bipartisan deal to fix the health system.Speaking at a luncheon in his home state o
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Robot wars: knee surgery marks new battleground for companies

LONDON The world's top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied.Demand for artificial replacement joints is growing fast, as baby boomers' knees and hips
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France to become one of priciest countries in Europe for smokers

PARIS France will raise the price of cigarettes to 10 euros ($11.35) a pack within three years, the health minister said on Thursday, confirming a strategy that will push tobacco costs to among the highest in Europe.At present, a packet of 20 cigarettes costs roughly 7 euros ($7.95) in France, well
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Novo Nordisk recalls faulty cartridge holders in insulin pens

<span class="articleLocation">Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk said on Wednesday it was initiating a recall of insulin cartridge holders used in some NovoPen Echo insulin pen devices distributed in the United States because the holders may crack or break if exposed to certain chemicals, inc
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French implant maker Carmat pins hopes on low energy heart

PARIS Artificial heart maker Carmat is hoping a more energy-efficient implant and the appointment of a production chief can help it overcome recent failures at the French firm.Carmat won clearance from the French medicines agency to resume an implant trial in May after a suspension following the dea
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