Reuters Health News Summary

Following is a summary of current health news briefs.

Flu-conomics: The next pandemic could trigger global recession 2013-01-21T194725Z_2_BRE90K0F9_RTROPTC_0_US-REUTERSMAGAZINE-DAV OS-FLU-ECONOMY.XML () -

Japan tsunami stress may have brought on seizures: study 2013-01-21T020411Z_2_BRE90H1CK_RTROPTC_0_US-TSUNAMI-SEIZURES.XM L () -

Breathing program may help save newborns' lives

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Training midwives and other birth attendants to help babies start breathing immediately after birth may prevent stillbirths and newborn deaths in the developing world, two new studies suggest. So-called birth asphyxia - when babies are born not breathing - is one of the major causes of newborn death in regions with limited resources, researchers said.

Smoke-free laws linked to drop in child asthma attacks

LONDON (Reuters) - Introducing laws banning smoking in enclosed public places can lead to swift and dramatic falls in the number of children admitted to hospital suffering asthma attacks, according to a study in England published on Monday. Researchers at Imperial College London found there was a 12.3 percent fall in hospital admissions for childhood asthma in the first year after laws against smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces came into effect in July 2007.

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Novo Nordisk gets green light for Tresiba in Europe

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk <NOVOb.CO>, the world's biggest insulin producer, said on Monday it got the final go-ahead from authorities to market its long-acting diabetes drug Tresiba in Europe. Novo Nordisk said in a statement that the European Commission had granted marketing authorization for Tresiba and another insulin, Ryzodeg.