• By Reuters   -   May 25, 2019

    MEXICO BUDGET CUTS HIT PATIENT CARE AND DELAY KIDS' SURGERIES, DOCTORS WARN

    Mexico's hospitals are reeling under steep budget cuts by the country's new government, with surgery delays for children, reductions...

    Hospital, Children, Kids, Care, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    GROUPS SUE OVER ALABAMA ABORTION LAW; JUDGE BLOCKS MISSISSIPPI BAN

    The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week...

    Plan, Abortion, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    DOCTOR, MEDICAL FUNDER CHARGED IN NEW YORK IN TRANSVAGINAL MESH FRAUD

    A doctor and a surgical funding consultant were arrested on Friday on charges that they defrauded women into having unnecessary surgeries...

    Women, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    FOR ANDERSON FAMILY, AN EARLY BET ON SMA GENE THERAPY

    When Malachi Anderson was diagnosed with a rare and often deadly disease called spinal muscular atrophy as an infant nearly four years...

    healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    U.S. JUDGE BLOCKS MISSISSIPPI 'HEARTBEAT' ABORTION BAN

    A federal judge on Friday blocked a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can often...

    Womanity, Woman, Pregnant, Abortion, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    SENIORS WHO FEEL THEIR LIFE HAS PURPOSE MAY LIVE LONGER

    Seniors who feel their life has purpose may be less likely to die from heart, circulatory and digestive diseases and more likely to...

    Senior, Digestion, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    NOVARTIS $2 MILLION GENE THERAPY FOR RARE DISORDER IS WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE DRUG

    ZURICH/NEW YORK - Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Friday won U.S. approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy ,...

    Treatment, Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    WOMEN IN CARDIAC ARREST LESS LIKELY THAN MEN TO GET HELP FROM BYSTANDERS

    Women who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital are less likely to receive help from bystanders and have less chance of survival...

    Women, Men, Hospital, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    NOVARTIS' BREAST CANCER TREATMENT WINS FDA APPROVAL

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it approved Novartis AG's treatment in combination with hormone therapy fulvestrant...

    Women, Wellness, Cancer, Drugs, Breast, Food, Men, Breasts, Treatment, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    INCYTE'S JAKAFI GETS FDA APPROVAL TO TREAT GRAFT VS HOST DISEASE

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Incyte Corp's treatment for acute Graft versus Host disease , an inflammatory...

    Treatment, Food, Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    BIG DRUG DISTRIBUTOR PAYS $22 MILLION TO SETTLE U.S. OPIOID CHARGES

    Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S....

    Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    INCYTE'S JAKAFI WINS FDA NOD TO TREAT COMPLICATION OF STEM CELL TRANSPLANT

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Incyte Corp's treatment for acute graft-versus-host disease, a complication...

    Treatment, Food, Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    U.S. SAYS BIG DRUG DISTRIBUTOR TO PAY $22 MILLION IN PENALTIES OVER OPIOIDS

    Morris & Dickson Co, the largest privately owned U.S. wholesale drug distributor, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to resolve...

    Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    VISION LOSS LINKED WITH ANXIETY, DEPRESSION - AND VICE VERSA

    Older adults with impaired vision are more likely to have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and older adults with symptoms of anxiety...

    Health, Aging, Depression, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    U.S. APPROVES $2 MILLION NOVARTIS GENE THERAPY FOR RARE, DEADLY MUSCLE DISORDER

    ZURICH/NEW YORK - Swiss drugmaker Novartis won U.S. approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy , the leading...

    Treatment, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    ACLU, PLANNED PARENTHOOD SUE OVER ALABAMA ABORTION BAN

    The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week...

    Plan, Abortion, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    U.S. HEALTH AGENCY PROPOSES REVERSING OBAMACARE TRANSGENDER PROTECTIONS

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday proposed a rule that would roll back protections for transgender patients...

    Health, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    OKLAHOMA TAKES ON DRUGMAKERS J&J, TEVA IN LANDMARK OPIOID TRIAL

    Gail Box vividly remembers the day in May 2011 when she first learned her 22-year-old son Austin, a University of Oklahoma linebacker,...

    Box, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    TRUMP CAMPAIGN VIEWS HEALTHCARE AS A 2020 CAMPAIGN WEAPON

    U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign believes he can turn Republicans' biggest liability from last year's congressional elections...

    healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   May 24, 2019

    CHINA SAYS MAKING PROGRESS ON AFRICAN SWINE FEVER VACCINE

    China will start work on clinical trials of an African swine fever vaccine, state media said on Friday, as the disease continues to...

    Vaccination, healthNews