• By Reuters   -   Dec 16, 2017

    ROCHE, SHIRE COURT FIGHT ESCALATES OVER HAEMOPHILIA DRUG

    ZURICH - Roche's patent dispute with London-listed Shire over the Swiss drugmaker's new haemophilia drug Hemlibra has escalated, with...

    Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 16, 2017

    HAMBURGER CHAIN WENDY'S TO REDUCE ANTIBIOTIC USE IN BEEF SUPPLY

    CHICAGO - Hamburger chain Wendy's Co laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from...

    Plan, Food, Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    SLEEP PROBLEMS TIED TO FEMALE INFERTILITY

    Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts...

    Women, Sleep, Infertility, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    JUDGE BLOCKS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RULES ON CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE

    A U.S. judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from moving forward with new rules that undermined an Obamacare...

    Women, Health, Contraception, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    EXECUTIVE FUNCTION DECLINES LONG-TERM AFTER 'TRANSIENT' BRAIN ATTACKS

    People who have so-called transient neurological attacks, including brief mini-strokes, may develop cognitive problems that linger...

    Stroke, Neurology, Brain, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    FEW CALIFORNIA PHARMACISTS PRESCRIBING BIRTH CONTROL

    A California law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control sought to make it easier for women to obtain contraception, but few...

    Women, Drugs, Contraception, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    EBOLA VICTIMS SUE SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT OVER MISMANAGED FUNDS

    FREETOWN - Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday, accusing the government of mismanaging...

    healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    PHONE-BASED THERAPY SESSIONS MAY HELP DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS COPE

    Talk therapy that teaches emotional regulation and coping skills can help people caring for a loved-one with dementia improve their...

    Health, Base, Bases, Care, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    TOBACCO INDUSTRY TRUMPS AS INDIA COURT CANCELS STRINGENT HEALTH LABELING RULES

    NEW DELHI - An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers...

    Tobacco, Health, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    EU DRUGS AGENCY SAYS MOVE TO NEW HQ MAY TAKE LONGER

    LONDON - The European drugs agency said on Friday its new headquarters in Amsterdam may not be ready by the time it has to leave London...

    Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    THAILAND BATTLES DRUG-RESISTANT MALARIA STRAINS THAT IMPERIL GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

    BO RAI, Thailand - Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand's border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the...

    Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    SIEMENS BUYS FAST TRACK DIAGNOSTICS TO BOOST MOLECULAR OFFERING

    FRANKFURT - Siemens said it has agreed to buy Luxembourg-based Fast Track Diagnostics to boost its molecular-testing offering, one...

    Bases, Base, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    ACLARIS'S DRUG TO TREAT COMMON SKIN GROWTH GETS FDA NOD

    Aclaris Therapeutics Inc's drug to treat a common kind of skin growth called seborrheic keratoses received approval from the U.S. Food...

    Skin, Food, Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    FDA ALLOWS ALNYLAM TO RESTART HEMOPHILIA TREATMENT TRIALS

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc to restart clinical trials on a drug to treat patients...

    Treatment, Food, Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    NOVO NORDISK WINS EU PANEL'S BACKING FOR KEY DIABETES DRUG

    COPENHAGEN - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk came closer to winning European approval for diabetes drug Ozempic, its biggest growth prospect,...

    Drugs, Diabetes, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    CHINESE TOURISTS RAID DANISH SUPERMARKETS FOR INFANT MILK POWDER

    COPENHAGEN - Following a string of food safety scandals, Chinese tourists visiting Copenhagen have this year stocked up on Danish-made...

    Powder, Food, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    GERMANY'S MERCK IN FRESH BID TO ENTER U.S. MS PILL MARKET

    FRANKFURT - Germany's Merck KGaA is reviving plans to bring an oral multiple sclerosis treatment to the U.S. market, hoping for blockbuster...

    Treatment, Plan, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    CANNABIS INGREDIENT HOLDS PROMISE AS ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICINE

    LONDON - An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for...

    Treatment, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 15, 2017

    PFIZER'S XELJANZ GETS FDA NOD AS JOINT DISEASE TREATMENT

    U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc said on Thursday the United States Food and Drug Administration approved two doses of its drug Xeljanz for...

    Treatment, Food, Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Dec 14, 2017

    FAMILIES OF DEMENTIA PATIENTS SEE POSITIVE EFFECT OF SOCIAL ROBOT SEAL

    Paro, a robotic baby harp seal, seems to improve dementia patients' mood and increase opportunities for communication with family members,...

    Baby, healthNews