• By Reuters   -   Feb 15, 2019

    NEKTAR, BRISTOL COMBO DRUG SHOWS SIGNS OF TUMOR REDUCTION IN BLADDER CANCER PATIENTS

    Nektar Therapeutics said on Friday some patients with advanced bladder cancer treated with a combination of its experimental treatment...

    Tumors, Cancer, Treatment, Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 15, 2019

    U.S. MEDICARE PLANS TO TRACK CAR-T CANCER THERAPY OUTCOMES

    The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CAR-T cell therapies at cancer centers that...

    Treatment, Cancer, Plan, Registry, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 15, 2019

    ASTHMA CLASSES IN SCHOOL MAY HELP REDUCE ATTACKS

    School-age children with asthma who receive education on managing the condition may have fewer attacks, emergency room visits and hospitalizations...

    Children, Aging, Asthma, Hospital, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 15, 2019

    LEAVING THE HOSPITAL EARLY CAN DOUBLE THE ODDS OF GOING BACK

    Patients who discharge themselves from the hospital against medical advice are twice as likely to be back within 30 days as those who...

    Hospital, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 15, 2019

    PUSH-UP CAPACITY MAY PREDICT MEN'S HEART DISEASE RISK

    The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor's office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming...

    Men, Man, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 15, 2019

    U.S. PROPOSES MEDICARE COVERAGE FOR CAR-T CANCER THERAPIES

    The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday proposed Medicare coverage of approved CAR-T cell therapies that use the...

    Cancer, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 15, 2019

    FRANCE SUGGESTS GLYPHOSATE EXIT COULD BE EVEN SLOWER THAN PLANNED

    Only half of France's farmland could do without glyphosate-based weed-killers by 2021, the country's farm minister suggested, further...

    Plan, Bases, Base, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 15, 2019

    MONEY TROUBLES TIED TO HIGHER RISK OF HEART DISEASE FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS

    African-American adults who often struggle to pay bills may be more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts...

    Stress, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 15, 2019

    EXPLAINER: LOW VACCINATION RATES, GLOBAL OUTBREAKS FUEL U.S. MEASLES SPREAD

    A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during...

    Vaccination, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 15, 2019

    INDONESIA TO POSTPONE HALAL LABEL DEADLINE AMID INDUSTRY CONCERNS

    Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry...

    Vaccination, Cosmetics, Cosmetic, Food, Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 14, 2019

    DELAYED NEWBORN BATHS TIED TO HIGHER BREASTFEEDING RATES

    Newborns who don't get baths right away may be more likely to be exclusively breastfed than infants who get whisked away to be washed...

    Exclusive, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 14, 2019

    BAYER STRESSES DRUG'S TOLERABILITY IN BID FOR PROSTATE CANCER MARKET

    Bayer is banking on the mild side effects of its experimental prostate cancer drug darolutamide, as it prepares to take on established...

    Prostate, Cancer, Drugs, Stress, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 14, 2019

    MORE YOUNG ADULTS BINGE-DRINKING WELL INTO THEIR 20S

    More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental...

    Women, Wellness, Men, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 14, 2019

    BREAST-DENSITY NOTIFICATION LETTERS MAY BE TOO DENSE

    Post-mammogram form letters telling women about dense breasts may be more confusing than helpful if they are difficult to read and...

    Breast, Breasts, Women, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 14, 2019

    PARAMEDICS NOT WASHING THEIR HANDS NEARLY ENOUGH

    Hand hygiene compliance among paramedics may be "remarkably low," according to a study that monitored ambulance workers in Scandinavia...

    Hands, Hand, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 14, 2019

    NEARLY 1,000 MADAGASCAR CHILDREN DEAD OF MEASLES SINCE OCTOBER: WHO

    At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program,...

    Health, Vaccination, Children, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 14, 2019

    MERCK TO FURTHER STUDY KEYTRUDA IN PROSTATE CANCER AFTER EARLY SUCCESS

    Merck & Co Inc said on Thursday it was launching three late-stage studies for its cancer immunotherapy Keytruda as a combination treatment...

    Tumors, Treatment, Cancer, Prostate, Drugs, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 14, 2019

    PRECIOUS ANTIBIOTICS STILL BEING USED TO BOOST ANIMAL GROWTH: OIE

    Farmers in 45 countries still use antibiotics to boost animal growth, despite warnings from health experts and bans on the practice...

    Health, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 14, 2019

    TURKEY'S PHARMACISTS STRUGGLING TO OBTAIN MEDICINES: ASSOCIATION

    Turkey's pharmacists are struggling to obtain medicines as suppliers wait for the implementation of a new euro-to-lira exchange rate...

    Drugs, Set, Sets, healthNews
  • By Reuters   -   Feb 13, 2019

    AGGRESSIVE SANITIZING AT HOME LOWERS POST-HOSPITAL MRSA RISK

    A six-month program of aggressively washing and sanitizing at home after surgery can lower the risk of developing a potentially-deadly...

    Hospital, healthNews