Medicine

China reports African swine fever outbreak in Gansu province

China reports African swine fever outbreak in Gansu province

Published 13/01/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry on Sunday said a new outbreak of African swine fever had been confirmed in Gansu province in the northwest [more…]

Indonesia seeks to reassure HIV patients over drug supplies

Indonesia seeks to reassure HIV patients over drug supplies

Published 13/01/2019

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s health ministry has sought to reassure HIV patients that sufficient antiretroviral (ARV) drugs will be available for their treatment after some [more…]

U.S. medic declared Ebola-free, leaves Nebraska quarantine

U.S. medic declared Ebola-free, leaves Nebraska quarantine

Published 13/01/2019

(Reuters) - A U.S. healthcare worker who was being monitored for the Ebola virus after treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo was released [more…]

African swine fever hits farms in China’s Jiangsu province: Xinhua

African swine fever hits farms in China’s Jiangsu province: Xinhua

Published 12/01/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A new outbreak of African swine fever has hit two farms in Jiangsu province in eastern China, the official Xinhua news agency [more…]

Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems

Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems

Published 11/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - Diabetic patients who take statins to treat high cholesterol may get an added benefit: a lower risk of damage to the retina, [more…]

Heart failure patients need sooner follow-up care

Heart failure patients need sooner follow-up care

Published 11/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - More than half of heart failure patients who visit the emergency room don’t receive prompt follow-up care, and a Canadian study suggests [more…]

Lilly eyes more cancer deals, but wary of CAR-T, gene therapy

Lilly eyes more cancer deals, but wary of CAR-T, gene therapy

Published 11/01/2019

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co remains in the hunt for cancer drugs even after announcing an $8 billion purchase of Loxo Oncology this week, [more…]

U.S. health care industry spends $30 billion a year on marketing

U.S. health care industry spends $30 billion a year on marketing

Published 08/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - Spending on health care advertising in the U.S. has almost doubled over the past two decades as companies compete for their share [more…]

Program helps seniors continue to live independently

Program helps seniors continue to live independently

Published 08/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - A program that combines home modifications with specialized counseling may help seniors disabled by aging stay in their homes longer, a new [more…]

More nurses providing primary care where MDs in short supply

More nurses providing primary care where MDs in short supply

Published 08/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of nurse practitioners are providing primary care in rural and low-income U.S. communities where the physician workforce is shrinking, [more…]