Medicine

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

Published 14/08/2017

More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. [more…]

Exclusive: India aims to revamp health scheme, lower costs after criticism

Exclusive: India aims to revamp health scheme, lower costs after criticism

Published 14/08/2017

India's health ministry has trimmed its cost estimates for extending its main public health program by 25 percent after criticism from a federal think-tank over inefficiency and slow progress, according to government documents seen by Reuters. [more…]

William Demant may make over-the-counter hearing aids if U.S. demand develops

William Demant may make over-the-counter hearing aids if U.S. demand develops

Published 14/08/2017

William Demant, the world's largest producer of hearing aids, said it could start producing cheaper over-the-counter hearing devices for the U.S. market if demand rises sharply once new legislation comes into effect. [more…]

Vernalis hit by fresh U.S. setback for cough and cold drug

Vernalis hit by fresh U.S. setback for cough and cold drug

Published 07/08/2017

Shares in Vernalis fell more than 15 percent on Monday as the British biotech company backed by fund manager Neil Woodford and his previous employer Invesco announced a fresh setback for a key new drug in the United States. [more…]

DEA proposes cutting production of some opioid painkillers

DEA proposes cutting production of some opioid painkillers

Published 04/08/2017

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Friday proposed a 20 percent reduction in the manufacture of certain commonly prescribed opioid painkillers as well as other controlled substances for next year. [more…]

AstraZeneca gets breakthrough status for blood cancer drug

AstraZeneca gets breakthrough status for blood cancer drug

Published 01/08/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on medication packages in a pharmacy in London April 28, 2014.

AstraZeneca said on Tuesday that U.S. regulators had awarded its blood cancer drug acalabrutinib "breakthrough" status for the treatment of patients with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare type of blood cancer.

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Molecular profile hints at inflammatory processes in chronic fatigue

Molecular profile hints at inflammatory processes in chronic fatigue

Published 01/08/2017

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - - People with severe symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome have a molecular signature in their blood made up of 17

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More than a third of U.S. adults prescribed opioids in 2015

More than a third of U.S. adults prescribed opioids in 2015

Published 31/07/2017

By Andrew M. Seaman(Reuters Health) - The United States needs to curb excessive opioid prescribing and improve access to pain management techniques,

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Express Scripts to cover Mylan`s EpiPen, exclude rivals

Express Scripts to cover Mylan`s EpiPen, exclude rivals

Published 31/07/2017

EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in Washington, U.S. August 24, 2016.

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said on Monday it would favor drugmaker Mylan Inc's versions of the EpiPen lifesaving allergy treatment over the allergy auto-injectors of other companies.

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Being born in U.S. ‘stroke belt’ tied to higher risk of dementia

Being born in U.S. ‘stroke belt’ tied to higher risk of dementia

Published 31/07/2017

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Hailing from the so-called stroke belt, a band of southern U.S. states with high stroke mortality rates, is associ

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