Medicine

Rate of employer health insurance coverage stabilizes

Rate of employer health insurance coverage stabilizes

Published 22/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than half of adults received health insurance through their employer in 2012, but the market showed signs of stabilizing after three [more…]

FDA recalls J&J’s orthopedic device because of fracture potential

FDA recalls J&J’s orthopedic device because of fracture potential

Published 22/02/2013

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it has notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall, the most serious type, [more…]

EU agency recommends Sanofi, Merck pediatric vaccine

EU agency recommends Sanofi, Merck pediatric vaccine

Published 22/02/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency recommended approval of Hexyon, a new 6-in-1 pediatric vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur MSD, a joint venture between Merck [more…]

Elan to return $1 billion to shareholders from multiple sclerosis drug sale

Elan to return $1 billion to shareholders from multiple sclerosis drug sale

Published 22/02/2013

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish drugmaker Elan will return $1 billion to shareholders, giving them an immediate boost from the sale of its stake in multiple [more…]

In U.S., flu vaccine worked in just over half of those who got it

In U.S., flu vaccine worked in just over half of those who got it

Published 21/02/2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. government analysis of this season's flu vaccine suggests it was effective in only 56 percent of people who got the [more…]

Male soccer players more prone to hamstring strains

Male soccer players more prone to hamstring strains

Published 21/02/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men are more likely to strain a hamstring playing college soccer than women, according to a new analysis of National [more…]

Adults cut back fast food, but U.S. kids still eat too much fat: CDC

Adults cut back fast food, but U.S. kids still eat too much fat: CDC

Published 21/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American adults have made a little progress in recent years in cutting back on calories from fast food, but children are still [more…]

Florida governor backs limited Medicaid expansion

Florida governor backs limited Medicaid expansion

Published 21/02/2013

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott backed a limited expansion of healthcare coverage for the poor on Wednesday, joining six other Republican governors [more…]

Analysis: Health-conscious Americans hurt aluminum can market

Analysis: Health-conscious Americans hurt aluminum can market

Published 21/02/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. aluminum can sales are set to slow in 2013 for a third straight year as more consumers ditch sodas for [more…]

U.S. deserves top mad-cow rating, health officials say

U.S. deserves top mad-cow rating, health officials say

Published 21/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to get the top safety rating for mad cow disease in spring, under a recommendation from international [more…]