Medicine

Analysis: Drugmakers face more scrutiny of discordant U.S. prices

Analysis: Drugmakers face more scrutiny of discordant U.S. prices

Published 10/05/2013

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The world's biggest drug makers have for years enjoyed rich premiums for their medicines in the U.S. market. Those days may [more…]

Suspected new coronavirus case in France, Saudis report two more

Suspected new coronavirus case in France, Saudis report two more

Published 10/05/2013

LILLE/DUBAI (Reuters) - A nurse in a hospital that held France's only confirmed case of the SARS-like coronavirus that has killed 18 people has been [more…]

U.S. approves Novartis drug Ilaris to treat childhood arthritis

U.S. approves Novartis drug Ilaris to treat childhood arthritis

Published 10/05/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved its drug Ilaris to treat a serious form of [more…]

Kentucky governor announces Medicaid expansion under Obamacare

Kentucky governor announces Medicaid expansion under Obamacare

Published 09/05/2013

(Reuters) - Kentucky Democratic Governor Steve Beshear said on Thursday he will expand Medicaid coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, a move that [more…]

Could vaginal delivery be safer for preemies?

Could vaginal delivery be safer for preemies?

Published 08/05/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Very premature babies have fewer breathing problems when they're born through vaginal delivery compared to cesarean section, a new study [more…]

San Francisco surrenders in fight over cell phone warnings

San Francisco surrenders in fight over cell phone warnings

Published 08/05/2013

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco city leaders, after losing a key round in court against the cell phone industry, have agreed to revoke an [more…]

China reports four more bird flu deaths, toll rises to 31

China reports four more bird flu deaths, toll rises to 31

Published 07/05/2013

BEIJING (Reuters) - Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing to 31 the number of deaths from [more…]

Doctors to older, heavy smokers: Get CT screening for lung cancer

Doctors to older, heavy smokers: Get CT screening for lung cancer

Published 07/05/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stepping into the debate over who should be screened for lung cancer, a leading medical specialty group issued new guidelines on [more…]

Sucking on your kid’s pacifier: good idea or gross?

Sucking on your kid’s pacifier: good idea or gross?

Published 06/05/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Toddlers are less likely to have asthma and itchy rashes if their parents "cleaned" their pacifiers by sucking on them [more…]

Obamacare is on the horizon, but will enough people sign up?

Obamacare is on the horizon, but will enough people sign up?

Published 05/05/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Healthcare reform should be the signature Democratic achievement of President Barack Obama's presidency. But with "Obamacare" five months from show time, Democrats [more…]