Medicine

Medical tourism offers travel firms untapped growth

Medical tourism offers travel firms untapped growth

Published 07/03/2013

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A dentist's office may not be everyone's idea of a perfect holiday destination. But a growing number of Europeans are travelling abroad [more…]

Most large employers to keep health insurance benefit: survey

Most large employers to keep health insurance benefit: survey

Published 07/03/2013

(Reuters) - Most large employers don't expect to send their full-time employees to government health exchanges for insurance during the next five years, but some [more…]

GlaxoSmithKline files for European approval of diabetes drug albiglutide

GlaxoSmithKline files for European approval of diabetes drug albiglutide

Published 07/03/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it had filed for European approval of its new once-weekly diabetes drug albiglutide, as tries [more…]

U.S. doctor’s ‘gutsy’ move led to baby’s cure from HIV

U.S. doctor’s ‘gutsy’ move led to baby’s cure from HIV

Published 06/03/2013

JACKSON, Mississippi/CHICAGO, Illinois (Reuters) - The doctor who cured an HIV infected baby for the first time is happier talking to children than to adults [more…]

Lilly confident on keeping dividend through patent cliff

Lilly confident on keeping dividend through patent cliff

Published 06/03/2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co will maintain its dividend despite the erosion of its earnings by generic copies of blockbuster drugs and should [more…]

Roche gets EU approval for breast cancer drug Perjeta

Roche gets EU approval for breast cancer drug Perjeta

Published 05/03/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche said on Tuesday it clinched European approval for its breast cancer drug Perjeta, fuelling the company's hopes that the drug will [more…]

U.S. baby’s cure from HIV raises hope, new questions

U.S. baby’s cure from HIV raises hope, new questions

Published 05/03/2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The remarkable case of a baby being cured of HIV infection in the United States using readily available drugs has raised new [more…]

Monster Beverage says its energy drinks did not kill teen

Monster Beverage says its energy drinks did not kill teen

Published 05/03/2013

(Reuters) - Monster Beverage Corp, defending its Monster Energy drinks from mounting criticism about potential health risks, said on Monday its medical investigators found no [more…]

Fitness experts separate folklore from fact

Fitness experts separate folklore from fact

Published 04/03/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Can crunches create six-pack abdominal muscles? Do weight-lifting women risk bulging biceps? Is stretching always a good idea? Experts say disentangling [more…]

Fewer heart blockages showing up on stress tests

Fewer heart blockages showing up on stress tests

Published 04/03/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The proportion of patients who have blocked arteries show up during a stress test has dropped "enormously" over the past [more…]