Medicine

Obesity in girls tied to higher multiple sclerosis  risk

Obesity in girls tied to higher multiple sclerosis risk

Published 30/01/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that obese kids - adolescent girls, in particular - are more likely to be diagnosed with multiple [more…]

Supplement reduces risk of diabetes in pregnancy

Supplement reduces risk of diabetes in pregnancy

Published 30/01/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A nutritional supplement called myo-inositol may help protect women at risk for gestational diabetes, according to a small pilot study. [more…]

FDA OKs Merck OTC version of overactive bladder drug

FDA OKs Merck OTC version of overactive bladder drug

Published 25/01/2013

(Reuters) - Health regulators approved Merck & Co's nonprescription version of Oxytrol to treat overactive bladder in women ages 18 and older, the agency said [more…]

Russian anti-smoking bill backed by lawmakers

Russian anti-smoking bill backed by lawmakers

Published 25/01/2013

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers on Friday backed a law which would ban smoking in bars, cafes and other public spaces to promote healthier living [more…]

U.S. mental health experts urge focus on early treatment

U.S. mental health experts urge focus on early treatment

Published 24/01/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. mental health system has huge gaps that prevent millions of people with psychological problems, including children and teens, from receiving [more…]

Merck CEO says jury out on raising good cholesterol

Merck CEO says jury out on raising good cholesterol

Published 24/01/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The jury is still out on the benefits of increasing "good" HDL cholesterol, but the strategy remains worth pursuing, despite recent [more…]

Davos divided on tackling the scourge of obesity

Davos divided on tackling the scourge of obesity

Published 24/01/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Obesity, a major factor in diabetes and heart disease, imposes costs on both public and private sectors and is a drag [more…]

U.S. top court rejects hospitals’ Medicare claims suit

U.S. top court rejects hospitals’ Medicare claims suit

Published 22/01/2013

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Tuesday a bid by a group of 18 hospitals to reopen a specialized group of Medicare reimbursement [more…]

Flu-conomics: The next pandemic could trigger global recession

Flu-conomics: The next pandemic could trigger global recession

Published 21/01/2013

(Reuters) - A high body count is not the only meaningful number attached to a pandemic. The potential cost of a global outbreak of the [more…]

Japan tsunami stress may have brought on seizures: study

Japan tsunami stress may have brought on seizures: study

Published 21/01/2013

(Reuters) - The number of seizure patients in a northern Japanese fishing community devastated by the March 11, 2011 tsunami spiked in the weeks following [more…]