Medicine

FDA approves generic version of cancer drug Doxil

FDA approves generic version of cancer drug Doxil

Published 04/02/2013

(Reuters) - Health regulators have approved a generic version of the cancer drug Doxil in a move that could ease a months-long shortage that has [more…]

Key TB vaccine trial fails- more waiting in the wings

Key TB vaccine trial fails- more waiting in the wings

Published 04/02/2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A highly anticipated study of the first new tuberculosis vaccine in 90 years showed it offered no added benefit over the current [more…]

Insight: Revived search for a TB vaccine may be about to pay off

Insight: Revived search for a TB vaccine may be about to pay off

Published 01/02/2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) - After nearly 100 years, researchers could be on the verge of finding a vaccine that would eradicate tuberculosis infections, a scourge that [more…]

Yoga may aid people with irregular heart rhythm

Yoga may aid people with irregular heart rhythm

Published 31/01/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regular yoga classes could help people with a common heart rhythm problem manage their symptoms while also improving their state [more…]

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…]