Medicine

Fonterra under fire over milk scare- more product recalls

Fonterra under fire over milk scare- more product recalls

Published 06/08/2013

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, came under fire from the New Zealand government, farmers and financial regulators for its handling of [more…]

First taste of test-tube burger declared ‘close to meat’

First taste of test-tube burger declared ‘close to meat’

Published 06/08/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's first laboratory-grown beef burger was flipped out of a petri dish and into a frying pan on Monday, with food [more…]

New Zealand’s clean, green image under scrutiny with dairy scare

New Zealand’s clean, green image under scrutiny with dairy scare

Published 06/08/2013

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - For a country that markets itself to the world with the slogan "100% Pure", New Zealand's environmental credentials are not as impeccable [more…]

NZ worries about China dairy bans as Fonterra hit by more recalls

NZ worries about China dairy bans as Fonterra hit by more recalls

Published 06/08/2013

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Dairy giant Fonterra was hit by fresh infant formula recalls in China and Hong Kong on Tuesday, while New Zealand's government fretted [more…]

Parental smoking tied to kids’ risk of lighting up

Parental smoking tied to kids’ risk of lighting up

Published 05/08/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children born to parents with a history of cigarette smoking are more likely to light up than kids of people [more…]

Scientists to cook world’s first in-vitro beef burger

Scientists to cook world’s first in-vitro beef burger

Published 05/08/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's [more…]

Sugary drinks tied to obesity among preschoolers

Sugary drinks tied to obesity among preschoolers

Published 05/08/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who [more…]

India partly revokes Roche cancer drug patent

India partly revokes Roche cancer drug patent

Published 04/08/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - India has partly revoked patents granted to Roche Holding AG for its breast cancer drug Herceptin, a spokesman for the drugmaker confirmed [more…]

India board revokes GSK patent on breast cancer drug Tykerb

India board revokes GSK patent on breast cancer drug Tykerb

Published 02/08/2013

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's patent appeals board has revoked a patent granted to GlaxoSmithKline Plc's breast cancer drug Tykerb, which is a salt form of [more…]

U.S. official challenges claim that Obamacare hurts workers

U.S. official challenges claim that Obamacare hurts workers

Published 01/08/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. healthcare official on Thursday challenged claims by Republican lawmakers that the country's healthcare reform law is causing workers to [more…]