Medicine

NEAHRING: Treatment of cough depends on cause

NEAHRING: Treatment of cough depends on cause

Published 07/01/2013

I have a cough. It is not life-threatening, but it is terribly annoying. I would describe it as a tickle in my throat, although the [more…]

Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study

Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study

Published 07/01/2013

(Reuters) - More competition between medical centers that perform liver transplants may mean sicker patients get lower-quality donor organs, according to a U.S. study. When [more…]

Analysis: Obama may turn Medicare reform into wider health debate

Analysis: Obama may turn Medicare reform into wider health debate

Published 06/01/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could seek common ground with Republicans in the looming battle over Medicare spending by broadening the debate over entitlement [more…]

New food safety rules aim for more accountability

New food safety rules aim for more accountability

Published 04/01/2013

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators proposed new food safety rules on Friday that aim to make food processors and farms more accountable for reducing foodborne illnesses [more…]

Private equity pours money into India primary healthcare

Private equity pours money into India primary healthcare

Published 04/01/2013

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Private equity funds quadrupled their investment in India's primary healthcare, betting the sick and ailing will stop seeing family doctors in often [more…]

2012 was worst year for whooping cough since 1955

2012 was worst year for whooping cough since 1955

Published 04/01/2013

Health officials say 2012 was the nation's worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades.

About 42,000 cases were reported last year, the most [more…]

Obesity’s a crisis but we want our junk food

Obesity’s a crisis but we want our junk food

Published 04/01/2013

WASHINGTON — We know obesity is a health crisis, or every new year wouldn't start with resolutions to eat better and get off the couch. [more…]

Analysis: Entering the age of the $1 million medicine

Analysis: Entering the age of the $1 million medicine

Published 03/01/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The Western world's first drug to fix faulty genes promises to transform the lives of patients with an ultra-rare disease that clogs [more…]

Walking linked to fewer strokes in women

Walking linked to fewer strokes in women

Published 03/01/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who walk at least three hours every week are less likely to suffer a stroke than women who walk [more…]

Biogen Lou Gehrig’s disease drug fails in key trial

Biogen Lou Gehrig’s disease drug fails in key trial

Published 03/01/2013

(Reuters) - An experimental drug to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease in the United States, failed to work in an important [more…]