Medicine

Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems

Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems

Published 11/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - Diabetic patients who take statins to treat high cholesterol may get an added benefit: a lower risk of damage to the retina, [more…]

Heart failure patients need sooner follow-up care

Heart failure patients need sooner follow-up care

Published 11/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - More than half of heart failure patients who visit the emergency room don’t receive prompt follow-up care, and a Canadian study suggests [more…]

Lilly eyes more cancer deals, but wary of CAR-T, gene therapy

Lilly eyes more cancer deals, but wary of CAR-T, gene therapy

Published 11/01/2019

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co remains in the hunt for cancer drugs even after announcing an $8 billion purchase of Loxo Oncology this week, [more…]

U.S. health care industry spends $30 billion a year on marketing

U.S. health care industry spends $30 billion a year on marketing

Published 08/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - Spending on health care advertising in the U.S. has almost doubled over the past two decades as companies compete for their share [more…]

Program helps seniors continue to live independently

Program helps seniors continue to live independently

Published 08/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - A program that combines home modifications with specialized counseling may help seniors disabled by aging stay in their homes longer, a new [more…]

More nurses providing primary care where MDs in short supply

More nurses providing primary care where MDs in short supply

Published 08/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of nurse practitioners are providing primary care in rural and low-income U.S. communities where the physician workforce is shrinking, [more…]

Even `non-problem’ drinking by parents tied to mental health…

Even `non-problem’ drinking by parents tied to mental health…

Published 08/01/2019

(Reuters Health) - Kids may be more likely to develop depression and anxiety when their parents are regular drinkers, even when neither parent drinks enough [more…]

New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

Published 08/01/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has launched a $100 million health insurance program to cover 600,000 uninsured residents, including those unable to afford [more…]

WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries

WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries

Published 08/01/2019

GENEVA (Reuters) - The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health [more…]

South Africa detects foot and mouth disease in Limpopo province

South Africa detects foot and mouth disease in Limpopo province

Published 08/01/2019

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The highly contagious foot and mouth disease, which poses a threat to the livestock industry, has been detected in a northern district [more…]