Medicine

Google venture arm backs UK universal flu vaccine company

Google venture arm backs UK universal flu vaccine company

Published 15/01/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - A private British company developing a vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of flu has [more…]

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Published 14/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Sunday relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera as the number of new cases being reported has halved, [more…]

Lactalis offers salmonella compensation, French government says probe

Lactalis offers salmonella compensation, French government says probe

Published 14/01/2018

An employee walks in front of the Celia dairy company's infant milk factory, which is part of the Lactalis Group, in Craon, western France, January [more…]

For now, Australia’s plans for cannabis market dominance are more smok

For now, Australia’s plans for cannabis market dominance are more smok

Published 14/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: Marijuana is seen for sale at Harborside, one of California's largest and oldest dispensaries of medical marijuana, on the first day of legalized [more…]

Bird flu found in wild birds in UK’s Dorset but risk to humans, poultr

Bird flu found in wild birds in UK’s Dorset but risk to humans, poultr

Published 12/01/2018

(Reuters) - Britain’s Agriculture Ministry said on Friday it had found the H5N6 strain of bird flu in 17 wild birds in South Dorset for [more…]

Zambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radi

Zambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radi

Published 12/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka on Friday to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street [more…]

Drugmakers see a pricing blueprint in an $850,000 gene therapy

Drugmakers see a pricing blueprint in an $850,000 gene therapy

Published 12/01/2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Global drugmakers are looking to a tiny biotech’s $850,000 therapy for a rare type of blindness as a model for getting [more…]

Roche’s star MS medicine Ocrevus wins EU approval

Roche’s star MS medicine Ocrevus wins EU approval

Published 12/01/2018

The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside their headquarters in Basel, January 30, 2014. To match special report USA-FDA/CASES REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/File PhotoZURICH [more…]

Japan starts culling chicken after confirming bird flu outbreak

Japan starts culling chicken after confirming bird flu outbreak

Published 12/01/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu [more…]

New Zealand to test dairy farms nationally for cattle disease

New Zealand to test dairy farms nationally for cattle disease

Published 11/01/2018

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will roll out a nationwide program to test dairy farms for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis as the number of [more…]