Health

Boston Marathon bomb amputees offered prosthetics free of cost

Boston Marathon bomb amputees offered prosthetics free of cost

Published 30/04/2013

(Reuters) - A trade group representing makers of artificial limbs on Tuesday promised to provide prosthetics free of cost to the estimated 20 to 25 [more…]

Task force calls for routine HIV testing for all adults

Task force calls for routine HIV testing for all adults

Published 30/04/2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An influential U.S. panel is calling for HIV screening for all Americans aged 15 to 65, regardless of whether they are considered [more…]

Herbalife says results will prove Ackman wrong

Herbalife says results will prove Ackman wrong

Published 29/04/2013

(Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd posted surprisingly strong quarterly earnings and raised its full-year profit forecast on Monday, putting pressure on high-profile investor Bill Ackman, who [more…]

Austerity is hurting our health, say researchers

Austerity is hurting our health, say researchers

Published 28/04/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Austerity is having a devastating effect on health in Europe and North America, driving suicide, depression and infectious diseases and reducing access [more…]

China reports new bird flu case in Hunan province

China reports new bird flu case in Hunan province

Published 27/04/2013

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Saturday reported its first case of H7N9 bird flu in the southern province of Hunan, the latest sign the virus [more…]

U.S. sues Novartis over kickbacks

U.S. sues Novartis over kickbacks

Published 27/04/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday announced its second civil fraud lawsuit against Novartis AG in four days, accusing a unit of [more…]

U.S. sues Novartis over kickbacks, second case this week

U.S. sues Novartis over kickbacks, second case this week

Published 26/04/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday announced its second civil fraud lawsuit against Novartis AG in four days, accusing a unit of [more…]

Pfizer arthritis drug rejected by European regulators

Pfizer arthritis drug rejected by European regulators

Published 25/04/2013

(Reuters) - European regulators declined to approve marketing of Pfizer Inc's new rheumatoid arthritis treatment Xeljanz, citing the risks of the drug compared with its [more…]

Scientists confirm new H7N9 bird flu has come from chickens

Scientists confirm new H7N9 bird flu has come from chickens

Published 25/04/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Chinese scientists have confirmed for the first time that a new strain of bird flu that has killed 23 people in China [more…]

New $5.5 billion plan aims to rid world of polio by 2018

New $5.5 billion plan aims to rid world of polio by 2018

Published 25/04/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Health groups said on Thursday they could rid the world of polio by 2018 with a $5.5 billion vaccination and monitoring plan [more…]