Health

Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry leader: WSJ

Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry leader: WSJ

Published 10/12/2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create [more…]

Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

Published 01/12/2017

French farmer Marc Leprince pulls up a dead weed in an alfalfa field non-treated with weedkillers during an interview with Reuters in Greneville-en-Beauce, France, November [more…]

Cancer drug prompts ‘drastic’ HIV decrease in lung cancer patient

Cancer drug prompts ‘drastic’ HIV decrease in lung cancer patient

Published 01/12/2017

LONDON, (Reuters) - Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a drug normally used to treat lung, kidney or skin cancer may be [more…]

Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control threatening voices

Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control threatening voices

Published 23/11/2017

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - - An experimental therapy for people with schizophrenia that brings them face to face with a computer avatar representing the [more…]

Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

Published 23/11/2017

PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north [more…]

Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

Published 23/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Cappuccino stands on a table at a branch of Costa coffee in Manchester, Britain, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - [more…]

Exclusive: India pares back planned funding for crucial public health scheme

Exclusive: India pares back planned funding for crucial public health scheme

Published 23/11/2017

An ambulance arrives as people stand at the entrance of the emergency department of a government-run hospital in New Delhi, India, November 22, 2017. Picture [more…]

South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

Published 19/11/2017

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the [more…]

Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

Published 18/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Monsanto's research farm is pictured near Carman, Manitoba, Canada August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Zachary Prong/File Photo (This Nov 9 story corrects paragraph 11 to [more…]

New blood pressure range means half of Americans have hypertension

New blood pressure range means half of Americans have hypertension

Published 14/11/2017

Tighter blood pressure guidelines from U.S. heart organizations mean millions more people need to make lifestyle changes, or start taking medication, in order to avoid cardiovascular problems. [more…]