Medicine

AstraZeneca to discontinue Epanova trial, expects $100 million writedown

AstraZeneca to discontinue Epanova trial, expects $100 million writedown

Published 13/01/2020

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca said on Monday it will discontinue a late-stage trial for heart disease drug Epanova to treat patients with mixed dyslipidaemia and expects [more…]

Switzerland’s Obseva eyes China re-start for fertility drug that failed trial

Switzerland’s Obseva eyes China re-start for fertility drug that failed trial

Published 13/01/2020

ZURICH (Reuters) - ObsEva struck a pact with China’s Yuyuan BioScience Technology to develop and commercialize the fertility drug nolasiban, the Swiss drugmaker said on [more…]

China pneumonia outbreak not spreading at present: WHO

China pneumonia outbreak not spreading at present: WHO

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - An outbreak of pneumonia that has killed one person in China and infected 40 others appears to be linked to a single [more…]

Man infected with mystery virus in China dies after outbreak

Man infected with mystery virus in China dies after outbreak

Published 11/01/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A 61-year-old man has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan after an outbreak of a yet to be [more…]

Engaging with the arts may help you live longer

Engaging with the arts may help you live longer

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - Older people who frequent art galleries and museums, attend the theater and concerts may live longer than those who don’t, a study [more…]

Minimum wage hikes tied to drop in suicide rates

Minimum wage hikes tied to drop in suicide rates

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - People with no more than a high school education may be less likely to die by suicide when minimum wages rise, a [more…]

Early concussion treatment tied to faster recovery

Early concussion treatment tied to faster recovery

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - Young athletes who get concussions may recover faster when they’re treated within the first week than when they wait longer to get [more…]

Electric scooter injuries rising, one-third involve the head

Electric scooter injuries rising, one-third involve the head

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - Injuries and hospital admissions involving sharable two-wheeled electric scooters are on the rise in the U.S., a new study finds. Most concerning, [more…]

Slovakia reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu: OIE

Slovakia reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu: OIE

Published 10/01/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - Slovakia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the western part of the [more…]

WHO says new virus may have caused China pneumonia outbreak

WHO says new virus may have caused China pneumonia outbreak

Published 09/01/2020

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - A cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in China’s central city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging member [more…]