Medicine

Sugary drinks tied to obesity among preschoolers

Sugary drinks tied to obesity among preschoolers

Published 05/08/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who [more…]

India partly revokes Roche cancer drug patent

India partly revokes Roche cancer drug patent

Published 04/08/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - India has partly revoked patents granted to Roche Holding AG for its breast cancer drug Herceptin, a spokesman for the drugmaker confirmed [more…]

India board revokes GSK patent on breast cancer drug Tykerb

India board revokes GSK patent on breast cancer drug Tykerb

Published 02/08/2013

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's patent appeals board has revoked a patent granted to GlaxoSmithKline Plc's breast cancer drug Tykerb, which is a salt form of [more…]

U.S. official challenges claim that Obamacare hurts workers

U.S. official challenges claim that Obamacare hurts workers

Published 01/08/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. healthcare official on Thursday challenged claims by Republican lawmakers that the country's healthcare reform law is causing workers to [more…]

Illinois governor signs law allowing medical marijuana

Illinois governor signs law allowing medical marijuana

Published 01/08/2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A law allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes in Illinois was signed on Thursday by Governor Pat Quinn, making it [more…]

Top French court backs stem-cell research

Top French court backs stem-cell research

Published 01/08/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - France's top court approved a law on Thursday making it easier to conduct research on human embryos and stem cells as long [more…]

Bill to regulate pot’s growth, sale advances in Uruguay chamber

Bill to regulate pot’s growth, sale advances in Uruguay chamber

Published 01/08/2013

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay's lower house of Congress voted on Wednesday to create a government body to control the cultivation and sale of marijuana and [more…]

Uruguay’s Congress debates bill to regulate legal marijuana use

Uruguay’s Congress debates bill to regulate legal marijuana use

Published 31/07/2013

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Legislators in Uruguay hotly debated on Wednesday a measure backed by leftist President Jose Mujica that would create a government body to [more…]

White House takes aim at Obamacare opposition’s economic claims

White House takes aim at Obamacare opposition’s economic claims

Published 29/07/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday shot back at critics who claim Obamacare is leading to higher healthcare costs, slower job growth and [more…]

Pfizer to split generic, branded drugs units

Pfizer to split generic, branded drugs units

Published 29/07/2013

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc, in what could be the prelude to spinning off its generics drug business, said it plans to separate its commercial operations [more…]