Medicine

Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO

Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO

Published 01/09/2013

GENEVA (Reuters) - Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries is growing and could worsen without [more…]

New Daiichi drug vies for slice of clot prevention market

New Daiichi drug vies for slice of clot prevention market

Published 01/09/2013

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A new blood clot preventer from Daiichi Sankyo proved as effective as widely used warfarin in treating a dangerous condition known as [more…]

Texas Senator Cruz tells Republicans: No surrender on Obamacare

Texas Senator Cruz tells Republicans: No surrender on Obamacare

Published 01/09/2013

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is leading a conservative push to eliminate funding for President Barack Obama's new healthcare law, took [more…]

US FDA probes brain infection in patient on Novartis’s MS drug

US FDA probes brain infection in patient on Novartis’s MS drug

Published 29/08/2013

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating a case of a rare and serious brain infection that developed in a [more…]

J&J hunts for dengue fever drugs in tie-up with academia

J&J hunts for dengue fever drugs in tie-up with academia

Published 29/08/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is joining the hunt for drugs to treat dengue fever - the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease - by linking [more…]

Danone-owned milk formula maker considers legal action vs. Fonterra

Danone-owned milk formula maker considers legal action vs. Fonterra

Published 29/08/2013

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A Danone SA unit said on Thursday it was considering legal action against New Zealand's Fonterra after the maker of Karicare milk [more…]

Thailand to appeal after Philip Morris wins tobacco case

Thailand to appeal after Philip Morris wins tobacco case

Published 28/08/2013

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai government plans to appeal a court victory by tobacco giant Philip Morris to keep larger health warnings off cigarette packets [more…]

Fonterra products didn’t have botulism bacteria after all, New Zealand tests show

Fonterra products didn’t have botulism bacteria after all, New Zealand tests show

Published 28/08/2013

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Dairy giant Fonterra's products at the center of a global contamination scare this month did not contain a bacteria that could cause [more…]

Fonterra says milk powder held up for tests in Bangladesh

Fonterra says milk powder held up for tests in Bangladesh

Published 28/08/2013

WELLINGTON/DHAKA (Reuters) - New Zealand's Fonterra said on Wednesday some of its milk powder products had been held up for chemical testing in Bangladesh, the [more…]

Pennsylvania girl who sued for lung transplants goes home

Pennsylvania girl who sued for lung transplants goes home

Published 27/08/2013

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania girl who underwent a double lung transplant after a court battle over U.S. organ donation policies waved slowly [more…]