Medicine

Wal-Mart offers health benefits to U.S. workers’ domestic partners

Wal-Mart offers health benefits to U.S. workers’ domestic partners

Published 27/08/2013

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday it will offer health insurance benefits to domestic partners of its U.S. employees starting next year, following [more…]

Roche looks to replicate cancer success with eye drugs

Roche looks to replicate cancer success with eye drugs

Published 27/08/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Positive results for Roche's experimental eye drug should bolster its position in the multibillion-dollar-a-year market for vision loss treatments, as it looks [more…]

Bangladesh restricts Fonterra dairy products pending tests

Bangladesh restricts Fonterra dairy products pending tests

Published 27/08/2013

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh customs authorities have restricted the import of more than 600 metric tons (661.39 tons) of powdered milk mainly from New Zealand-based [more…]

Bayer’s Nexavar gets priority review as thyroid cancer drug

Bayer’s Nexavar gets priority review as thyroid cancer drug

Published 27/08/2013

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer's cancer drug Nexavar was given priority review status by U.S. healthcare regulators for the oral drug's use against a difficult-to-treat type [more…]

Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare: study

Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare: study

Published 21/08/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If uninsured young Americans shun the new health plans offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, it will be because [more…]

Sliced and diced, digitally: autopsy as a service

Sliced and diced, digitally: autopsy as a service

Published 20/08/2013

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Malaysian entrepreneur Matt Chandran wants to revive the moribund post-mortem by replacing the scalpel with a scanner and the autopsy slab with [more…]

Novartis muscle wasting drug gets ‘breakthrough’ status

Novartis muscle wasting drug gets ‘breakthrough’ status

Published 20/08/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Tuesday U.S. regulators have granted breakthrough therapy status for its investigational compound bimagrumab for the potential treatment of patients [more…]

For ‘Biggest Loser’ trainer, diet trumps exercise in weight loss

For ‘Biggest Loser’ trainer, diet trumps exercise in weight loss

Published 19/08/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Celebrity trainer Bob Harper, of the weight-loss TV show "The Biggest Loser," has built a career putting very obese people through [more…]

New Zealand announces plans for Fonterra tainted dairy inquiry

New Zealand announces plans for Fonterra tainted dairy inquiry

Published 19/08/2013

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand on Monday announced plans for a government inquiry into how ingredients made by dairy giant Fonterra became contaminated with a [more…]

China bans more New Zealand dairy products on new contamination scare

China bans more New Zealand dairy products on new contamination scare

Published 19/08/2013

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - More New Zealand milk products sold to China have been banned after elevated levels of nitrates were found, raising further concerns over [more…]