Medicine

China readies to fight new bird flu- Japan, Hong Kong on guard

China readies to fight new bird flu- Japan, Hong Kong on guard

Published 04/04/2013

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from a new strain of bird flu rose to five in China on Thursday as Beijing said it was [more…]

Chinese toll from new bird flu rises to 9 cases, 3 dead

Chinese toll from new bird flu rises to 9 cases, 3 dead

Published 03/04/2013

BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - China has found two more cases of a new strain of bird flu and one of the victims has died, state media [more…]

Scientists race to gauge pandemic risk of new bird flu

Scientists race to gauge pandemic risk of new bird flu

Published 03/04/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Genetic sequence data on a deadly strain of bird flu previously unknown in people show the virus has already acquired some mutations [more…]

Merck unit sues India’s Glenmark over diabetes drug

Merck unit sues India’s Glenmark over diabetes drug

Published 02/04/2013

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A unit of U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co sued India's Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday for infringing its patent on two diabetes drugs. [more…]

New strain of bird flu infects four others in China: Xinhua

New strain of bird flu infects four others in China: Xinhua

Published 02/04/2013

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported four new cases on Tuesday of a strain of bird flu that was previously unknown in humans but has already [more…]

Shoppers may buy more fruit, veggies when prices dip

Shoppers may buy more fruit, veggies when prices dip

Published 02/04/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cut fruit and vegetable prices in half and people will load up on them, according to a new study that [more…]

AstraZeneca suffers fresh drug patent setback in U.S.

AstraZeneca suffers fresh drug patent setback in U.S.

Published 02/04/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has suffered a fresh patent setback with a U.S. court decision that a patent protecting its Pulmicort Repsules asthma treatment is [more…]

After “Tan Mom,” New Jersey bans children from tanning beds

After “Tan Mom,” New Jersey bans children from tanning beds

Published 02/04/2013

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law on Monday banning children under 17 from using commercial tanning [more…]

Texas governor reiterates Medicaid expansion opposition

Texas governor reiterates Medicaid expansion opposition

Published 01/04/2013

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday firmly reiterated that the state will not expand its Medicaid program, saying it is a [more…]

Lonza CEO says reviewing biosimilar venture with Teva

Lonza CEO says reviewing biosimilar venture with Teva

Published 30/03/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss specialty chemicals and life sciences group Lonza is reviewing whether it is still worth investing in its joint venture with Teva [more…]