Medicine

U.S. sees lower-than-expected Obamacare insurance costs

U.S. sees lower-than-expected Obamacare insurance costs

Published 18/07/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hoping to gain the high ground in an escalating war of words over Obamacare, the U.S. administration on Thursday forecast sharply lower [more…]

Exclusive: Pfizer not moving forward with Onyx bid: sources

Exclusive: Pfizer not moving forward with Onyx bid: sources

Published 18/07/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc decided not to pursue a bid for Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc this week, according to two people familiar with the [more…]

Obama steps in to push health plan as critical date draws near

Obama steps in to push health plan as critical date draws near

Published 18/07/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fending off delays and a barrage of political criticism of his signature healthcare law, President Barack Obama on Thursday touted benefits Americans [more…]

‘Intelligent’ surgical knife can sniff out cancer tissue

‘Intelligent’ surgical knife can sniff out cancer tissue

Published 17/07/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have created an "intelligent" surgical knife that can detect in seconds whether tissue being cut is cancerous, promising more effective and [more…]

It’s all about the roll when choosing running shoes

It’s all about the roll when choosing running shoes

Published 15/07/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness experts have long advised clients choosing a running shoe to forget fashion and consider the roll or pronation - the [more…]

Scientists find how ‘obesity gene’ makes people fat

Scientists find how ‘obesity gene’ makes people fat

Published 15/07/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have unraveled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways [more…]

China security ministry says GSK execs confess to economic crimes

China security ministry says GSK execs confess to economic crimes

Published 11/07/2013

BEIJING (Reuters) - Executives of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline Plc in China have confessed to charges of bribery and tax law violations after initial questioning [more…]

Anti-smoking Australia prevails in dry run of WTO dispute

Anti-smoking Australia prevails in dry run of WTO dispute

Published 10/07/2013

GENEVA (Reuters) - In a dry run of one of the biggest legal battles in public health, an advocate for Australia's tobacco policies has delivered [more…]

Roche stops diabetes drug trial after safety issues

Roche stops diabetes drug trial after safety issues

Published 10/07/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche said it would stop developing aleglitazar, a diabetes treatment, due to undesired side effects and lack of effectiveness. "Roche is working [more…]

Philadelphia abortion doctor pleads guilty to prescription drug charges

Philadelphia abortion doctor pleads guilty to prescription drug charges

Published 10/07/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of murdering three babies during late-term abortions pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling prescription drugs out [more…]