Medicine

Tai chi: getting there more slowly, but gracefully and intact

Tai chi: getting there more slowly, but gracefully and intact

Published 17/06/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For modern, harried lifestyles focused on getting and spending, fitness experts say tai chi, the ancient Chinese slow-moving exercise, can be [more…]

Venezuela considers taking bottles from babies’ mouths

Venezuela considers taking bottles from babies’ mouths

Published 14/06/2013

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Congress will discuss legislation next week that would prohibit bottle feeding of infants to try to encourage breast feeding and reduce [more…]

U.S. top court bars patents on human genes unless synthetic

U.S. top court bars patents on human genes unless synthetic

Published 13/06/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday prohibited patents on naturally occurring human genes but allowed legal protections on synthetically produced genetic [more…]

New diet craze offers five days of feasting for two days of famine

New diet craze offers five days of feasting for two days of famine

Published 13/06/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Forget abandoning carbohydrates or detoxing. The new dieting craze sweeping Britain and taking off in the United States lets people eat whatever [more…]

Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes

Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes

Published 13/06/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for [more…]

Asia’s low fertility trap opens opportunities in IVF market

Asia’s low fertility trap opens opportunities in IVF market

Published 13/06/2013

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A looming crisis in Asia as women delay giving birth, leading to low fertility rates that have dire implications for economic growth, [more…]

Teva, Sun Pharma to pay $2.15 billion to settle Pfizer patent suit

Teva, Sun Pharma to pay $2.15 billion to settle Pfizer patent suit

Published 12/06/2013

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd would pay $2.15 billion to settle a patent suit related to [more…]

Britain to regulate e-cigarettes as medicine from 2016

Britain to regulate e-cigarettes as medicine from 2016

Published 12/06/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to regulate electronic cigarettes as non-prescription medicines from 2016 in an attempt to improve quality, though the country's drugs watchdog [more…]

Restrictive drug laws censor science, researchers say

Restrictive drug laws censor science, researchers say

Published 12/06/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The outlawing of drugs such as cannabis, magic mushrooms and other psychoactive substances amounts to scientific censorship and is hampering research into [more…]

GSK offers discount to win UK green light for platelet drug

GSK offers discount to win UK green light for platelet drug

Published 12/06/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has finally won a green light from Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE for its platelet-boosting drug Revolade, after offering a price [more…]