Medicine

Analysis: Behind China’s U.S. pork deal, fears over feed additives

Analysis: Behind China’s U.S. pork deal, fears over feed additives

Published 30/05/2013

CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Smithfield Foods Inc. quietly weaned the first of its pigs off the controversial feed additive ractopamine last year, it may [more…]

FDA approves two Glaxo melanoma drugs

FDA approves two Glaxo melanoma drugs

Published 29/05/2013

(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Wednesday approved a pair of GlaxoSmithKline Plc drugs to treat advanced melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer [more…]

Irish government backs ban on cigarette pack branding

Irish government backs ban on cigarette pack branding

Published 28/05/2013

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is to become the first country in the European Union to ban branding on cigarette packages by using plain packaging and [more…]

Drug resistance in new China bird flu raises concern

Drug resistance in new China bird flu raises concern

Published 28/05/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The new bird flu strain that has killed 36 people in China has proved resistant to Tamiflu for the first time, a [more…]

Heart device approval delays leave U.S. doctors frustrated

Heart device approval delays leave U.S. doctors frustrated

Published 28/05/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans accustomed to immediate access to the newest technology may be shocked to find that is not the case when it [more…]

C-sections tied to child obesity

C-sections tied to child obesity

Published 24/05/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More babies born via cesarean section grow up to be heavy kids and teens than those delivered vaginally, according to [more…]

New bird flu may be capable of human to human spread – study

New bird flu may be capable of human to human spread – study

Published 24/05/2013

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The new H7N9 bird flu virus can be transmitted between mammals not only via direct contact but also in airborne droplets, [more…]

WHO to help Saudi Arabia investigate coronavirus before haj

WHO to help Saudi Arabia investigate coronavirus before haj

Published 24/05/2013

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it would help Saudi Arabia dig deeper into deadly outbreaks of a new [more…]

Merck’s insomnia drug moves a step closer to U.S. approval

Merck’s insomnia drug moves a step closer to U.S. approval

Published 23/05/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Merck & Co's experimental insomnia drug moved a step closer to U.S. approval on Wednesday after a panel of medical experts said [more…]

FDA panel says Merck’s sleep drug safe, effective at lower dose

FDA panel says Merck’s sleep drug safe, effective at lower dose

Published 22/05/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Merck & Co's experimental insomnia drug was safe and effective at the lower of two doses studied, a panel of medical experts [more…]