Medicine

Insight – It takes an army: Tens of thousands of workers roll out Obamacare

Insight – It takes an army: Tens of thousands of workers roll out Obamacare

Published 21/06/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Call them Obamacare's army. From the chief actuary at the California health insurance exchange that President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law [more…]

Novartis heart drug gets FDA’s ‘breakthrough’ status

Novartis heart drug gets FDA’s ‘breakthrough’ status

Published 21/06/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis said on Friday U.S. regulators have given breakthrough therapy status to an investigational treatment for patients with acute [more…]

Smoking in pregnancy tied to teens’ hearing loss

Smoking in pregnancy tied to teens’ hearing loss

Published 20/06/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers are more likely to have hearing loss if their mothers smoked during pregnancy, according to a new study that [more…]

Idenix sees delay in human trials for hep C drug as FDA seeks more data

Idenix sees delay in human trials for hep C drug as FDA seeks more data

Published 20/06/2013

(Reuters) - Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects a delay in human trials of one of its experimental hepatitis C drugs after the U.S. Food [more…]

FDA expands “morning after” pill approval after court order

FDA expands “morning after” pill approval after court order

Published 20/06/2013

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded its approval of the so-called "morning after" contraceptive pill to include all women of [more…]

Does adding exercise to a diet help heavy kids?

Does adding exercise to a diet help heavy kids?

Published 20/06/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Tacking regular exercise on to a diet program for obese kids and teens typically doesn't help them lose any more [more…]

Analysis: Hospital investors sold on U.S. health reform despite bumps

Analysis: Hospital investors sold on U.S. health reform despite bumps

Published 19/06/2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. hospital operators have been on a tear this year, on average posting triple the gains of the broader stock [more…]

IVF for women over 50: pros and cons

IVF for women over 50: pros and cons

Published 18/06/2013

In Ukraine, the issue of acceptable maximum age of women who want to use in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure came up. After the case, when [more…]

Saudi Arabia says MERS coronavirus kills four more

Saudi Arabia says MERS coronavirus kills four more

Published 17/06/2013

DUBAI (Reuters) - Four more people have died and three more have fallen ill in Saudi Arabia from the new SARS-like coronavirus MERS-CoV, the Saudi [more…]

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signs Medicaid expansion

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signs Medicaid expansion

Published 17/06/2013

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona's Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed a law on Monday to expand Medicaid, embracing a key part of Democratic President Barack Obama's [more…]