Medicine

NZ worries about China dairy bans as Fonterra hit by more recalls

NZ worries about China dairy bans as Fonterra hit by more recalls

Published 06/08/2013

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Dairy giant Fonterra was hit by fresh infant formula recalls in China and Hong Kong on Tuesday, while New Zealand's government fretted [more…]

Parental smoking tied to kids’ risk of lighting up

Parental smoking tied to kids’ risk of lighting up

Published 05/08/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children born to parents with a history of cigarette smoking are more likely to light up than kids of people [more…]

Scientists to cook world’s first in-vitro beef burger

Scientists to cook world’s first in-vitro beef burger

Published 05/08/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's [more…]

Sugary drinks tied to obesity among preschoolers

Sugary drinks tied to obesity among preschoolers

Published 05/08/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who [more…]

India partly revokes Roche cancer drug patent

India partly revokes Roche cancer drug patent

Published 04/08/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - India has partly revoked patents granted to Roche Holding AG for its breast cancer drug Herceptin, a spokesman for the drugmaker confirmed [more…]

India board revokes GSK patent on breast cancer drug Tykerb

India board revokes GSK patent on breast cancer drug Tykerb

Published 02/08/2013

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's patent appeals board has revoked a patent granted to GlaxoSmithKline Plc's breast cancer drug Tykerb, which is a salt form of [more…]

U.S. official challenges claim that Obamacare hurts workers

U.S. official challenges claim that Obamacare hurts workers

Published 01/08/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. healthcare official on Thursday challenged claims by Republican lawmakers that the country's healthcare reform law is causing workers to [more…]

Illinois governor signs law allowing medical marijuana

Illinois governor signs law allowing medical marijuana

Published 01/08/2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A law allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes in Illinois was signed on Thursday by Governor Pat Quinn, making it [more…]

Top French court backs stem-cell research

Top French court backs stem-cell research

Published 01/08/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - France's top court approved a law on Thursday making it easier to conduct research on human embryos and stem cells as long [more…]

Bill to regulate pot’s growth, sale advances in Uruguay chamber

Bill to regulate pot’s growth, sale advances in Uruguay chamber

Published 01/08/2013

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay's lower house of Congress voted on Wednesday to create a government body to control the cultivation and sale of marijuana and [more…]