Medicine

U.S. baby’s HIV infection cured through very early treatment

U.S. baby’s HIV infection cured through very early treatment

Published 04/03/2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A baby girl in Mississippi who was born with HIV has been cured after very early treatment with standard HIV drugs, U.S. [more…]

EU approves Novartis drug for gout

EU approves Novartis drug for gout

Published 01/03/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - The European Commission has approved Novartis' drug Ilaris for patients with an often painful form of inflammatory arthritis, the drugmaker said on [more…]

Facebook, Google tech gurus to design cancer research game

Facebook, Google tech gurus to design cancer research game

Published 01/03/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists from a British cancer charity are teaming up with technology gurus from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google to design [more…]

FDA launches series of meetings on food-safety proposals

FDA launches series of meetings on food-safety proposals

Published 28/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration kicked off a series of public meetings on Thursday to explain its proposed new rules for improving [more…]

Screening might avert many lung cancer deaths: study

Screening might avert many lung cancer deaths: study

Published 27/02/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A calculation based on results from a large lung cancer screening trial projects that 12,000 deaths a year among the [more…]

Amgen loses as top U.S. court backs class actions

Amgen loses as top U.S. court backs class actions

Published 27/02/2013

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court made it easier on Wednesday for shareholders to bring class-action lawsuits, breaking a recent line of decisions [more…]

GlaxoSmithKline unit joins patent pool for AIDS drugs

GlaxoSmithKline unit joins patent pool for AIDS drugs

Published 27/02/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's HIV/AIDS drugs business is to share intellectual property rights on children's medicine in a patent pool designed to make treatments more [more…]

Tenet sees benefit in 2014 from health reform

Tenet sees benefit in 2014 from health reform

Published 26/02/2013

(Reuters) - Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC.N ) said on Tuesday it expects the U.S. healthcare reform law to have a positive impact on its earnings [more…]

Alcohol counseling may aid domestic abuse therapy

Alcohol counseling may aid domestic abuse therapy

Published 26/02/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For heavy drinkers in treatment for domestic violence problems, an extra therapy session targeting alcohol abuse may help to speed [more…]

FDA halts trials of Amgen drug in children, cites death

FDA halts trials of Amgen drug in children, cites death

Published 26/02/2013

(Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it has stopped all pediatric clinical trials of Amgen Inc's Sensipar after the death of [more…]