Medicine

Flu-conomics: The next pandemic could trigger global recession

Flu-conomics: The next pandemic could trigger global recession

Published 21/01/2013

(Reuters) - A high body count is not the only meaningful number attached to a pandemic. The potential cost of a global outbreak of the [more…]

Japan tsunami stress may have brought on seizures: study

Japan tsunami stress may have brought on seizures: study

Published 21/01/2013

(Reuters) - The number of seizure patients in a northern Japanese fishing community devastated by the March 11, 2011 tsunami spiked in the weeks following [more…]

China media train fire on U.S. food giants over chicken scare

China media train fire on U.S. food giants over chicken scare

Published 17/01/2013

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Just weeks after Chinese authorities cleared Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp of charges they had served chicken laced with excessive chemicals, [more…]

Analysis: Drug industry bets on new blockbusters in 2013

Analysis: Drug industry bets on new blockbusters in 2013

Published 15/01/2013

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drugmakers are betting that a new wave of medicines for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and hepatitis will shape up [more…]

New York governor declares public health emergency to combat flu

New York governor declares public health emergency to combat flu

Published 12/01/2013

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, giving pharmacists permission to administer flu vaccinations to more people as [more…]

Flu reaches epidemic level in U.S., says CDC

Flu reaches epidemic level in U.S., says CDC

Published 11/01/2013

(Reuters) - Influenza has officially reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with 7.3 percent of deaths last week caused by pneumonia and the flu, [more…]

Supreme Court to review free speech of HIV/AIDS groups

Supreme Court to review free speech of HIV/AIDS groups

Published 11/01/2013

(Reuters) - The Supreme Court agreed to consider whether the government can require groups that receive federal funding for overseas HIV/AIDS programs to have explicit [more…]

Massachusetts governor seeks to revamp retiree health care

Massachusetts governor seeks to revamp retiree health care

Published 11/01/2013

(Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said on Friday that he will file legislation to overhaul benefits for public retirees, including a proposal to double [more…]

Drugmakers report U.S. shortages of flu vaccine, Tamiflu

Drugmakers report U.S. shortages of flu vaccine, Tamiflu

Published 10/01/2013

(Reuters) - This year's U.S. flu season has created shortages of the Tamiflu treatment for children and of the most widely used flu vaccine, their [more…]

Bioengineer developing needle-free “nanopatch” vaccines

Bioengineer developing needle-free “nanopatch” vaccines

Published 10/01/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - When it comes to protecting millions of people from deadly infectious diseases, Mark Kendall thinks a fingertip-sized patch covered in thousands of [more…]