Medicine

Stents no better than drugs for many heart patients: U.S. study

Stents no better than drugs for many heart patients: U.S. study

Published 16/11/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Many patients with severe but stable heart disease who routinely undergo invasive procedures to clear and prop open clogged arteries would do [more…]

Novartis sickle-cell drug gets U.S. FDA approval

Novartis sickle-cell drug gets U.S. FDA approval

Published 16/11/2019

(The Nov 16 story corrects to clarify in second graph that patients will be infused by a healthcare provider.) By John Miller and Carl O’Donnell [more…]

BeiGene prices lymphoma drug at $12,935 for a 30-day supply

BeiGene prices lymphoma drug at $12,935 for a 30-day supply

Published 15/11/2019

(Reuters) - China-based drugmaker BeiGene Ltd on Friday priced its drug, Brukinsa, to treat a rare form of lymphoma at $12,935 for a 30-day supply. [more…]

Despite safety guidelines, too many kids get hurt by lawnmowers

Despite safety guidelines, too many kids get hurt by lawnmowers

Published 15/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - Many children are injured by lawnmowers despite safety guidelines in place to prevent these accidents, and kids in rural communities are most [more…]

When insurance covers IVF, more women use it

When insurance covers IVF, more women use it

Published 15/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - When insurance covers in vitro fertilization, more women struggling with infertility, especially those with limited financial resources, will use the method to [more…]

How much does surrogacy in Ukraine cost, the interview with the owner of Biotexcom

How much does surrogacy in Ukraine cost, the interview with the owner of Biotexcom

Published 12/11/2019

Albert Tochilovsky, the owner of Biotexcom center for human reproduction, told Delo.ua about designer babies, body rejuvenation, bearing children in an “artificial uterus”, moral and ethical issues of reproductive medicine, and harassment by authorities. [more…]

Roche sets sights on Novartis, Biogen as SMA trial hits target

Roche sets sights on Novartis, Biogen as SMA trial hits target

Published 11/11/2019

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche’s bid to rival Biogen and Novartis in treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) got a lift on Monday when the Swiss drugmaker [more…]

U.S. records one new case in measles outbreak

U.S. records one new case in measles outbreak

Published 11/11/2019

(Reuters) - One new case of measles was reported this weekend in the United States, with the country suffering its worst outbreak of the highly [more…]

South Korea bans liquid e-cigarettes on army bases

South Korea bans liquid e-cigarettes on army bases

Published 11/11/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean Army has banned the use and possession of liquid e-cigarettes on its bases for health reasons, the military said [more…]

U.S. CDC reports ‘breakthrough’ in vaping lung injury probe as cases top 2,000

U.S. CDC reports ‘breakthrough’ in vaping lung injury probe as cases top 2,000

Published 08/11/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tests of lung samples taken from 29 patients with vaping-related injuries suggest all contained Vitamin E acetate, a discovery U.S. officials described [more…]