Health News

Samsung Electronics to create fund for cancer-stricken workers, safety


SEOUL - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it will create a 100 billion won ($85.8 million) fund to compensate cancer-stricken workers and their families, and for efforts to prevention such diseases at its chip and display factories.

Fetal tissue research declining, still important

CHICAGO - A political battle over the use of fetal tissue in medical research has been reinvigorated by the release of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood officials. But the controversy comes just as interest in the use of fetal tissue is dwindling, scientists said.

Politics 01 Aug 2015

New cocktails to test limits of cancer drug pricing

LONDON - New cancer drug cocktails set to reach the market in the next few years will test the limits of premium pricing for life-saving medicines, forcing company executives to consider fresh market strategies.

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China to expand medical insurance for major illnesses

BEIJING - China will expand medical insurance to cover all critical illnesses for all urban and rural residents by the end of the year, the cabinet said on Sunday, the latest step in a plan to fix a healthcare system that has sparked public discontent.

China 01 Aug 2015

Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak

NEW YORK - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday.

U.S., 01 Aug 2015

Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

LONDON/GENEVA - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective. | Video

Africa, World 31 Jul 2015

India court concludes hearing Maggi noodles case

MUMBAI - An Indian court has concluded hearing a case filed by Nestle India challenging a local regulator's report that Maggi instant noodles contained excess lead, a lawyer for the company said.

01 Aug 2015

WHO's Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'

GENEVA - Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are "exciting" and "promising" and suggest the shot could help bring an end to West Africa's epidemic, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said on Friday.

31 Jul 2015

Exercise during teens reaps long-term benefits for women, study shows

NEW YORK - Playing team sports and exercising during adolescence can have long-lasting benefits for women and may even reduce their risk of dying from cancer and other causes later in life, a new study showed on Friday.

31 Jul 2015

FDA says investigating latest cyclosporiasis outbreak

- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating the latest outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the United States.

31 Jul 2015