Health News

Obama to send 3,000 troops to tackle Ebola


WASHINGTON/GENEVA - The United States announced on Tuesday that it would send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up response including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control.

Northwest Bio drug gets first slot under UK early access scheme

LONDON - An experimental Northwest Biotherapeutics  drug for inoperable tumors is the first medicine to have been selected for fast-track designation under a new early access scheme in Britain.

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AstraZeneca gets up to $500 million from Lilly for Alzheimer's drug

LONDON - AstraZeneca has signed a partnership deal with U.S. rival Eli Lilly that could earn the British company up to $500 million if a promising – but risky – experimental Alzheimer’s drug proves successful.

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Merck KGaA agrees to market Lupin drugs in emerging countries

FRANKFURT - German drugmaker Merck KGaA said it struck a deal with Lupin Limited to market some of the Indian drugmaker's cardiovascular and diabetes treatments in emerging markets.

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Switzerland takes on its top drugmakers in price row

ZURICH - Switzerland, home to the world's two biggest drugmakers, might be expected to give them an easy ride. But Roche and Novartis are finding no immunity in their home market from a European-wide price squeeze.

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Study shows Novo's new diabetes drug effective and safe for children

COPENHAGEN - Novo Nordisk's new long-acting insulin Tresiba has been shown to be effective and safe for long-term use in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, according to new data from a late-stage trial presented on Tuesday.

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Hunger easing globally but 1 in 9 people undernourished: report

ROME - The number of hungry people in the world has fallen by more than 100 million in the past decade but 805 million people, or one in nine, still do not have enough to eat, three global food and agriculture agencies said on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work

SAN FRANCISCO - Two prominent U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple Inc's HealthKit, offering a glimpse of how the iPhone maker's ambitious take on healthcare will work in practice.

Tech, Media 15 Sep 2014

U.S. says 115,000 could lose Obamacare insurance over immigration

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Monday said 115,000 people in 36 states could lose their private health insurance under Obamacare after Sept. 30, because of unresolved data problems involving their citizenship or immigration status.

15 Sep 2014

End 'panic' measures undermining fight against Ebola: Ghana

MONROVIA - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama on Monday called for the easing of restrictions on West African nations fighting Ebola, saying "panic" measures had led to isolation and undermined the battle against the disease.

15 Sep 2014