Health News

Beijing aims to refill medicine chest with 'Made in China' drugs


SHANGHAI China, already a global powerhouse in high-tech areas from solar panels to bullet trains, is turning its industrial might to the challenge of making more of its own drugs for a vast and aging population. | Video

FDA approves new Bristol-Myers treatment for multiple myeloma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it had approved a drug to be sold by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co as a treatment for a form of blood cancer.

11:12am EST

Facebook network and stress levels may be tied together

(Reuters Health) – A small study suggests that for adolescents, their number of Facebook friends may be related to their stress levels, with more than 300 friends associated with higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

11:18am EST

Roche pulls out of 'superbug' antibiotic project

VIENNA Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding has dropped out of a high-profile project to develop an antibiotic for treating "superbug" infections, the company said on Sunday.

29 Nov 2015

Northern Irish abortion laws breach human rights-court

BELFAST Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws are in breach of human rights by failing to provide exceptions in the case of fatal foetal abnormality and sexual crime, Belfast's High Court found in a landmark ruling on Monday.

9:01am EST

British lawmakers call for sugar tax to tackle childhood obesity

LONDON British lawmakers urged the government on Monday to introduce tough measures, including a tax on sugary drinks and controls on price promotions for "unhealthy food and drink", to help tackle childhood obesity.

8:00am EST

Supreme Court rejects Covidien bid to restore patent verdict against Ethicon

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Covidien LP seeking to restore a $176 million patent infringement verdict against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc.

E. coli from Costco chicken salad traced to tainted celery

LOS ANGELES A multi-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people who ate rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores has been traced to a celery-and-onion mix used in the salad, prompting its California maker to recall the product.

U.S., 26 Nov 2015

HIV stigma in Uganda puts mothers and babies at risk

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Juliet Nalumu, overjoyed at her first pregnancy, visited her local hospital in eastern Uganda for a check-up, it turned into one of the worst days of her life.

11:41am EST

Number of AIDS deaths among young Asians doubles over past decade: U.N.

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The estimated number of adolescents dying of AIDS in the Asia Pacific region has more than doubled since 2005, experts said on Monday, warning of a "hidden epidemic".

11:43am EST
A customer leans against the pharmacy counter at a Sam's Club store in Bentonville, Arkansas May 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Prosecutors target Valeant

Prosecutors demanded details from Valeant Pharmaceuticals on its patient assistance programs, drug pricing and distribution practices.  Full Article