Health News

Pricing is key for new heart drugs challenging cheap generics


BARCELONA - Doctors looking at highly encouraging clinical trial results for new heart drugs at the world's largest cardiology meeting this week are missing one piece of data that will be critical to their success - the price.

Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths: World Bank head

DAKAR/LAGOS - The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying who could easily be saved, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the highly contagious virus.

12:47pm EDT

Ebola health workers should get danger money, expert says

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola drug ZMapp, an international health expert said.

11:08am EDT

Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide, according to a new trial from Spain.

10:29am EDT

Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 16 cases in total

ABUJA - Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola disease in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 16, with around 200 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday.

9:39am EDT

India's Cipla launches copy of GSK's top asthma drug in Germany, Sweden

MUMBAI - India's Cipla Ltd has launched an anti-asthma inhaler in Germany and Sweden that is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Advair, a move that will further dent sales of the British firm's top-selling product.

9:14am EDT

Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

STOCKHOLM - Medical authorities in the Swedish capital said on Monday tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease.

5:46am EDT

'Most exciting ever' Novartis drug points to huge sales

BARCELONA - Sales forecasts for Novartis's new heart failure drug are being ramped up by analysts after strikingly good clinical trial results for a medicine doctors expect to transform treatment of the deadly disease.

5:21am EDT

Cyberonics device improves heart function after Boston flop

BARCELONA - A nerve stimulation device from Cyberonics improved cardiac function in heart failure patients in a small clinical trial, in contrast to an unsuccessful study backed by Boston Scientific.

3:35am EDT

Swedish hospital investigating possible case of Ebola: media

STOCKHOLM - A hospital in the Swedish capital is investigating a possible case of Ebola, Swedish media reported on Sunday.

31 Aug 2014