Health News

South Korea declares country effectively out of MERS danger


SEOUL - South Korea declared on Tuesday it is effectively out of danger from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), more than two months after the first case was reported and began spreading in hospital settings to kill 36 people.

Sanofi links with Regeneron in $2.2 billion cancer drug push

- French drugmaker Sanofi said on Tuesday it was committing up to $2.17 billion to a collaboration with its long-time partner Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in the hot area of cancer immunotherapy.

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Teva to buy Allergan generic business for $40.5 billion, drops Mylan bid

TEL AVIV - Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will pay $40.5 billion in cash and stock for Allergan’s generic drugs business, solidifying Teva's position as the world's No. 1 maker of generics while freeing Allergan to focus on branded drugs, paying down debt and potential "transformational" acquisitions. | Video

Deals, Israel, 27 Jul 2015

Family, peers influence teens' e-cigarette use

(Reuters Health) - Teens are more likely to use electronic cigarettes if their friends and family view them as cool or acceptable, a new study suggests.

27 Jul 2015

U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

NEW YORK - The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there.

U.S., Cuba 27 Jul 2015

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals' Finacea generic infringes Bayer patent: court

NEW YORK - India's Glenmark Pharmaceuticals' proposed generic version of Bayer AG's Finacea, a gel for treating the common skin condition rosacea, infringes Bayer's patent, a U.S. court ruled on Monday.

27 Jul 2015

Primary care doctors should screen for depression: panel

(Reuters Health) - U.S. adults should be screened for depression, according to a proposal from a government-backed panel of medical experts.

27 Jul 2015

Young cancer patients may be unaware of fertility options

(Reuters Health) - Young cancer patients, often left infertile after treatment, may be unaware of ways to preserve their options for having children, a study suggests.

27 Jul 2015

Not all new mothers in U.S. get advice on breastfeeding, infant care: survey

NEW YORK - Despite medical evidence showing the benefits of breastfeeding and how to prevent cot deaths, some doctors are not passing on the information to new mothers in the United States, researchers said on Monday.

27 Jul 2015

Some serious drug side effects not told to FDA within 15 days

(Reuters Health) - Companies fail to report roughly one in 10 serious and unexpected medication side effects to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within a 15-day window specified by federal regulations to protect patient safety, a study finds.

27 Jul 2015