Health News

Novartis CEO says diabetics' contact lens tests to start in 2016: paper


ZURICH - Novartis Chief Executive, Joe Jimenez, told a Swiss newspaper that the first human tests of a contact lens it is developing with Google for diabetic patients will be conducted in 2016.

Reproductive control can be a form of partner violence

(Reuters Health) - Intimate partner violence or abuse can take the form of birth control sabotage, pregnancy pressure or coercion, which can have devastating consequences including unintended pregnancy, abortion and psychological trauma, according to a new review.

04 Sep 2015

Informing athletes about concussions may not change behavior

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Educating athletes about the risk of concussion may do little to change long-term behavior, a new qualitative research review has found.

04 Sep 2015

For diabetes in obesity, weight-loss surgery beats medication

(Reuters Health) - Weight-loss surgery beats medication for controlling type 2 diabetes in obese people, according to the longest-term trial ever to compare the two approaches.

04 Sep 2015

As U.S. Legionnaires' cases rise, so do expert theories on causes

CHICAGO - Cases of Legionnaires' disease have been increasing dramatically in the United States, with reported cases in August alone more than doubling from expected levels for that period, U.S. health officials say.

04 Sep 2015

Novartis wins EU approval for multiple myeloma drug Farydak

ZURICH - Novartis AG said on Friday it received European Union approval for Farydak, a treatment for multiple myeloma that the company said gives new options for adult patients whose disease has progressed following standard therapy.

04 Sep 2015

Philips aims to take healthcare from hospitals into homes

BERLIN - Philips Electronics will emerge from its radical transition away from the lighting industry as a more profitable company focused on consumer healthcare, the head of the group's Personal Health business told Reuters.

04 Sep 2015

WHO sounds alarm over big Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs

LONDON/MUMBAI - A major Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs to developing countries has been severely criticized by the World Health Organization for inadequate manufacturing standards and poor testing procedures.

04 Sep 2015

Arthritis may be worse in poor countries but seem worse in rich ones

(Reuters Health) - A study of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) finds that those in wealthy nations are more troubled by it, even though people in poor countries have more severe symptoms.

04 Sep 2015

FDA delays decision on key Alexion drug by 3 months

- Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would delay by three months its decision on approving a key drug the company got through the acquisition of Synageva BioPharma Corp.

04 Sep 2015