Health News

Exclusive: India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS program


NEW DELHI - India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about a month.

Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.

- A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. | Video

U.S., 30 Sep 2014

Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma for $3 billion flu market

NEW YORK - Two tiny companies are preparing to challenge some of the world's largest drug makers in the battle for dominance in the $3 billion global market for influenza vaccines, armed with little more than tiny tobacco plants.

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Mexico says Ghanaian patient shows no signs of Ebola virus

MEXICO CITY - A 52-year-old man from Ghana who has been hospitalized in Mexico does not shows signs of the deadly Ebola virus, the country's health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday night.

30 Sep 2014

Spouse personality may affect career success

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The personalities of husbands and wives may affect their spouses' success at work, suggests a new study.

30 Sep 2014

Rights body mulls forced sterilization of HIV-positive woman

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will consider its first case of forced sterilization of a person living with HIV in Latin America, a rights group has said.

30 Sep 2014

Ebola spreading fast, international aid not enough: experts

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Ebola epidemic is spreading so fast that it is turning into a humanitarian crisis leaving children orphaned, families hungry and people dying of treatable conditions, top health experts said on Tuesday in calling for more international aid for West Africa.

30 Sep 2014

Discuss risks of radiation imaging: cardiologists

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cardiologists should discuss with patients the risks and benefits of chest imaging using ionizing radiation before the procedure, according to a new statement endorsed by several medical organizations.

30 Sep 2014

After-school exercise may improve thinking skills, fitness

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who participated in a physical activity program after school did better on thinking tasks than kids who didn’t take part in the program, according to a new study.

30 Sep 2014

Global spa, wellness industry estimated at $3.4 trillion: report

NEW YORK - A growing middle class and consumers' evolving attitudes toward health and travel have fueled a global spa and wellness industry worth an estimated $3.4 trillion in 2013, according to a report released on Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014