CHICAGO - Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said.
- Medtronic Plc has agreed to resolve U.S. regulators' allegations it violated quality standards for making its SynchroMed implantable drug pump, which delivers medications to cancer patients and others with chronic pain.
- Merck and Co's diabetes drug Januvia achieved the main goal of a long-awaited heart safety study, according to preliminary results released by the drugmaker on Monday, likely removing a cloud of uncertainty from its biggest product.
(Reuters Health) - Cellphones are one of the most common distractions for caregivers to overcome while supervising children at playgrounds, new research finds.
CHICAGO - Initial tests have found five probable new cases of the rapidly spreading avian influenza on commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting an estimated 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday asked China to drop a ban on imports of U.S. poultry imposed because of an outbreak of bird flu in chickens and turkeys.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration.
MILFORD, Conn. - A Connecticut teenager who was forced by the state Supreme Court to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer will be released on Monday after finishing treatment in good health, her lawyer said.
- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Monday said the 46 ingredients used in its roughly 1,800 restaurants were now free of genetically modified organisms, becoming the first major U.S. restaurant chain to make that switch. | Video
(Reuters Health) - According to a new analysis of nationwide surveys, teens report less texting while driving in the years following statewide bans. But texting while driving rates are still high, the researchers found.