NEW YORK - - As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a religious dispute over the Obamacare contraception mandate, advocates on both sides are trying to set the court straight on the science.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Before doctors use technology to evaluate every "letter" in a person's DNA to detect or diagnose medical conditions, several hurdles must be overcome, according to a new study.
- Geron Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had ordered to halt the trials of its cancer drug imetelstat due to concerns of liver damage.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whether heterosexual couples decide to use condoms during sex may be determined more by the nature of the relationship than by aspects of the individual men or women involved, according to a new Dutch study.
NEW YORK - U.S. health insurers are struggling to set prices for their Obamacare plans in 2015 and decide which regions to return to before the deadlines for submitting those plans to regulators.
JERUSALEM - Israeli start-up LabStyle Innovations Corp on Tuesday launched a mobile-phone glucose meter for diabetics to monitor their blood sugar levels.
FRANKFURT - Germany's Bayer said a final stage Phase III clinical trial of cancer drug Nexavar as an adjuvant therapy for liver cancer did not meet its main target.
- Myriad Genetics Inc said a U.S. court denied its motion to temporarily stop rival Ambry Genetics Corp from selling products similar to Myriad's gene-based cancer test, the latest setback for the diagnostics company.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doing chores and errands in the course of caring for a disabled husband makes older women a bit happier than just doing housework for its own sake, a new study finds.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hearing-impaired adults are more likely to be depressed than those with excellent hearing - and than those who are fully deaf -according to a large U.S. survey.
A series that looks at all facets of cancer, written by Debra Sherman, a stage 4 lung cancer patient. Debra covered the health beat for Reuters for more than a decade and is using her knowledge about health, her contacts in the industry and her personal experiences to report this series. Full Article