Health News

U.S. bird flu causes egg shortage, emergency measures

CHICAGO/NEW YORK - As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps - importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. | Video

Wal-Mart urges meat suppliers to curb antibiotic use

CHICAGO - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take such a public stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals.

22 May 2015

Amgen ends partnership with AstraZeneca on psoriasis drug

- Amgen Inc said it will terminate a collaboration with AstraZeneca Plc to develop a psoriasis drug after it observed suicidal thoughts in the subjects of a trial.

22 May 2015

Exercise may cut risk of death among elderly men

(Reuters Health) - Elderly men who exercise regularly – even by doing light activities like walking – may be less likely to die than those who are sedentary, a large Norwegian study suggests.

22 May 2015

Smokers more likely to think cancer is a death sentence

(Reuters Health) - Smokers have more pessimistic attitudes about cancer and may be more likely to delay getting screened, according to a new survey from the UK.

22 May 2015

Bayer CEO sees multinational state aid for antibiotics

FRANKFURT - German drugmaker Bayer expects the world's largest economies to pool billions of euros in funding for the development of antibiotics against the growing threat of drug-resistant superbugs, its chief executive said on Friday.

22 May 2015

Cholera epidemic hits 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N.

GENEVA/BUJUMBURA - About 3,000 refugees fleeing political turmoil in Burundi have been infected in a cholera epidemic in neighboring Tanzania, the United Nations said on Friday, stoking fears of a growing humanitarian crisis in Africa's Great Lakes.

22 May 2015

U.S. court hands partial win to tobacco firms over judge-ordered disclosures

WASHINGTON - A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday ruled that tobacco companies cannot be forced to announce publicly that they deliberately deceived the public over the health risks of cigarettes.

U.S. 22 May 2015

Ebola-free Liberia allowed to host internationals

CAPE TOWN - Liberia can host international soccer matches again after being declared free of the deadly Ebola virus, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Friday.

22 May 2015