LAGOS - The Nigerian city of Lagos shut and quarantined a hospital on Monday where a Liberian man died of the Ebola virus, the first recorded case of the highly-infectious disease in Africa's most populous country. | Video
- Aetna Inc , the third-largest U.S. health insurer, on Tuesday reported a higher second-quarter profit that beat analyst expectations, helped by last year's acquisition of Medicare and Medicaid provider Coventry Health Care.
WASHINGTON - A rise in marijuana use among U.S. teens over the past 20 years has no significant tie to the legalization of marijuana for medical use in many states, according to a new research paper.
- Merck & Co Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results on Tuesday, helped by strong sales of consumer products and medicines for arthritis and HIV, sending its shares up more than 1 percent in morning trading.
DAKAR - West African airline Asky has suspended flights to and from Sierra Leone and Liberia amid increasing concern at the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the region, its said on its Web site.
- Impax Laboratories Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued certain observations regarding violations in the company's manufacturing plant in Taiwan.
ZURICH - Roche said on Tuesday that European regulators approved its drug Gazyvaro, or obinutuzumab, for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, boosting the Swiss group's line-up of new cancer treatments.
CHICAGO - The NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit by providing $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former student athletes in a move expected to change the way such injuries are handled at colleges nationwide, according to court documents filed in Chicago on Tuesday.
LONDON - AstraZeneca has signed up Roche and Qiagen to develop two separate diagnostic tests, both using simple blood samples, to identify patients who will benefit from its lung cancer drugs.
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A series that looks at all facets of cancer, written by Debra Sherman, a lung cancer patient who succumbed to the disease on April 22, 2014. Debra covered the health beat for Reuters for more than a decade and drew on her knowledge about health, her contacts in the industry and her personal experiences to report this series. Full Article