• By Reuters   -   Feb 23, 2017

    CHINA RELEASES UPDATE OF KEY REIMBURSABLE DRUG LIST

    SHANGHAI - China has released the updated 2017 list of medicines covered by its basic medical insurance schemes, the Ministry of Human...

    Drugs, healthNews
    • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

      MANY PACEMAKER RECIPIENTS CAN SAFELY GET NON-CHEST MRIS

      It might be possible for people with an older pacemaker to safely get an MRI after all.

      healthNews
      • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

        SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAWS TIED TO FEWER TEEN SUICIDE ATTEMPTS

        Enacting policies that promote equality, like same-sex marriage laws, may ease the mental burdens on lesbian, gay and bisexual young...

        healthNews
        • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

          MANY U.S. CANCER PATIENTS STRUGGLE TO AFFORD LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS

          As cancer drug costs rise, U.S. cancer patients are more likely than other medical patients to struggle with paying for prescription...

          Drugs, Cancer, healthNews
          • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

            ONLINE TREATMENT REDUCES CHRONIC KNEE PAIN FROM ARTHRITIS

            A web-based program of exercise and coping skills training improves both function and pain in arthritic knees, a new study suggests.

            Treatment, Knees, Arthritis, Base, Bases, healthNews
            • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

              LICORICE DURING PREGNANCY LINKED TO HEALTH ISSUES FOR KIDS

              Women who consume licorice during pregnancy might be more likely to have children with cognitive or behavioral problems than mothers...

              Children, Women, Pregnancy, Health, Pregnant, Kids, healthNews
              • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                THERMO FISHER DID NOT INFRINGE GENETIC-TESTING PATENT, U.S. TOP COURT SAYS

                The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared a subsidiary of biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc of infringing a genetic-testing...

                healthNews
                • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                  PHILIPS UPBEAT ON PROSPECTS FOR NEW IMAGE-GUIDED THERAPY PLATFORM

                  AMSTERDAM - Philips on Wednesday announced the introduction of a new platform for image guided therapy which enables doctors to combine...

                  healthNews
                  • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                    SELF-GUIDED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY MAY HELP DEPRESSION

                    Online programs offering cognitive behavioral therapy without the therapist can reduce depression symptoms for some, according to a...

                    Depression, healthNews
                    • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                      STOLEN IRON GATE RETURNED TO NAZI DEATH CAMP IN GERMANY

                      BERLIN - A wrought iron gate with the chilling inscription "Arbeit macht frei" was returned to Germany's Dachau concentration camp...

                      healthNews
                      • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                        CVS REMOVES ARTIFICIAL TRANS FATS FROM ITS FOOD BRANDS

                        CVS Health Corp said its pharmacy chain had removed artificial trans fats, which have been linked to rising rates of heart diseases,...

                        Wellness, Food, Health, healthNews
                        • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                          ARGOS SAYS INDEPENDENT COMMITTEE PREDICTS TRIAL FAILURE, SHARES SLUMP

                          Argos Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday that an independent data monitoring committee concluded that the company's experimental treatment...

                          Treatment, healthNews
                          • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                            TODDLER BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS MAY HINT AT CELIAC DISEASE

                            For small kids with a family history of celiac disease, anxiety, aggression, sleep problems and other behavioral issues might signal...

                            Sleep, Kids, healthNews
                            • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                              STUDIES PROVIDE FULLER PICTURE OF TESTOSTERONE BENEFITS, RISKS

                              For men with low levels of testosterone, hormone-containing gels may offer a mixed bag of benefits and risks, according to a series...

                              Men, healthNews
                              • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                                EXERCISE LINKED TO BETTER BREAST CANCER OUTCOMES

                                Several lifestyle changes can improve outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis, but exercise is far and away the best habit to establish,...

                                Cancer, Breast, Breasts, healthNews
                                • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                                  ARMYWORM CATERPILLARS RAVAGE MAIZE CROP IN SOUTHEAST CONGO

                                  KINSHASA - Crop-destroying caterpillars known as armyworms have ravaged 63,000 hectares of maize in southeastern Democratic Republic...

                                  healthNews
                                  • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                                    SOUTH KOREA CONFIRMS H5N8 BIRD FLU OUTBREAK AT DUCK FARM

                                    SEOUL - South Korea has confirmed an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus at a duck farm in a southwestern county,...

                                    Flu, healthNews
                                    • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                                      'ALARMING' SUPERBUGS A RISK TO PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND FOOD, EU WARNS

                                      LONDON - Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal...

                                      Health, Food, healthNews
                                      • By Reuters   -   Feb 22, 2017

                                        LIFE EXPECTANCY STUDY SHOWS MANY LIKELY TO LIVE BEYOND 90 BY 2030

                                        LONDON - Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years in some places, and policymakers need...

                                        Plan, healthNews
                                        • By Reuters   -   Feb 21, 2017

                                          U.S. JUDGE BLOCKS TEXAS PLANS TO CUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD MEDICAID FUNDS

                                          AUSTIN, Texas - A U.S. judge in Austin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned...

                                          Plan, healthNews