pharma industry shuns trump push for radical shift at fda

the prospect of big change at the regulatory agency comes as drugmakers are under fire for high prices, including marathon pharmaceuticals llc, which said monday it was "pausing" the launch of its duchenne muscular dystrophy drug after

2017-02-15 01:26:23  

olympic great hackett arrested after 'breakdown'

australian long distance swimming great grant hackett was arrested and detained by police in the gold coast on wednesday after a "breakdown" at his parents' home, local media reported. the troubled triple olympic champion's f

2017-02-15 12:56:04  

swimming-olympic great hackett arrested after 'breakdown'

australian long distance swimming great grant hackett was arrested and detained by police in the gold coast on wednesday after a "breakdown" at his parents' home, local media reported. the troubled triple olympic champion's father told

2017-02-15 12:52:09  

china death toll from bird flu surges to 79 people in january

as many as 79 people have died from h7n9 bird flu in china last month, the government said, far surpassing the number of deaths in the same month in recent years and stoking worries about the spread of the virus this winter. authorities have rep

2017-02-14 11:53:20  

pick for medicare post faces questions on indiana contracts

indianapolis (ap) — president donald trump's pick to oversee medicare and medicaid advised vice president mike pence on health care issues while he was indiana's governor, a post she maintained amid a web of business arrangements — inc

2017-02-14 10:27:57  

2 big insurance breakups on valentine's day

it was a rough day for the already-roiled u.s. health insurance market: one giant merger was abandoned, another is threatened by infighting, and a major insurer announced it will stop selling coverage ...

2017-02-14 09:30:12  

brain damage in former players fuels soccer 'heading' fears

by ben hirschler london (reuters) - scientists have found signs of brain damage that could cause dementia in a handful of former soccer players, fuelling worries about the danger of frequent knocks from heading the ball or colliding with others

2017-02-14 07:19:56  

obamacare significantly expanded insurance for people with hiv

by julie steenhuysen chicago (reuters) - the first national analysis of the impact of the affordable care act on people with hiv showed significant increases in health insurance coverage among people infected with the virus that causes aids, acc

2017-02-14 07:09:12  

sold into marriage: how rohingya girls become child brides in malaysia

by rozanna latiff and ebrahim harris kuala lumpur (reuters) - the slight girl in a turquoise headscarf held back tears as she recalled what happened when she fled to malaysia from myanmar's violence-hit rakhine state. the teenager, who is n

2017-02-14 07:07:26  

brain damage in former players fuels soccer 'heading' fears

scientists have found signs of brain damage that could cause dementia in a handful of former soccer players, fuelling worries about the danger of frequent knocks from heading the ball or colliding with others on the field. the small study was th

2017-02-14 07:01:00  

merck stopping late stage study as another alzheimer's drug fails

(reuters) - merck & co inc said on tuesday it will halt a late-stage trial of an alzheimer's drug after it was determined that it had no chance of working, marking the latest in a long line of crushing disappointments in efforts to find an effec

2017-02-14 06:48:24  

revised us tally: hiv infections fell 18 percent in 6 years

new calculations to better track hiv infections confirm that the u.s. is seeing a strong and steady decline. the number of new cases has been falling for years. but health officials wanted a clearer picture ...

2017-02-14 06:38:20  

aetna, humana drop merger; cigna wants to end anthem deal

by caroline humer and diane bartz new york/washington (reuters) - health insurers aetna inc and humana inc walked away from their $34 billion merger on tuesday and cigna corp sought to end its deal with anthem, shelving the industry consolidatio

2017-02-14 06:30:40  

ethics office urges white house to weigh disciplining conway

the white house should consider disciplinary action against presidential adviser kellyanne conway for appearing to violate government ethics rules by publicly endorsing ivanka trump products, the office of government ethics wrote in a letter mad

2017-02-14 06:22:11  

texas anti-abortion efforts renew after supreme court defeat

austin, texas (ap) — undeterred by a u.s. supreme court decision striking down sweeping abortion restrictions that were sold as protecting women's health, texas republicans are pushing new measures pitched as protecting fetuses, with a hopeful e

2017-02-14 06:10:33  

exercise during pregnancy may help obese women avoid dangerous complications

(this version of the feb 13th story corrects the meeting location in paragraph 3.) by rob goodier (reuters health) - exercise may be an efficient way for obese pregnant women to lower their risk of diabetes, dangerously high blood pressure and o

2017-02-14 05:03:10  

nativity and ethnicity may influence quality of breast cancer care

by lisa rapaport (reuters health) - doctors may diagnose breast cancer later and be less likely to offer needed radiation for hispanic immigrants than for hispanic women born in the u.s. and white women, a recent study suggests. the results indi

2017-02-14 04:50:57  

cooling caps help women keep hair during breast cancer chemo

by andrew m. seaman (reuters health) - women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer are more likely to keep most of their hair with the help of devices that cool the scalp, according to two new studies. the devices work like refrigerators by s

2017-02-14 04:49:09  

recovering from memory loss, kanye west focuses on fashion comeback

by melissa fares new york (reuters) - two months after being hospitalized for exhaustion and still recovering from memory loss, kanye west is expected to make his first major public appearance at new york fashion week, his producer revealed. wes

2017-02-14 04:45:54  

no designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? maybe

don't expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new ...

2017-02-14 04:38:54  

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