'apple-shaped' body could raise risk of diabetes

people who are genetically predisposed to storing belly fat, or having an apple-shaped body type, could face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, researchers said tuesday. the study in the journal of the american medical associati

2017-02-15 06:11:04  

europe ready to embrace first copies of biotech cancer drugs

by ben hirschler london (reuters) - treatment with two important cancer drugs is about to get much cheaper in europe with a cut-price copy of roche's blood cancer drug rituxan likely to hit the market imminently followed by a rival to its b

2017-02-15 05:20:21  

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  

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  

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  

don't reach for pills for most chronic low back pain

by andrew m. seaman (reuters health) - people should try non-drug treatment options like massage or stretching for most cases of chronic low back pain before choosing treatment with over-the-counter or prescription drugs, according to new guidel

2017-02-14 04:13:44  

cost of skin creams and ointments may depend on who gives prescription

by lisa rapaport (reuters health) - patients who want to pay less for prescription skin creams and ointments for inflammatory diseases like psoriasis may want to consider seeing their primary care doctor instead of a specialist, a u.s. study sug

2017-02-14 01:51:21  

'apple-shaped' body could raise risk of diabetes

people who are genetically predisposed to storing belly fat, or having an apple-shaped body type, could face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, researchers said tuesday. the study in the journal of the american medical associati

2017-02-14 01:26:14  

gilead challenges gsk with strong hiv drug data

gilead sciences has thrown down a challenge to glaxosmithkline with good clinical trial results for an experimental hiv drug that works in the same way as the british group's successful dolutegravir. gilead's bictegravir, another so-ca

2017-02-14 03:49:50  

marathon pauses duchenne drug launch amid price outcry

marathon pharmaceuticals llc said on monday it was "pausing" the launch of its duchenne muscular dystrophy drug after u.s. lawmakers questioned why the company priced it at $89,000 a year when patients had been able to import it for as

2017-02-13 06:18:22  

mind-altering drug use spikes among older americans: study

the number of older americans taking multiple prescription drugs such as tranquilizers, antidepressants, antipsychotics and painkillers has more than doubled in the past decade, researchers said monday. researchers found the rise was particularl

2017-02-13 02:42:25  

stada to hold takeover talks with rival suitors cinven and advent

stada has invited rival suitors cinven partners and advent international to the negotiating table, the german generic drugs and consumer care group said on monday, after months of courtship. the prospect of a bidding war drove shares in stada as

2017-02-13 11:04:20  

exclusive: china mulls radical output cuts, port coal ban in war on smog - document

by meng meng and josephine mason beijing (reuters) - china is considering forcing steel and aluminum producers to cut more output, banning coal in one of the country's top ports and shutting some fertilizer and drug plants as beijing intens

2017-02-13 02:32:37  

philippines dismisses about 100 policemen for using drugs

the philippine police have sacked nearly 100 policemen since the start of the year because they were found to be drug users, a top official said on saturday, in a clean-up of the ranks after president rodrigo duterte halted police anti-drug oper

2017-02-11 06:10:43  

brazil supreme court judge calls for drugs legalization to beat gangs

by alonso soto brasilia (reuters) - a brazilian supreme court justice called on friday for the legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of violence that has shaken latin america's larg

2017-02-10 05:46:30  

belgian model becoming public face of intersex people

by patricia reaney new york (reuters) - belgian fashion model hanne gaby odiele knew from a young age that she was different from other girls but did not understand why until she was 17 and read a magazine story about an intersex girl. now the 2

2017-02-10 04:23:57  

ohio governor delays 8 executions as court fight continues

columbus, ohio (ap) — gov. john kasich on friday delayed eight executions as a court fight continues over the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection process.

2017-02-10 11:35:45  

venezuelan girl's diphtheria death highlights country's health crisis

by alexandra ulmer and maria ramirez pariaguan, venezuela (reuters) - eliannys vivas, 9, started to get a sore throat on a friday last month in this languid venezuelan town where papaya trees shade poor cinder-block homes. five days later, elian

2017-02-10 10:36:49  

purdue seeks rule that would give it edge in canadian painkiller market

by anna mehler paperny toronto, canada (reuters) - a leading drugmaker ramped up its lobbying in canada fivefold last year, urging government officials to enact a rule that would give it an effective monopoly on long-acting narcotic painkillers.

2017-02-10 01:05:34  

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