Health News
Obamacare repeal on the ropes as pivotal Republican rebuffs Trump9/26/2017 2:07:21 AMWASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose - and likely doom - her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare.U.S. FDA joins Interpol crackdown on illicit online pharmacies9/25/2017 4:19:54 PM - Authorities from a record 123 countries, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, have taken action against hundreds of businesses suspected of illegally selling medicines over the internet, officials said on Monday.Vets in Philippines turn to technology to track and tackle rabies9/26/2017 12:10:40 PMMANILA - Armed with smartphones and syringes, veterinarians in the Philippines are turning to technology to fight rabies, using tracking tools to identify problem areas in mass campaigns to vaccinate dogs.Axovant's Alzheimer's drug fails in late-stage trial, shares slump9/26/2017 11:42:02 AM - Axovant Sciences Ltd said on Tuesday its experimental Alzheimer's drug failed to improve cognitive abilities and daily activities in a highly anticipated late-stage trial, sending its shares plunging 70 percent in premarket trading.F1 team uses racing car technology to keep newborns safe in ambulances9/26/2017 10:27:02 AMGROVE, England - A Formula One racing team is employing technology that helps racing drivers survive high speed crashes to create a new device that keeps newborn babies safe during emergency transportation.CVC, others explore sale of drugmaker Alvogen: Bloomberg9/26/2017 7:40:02 AM - CVC Capital Partners [CVC.UL] and other private equity owners are exploring options for generic drugmaker Alvogen, including a sale, which could be valued at about $4 billion, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.Venezuela doctors in protest urge stronger WHO stance on health crisis9/25/2017 6:30:21 PMCARACAS - Venezuela's doctors, fed up with what they called the World Health Organization's passive attitude toward the country's deep medical crisis, protested at the agency's Caracas office on Monday to demand more pressure on the government and additional assistance.US immigration restrictions may slow medical research9/25/2017 9:16:05 PM - Recently proposed changes to U.S. immigration policy may slow the progress of medical research, some doctors argue.Breast surgeons exert 'enormous influence' on patients’ choices9/25/2017 9:37:42 PM - Breast cancer surgeons play a big role in deciding whether women with early-stage breast cancer undergo a controversial operation to have both breasts removed, even when cancer is found in only one, a new study shows.Younger start in football linked to higher risk of behavior, mood problems9/25/2017 4:07:24 PM - Boys who start playing American football before their 12th birthday may be at sharply increased risk of behavioral and mood problems later in life compared to peers who hit the gridiron later, according to a recent U.S. study.