Health News
Third African swine fever outbreak hits China's hog herd8/19/2018 6:26:20 AM China's Ministry of Agriculture said on Sunday 88 hogs had died from African swine fever in the eastern city of Lianyungang, the third outbreak this month, as the highly-contagious disease threatened to spread through the world's biggest pig herd.FDA approves Teva's generic of Mylan's EpiPen8/18/2018 9:21:13 PM The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's generic version of Mylan NV's life-saving allergy injection, EpiPen, at a time when regulators are looking to lower healthcare costs.China sacks six senior officials at food and drug regulator over vaccine scandal8/18/2018 2:48:47 AM China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd revealed failings at the government body including inadequate supervision.Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 478/17/2018 10:26:35 PM Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 47 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday.Many people take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills8/17/2018 9:54:58 PM - People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills' effectiveness, a recent study suggests.Art tours tied to easing of chronic pain8/17/2018 9:53:27 PM - Art museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests.Japan's Eisai sets price tag of about $17,000 on liver cancer drug (Aug. 16)8/17/2018 9:46:33 PM (This version of the August 16th story corrects to change drug price in headline, first bullet, paragraphs 1 and 3 after company corrects it to $16,970 from $15,970)Dementia patients may benefit from music therapy8/17/2018 4:48:12 PM - Music therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests.Transgender veterans don't have worse health8/17/2018 4:46:34 PM - Transgender military veterans do not have worse health than cisgender veterans, a recent U.S. study suggests.Staying fit might cut glaucoma risk8/17/2018 2:09:24 PM - Meeting physical activity guidelines and being physically fit may reduce the risk of developing glaucoma by 40 percent to 50 percent, recent research suggests.Scotland's Ayrshire to give free tampons to tackle period poverty8/17/2018 2:08:37 PM Scotland's North Ayrshire Council has become the first local authority in Britain to provide free sanitary provision in public buildings, hoping to tackle "period poverty".FDA approves Bristol-Myers' Opdivo for small cell lung cancer8/17/2018 1:44:27 PM Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment, Opdivo, for patients whose lung cancer had progressed even after undergoing chemotherapy and at least one other therapy.World's top pork firm shuts China slaughterhouse in race to contain deadly swine fever8/17/2018 12:25:32 PM China has ordered the world's top pork producer, WH Group Ltd, to shut a major slaughterhouse as authorities race to stop the spread of deadly African swine fever (ASF) after a second outbreak in the planet's biggest hog herd in two weeks.China think tank slammed for 'procreation fund' idea8/17/2018 12:05:46 PM A proposal by two Chinese researchers to force couples with fewer than two children to pay into a "procreation fund" backfired on Friday, with critics calling it a "thoughtless" and "absurd" way to battle the problem of an ageing population.Russia reports severe bird flu outbreak: OIE8/17/2018 9:30:44 AM Russia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu virus on a farm in the Kostromskaya region in the west of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said, citing a report from Russia's Agriculture Ministry.Trump administration proposes production quota cuts for six opioids8/17/2018 7:37:55 AM The Trump administration on Thursday proposed that U.S. drugmakers cut production quotas of the six most abused opioids by 10 percent next year to fight a nationwide addiction crisis.China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-list8/17/2018 2:51:14 AM China has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal.Exclusive: OxyContin maker Purdue taps financial restructuring adviser - sources8/16/2018 11:57:26 PM OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP has tapped law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP for financial restructuring advice, as its potential liabilities swell with a wave of lawsuits over the opioid addiction epidemic sweeping the United States, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.Lawmakers want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit8/16/2018 11:04:42 PM Vaping rules should be relaxed to allow the promotion of e-cigarettes as tools to help tobacco smokers quit, British lawmakers said on Friday.Links seen between asthma and ADHD8/16/2018 8:51:55 PM - There may be a strong connection between asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that makes people with one condition more likely to develop the other one, a recent study suggests.