Health News
'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns2/22/2017 11:24:44 AMLONDON - Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday.China updates key drug list in boost for pharma2/23/2017 5:54:19 AMSHANGHAI - China has updated a key list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said in a statement on Thursday, a fillip for drugmakers in the world's second-largest drug market.Armyworm caterpillars ravage maize crop in southeast Congo2/22/2017 12:39:18 PMKINSHASA - Crop-destroying caterpillars known as armyworms have ravaged 63,000 hectares of maize in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since December, causing local maize prices to triple, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Wednesday.CVS removes artificial trans fats from its food brands2/22/2017 2:35:39 PM - CVS Health Corp said its pharmacy chain had removed artificial trans fats, which have been linked to rising rates of heart diseases, from its store-branded food products well ahead of a June 2018 federal deadline.Thermo Fisher did not infringe genetic-testing patent, U.S. top court says2/22/2017 4:35:10 PM - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared a subsidiary of biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc of infringing a genetic-testing kit patent held by Promega Corp, overturning a lower court's decision.Many U.S. cancer patients struggle to afford life-saving medications2/22/2017 8:31:54 PM - As cancer drug costs rise, U.S. cancer patients are more likely than other medical patients to struggle with paying for prescription medications, according to a recent study.Same-sex marriage laws tied to fewer teen suicide attempts2/22/2017 9:54:48 PM - Enacting policies that promote equality, like same-sex marriage laws, may ease the mental burdens on lesbian, gay and bisexual young people, a new U.S. study suggests.Many pacemaker recipients can safely get non-chest MRIs2/22/2017 10:18:12 PM - It might be possible for people with an older pacemaker to safely get an MRI after all.China reports more severe form of bird flu, threat to poultry: WHO2/22/2017 1:53:51 PMGENEVA/BEIJING - China is working to assess the prevalence of a new strain of H7N9 bird flu, state radio reported on Wednesday, after global health authorities said the strain had evolved into a more severe form in birds.Online treatment reduces chronic knee pain from arthritis2/22/2017 7:18:02 PM - A web-based program of exercise and coping skills training improves both function and pain in arthritic knees, a new study suggests.