Health News
Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, fate uncertain6/22/2017 9:53:36 PMWASHINGTON - U.S. Senate leaders on Thursday unveiled a draft of legislation to replace Obamacare, proposing to kill a tax on the wealthy that pays for it and reduce aid to the poor to cut costs.U.S. health sector hits record high on Senate bill, biotech rally6/22/2017 7:37:24 PMNEW YORK - U.S. healthcare stocks posted sharp gains on Thursday, with hospitals and insurers climbing after Senate Republicans released a draft bill to replace Obamacare, while a recent surge in biotechnology shares showed no signs of slowing.GSK's new CEO aims to divest sports nutrition brand: sources6/22/2017 9:17:21 PMLONDON - GlaxoSmithKline Plc's new Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley is shaking up the British drugmaker's portfolio of smaller products with plans to divest its MaxiNutrition sports nutrition brand, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.Parent of Burger King, Tim Hortons to curb antibiotics in chicken6/22/2017 9:20:37 PMLOS ANGELES - The parent of Burger King and Tim Hortons on Thursday vowed to cut the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, joining other major fast-food chain operators in the battle against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.U.S. physicians move to more flexible mammogram schedule6/22/2017 9:01:07 PMNEW YORK - Women at average risk for breast cancer should be offered screening mammograms every year or two starting at age 40 and they should start regular screening no later than age 50, an influential U.S. group of obstetricians and gynecologists said on Thursday.Mylan shareholders vote against executive pay, re-elect board6/22/2017 6:54:46 PMAMSTERDAM - Mylan NV shareholders voted against the generic drugmaker's executive pay policy but re-elected the board at its annual meeting on Thursday despite a shareholder campaign in the wake of a scandal over high prices for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment.U.S. sues to stop western hospital system from buying clinics6/22/2017 9:21:52 PMWASHINGTON - U.S. antitrust enforcers have filed a complaint aimed at stopping a big hospital system in the western United States from buying a series of clinics.FDA approves more convenient form of Roche blood cancer drug6/22/2017 7:03:39 PM - U.S. health regulators on Thursday approved a new formulation of Roche's big-selling cancer drug Rituxan for three common types of blood cancers that allows for relatively quick administration via injection under the skin in place of a lengthy intravenous infusion, the company said.U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe'6/22/2017 12:17:23 PMGENEVA - U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a "man-made catastrophe" caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their international backers.Most U.S. teens have sex by 18, but pregnancies down: CDC study6/22/2017 8:11:31 PM - More than half of American teens have had sex by age 18, but teenage pregnancy and birth rates extended their 2-1/2-decade decline because of increased contraceptive use, according to a U.S. government study released on Thursday.