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(Reuters) - Merck & Co's cholesterol-reducing drug Vytorin faces competition for the first time ever after two companies announced progress on their generic versions of a drug that generated more than
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected first-quarter profit as cost controls helped offset a sharp drop in sales of Enbrel, its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasi
The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates sharply if the government does not continue subsidies for low-income people.
The moribund Republican health care bill has received a jolt of life because the conservative House Freedom Caucus has endorsed a revised version of the measure
Researchers studied the potential of personalized pharmacotherapy to help doctors choose the best drug for individual patients who experience panic attacks.
(Reuters Health) - Drinking 32 ounces of energy drink is associated with potentially harmful changes in blood pressure and heart function that are beyond those seen with caffeine alone, according to a
Cooling the face of an accident victim who lost a lot of blood may help prevent a life-threatening drop in blood pressure, according to preliminary research.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Impax Laboratories Inc's generic version of Merck & Co's cholesterol-reducing drug Vytorin, the first cheap competitor for a dru
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will continue to pay subsidies for low-income Americans receiving healthcare coverage under Obamacare, but no decisions have been made about future fund
(Reuters Health) - Even though heavy adults can be more prone to cardiac problems than their slimmer peers, exercise may lower the odds of heart damage for obese people, a recent study suggests.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to allow national monument designations to be rescinded or reduce the size of sites as the administration pushes to ope
Looking for a better beer or single malt Scotch whiskey? A team of researchers may have you covered. They are among a group of 77 scientists worldwide who have sequenced the complete genome of barley,
Researchers have matched the headless skeleton to a Corythosaurus skull from the university's Paleontology Museum that had been collected in 1920 by George Sternberg to the headless dinosaur.
The desire to preserve or shore up a man’s masculinity might also keep women from speaking honestly about what they want, which is why women, other research holds, frequently fake it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House advisers and Trump administration officials will meet on Thursday to discuss whether the United States should remain in the Paris climate agreement, a White House of
German scientists used Oktoberfest to show that moderate social drinking may lead to arrhythmias.
Jamie-Lee Ball doesn't plan to quietly let her nightmarish five days in the hallways of the Brampton Civic Hospital fade from public attention. The 25-year-old is taking her place at the ......
Unstable chromosomes within lung cancer tumors increase the risk that the cancer will return after surgery, researchers report.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Councillors in Kamloops, B.C., have called on experts to advise them on any health effects of a controversial gold and copper mine proposed for the outskirts of ...
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania revealed the new device.
Russell Simmons, who practices and teaches transcendental meditation, tells ABC's Dan Harris how meditating and being a vegan improved his health.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday struggled over whether to speed up the time it takes to bring to the market copycat versions of biologic drugs, expensive medicines that
The support of the House Freedom Caucus breathed new life into efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, but it was not clear whether it enough.
Anthem Inc, which has 1.1 million customers in individual Obamacare plans, said it was moving ahead with its 2018 insurance filings but had told state regulators it could increase premiums sharply and
A study by the University of Washington analyzed how Instagram users turn to posting photos of the food they eat to track intake and meet weight loss goals.
LONDON (Reuters) - A cheap and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three of the 100,000 new mothers who bleed to death after childbirth every year, mostly in poorer countries, accordi
Taking benzodiazepines and so-called 'z-drugs' increases the risk of a fracture by 53 per cent after 15 to 30 days, according to researchers at Cardiff University and King's College London.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to identify national monuments that can be rescinded or resized - part of a broader push to open up more feder
HALIFAX - A group representing physicians in Nova Scotia says the province is dealing with a doctor shortage that is more acute than it has been in years and will ...
People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or dementia.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The conservative House Freedom Caucus is prepared to support a reworked U.S. healthcare reform bill even though it would not fully repeal former President Barack Obama's signatu
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Seven-hundred young people who were sickened by tainted tap water in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan 16 years ago will collect government compensation, the provinc
A new study, from the Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed in Italy, has found that drinking three espressos a day can reduce your risk of prostate cancer by 53 percent.
Immunotherapy with T-cells offers great hope to people suffering from cancer. Some initial successes have already been made in treating blood cancer, but treating solid tumors remains a major challeng
As stem cell lines grow in a lab dish, they often acquire mutations in the TP53 (p53) gene, an important tumor suppressor responsible for controlling cell growth. New research findings suggest that ge
Global warming is responsible for a tripling in the frequency of extreme West African Sahel storms observed in just the last 35 years, an international team of experts has reported.
Scientists have shown how earthquakes and storms in the Himalaya can increase the impact of deadly floods in one of Earth's most densely populated areas.
People are turning to Instagram as a place where they can log food intake and track healthy eating behaviors by posting photos of everything they eat -- and being held accountable by followers for sti
A diet supplemented with soy protein may be an effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, researchers reported after completing a study that included mice and cultured human colon cell
Experts at the Francis Crick Institute in London found unstable chromosomes within lung cancer cells dramatically increased the risk of tumours returning after surgery.
The discovery allows doctors to detect returning tumours earlier and increases chances of a cure.
Law lords must decide who pays for nurses delivering social care in residential homes.
(Reuters Health) - Women who manage to conceive after surviving childhood cancer may encounter treatment-related pregnancy and labor complications if they got radiation for their malignancies, a recen
The research, published by JAMA on Wednesday, is the first to do a deep review of data from before laws came in. They also found a spike in cannabis-related disorders in medical cannabis states.
Researchers at Rice University found that higher costs for complex cancer surgery may be an indicator for worse quality of care in patients.
As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traffic. Research
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday struggled over whether to speed up the time it takes to bring to the market copycat versions of biologic drugs, expensive medicines that
A new study, from the UK and Australia, has determined that your hip-to-waist ratio is a better indicator of how healthy you are compared to your Body Mass Index (BMI).
Shyamal Tirke, 49, from India, had a 44lb mass that was crushing his organs removed after a year of agony and vomiting. His family stopped talking to him after a witch doctor failed to help.
A study by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health has identified a link between imbalanced gut microbiome and chronic fatigue syndrome.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday requiring a review of national monuments which he said was aimed at ending an "egregious abuse of federal powe
Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders (PDs), 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, th
ABUJA (Reuters) - A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 813 people so far this year, the country's health minister said, as Africa's most populous country and aid organizations attempt to tackle
Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in states that passed medical marijuana laws than in other states, according to latest research. The new study is among the
A former health minister of Azerbaijan who has been imprisoned since 2005 has been sentenced to seven more years behind bars
A jury has begun deliberations in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor who is accused separately of bribing a U.S. senator
TORONTO - Ontario's finance minister says Thursday's budget will contain funding to deal with the problem of overcrowded hospitals, a situation that has patients being placed in hallways, boardrooms a
Foods marketed as helping you shed excess pounds may be damaging your quest to get beach body ready, a study from the University of Georgia has found.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Liberian health authorities are taking rapid precautionary steps after eight people died of a mystery illness, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, 10 months after the e
What does a workout for Kendall Jenner entail? Here, in a piece for Healthista, her Los Angeles-based personal trainer, Gunnar Peterson, explains all.
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