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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will target a boost in the use of generic drugs to over 80 percent from the current 56 percent by September 2020, two government sources with direct knowledge of the matter sai
That’s a massive sum in a state where the entire general fund budget is $125 billion             
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Hawaii will likely suffer more coastal flooding this week driven by record high tides, a symptom of global warming that could become routine within decades, scientists said Monday.
California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station
HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen's top executive said some managers are resisting the German carmaker's push for a new era of accountability after its emissions fraud, suggesting it could stil
That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.
Mayoral candidate and state senator wants to explore whether infections are related to water shutoffs             
Just 2.6 percent of 13-year-olds frequently drank excessive amounts of alcohol between 2007 and 2015, down from 5 percent between 1991 and 1998, researchers report in Pediatrics.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi's biotech drug for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, the two companies said on Monday
The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have helped more women in the United States breastfeed as a result of its coverage of breast pumps, suggests a new study.
Within the same hospital, elderly patients had higher death rates when they were treated by older physicians than when younger doctors cared for them, a recent study concludes.
Cigarette filters, introduced decades ago to reduce the amount of tar smokers inhale, also alter other properties of smoke and smoking in a way that raises the risk of lung cancer, researchers say.
Fiona French’s story makes for shocking reading. For 40 years, the social scientist from Edinburgh was given repeat prescriptions for benzodiazepine drugs to treat her epilepsy.
Katie Smith, from the West Midlands, is eight months pregnant - even though she's already battling a potentially-deadly health condition.
WASHINGTON - Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo ...
Think you've got hayfever? Think again - chances are it's a common cold. Here, we reveal some fascinating facts behind your symptoms . . .
At roughly 500 calories per drink, experts at Sheffield Hallam University doubt the need for trendy protein shakes.
People with sleep apnoea can breathe a sigh of relief - almost literally - after ENT experts in Maryland, USA, devised a new device to banish snoring.
Writer Bel Mooney has revealed the shocking - and unpalatable truth - about having common hip surgery.
Freeze-dried rodent sperm stowed onboard the international space station fathers healthy baby mice.
Doctors at a hospital in South Africa have performed a second successful penis transplant, making them the first facility to perform two penis transplants.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday asked that a major federal court case weighing the fate of the Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies be put on hold again, leaving billions of doll
One recommendation is that fruit juice be limited for toddlers and older children, and babies shouldn't have any at all before their first birthday, doctors say.
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently lowlanders.
Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs.
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's experimental injection for severe asthma cut substantially the need for patients to take problematic oral steroids drugs in a late-stage study, boosting hopes for a me
Fewer U.S. adolescents are regularly binge drinking today than a generation ago, but not all teens are turning away from alcohol at the same rate, a new study suggests.
South African surgeons completed the third-ever successful penis transplant on a man who went without his member for 17 years. The surgery was on April 21.
A new cancer drug may provide significant reduction in allergic reactions in people with airborne seasonal allergies, according to a new study.
(Reuters) - The original manuscript that became the basis for Alcoholics Anonymous is the subject of a new lawsuit by the organization, which wants to reclaim it before it can be auctioned next month.
Doctors are warning against lotus births, where the umbilical cord is left attached to the placenta until it falls off on its own. Medical experts in the US and UK say it can lead to bacteria and in
(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc's experimental breast cancer drug neratinib appears to be effective, though there is some uncertainty as to the magnitude of the benefit, a preliminary review by the
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA no longer expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-
While fresh fruit contains ample levels of fiber and vitamins, juices are mainly sweetener with fruit flavor, which can send blood sugar levels rocketing and trigger obesity, officials say in a new
The request could further destabilize insurance markets just as insurers are developing rates and deciding whether to participate in 2018.
More than 22% of patients did not respond to a first dose of antibiotics, a Californian study found. Meanwhile, G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal pla
When non-smoking teens see ads for e-cigarettes, and are curious about the products advertised, perhaps even identifying with a favorite brand, they might also be more susceptible to taking up cigaret
Australian researchers have found women are more likely to experience severe symptoms of depression and tiredness from sleep disorders than men.
(Reuters) - Celgene Corp's multiple sclerosis drug met the main goal of reducing annualized relapse rate, compared with Biogen Inc's Avonex, in a second late-stage trial, but failed to outperform Avon
Researchers have developed a new way to diagnose cancer with greater accuracy before tumors are detected on imaging using DNA tumor cell testing in the blood.
Rob Hobson, a British nutritionist who teaches nutrition classes at care homes, explains how to spot malnutrition in older people and how to help keep your loved-ones with dementia nourished.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Monday told a federal court they have not yet decided on how to proceed in a major case that could end
(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology's experimental breast cancer drug appears to be effective, though there is some uncertainty as to the magnitude of the benefit, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and
President Donald Trump's top health official says the United States is "disappointed" that Taiwan wasn't invited to the World Health Organization's most important annual meeting
A team from Imperial College London has discovered diesel fumes trigger a receptor in the airway, starting a chain reaction which causes nerves in the lungs to fire wrongly.
Unidentified thieves are stealing vital medical diagnostic equipment from Greece's austerity-battered hospitals
Adults over the age of 65 who were prescribed the pills were more likely to die than those who were helped into changing their diet, New York University School of Medicine researchers found.
Nancy Borowick, of New York, photographed parents Laurel and Howie Borowick for the last four years of their lives as the couple supported one another through their battle against cancer.
(Reuters) - Shares of Puma Biotechnology Inc surged about 80 percent on Monday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers concluded after a preliminary review that the company's experimental
Researchers from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, found that exercise benefits more than 85% of physical and functional capacity indicators in Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer.
A study by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute examined the cause for why hematologic oncologists refer their patients to hospice at significantly lower rates.
The number of Americans without health insurance has fallen drastically since passage of the Affordable Care Act.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Western Cape premier Helen Zille declared the province a disaster area on Monday and urged residents to manage their water supplies more efficiently as the South African regio
Devi Sridhar, a professor in global public health at the University of Edinburgh, has described the yearly $200 million travel costs of the World Health Organization as documented by the Associated Pr
Study shows so-called "light" cigarettes do not benefit health and may contribute to the increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma, a form of lung cancer.
Now commonplace in public toilets, modern 'jet air' hand dryers also produce significantly more noise than older models.a British hearing aid charity has warned.
A study by Brown University of more than 1.5 million pregnancies in the US found the disorder was directly linked to longer hospital stays and even admission to the ICU.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is looking to expand its obesity business in Latin America on the back of "phenomenal" performance by its new anti-obesity injection Saxenda, a sen
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