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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Agriculture reported on Thursday 37 pigs on a farm in the southern Guangdong province had been killed after contracting the O-type strain of foot-and-mouth dise
ZURICH (Reuters) - A new leukemia treatment from Novartis for children and young adults will get priority review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), putting the Swiss drugmaker ahead of
LONDON (Reuters) - Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, with more than 300 million people suffering.
Britain's High Court has denied a bid by a terminally ill man to challenge the law on assisted suicide, ruling that the issue was already considered in recent years and does not merit further analysis
(Reuters) - An anti-inflammatory drug being developed by Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings as an add-on treatment for cystic fibrosis demonstrated promising safety and was well tolerated in a small mids
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The price of ivory on Chinese markets has slumped by two-thirds since 2014 as Beijing rolls out a ban on trade in elephant tusks, but illegal markets in neighboring countries are e
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Drought conditions associated with an El Nino weather pattern are likely to reoccur in a few months time, the South African government said on Thursday.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's government has proposed issuing a decree to govern the domestic tobacco industry, a move that could sharply raise cigarette output in the world's fourth-most populous n
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's new CEO Emma Walmsley, who takes over on April 1, has won a short-term reprieve from the threat of generic Advair with a delay in U.S. approval for Mylan's copy of
More than 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling health care, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
Defying President Trump on the GOP's promise to repeal and replace Obamacare sounds like political suicide, especially in the congressional districts Trump won handily
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Authorities ordered the evacuation of large parts of a major town of more than 25,000 people in eastern Australia on Thursday as a storm system generated by a powerful cyclone that
TOKYO (Reuters) - A local district court in western Japan on Thursday denied granting an injunction against Shikoku Electric Power Co's Ikata No. 3 nuclear reactor, the operator said on Thursday, a mo
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis AG on Wednesday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to accelerate its review of the Swiss drugmaker's CTL019 therapy for young patients with B-cell
When it comes to safe sex, a new study suggests middle-aged Canadians have something to learn from the younger generation. Research from the University of Guelph indicates Canadians aged between 40 a
There will be layoffs in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, although CEO Keith Dewar can’t yet say how many. While RQHR has previously relied on attrition to reduce staffing numbers, he
OTTAWA - The Public Health Agency of Canada says it's investigating an outbreak of E. coli related to a batch of Robin Hood all-purpose flour that's now the subject of a recall. In a statement, the a
Three months ago, Bruce threw his back out while bending over to help his grandson tie his skates. Although he has had occasional back trouble in the past, this flare-up was different and simply did n
California prosecutors say some of the videos, which were edited conversations with abortion providers that the activists secretly recorded, violated the stateís privacy law.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the presidentís choice to lead the Food and Drug Administration, has spent most of his career working in the drug and health care industry.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it had denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban the agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina gave final legislative approval on Wednesday to a bill legalizing cannabis oil for medicinal use and permitting the federal government to grow marijuana for research
The abortion drug Mifegymiso is not available to the extent it should be, says Jillian Schwandt, executive director of Sexual Health Centre Saskatoon. “We have an opioid crisis in
When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on menta
Expanded coverage for Hepatitis C drugs is “absolutely huge,” according to a Saskatoon and Vancouver support nurse. “There’s a lot more options for treaters out there, which is
(Reuters) - Prairie dogs in Utah won a turf battle against property developers on Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court reinstated restrictions on development in areas inhabited by the threatened animal
Sir Muir Gray claims that type 2 diabetes, which is largely preventable but costs the NHS billions of pounds a year to treat, should be renamed because it is caused by the 'modern environment'.
(Reuters Health) - College students in the U.S. who say their campus is welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are less likely to be victims of sexual assaults at school, a new stu
(Reuters Health) - New evidence from a Danish nationwide study suggests that Sanofi Pasteur's quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), marketed as Gardasil, is not dangerous in the unusual cas
A new study, from the University of Oxford, has found that the viruses hepatitis B and C may be associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Four people were killed and nearly 70,000 customers were without electricity on Wednesday after storms pounded Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana with tornadoes, torrential rain a
A study of 55,000 post-menopausal women found those who had a history of gum disease were 12 per cent more likely to die over the next seven years, according to researchers from Buffalo University.
(Reuters Health) - New evidence from a Danish nationwide study suggests that Sanofi Pasteur's quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), marketed as Gardasil, is not dangerous in the unusual cas
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Emergency services plan to evacuate thousands of people stranded on resort islands with water supplies running low in Australia's tropical northeast on Thursday, two days after Cycl
Consuming three ounces of the nuts alongside a meal helped to suppress levels of a harmful type of blood fat, scientists from Pennsylvania State University found.
CALGARY - International experts say social workers should play a greater role in assisting in natural disasters. The experts are taking part in a University of Calgary workshop with the aim of buildi
Researchers from the University of Missouri found individuals with certain disabilities are less likely to get recommended preventive cancer screenings.
(Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's blockbuster Advair asthma treatment, but provided no deta
OSLO (Reuters) - Climate change is stirring life in the Arctic Ocean as thinning sea ice lets in more sunlight, allowing microscopic algae to bloom in the inhospitable region around the North Pole, sc
A new study, from Columbia University in New York, has found that the number of US white adults using heroin has increased five-fold over the course of a decade.
Consuming three ounces of the nuts alongside a meal helped to suppress levels of a harmful type of blood fat, scientists from Pennsylvania State University found.
(Reuters) - Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has outlined measures he would take to untangle his ties to the pharmaceutical industry
All new parents in Hackney will receive the cardboard box traditionally provided by the state in Finland. To be used as a bed, it is said to help reduce mortality rates.
The FDA has approved the first drug ever, Ocrevus, to treat the most severe form of multiple sclerosis after 40 years. The disease disrupts the flow of information within the brain.
The latest University of Pennsylvania study is believed to be the first to focus on the role of childhood adversity in the onset of depression during the menopause (stock image)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest jumps among whites and men with low incom
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's greenhouse gas emissions will fall to around 1990 levels by 2020, the government said on Wednesday, far from original goals of deep cuts for an economy struggling with high e
Lucy Harris, from Peterborough, who also has Down's syndrome, refused to go to bed without a selfie. Her family have released a video of her year in pictures.
(Reuters Health) - It may be tempting to latch on to the latest diet fad like juicing or going gluten-free to lose weight or achieve other health goals. But when it comes to heart health, doctors say
New research shows weather whiplash in the American Midwest's agricultural regions will drive the deterioration of water quality, forcing municipalities to seek costly remedies to provide safe drinkin
Researchers have identified a hormone that helps fight off a severe form of bacterial pneumonia, and that discovery may offer a simple way to help vulnerable patients.
A paleontologist is countering decades of studies that assert that some dinosaurs can be identified as male or female based on the shapes and sizes of their bones.
(Reuters Health) - - After menopause, women who take estrogen therapy may be less likely to develop severe oral health problems than peers who donít take hormones or other treatments for age-related b
(Reuters) - Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has outlined measures he would take to untangle his ties to the pharmaceutical industry
A new report, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has found that premature deaths in the US are rising largely due to the spike in drug overdoses in American suburbs.
HALIFAX - A union report that says Prince Edward Island patients are adding to a bed shortage at Halifax hospitals has raised concerns from the Island's Tory Opposition, who say it shows P.E.I. patien
CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday confirmed reports of a crude spill from a pipeline connecting its main oil-exporting complex with a tanker loading facility,
London-based fitness guru Nicola Addison has trained Daisy Lowe, Elle Macpherson and Erin O'Connor. Here she shares the advice she gives celebs to achieve their enviable figures.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Four people were killed and nearly 200,000 customers were without electric power on Wednesday morning after overnight storms pounded Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes, t
MADRID (Reuters) - The charitable foundation of Europe's richest man, Amancio Ortega, said on Wednesday it would spend 320 million euros ($344 million) to acquire the latest breast cancer-screening te
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