| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:19 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Fighting the tobacco industry's tactics in the world's poorest countries and ensuring the best vaccines get to those most in need are key to cutting the number of cancer deaths worldwide, according to a report by specialists in the...
| Feb 10, 2013
If co-workers and family members are coming down with infections this winter, you may be tempted to turn to an anti-bacterial soap for protection.
But some scientists are increasingly concerned that a common anti-bacterial ingredient called triclosan...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced".
Electronic cigarettes are the future,...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - Federal health experts are
recommending changes to safety restrictions on former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, in light of a new analysis suggesting that the drug may not increase the risk of heart attack as much as previously thought....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
One of the many ways in which humans' evolved characteristics clash with a fast-changing post-industrial society can be seen in the female egg.
Even before a woman passes the age of 30, the quality of the oocytes she carries begins a downturn in...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced its approval of two new drugs and a diagnostic test that can be used to treat advanced or inoperable melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin disease.
Advanced melanoma has joined a wide range...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research.
"It seems very clear that...
| May 19, 2013
| 8:22 AM
WASHINGTON -- Over the last decade, former Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig, a prominent lawyer, presidential advisor and biowarfare consultant to the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, has urged the government to counter what he called a...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 10:18 AM
If you're concerned about corporate crime, 2012 looked like a pretty successful year for the good guys.
The Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen paid $762 million in fines and penalties and pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to illegal marketing of...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Liberal advocacy groups are stepping up their attacks on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), charging this week that the think-tank has been the recipient of tens of thousands of dollars in Pennsylvania taxpayers' money. Citing documents...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:34 PM
21 Jump Street finishes on top of the box office. James Murdoch exits another board. Rosie O'Donnell hits the road....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Does your health care non-profit have an impact on the community? GlaxoSmithKline wants to know. The pharmaceutical company is holding its 16th annual IMPACT awards to recognize community-based nonprofits that provide access to healthcare for the...