SYDNEY (Reuters) – Scientists have discovered a new strain of avian flu in the Antarctic, after testing a group of Adélie penguins, according to an Australian-based researcher.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama’s nominee for U.S. health secretary, will need all her skills as a crisis manager to steer the law known as Obamacare away from troubled waters during this year’s congressional election campaign.
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Minnesota senators on Tuesday advanced a bill that would make physician-prescribed medical marijuana legal for a broad range of patient suffering, joining more than 20 other U.S. states.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a large U.S. study of men and women with a heart attack in their past, those who had upped their fiber intake the most afterwards had the lowest risk of death.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People in their 60s and 70s who regularly engaged in physical activity, such as walking, had the healthiest hearts in a new study.
GENEVA (Reuters) – American women are more likely to die in childbirth than they were two decades ago, making the United States one of the few countries where the risks from childbirth have risen in the past generation, World Health Organization data showed on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Kids eat more calories when playing a computer game featuring advertisements for candy than when the game has ads for toys, according to a new study from the Netherlands.
(Reuters) – Alere Inc said it initiated a voluntary recall of certain blood clot test strips in the United States following reports of nine serious adverse events that included bleeding related to the death of three patients.
DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal reopened its border with Guinea on Tuesday, over a month after it sealed land crossings with its southern neighbor to try to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed dozens in Guinea.
(Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc has agreed to sell its consumer care business to Germany’s Bayer AG for $14.2 billion, the companies said on Tuesday, adding to a string of major cross-border healthcare deals.