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  • An Herbalife logo is shown on a poster at a clinic in the Mission District in San Francisco
    Illinois investigates Herbalife as federal, state probes grow 9 hours ago

    By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said on Thursday it is investigating Herbalife Ltd, joining other state and … More »Illinois investigates Herbalife as federal, state probes grow

    An Herbalife logo is shown on a poster at a clinic in the Mission District in San Francisco

    By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said on Thursday it is investigating Herbalife Ltd, joining other state and federal probes of allegations that the weight loss and nutrition company is running a pyramid scheme. Madigan's office was urged to look into the company …

  • Info may prompt seniors to taper off sleeping pills 10 hours ago

    By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older people are willing and able to get themselves off medications like sleeping pills once they're informed of the potential … More »Info may prompt seniors to taper off sleeping pills

    By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older people are willing and able to get themselves off medications like sleeping pills once they're informed of the potential harms, according to a new Canadian study. "Even among patients who have been taking sleeping pills for 30 years, many of them in their 80s and 90s were …

  • A worker packs Chinese patent capsules the medicine which tops the list of a Diagnosis and treatment scheme for human contracted H7N9 virus released by Chinese government earlier, in Bozhou
    China backs away from price controls on basic drugs 16 hours ago

    By Li Hui and Adam Jourdan BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has backtracked on its policy of capping retail prices on medicines and will allow pharmaceutical companies … More »China backs away from price controls on basic drugs

    A worker packs Chinese patent capsules the medicine which tops the list of a Diagnosis and treatment scheme for human contracted H7N9 virus released by Chinese government earlier, in Bozhou

    By Li Hui and Adam Jourdan BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has backtracked on its policy of capping retail prices on medicines and will allow pharmaceutical companies to set prices for some drugs, after criticism that controls had caused a drug drought that derailed treatment for millions of patients. Beijing has been …

  • Health minister confirms Saskatchewan kids hospital will be expanded 7 hours ago

    REGINA - Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan will be expanded just one day after acknowledging that the facility might be too … More »Health minister confirms Saskatchewan kids hospital will be expanded

    REGINA - Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan will be expanded just one day after acknowledging that the facility might be too small. Duncan said more beds will be added and the overall size of the Saskatoon-based hospital could grow too. "There will be an increased cost based …

  • Jenna Knorr, left to right, Erica Knorr and Megan Aiken take part in a protest as pro-choice demonstrators rally at the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the New Brunswick legislature today for a pro-choice rally aimed at getting the provincial government to fund abortions at private clinics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Smith
    Hundreds jeer New Brunswick politicians over abortion regulations 8 hours ago

    FREDERICTON - The politically charged issue of abortion in New Brunswick arrived at the doorstep of the province's legislature Thursday as hundreds of pro-choice supporters … More »Hundreds jeer New Brunswick politicians over abortion regulations

    Jenna Knorr, left to right, Erica Knorr and Megan Aiken take part in a protest as pro-choice demonstrators rally at the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the New Brunswick legislature today for a pro-choice rally aimed at getting the provincial government to fund abortions at private clinics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Smith

    FREDERICTON - The politically charged issue of abortion in New Brunswick arrived at the doorstep of the province's legislature Thursday as hundreds of pro-choice supporters called on the government to fund the procedure at private clinics. Many of them jeered New Brunswick's minister responsible for women's equality and …

  • HALIFAX - A senior health administrator has been selected to help the Nova Scotia government reduce the number of health authorities from 10 to two. Patrick Lee, CEO of the Pictou County Health Authority, has been appointed to lead a transition team and advise the government on its plan to cut the number of health boards. …

  • A man walks past the Pfizer logo next to a New York Police Officer standing outside Pfizer's world headquarters in New York

    (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it settled a patent lawsuit with Pfizer Inc, allowing the Israeli drugmaker to launch a generic version of Pfizer's blockbuster painkiller Celebrex in December. In March, a U.S. court invalidated a patent covering Celebrex, giving Pfizer's rivals a chance to sell cheaper …

  • A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) logo at its headquarters in Silver Spring

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that a common surgical procedure used to remove uterine fibroids could spread undetected uterine cancer. Data showed that the procedure, laparoscopic power morcellation, could significantly worsen a patient's chance of long-term survival, the regulator said. Uterine …

  • To match Reuters Life! NEANDERTHAL-CROATIA/MUSEUM

    Hundreds of Neanderthals' genes were turned off while the identical genes in today's humans are turned on, the international team announced in a paper published online in Science. They also found that hundreds of other genes were turned on in Neanderthals, but are off in people living today. Among the hundreds: genes …

  • By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, eating lots of olive oil, fish and whole grains slows progression of the disease more than restricting fat, according to a new analysis. In a trial that followed participants for more than eight years, those following a so-called …

  • By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November. Appearing in the White House briefing …

  • WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a device-assisted procedure for treating fibroids could inadvertently spread cancer from the uterus to other parts of the body. Known as laparoscopic power morcellation, the technique is widely used to treat painful fibroids, either by removing the noncancerous …

 
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