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Johnson & Johnson profit beats, lifts forecast on cancer drug demand
16 Oct 2018 at 4:37am
Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday reported quarterly profit above estimates and raised its full-year forecast, as demand for its cancer drugs Zytiga and Imbruvica helped offset decline in sales of blockbuster drug, Remicade.
Chinese drug regulator fines Changsheng Bio-Tech unit over vaccine scandal
16 Oct 2018 at 4:36am
China's drug regulator imposed penalties on a unit of Changsheng Bio-Technology worth 9.1 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) over a vaccine scandal, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.
China's Dabeinong reports suspected African swine fever case on related farm:...
16 Oct 2018 at 2:09am
One of China's top animal feed producers said on Tuesday an affiliated firm has culled nearly 20,000 pigs due to a suspected case of African swine fever, according to a report by the China Securities Journal.
China to lift restrictions on area hit by African swine fever
16 Oct 2018 at 2:09am
China will lift restrictions on an area in Wuxi city of Jiangsu province where an outbreak of African swine fever was found, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday
HPV vaccination not linked with rise in teen risky sex
15 Oct 2018 at 7:46pm
(Reuters Health) - A new study adds to earlier evidence that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not lead girls to be less careful about sex.
WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak as toll soars
15 Oct 2018 at 3:49pm
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it would convene an emergency committee to decide whether Congo's Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern as confirmed cases and deaths from the virus spiraled.
Less violent behavior seen in teens where spanking is illegal
15 Oct 2018 at 3:43pm
(Reuters Health) - Teens may be less likely to get in fist fights when they live in countries where it's illegal for parents to spank or slap children as punishment for bad behavior, an international study suggests.
U.S. to propose TV ads for drugs must include list prices
15 Oct 2018 at 3:41pm
The U.S. government, in an effort to increase pressure on drugmakers to lower costs for U.S. consumers, said on Monday it will propose requiring companies to include the price of their prescription medicines in television ads.
Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, of whom 24 died
15 Oct 2018 at 3:24pm
Congo has confirmed 33 cases of Ebola virus in the past week, of whom 24 died, the health ministry said on Monday.
More homeless kids visit ERs with Massachusetts shelter restrictions
15 Oct 2018 at 12:54pm
(Reuters Health) - Emergency room visits for homelessness surged at a large urban children's hospital after Massachusetts made it harder for families to get into shelters, a new study suggests.
Yemen conflict could push millions more to brink of famine: U.N.
15 Oct 2018 at 12:09pm
The number of Yemenis on the brink of famine could rise to 12 million - or two in five of the population - from around 8.5 million in coming months due to escalating war and a deepening economic crisis, the United Nations food agency said on Monday.
Hip and knee surgeons to use Apple Watch to monitor patients
15 Oct 2018 at 11:01am
Up to 10,000 Americans due to have hip or knee replacements will be able to funnel basic health data directly from their Apple Watches to their surgeons under a new app being tested by orthopedics company Zimmer Biomet.
More hip-hop videos show smoking and vaping
15 Oct 2018 at 9:56am
(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of popular hip-hop music videos feature smoking, vaping and marijuana use, with displays of tobacco products and drugs becoming increasingly common, a new study suggests.
EU places China's Zhejiang Huahai under increased supervision
15 Oct 2018 at 9:25am
European authorities are placing Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd under higher supervision, the European Medicines Agency said on Monday, in the latest crackdown on the Chinese firm after a probable carcinogen was found in its blood pressure drug valsartan.
African swine fever hits China farm with 20,000 pigs as risks rise
15 Oct 2018 at 4:03am
China reported a new African swine fever case on a farm with nearly 20,000 pigs on Monday, the largest farm yet to report the highly contagious disease in the world's top pork producer.