Monday, January 21, 2019

Health

AstraZeneca immunotherapy drug cuts lung cancer deaths by almost a third

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca’s immunotherapy drug Imfinzi cut the risk of death in patients with mid-stage lung cancer by nearly a third in...

Reducing drug possession penalties may have impact on health inequalities

(Reuters Health) - Changing the criminal penalties for drug possession could reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system and indirectly...

Weight loss spreads within couples in ‘ripple effect’

(Reuters Health) - When one-half of a couple embraces good health, there’s a higher likelihood that the other half will, too, a recent...

With FDA input, compassionate use programs appear to work well: study

(Reuters Health) - When terminally ill Americans receive experimental medicines through so-called “compassionate use” programs, they typically only get these drugs after extensive...

China warns pig trade against African swine fever cover-ups as Taiwan...

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China has warned the country’s pork industry that covering up cases of African swine fever is a crime, days after...

China says battling swine fever is ‘complex and challenging’

BEIJING (Reuters) - Battling the spread of African swine fever in China is “very complex and challenging”, the country’s agriculture ministry said after...

Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilized: WHO chief

DAKAR (Reuters) - It is too soon to say that an outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilizing due to...

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