Healthcare News

  • French police search Lactalis sites after baby milk scare
    on January 17, 2018 at 10:36 am

    PARIS (Reuters) - French police were searching several sites belonging to dairy producer Lactalis on Wednesday following a salmonella contamination scare that prompted a global recall of several baby food products, a source at the Paris prosecutor's office said. […]

  • Novartis's Kymriah wins speedy reviews in U.S., Europe
    on January 17, 2018 at 7:18 am

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has been granted fast-track reviews of its cell therapy Kymriah for blood cancers in the United States and Europe, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand the pool of patients eligible for the costly treatment. […]

  • Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua
    on January 17, 2018 at 6:45 am

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles. […]

  • Wal-Mart launches program to safely dispose of unused opioids
    on January 17, 2018 at 5:05 am

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Wednesday said it will provide customers filling prescriptions for opioids with a packet of powder that will help them dispose of leftover medication in order to help curb misuse and abuse. […]

  • U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken: Sanderson Farms
    on January 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits. […]

  • Childhood bullying linked to suicide risk for teens
    on January 16, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    (Reuters Health) - Adolescents who experienced severe bullying by their peers earlier in childhood may be more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts than teens who weren’t routinely victimized by other kids, a Canadian study suggests. […]