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China confirms new African swine fever case in Hubei province

August 1, 2019 - 4:11pm
China on Thursday confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in the central province of Hubei.

Rwanda seals Congo border after third Ebola case in Goma

August 1, 2019 - 3:58pm
Rwandan authorities closed the border with the Ebola-hit Congolese city of Goma on Thursday for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda, as a third case of Ebola was confirmed in Goma.

Congo says Rwanda has closed border near Goma

August 1, 2019 - 3:52pm
Congo's presidency said on Thursday that Rwandan authorities had closed the border between Goma and its nearest town of Gisenyi for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda.

Third ebola case confirmed in East Congo city of Goma

August 1, 2019 - 3:34pm
The daughter of an Ebola patient in the eastern Congo city of Goma has contracted the virus, making her the third case in the city of one million which neighbours Rwanda, the government's Ebola response team said on Thursday.

Blue-blooded crabs at heart of pharma dispute on drug testing

August 1, 2019 - 11:35am
If you've received a vaccination, hip replacement or chemotherapy without suffering toxic shock, chances are you've benefited from a vast bloodletting of horseshoe crabs.

Oklahoma makes final bid to hold J&J responsible for opioid epidemic

August 1, 2019 - 4:18am
Oklahoma's attorney general on Wednesday made his final bid to force Johnson & Johnson to pay $17 billion for its part in fueling the opioid epidemic, saying the drugmaker's "egregious" marketing caused an oversupply of addictive drugs and overdose deaths.

Trump firms up plan to import medicines; pharma companies resist

August 1, 2019 - 12:21am
The Trump administration took a step Wednesday toward allowing importation of medicines from Canada, an action the president has advocated as a way to bring cheaper prescription drugs to Americans, but the pharmaceutical industry was quick to resist the move.

U.S. nurses may not be ready for nuclear emergencies

August 1, 2019 - 12:18am
(Reuters Health) - U.S. nurses may not receive adequate training in how to care for patients during a nuclear event or radiation emergency, a nationwide survey of nursing schools suggests.

Trump firms up plan to import medicines but pharma companies resist

July 31, 2019 - 10:08pm
The Trump administration took a step Wednesday toward allowing importation of medicines from Canada, an action the president has advocated as a way to bring cheaper prescription drugs to Americans, but the pharmaceutical industry was quick to resist the move.

Beyond Meat competitor Impossible Foods receives FDA approval for bleeding' plant burger

July 31, 2019 - 9:35pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a key ingredient in plant-based burger patties made by Impossible Foods, a rival to Beyond Meat, clearing the way for direct-to-consumer sales at U.S. grocery stores.

Second Ebola case in Congo's main eastern city dies

July 31, 2019 - 8:06pm
The second patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in eastern Congo's main city of Goma has died after he sought treatment too late and was already bleeding, the head of the Congolese response effort said on Wednesday.

Trump administration opens door to importing medicine from Canada

July 31, 2019 - 6:47pm
The Trump administration took a first step on Wednesday toward allowing the importation of medicines from Canada, an action the president has advocated as a way to bring cheaper prescription drugs to Americans.

Pluristem gets positive results from radiation treatment trials

July 31, 2019 - 5:35pm
Israel's Pluristem Therapeutics Inc reported on Wednesday positive results from a series of studies in animals of its placenta-based stem cell therapy to treat acute radiation syndrome (ARS).

Fifth Bulgarian pig farm hit by African swine fever

July 31, 2019 - 3:29pm
Bulgarian authorities said on Wednesday that they would cull 17,000 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm in the north of the country, the fifth industrial farm hit by the fast-spreading virus.

Poorer U.S. patients less likely to get blood pressure controlled

July 31, 2019 - 2:40pm
(Reuters Health) - Poorer patients in the U.S. may be less likely to get their blood pressure under control, even when they are participating in a clinical trial where medication and doctor's visits are provided free of charge, a new study finds.

U.S. abortion rights groups sue over Missouri law

July 31, 2019 - 1:29pm
Prominent U.S. abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit late on Tuesday in an effort to stop a new Missouri law that bans almost all terminations of pregnancies after eight weeks.

Orion, Bayer prostate cancer drug gets FDA approval

July 31, 2019 - 12:17pm
Finland's Orion and Germany's Bayer said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved prostate cancer drug daroluramide, which the two companies have been developing together.

Testosterone improves sexual function in older women

July 31, 2019 - 3:52am
(Reuters Health) - Women who experience sexual dysfunction after menopause may feel more desire and pleasure when they use testosterone treatments, a recent study suggests.

Use of HIV prevention pill rising among men who have sex with men

July 31, 2019 - 2:28am
(Reuters Health) - A growing proportion of American men who have sex with men know they can take a daily pill to avoid infection with HIV and more of them are using it, a U.S. study suggests.

Second Ebola case detected in eastern Congo's main city

July 31, 2019 - 12:57am
A second case of Ebola was detected on Tuesday in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, a Congolese health official said, increasing fears the virus could establish a foothold in the densely populated area close to the Rwandan border.