Health

China unhappy with EU's product safety call
November 26, 2007 12:35 AM - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - The top EU trade official told China on Monday its reputation was at risk after a series of product safety scandals and that it must do more to tackle the problem.

South Korea reports new low pathogenic bird flu case
November 23, 2007 09:35 PM - Reuters

The ministry plans to cull 13,000 fowl, including 3,800 ducks infected by the virus, in a bid to prevent the spread of the strain of bird flu.

WHO fails to reach deal on sharing bird flu virus
November 23, 2007 03:36 PM - Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Health officials have failed to reach agreement on a new system to ensure developing countries benefit more from sharing bird flu virus samples used to develop vaccines, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

FDA staff urge psych warnings for two flu drugs
November 23, 2007 03:14 PM - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers are recommending new warnings about psychiatric events observed in some patients taking Roche Holding AG's Tamiflu and GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Relenza, according to documents released on Friday.

WHO fails to reach deal on sharing bird flu virus
November 23, 2007 01:16 PM - Reuters

"Nobody can fault you for not trying...It is so close yet so far away," WHO director-general Margaret Chan told the final session of a four-day meeting.

Fiber, whole grains may cut pancreatic cancer risk
November 23, 2007 12:09 PM - Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating more whole grain and fiber-rich food may lower the risk of pancreatic cancer by about 40 percent, study findings suggest.

Unnecessary appendectomy risky in pregnant women
November 23, 2007 08:21 AM - Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Unnecessary surgery to remove a normal appendix during pregnancy increases the risk that mom-to-be will lose her baby or that she will deliver early, research indicates.

Drug boosts survival of relapsed multiple myeloma
November 22, 2007 05:34 PM - Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adding the drug lenalidomide, a less-toxic relative of the drug thalidomide, to standard dexamethasone therapy can improve survival in patients with relapsed or hard-to-treat multiple myeloma -- a cancer of the blood.

Lung transplant rarely prolongs life in CF
November 22, 2007 05:32 PM - Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lung transplantation in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) is not likely to prolong life and may do more harm than good, according to a look back at essentially the entire U.S. pediatric experience with lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis for the period 1992 through 2002.

Water runs dry in rural Tennessee town
November 21, 2007 11:37 AM - Reuters

ORME, Tennessee (Reuters) - A small town tucked away in the mountains of southern Tennessee is getting by on just a few hours of water a day because its spring has run dry in the drought sweeping the Southeast.

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