Tag: Healthcare

Novartis sickle-cell drug gets U.S. FDA approval

(The Nov 16 story corrects to clarify in second graph that patients will be infused by a healthcare provider.) FILE PHOTO: Novartis’ logo is seen at the Swiss drugmaker’s plant in the northern town of Stein, Switzerland on October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann By John Miller and Carl O’Donnell (Reuters) – Novartis AG on Friday […]

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Complementary cancer therapies ‘do more harm than good’

Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their treatment working, a cancer conference has heard. Garlic, ginger and ginkgo pills, for example, can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads. Surgeon Prof Maria Joao Cardoso, said there was no evidence […]

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UK’s Labour pledges 26 billion pound boost to healthcare spending

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party will pledge on Wednesday to spend an extra 26 billion pounds ($33 billion) on healthcare if it wins the Dec. 12 election, including recruiting thousands more staff, rebuilding facilities and providing new equipment. Labour, which is trailing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the polls, has sought to […]

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Morning News Call – India, November 7

Nov 7 (Reuters) – To access a PDF version of this newsletter, please click here here If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: here FACTORS TO WATCH 11:00 am: Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) meeting in New Delhi. GMF: LIVECHAT – BONDS UPDATE Dhara Ranasinghe, Reuters senior European […]

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Trump’s ‘conscience’ rule for healthcare workers struck down by U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday voided a White House-backed rule making it easier for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to avoid performing abortions and other medical services on religious or moral grounds. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan said the “conscience” rule was unconstitutionally coercive because it would let […]

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Anti-immigrant rhetoric may put health of U.S. Latinos at risk

(This Nov. 1 story corrects researcher’s first name in paragraph 4.) By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) – The White House’s anti-immigrant remarks are taking a toll on Latinos in the U.S., whether they be citizens or undocumented immigrants, a new study concludes. In a survey of patients who showed up at three urban California emergency […]

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a $20.5 trillion Medicare for All plan that she said would not require raising middle-class taxes “one penny,” answering critics who had attacked her for failing to explain how she would pay for the sweeping healthcare system overhaul. Warren said her plan […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s plan for universal healthcare rests on an assumption she can radically change an industry the size of Germany’s entire economy without new costs for the average taxpayer. FILE PHOTO: Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during an event to introduce the “Medicare for All Act of 2017” on […]

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Shares of Australia’s biggest listed aged care providers fell on Friday after a government-backed inquiry strongly criticized care of the elderly and vulnerable, raising expectations of a far-reaching regulatory overhaul. The Royal Commission inquiry released a report after the market close on Thursday, detailing the findings of an almost year-long investigation of […]

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(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that 15 new tests found no asbestos in a bottle of baby powder that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a finding the agency stands by. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf […]

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