WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed on Wednesday for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress in their e
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's GlaxoSmithKline and U.S.-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals are embarking on a joint project with UK Biobank, the world's most detailed biomedical database, to hunt for new c
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Vermont's most populous county is joining a handful of communities around the country considering setting up supervised injection sites for heroin and other opioid users to reduce ov
You might think NBA players would eat granola bars for a pregame snack, but their secret addiction is actually PB&J sandwiches, which not only give them energy boosts but improve their mental health
A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says 54 people were arrested in the Capitol Rotunda, many in wheelchairs, as the protested the health care bill being considered in the House
London (Reuters) - Rising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said on Thursday, and new drugs powerful enough to t
In this year’s provincial health budget, the government giveth and taketh. The province allocated $5.2 billion to health — an increase of $38.6 million (0.7 per cent) from last year.
Among Dr. Weinberg’s books were “Society and the Healthy Homosexual,” which rejected the prevalent idea that homosexuality was a psychological disorder.
(Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers sent a letter on Wednesday to PTC Therapeutics Inc, seeking information about the drugmaker's pricing strategy for its recently acquired muscle-wasting disorder drug.
DETROIT (Reuters) - The cost to implement tough fuel-efficiency standards for cars imposed by the Obama administration for the first half of the next decade could be up to 40 percent lower than previo
Brazil's meat exports effectively collapsed this week, the agricultural minister said, as several countries halted imports from the South American country in the wake of a meat inspection scandal
Celebrities constantly rave about the health benefits of taking vitamins. But doctors say most of us don't need to take the supplements, and that taking too many can cause health problems.
(Reuters Health) - - Pregabalin, the pain-fighting drug better known by the Pfizer brand name Lyrica, works no better than placebo at relieving the leg pain associated with sciatica, according to resu
EDMONTON - A former Alberta health information supervisor has been fined $5,000 for unauthorized access to patient records.
Amanda Trip pleaded guilty to 13 charges under the Health Information Act.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass thei
A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.
(Reuters) - Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc said its drug to treat patients with seizures did not meet the main goal in a mid-stage study, sending its shares down 6.2 percent in after-market trading on
In a study of more than 200 patients, pregabalin - originally marketed as Lyrica by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer - performed no better than a dummy pill at relieving their agony.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A police investigation into alleged unsanitary and corrupt practices has badly damaged the reputation of Brazil's meatpacking industry and could wipe more than 10 percen
OTTAWA - The federal government plans to spend $7 billion over the next decade to help ease the burden of child care costs, part of a slew of new long-term spending targeting families.
The details ou
REGINA - Saskatchewan residents will have to dig deeper into their pockets for everything from home renovations to alcohol as the government increases the provincial sales tax to help tackle a $1.3-bi
OTTAWA - Highlights from the 2017 federal budget tabled Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau:
— Employment insurance premiums are going up five cents to $1.68 per every $100 of insurable
(Reuters Health) - - An alternative medicine approach to joint pain that typically uses injections of sugar or sodium may be worth trying for knee osteoarthritis after traditional approaches fail, a r
(Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Mylan NV has recalled about 81,000 EpiPen devices in countries outside the United States, following two reports of the life-saving allergy shot failing to work in emergen
VICTORIA - The head of British Columbia's shellfish growers says the industry has been stunned by a mysterious norovirus that has forced the closure of seven coastal oyster farms and made hundreds of
Researchers at Northwestern scanned brain waves of people watching movie trailers to determine what type of content is most engaging and memorable to consumers.
Studies of wolf spiders found that courtship displays help preserve genetic isolation between closely related species. Another study found that the species Gladicosa bellamyi used multi-modal communic
In a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of brown howler monkeys, there now exists silence. Yellow fever, a virus carried by mosquitoes and
A fungal biopesticide that shows promise for the control of bed bugs is highly effective even against bed-bug populations that are insecticide resistant, according to research.
Dozens of protesters, many in wheelchairs, have been escorted out of the Capitol Rotunda by police during an apparent protest of the health care bill being considered in the House
A DNA study of endangered greater prairie chickens in Illinois indicates that supplementing the dwindling population with birds from out of state did not improve genetic diversity.
Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues and organs: how to establish a vascular system that delivers blo
A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in the
(Reuters Health) - - Did your date check his email just as you were about to deliver a punch line? Did your friend reply to a text while you were describing your boss’ broadside? Is your child so engr