Category Archives: Health

Roche announces positive results for Actemra in phase III study

VIENNA (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Sunday its rheumatoid arthritis medication Actemra for giant cell arteritis showed to be superior to steroids alone in maintaining steroid-free remission in…

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Torn lab suit used in Canada Ebola experiment faces review

By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – The Canadian government will review the use of a suit used to shield laboratory workers from the Ebola virus after an employee found…

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Amicus's Fabry disease drug gets positive EU recommendation

(Reuters) – The European Medicines Agency recommended approving American biotech drug developer Amicus Therapeutics Inc's experimental Fabry disease treatment. The European health agency said on Friday that migalastat, the drug…

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Nestle says has not been notified of any noodle issues in India

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss food group Nestle said on Friday it had not been informed by Indian authorities of any new health issues with its instant noodles after a newspaper…

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WHO sees scientific consensus on Zika as cause for disorders

By Stephanie Nebehay & Julie Steenhuysen GENEVA/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome,…

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Virginia governor vetoes bill cutting Planned Parenthood funding

(Reuters) – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday vetoed a Republican-backed bill aimed at blocking state funding for Planned Parenthood, which performs abortions & provides other health services. McAuliffe, a…

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