Health News (Reuters)

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

(Reuters Health) - In healthy elderly people who never had a heart attack, the widespread practice of taking a baby aspirin every day may do more harm than good, according to a U.S.-Australian study of more than 19,000 volunteers.

U.S. regulator approves Teva migraine drug, shares rise

Shares of Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries rose over 5 percent in after-hours trading on Friday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the company's new migraine treatment, a drug Teva has been banking on to help revive its fortunes.

U.S. health regulator approves Teva's migraine drug

Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Friday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell its new migraine treatment, a key drug the company has been banking on to help revive its fortunes.

People with psoriasis often face stigma, discrimination

(Reuters Health) - People with the scaly skin condition psoriasis are often faced with people who don't want to shake hands with them and who see them - incorrectly - as contagious, according to a new study.

EU health commissioner to meet Belgians over swine fever on Monday

The European Commission said it will deploy a team of experts this weekend to coordinate with Belgian authorities over two case of African swine fever found in Belgium, and the health commissioner will meet regional ministers on Monday.

Sanofi pledges to keep up its restructuring efforts

Sanofi will continue to implement cost savings after having reached a 1.5 billion euros ($1.75 billion) cost reduction target a year ahead of expectations, and added that several of its key drugs were selling well.

Survey finds rapid increase in number of UK vapers

An estimated 3.2 million people in Britain are now users of e-cigarettes, or vapes, compared with around 7.4 million who smoke tobacco cigarettes, according to data from a survey conducted by an anti-smoking charity.

U.S., Cuba officials discuss mysterious embassy health incidents

U.S. and Cuban officials met at the State Department on Thursday to discuss the mysterious health problems that have affected more than two dozen American Embassy personnel, a situation that led to a reduction in staffing at the Havana mission and a chill in ties between the nations.