(Reuters Health) - Even though the neurologic disorder known as Lou Gehrig's disease has long been thought to ravage the body while leaving the mind untouched, a new study suggests that the condition may also affect thinking skills and behavior.
(Reuters Health) - Seniors living in housing with poor indoor air quality may have healthier blood pressure when they use portable air filters than when they don't have these devices, a small experiment suggests.
British tour operator Thomas Cook said on Wednesday it had not yet seen the full report from Egypt's public prosecutor on the deaths of two British holidaymakers in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada last month.
Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday.
European medicines regulators have issued a notice that an ingredient for a generic brain cancer drug made in China does not meet manufacturing standards, after inspectors were refused entry to a factory run by Jiangsu Yew Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
China has banned the transport of live hogs and pig products from 10 regions bordering the six provinces that have reported African swine fever outbreaks in recent weeks, a move set to further tighten supplies and roil prices in the world's top pork consumer.
Zimbabwe's police on Wednesday issued a ban on all public gatherings to control the spread of cholera, which has killed 21 people in the capital Harare, a day after the government declared an emergency following the outbreak of the disease.
U.S. biotech firm Vital Therapies Inc said it will explore strategic options after its liver disease treatment failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study, driving its shares down more than 70 percent on Wednesday.
German drugmaker will add a warning of rare cases of liver damage to the label of prescription-free stomach relief drops Iberogast after Germany's drugs regulator said a death was linked to the product.
Strong results for an experimental drug that promises to disrupt the rheumatoid arthritis market lifted shares in Belgian-Dutch firm Galapagos to an all-time high on Wednesday, as analysts forecast multibillion-dollar sales.
China has banned the transport of live hogs from 10 regions bordering the six provinces that have reported African swine fever outbreaks in recent weeks, a move set to further tighten supplies and roil prices in the world's top pork consumer.
Teva Pharmaceuticals has agreed to hold off launching its knock-off version of Indivior Plc's blockbuster opioid addiction drug until the resolution of a U.S. Court case on another generic rival, Indivior said on Wednesday.