Tracking meat and meat products from pigs infected with African swine fever is key to fight the spread of the highly viral disease as it can survive in processed food, the Deputy head of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.
Merck & Co's key cancer drug Keytruda has been approved for use in Europe in combination with chemotherapy in previously untreated lung cancer patients, marking a further advance for the product after uncertainty about its EU prospects a year ago.
When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, she raised her arms to the sky with joy and praised the Lord.
Roche faces a fresh row over drug pricing in Britain, following a decision by the body responsible for medicine use within the state health service not to approve its drug Ocrevus for treating a highly disabling form of multiple sclerosis (MS).
A South Korean man, 61, was diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at a hospital in Seoul, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Saturday.
Two major health scares at U.S. airports involving inbound flights are related to pilgrims returning from the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which ended in late August, U.S. health officials said on Friday.
(Reuters Health) - An injury prevention program tailored to children's soccer is not only more effective than typical warmups and stretches at keeping players safe, it's also associated with lower healthcare costs, a Swiss study suggests.
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said it would work with the Indian government to compensate patients who had suffered from hip implants that were recalled by the U.S. healthcare firm eight years ago after data showed high failure rates.
African swine fever, currently spreading rapidly in China, is "here to stay", said the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in a statement on Friday, adding that it was "almost certain" to reach other Asian countries.