Health News

Wal-Mart urges meat suppliers to curb antibiotic use


CHICAGO - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take such a public stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals.


Amgen ends partnership with AstraZeneca on psoriasis drug 22 May 2015

- Amgen Inc said it will terminate a collaboration with AstraZeneca Plc to develop a psoriasis drug after it observed suicidal thoughts in the subjects of a trial.

Exercise may cut risk of death among elderly men 22 May 2015

(Reuters Health) - Elderly men who exercise regularly – even by doing light activities like walking – may be less likely to die than those who are sedentary, a large Norwegian study suggests.

Smokers more likely to think cancer is a death sentence 22 May 2015

(Reuters Health) - Smokers have more pessimistic attitudes about cancer and may be more likely to delay getting screened, according to a new survey from the UK.


Bayer CEO sees multinational state aid for antibiotics 22 May 2015

FRANKFURT - German drugmaker Bayer expects the world's largest economies to pool billions of euros in funding for the development of antibiotics against the growing threat of drug-resistant superbugs, its chief executive said on Friday.


Cholera epidemic hits 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N. 22 May 2015

GENEVA/BUJUMBURA - About 3,000 refugees fleeing political turmoil in Burundi have been infected in a cholera epidemic in neighboring Tanzania, the United Nations said on Friday, stoking fears of a growing humanitarian crisis in Africa's Great Lakes.


U.S. court hands partial win to tobacco firms over judge-ordered disclosures 22 May 2015

WASHINGTON - A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday ruled that tobacco companies cannot be forced to announce publicly that they deliberately deceived the public over the health risks of cigarettes.

Ebola-free Liberia allowed to host internationals 22 May 2015

CAPE TOWN - Liberia can host international soccer matches again after being declared free of the deadly Ebola virus, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Friday.


Common cleaning products can trigger asthma symptoms 22 May 2015

(Reuters Health) - Fumes from cleaning products used at work can make existing asthma worse, according to a new study of professional cleaning service employees.