Health News

U.S. bird flu causes egg shortage, emergency measures

CHICAGO/NEW YORK - As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps - importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. | Video


Wal-Mart urges meat suppliers to curb antibiotic use 22 May 2015

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.