Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic heart valves win FDA approval for expanded use

(Reuters) – Heart valve systems from Edwards Lifesciences Corp and Medtronic Plc have been approved for use in a condition that restricts blood flow from the heart in patients at low-risk of... Read more »

FDA approves AbbVie’s new rheumatoid arthritis drug

FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and... Read more »

Roche personalized cancer treatment to cost about $204,560 a year

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Reuters) – Roche Holding AG has priced at about $204,560 a... Read more »

Roche prices personalized cancer treatment at about $204,560 annually

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Reuters) – Roche Holding AG priced at about $204,560 a year... Read more »

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients

(Reuters Health) – Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research. The low-impact exercise... Read more »

FDA approves Celgene’s bone marrow cancer treatment

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved Celgene Corp’s treatment, Inrebic, for certain forms of bone marrow cancer. Bristol-Myers Squibb and Co announced its plans... Read more »

First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo’s South Kivu: officials

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Two Ebola cases were confirmed in Congo’s South Kivu region for the first time this week, health officials said on Friday, more than 700 km (430 miles) south... Read more »

China says pig herd shrinks by 32% in July amid swine fever outbreak

FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen on the back of a truck outside a slaughterhouse in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China December 22, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s pig herd shrank by... Read more »

Disparities in access to best stroke treatment

(Reuters Health) – Less than 10% of U.S. stroke patients get a treatment that evidence shows is most effective for a certain type of stroke – and the odds are even lower... Read more »

FDA proposes graphic warnings on cigarette packs, advertisements

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed that cigarette packs carry graphic new health warnings including pictures and text outlining lesser-known risks of smoking like bladder cancer and diabetes... Read more »