• Sex and drugs: U.S. study links marijuana use to more intercourse

    Reuters News: NEW YORK (Reuters) – Where there is smoke, there tends to be fire, say medical researchers who found frequent marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than those who abstain. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers unveiled the link between marijuana and the frequency of sexual...
  • Americans want to see a bipartisan fix for Obamacare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    Reuters News: NEW YORK (Reuters) – As Republican and Democratic lawmakers clash over the future of Obamacare, Americans largely are eager for a bipartisan solution to its shortcomings, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known...
  • AstraZeneca among backers as Swiss cancer biotech raises $200 million

    Reuters News: LONDON (Reuters) – An unlisted Swiss biotech company focused on developing “armed antibodies” to fight cancer has raised $200 million in a funding round backed by AstraZeneca and other private backers. FILE PHOTO: The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on medication packages in a pharmacy in London,...
  • Australia's second largest state edges towards permitting euthanasia

    Reuters News: SYDNEY (Reuters) – The parliament of Australia’s second largest state passed legislation on Friday to allow terminally ill patients to seek medical help to end their lives, a bill that is expected to act as a catalyst for the rest of the country to adopt similar laws....
  • White House says Trump opposes Senate's bipartisan Obamacare deal

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan,...
  • Trump Obamacare move seen harming Americans, bipartisan prospects

    Reuters News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will hurt low-income Americans by doing away with Obamacare subsidies and make it harder for him to engage in bipartisan talks with Democrats as Congress edges toward a possible government shutdown, lawmakers said on Sunday. The White House has announced...
  • Milan hopes to gain from Barcelona's pain in race for EU drugs agency

    Reuters News: MILAN (Reuters) – Milan is hoping that Spain’s Catalonia crisis will give the Italian city a boost in getting to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Union agency quitting London because of Brexit. Roberto Maroni, government chief of Lombardia, whose capital is Milan, reckons the...
  • Italy culls birds after five H5N8 avian flu outbreaks in October

    Reuters News: ROME (Reuters) – Italy has had five outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu in farms the central and northern parts of the country since the start of the month and about 880,000 chickens, ducks and turkeys will be culled, officials said on Wednesday. The biggest outbreak...
  • Bayer sticks by Xarelto sales estimate despite study setback

    Reuters News: FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayer stood by its peak sales estimate for clot prevention drug Xarelto after the pill disappointed in a late-stage trial to test prevention of repeat strokes. The Phase III study had been halted early after the drug showed no efficacy improvements over low-dose aspirin,...