• 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,...
  • Cash injection: sovereign funds target healthcare

    Reuters News: LONDON (Reuters) – Imagine contact lenses that monitor glucose levels for diabetics, tiny implants to tackle chronic diseases, or algorithms that crunch data to predict illness rates. Rather than science fiction, these are examples of cutting-edge research being pioneered by biotech firms seeking to revolutionize healthcare from...
  • EU drugs head fears delays, health hazards as agency uprooted

    Reuters News: LONDON (Reuters) – Access to new medicines and safety checks on existing treatments will be jeopardized if politicians pick a new home for Europe’s London-based drugs regulator that is unacceptable to staff, its executive director told Reuters. Cancer drugs and therapies for rare diseases could be particularly...
  • Yemen cholera cases could hit 1 million by year-end: Red Cross

    Reuters News: GENEVA (Reuters) – The humanitarian situation in Yemen is a “catastrophe”, and cholera cases could reach a million by the end of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday. Warring parties in Yemen – including the western-backed Saudi-led coalition – are all...