Sunday, November 18, 2018

German Merck, Pfizer get FDA priority review for cancer drug

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Merck KGaA and U.S. partner Pfizer have been granted priority review status in the United States as they seek approval to fight a rare and aggressive form of skin cancer with immunotherapy drug avelumab....

South Korea confirms highly pathogenic bird flu outbreaks, ramps up quarantine

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has confirmed the country's first outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus and has ramped up quarantine measures in response, agriculture ministry officials said on Friday....

Michigan board recommends universal lead screening for infants

(Reuters) - Infants and toddlers in Michigan should undergo mandatory lead screening, a panel of experts said on Thursday, as the Midwestern state continues to grapple with the ongoing effects of a lead crisis linked to contaminated water in the city of Flint....

Reliance on food pantries can make healthy eating difficult

(Reuters Health) - - People who rely on food pantries for their meals may not receive enough dairy, fruits or vegetables to get all the nutrients they need for a healthy diet, two recent studies suggest....

Americans want Trump to focus on healthcare first: poll

NEW YORK - Healthcare is the top issue Americans want Donald Trump to address during his first 100 days in the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday, an apparent rebuke of outgoing President Barack Obama's signature reform, Obamacare....

McDonald’s investor renews push for antibiotic reduction in all meat

(Reuters) - A McDonald's Corp shareholder is redoubling efforts to convince the fast-food chain to stop all of its global restaurants from serving the meat of animals raised with antibiotics that are vital for fighting human infections....

Walking may improve the sleep of lung cancer patients

(Reuters Health) – - Lung cancer patients could improve their sleep and quality of life by walking several times a week, a study from Taiwan suggests....

WHO says funds secured for Africa pilots of world’s first malaria vaccine

LONDON (Reuters) - Funding for phase one of pilot deployments of the world's first malaria vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa has been secured and immunization campaigns will begin in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday....

Emergency department workers face high stress, burnout

(Reuters Health) – - Emergency department workers face high job stress, but there is little effort to relieve their suffering, researchers say....

Obama says would support Trump moves to improve U.S. healthcare

BERLIN (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he would support any move by President-elect Donald Trump to improve healthcare for Amercicans....