Healthcare News

  • Novartis and GSK trade assets as pharma …
    Novartis and GSK trade assets as pharma … Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    By Caroline Copley and Paul Sandle ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline agreed to trade more than $20 billion (11 billion pounds) worth of assets … More »

  • Novartis sees GSK's cancer drugs … Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Novartis believes GlaxoSmithKline's cancer drugs Votrient, Tafinlar and Mekinist could have more than $1 billion (594.38 million pounds) in sales each, the head of … More »

  • GSK and Novartis agree tie-up deal
    GSK and Novartis agree tie-up deal Press Association - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss rival Novartis are to create a consumer healthcare powerhouse as part of a string of deals in the pharmaceuticals sector today. … More »

  • Warning over hospital kidney deaths
    Warning over hospital kidney deaths Press Association - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    At least 1,000 hospital patients in England die each month from avoidable kidney problems, according to a new study commissioned by the NHS. … More »

  • Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for …
    Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for … Reuters - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported. … More »

  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed …
    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed … Associated Press - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords … More »

  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health …
    Clock ticking for states to adopt health … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to … More »

  • Surgeon urges transparency campaign
    Surgeon urges transparency campaign Press Association - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    One of the UK's top surgeons has called for annual public events to become a requirement for all clinicians in the NHS. … More »

  • Doctor 'vindicated' by trib …
    Doctor 'vindicated' by trib … Press Association - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A heart doctor who turned whistleblower to expose NHS safety fears said he felt "vindicated" after winning an unfair dismissal case following a prolonged dispute … More »

  • Call on foreign doctor standards
    Call on foreign doctor standards Press Association - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Foreign doctors who want to work for the NHS should face tougher tests in line with the standards of UK-trained doctors, a study has said. … More »

  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health …
    Obama: 8 million signed up for health … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, … More »

  • Killer Shipman 'was a good doct …
    Killer Shipman 'was a good doct … Press Association - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The son of one of serial killer Harold Shipman's victims still maintains he was a "good doctor" and said he views the killing as "euthanasia". … More »

  • 'X-Men' director hit by sex …
    'X-Men' director hit by sex … Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    By Dana Feldman and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who has sued filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming blockbuster action film "X-Men: … More »

  • 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer …
    'X-Men' director Bryan Singer … Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Bryan Singer, weeks before the release of his blockbuster "X-Men" action film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," has … More »

  • Drug watchdog urges vigilance in cancer …
    Drug watchdog urges vigilance in cancer … AFP - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Europe's medicine watchdog urged doctors Thursday to be vigilant in administering the cancer drug Herceptin, vials of which had been stolen in Italy and tampered … More »

  • GE industrial profit boost underscores …
    GE industrial profit boost underscores … Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    General Electric Co posted a 12 percent rise in overall industrial profits on Thursday, as strength in its businesses selling gas turbines, jet engines and oil … More »

  • GE industrial profits rise 12 percent, …
    GE industrial profits rise 12 percent, … Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    General Electric Co posted a 12 percent rise in overall industrial profits on Thursday, as strength in its businesses selling gas turbines, jet engines and oil … More »

  • Cut off from the world, Gazans consumed …
    Cut off from the world, Gazans consumed … Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Noah Browning and Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Life has never seemed so grim for the Mustafas, a family of seven cramped into a shabby two-room hovel in … More »

  • New kind of trial aims to speed cancer …
    New kind of trial aims to speed cancer … Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists and drugmakers are pioneering a new kind of clinical trial that changes the way cancer drugs are studied, … More »

  • High infection rates 'unaccepta …
    High infection rates 'unaccepta … Press Association - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The number of patients getting an infection while receiving NHS care is "unacceptably high", health officials have warned. … More »

  • Personalised cancer care trial
    Personalised cancer care trial Press Association - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    A drugs trial designed to discover how personalised treatment can help in the fight against cancer begins later this year. … More »

  • Miley Cyrus cancels second concert after …
    Miley Cyrus cancels second concert after … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Miley Cyrus has cancelled a concert in St. Louis on Wednesday as she remains hospitalized from a "severe allergic reaction to antibiotics," according to a statement … More »

  • Waratahs make second attempt at Folau …
    Waratahs make second attempt at Folau … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    (Reuters) - The New South Wales Waratahs once again attempted to recall Israel Folau for Super Rugby duty, a week after the fullback was controversially pulled from … More »

  • Rugby-Waratahs make second attempt at … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The New South Wales Waratahs once again attempted to recall Israel Folau for Super Rugby duty, a week after the fullback was controversially pulled from the team at … More »

  • Ex Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers was charged on Wednesday with possessing illegal drugs, with the former Methodist minister to appear before magistrates next … More »

  • Miley Cyrus hospitalized for allergic …
    Miley Cyrus hospitalized for allergic … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Singer Miley Cyrus cancelled her Tuesday show in Kansas City, Missouri, after being hospitalized for a "severe allergic reaction to antibiotics," the show venue … More »

  • UK low in hospital beds league
    UK low in hospital beds league Press Association - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    There are fewer hospital beds in Britain than most other European countries, with less than half the number of many, a report has found. … More »

  • NHS 'used as political football …
    NHS 'used as political football … Press Association - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The NHS is "too often" being used as a political football, health leaders have claimed. … More »

  • J&J beats forecasts as sales of new …
    J&J beats forecasts as sales of new … Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Johnson & Johnson reported quarterly earnings well above expectations, as strong sales of new drugs offset weak demand for consumer products and medical devices, … More »

  • J&J beats forecasts as strong sales …
    J&J beats forecasts as strong sales … Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Johnson & Johnson reported quarterly earnings well above expectations, as strong sales of new drugs offset weak demand for consumer products and medical devices, … More »