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UnitedHealth sees growth in 2018, opportunities in Trump plans

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said earnings will grow 13 to 16 percent in 2018 as medical costs remain low, and that it expects to benefit from new insurance..

Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company's..

Veterans sue pharmaceutical companies over Iraq bribes

Lawsuit accuses multinationals of indirectly funding terrorists who killed US soldiers

White House left without drug tsar after opioid uproar

Marino withdraw nomination after role in passing laws watering down rules

Transenterix won't compete head-on with Intuitive Surgical: CEO

(Reuters) - Transenterix Inc's chief executive played down on Tuesday the threat posed by his company's surgical robotic system to market leader Intuitive Surgical Inc, saying he did not expect the two..

Fatty liver disease fastest-growing reason for transplants in young U.S. adults

(Reuters Health) - Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans,..

Leeds United players and staff donate pay to boy's cancer care

leeds united players and staff donate pay to boy's cancer care
Toby Nye was diagnosed with a stage four neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday.
BBC News

NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland

nhs surgery waits run into years in northern ireland
Waiting times are increasing as the health services struggles to cope, figures obtained by the BBC reveal.
BBC News

Drug therapy 'restores breathing' after spinal injury

drug therapy 'restores breathing' after spinal injury
The researchers hope the results in rats could ultimately help paralysed patients come off ventilators.
BBC News

US veterans file suit alleging companies funded Iraqi terrorist militia


Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it become public that he spearheaded a bill that undercut the government's power to crack down on..

U.S. indicts two Chinese in major fentanyl trafficking case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making and selling highly addictive fentanyl to Americans over the..

Drugmakers Amneal, Impax to combine in generics push

(Reuters) - Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is buying peer Impax Laboratories Inc in an all-stock deal as it looks to add heft to its generics business and gain an edge in a tough drug pricing environment.

AI used to detect breast cancer risk

Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.
BBC News

New cancer drugs help J&J top profit estimates

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year forecast as the company gained from strong sales of its new cancer drugs.

China confirms bird flu outbreak at poultry farms in central province

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at broiler chicken farms in a central province, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement.

Japan's "Blade Library" offers joy of blade running to amputees

TOKYO (Reuters) - Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time.

Inpatient mental health care for new mothers 'unacceptable'

inpatient mental health care for new mothers 'unacceptable'
There are calls for a mother and baby unit to be opened in south Wales.
BBC News

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