Health News
Exclusive: Canada seeks warnings on prescription painkillers amid rising deaths1/23/2017 11:34:40 AM - As deaths from powerful painkillers continue to rise, Canada is pursuing unprecedented measures to curb their use, including requiring cigarette-style warning stickers on every prescription, Health Minister Jane Philpott told Reuters.Investors gird for impact of Trump healthcare measures1/23/2017 3:38:21 PM - An order by President Donald Trump that could scale back enforcement of some Obamacare provisions is unlikely to sink health insurance stocks, but shares of hospitals and Medicaid providers could be under pressure over fears more poor people would lose coverage, analysts said.World must not miss early signals of any flu pandemic - WHO1/23/2017 4:49:04 PMGENEVA - The World Health Organization called on all countries to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and poultry and to report promptly any human cases that could signal the start of a flu pandemic.Poor countries allowed to import generic drugs - WTO1/23/2017 5:29:54 PMGENEVA - Poor countries are allowed to import generic medicines, World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo said on Monday, after the required two-thirds of members agreed a deal that has taken more than a decade to finalise.Hungary to seek EU funds to tackle bird flu fallout - agency1/23/2017 3:09:42 PMBUDAPEST - Hungary's government will seek European Union financial support to tackle the economic fallout from outbreaks of the bird flu virus, state news agency MTI reported on Monday, citing the Agriculture Ministry.Actelion drug setback unlikely to derail J&J talks: analysts1/23/2017 2:54:10 PMZURICH - A blow to Actelion's Opsumit drug in a test is unlikely to have an impact on talks over a strategic deal with Johnson & Johnson , analysts said on Monday, as the Swiss drugmaker's shares shook off the news.UK scientists give cancer risk warning on overdone chips, toast1/23/2017 1:14:26 PMLONDON - Potatoes and bread cooked at high temperatures for a long time could increase the risk of cancer in people who eat them regularly, British government scientists said on Monday.Trump may not enforce individual health insurance mandate: aide1/23/2017 5:23:12 AMWASHINGTON - The Trump administration may no longer enforce a rule requiring individual Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty if they do not, a senior White House official said on SundayTrump order paves way for agencies to weaken health law1/22/2017 5:05:45 AMWASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is ordering federal agencies to undermine Obamacare through regulatory action, a move that could weaken enforcement of the requirement for Americans to buy health coverage and give insurers leeway to drop some benefits.Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare1/21/2017 4:20:37 PMWASHINGTON - President Donald Trump directed government agencies on Friday to freeze regulations and take steps to weaken Obamacare, using his first hours in the White House to make good on a campaign promise to start dismantling his predecessor's healthcare law.