As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of...

Parenthood derails the careers of many in STEM, especially women

(Reuters Health) - Almost half of women and a quarter of men leave careers in science, technology, engineering and math after they have their first child, a new study shows. Researchers found...

Interval training burns off more pounds than jogging or cycling

(Reuters Health) - Workouts that mix up a variety of intense exercises with brief recovery periods in between may help people lose more weight than chugging along at a steady pace on a...

Brief general anesthesia appears safe for children's brains

(Reuters Health) - In infants, an hour of general anesthesia - long enough for most minor surgeries done in babies - doesn’t increase the risk of impaired brain development compared to an hour...

Supply of primary care doctors linked with mortality rates

(Reuters Health) - Mortality rates are lower in American communities with more primary care physicians than in areas of the country with fewer doctors, a study suggests. Overall in the U.S., the...

Chinese frozen food firm recalls products suspected of African swine fever contamination

BEIJING (Reuters) - Major Chinese frozen food producer Sanquan Food Co Ltd said on Monday it has recalled products that may be contaminated with African swine fever, following media reports that some of...

Chinese company recalls products suspected of African swine fever contamination

BEIJING (Reuters) - Major Chinese frozen food producer Sanquan Food Co Ltd said on Monday it has recalled products that may be contaminated with African swine fever, following media reports that some of...

What is it like to suffer a stroke at 25?

Dancer Emily Cane had everything she wanted from life.Then a heart defect caused a stroke when she was just 25. It meant she had to use a wheelchair for a year.Two years later...

Anorexia recovery: 'I know the darkest of the darkest'

Lara Rebecca, 18, says she knows the "darkest of the darkest" after recovering from the eating disorder anorexia. Lara, from Cardiff, was dangerously thin at the age of 16, but has since returned...

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