By Amanda Remling | Wed, 02/27/2013 - 09:23
A Medicare policy limiting where people can undergo weight-loss surgery to so-called "centers of excellence" was not responsible for reducing complications from the procedures, according to a new study.
By Amanda Remling | Tue, 02/26/2013 - 09:23
Carestream Health Inc, which provides medical imaging systems and other healthcare technology solutions, is looking for a buyer in a deal that could fetch as much as $3.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
By Amanda Remling | Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:01
U.S. health regulators denied approval for Dynavax Technologies Inc's adult hepatitis B vaccine and sought additional data to evaluate its safety, delaying the market entry of a faster-acting and less frequently needed vaccine for the liver-attacking infection.
By Amanda Remling | Mon, 02/25/2013 - 08:58
Michael Weitz was out of options. The Californian had endured chemotherapy, radiation and surgery but his lung cancer still spread to his bones and brain.
By Amanda Remling | Fri, 02/22/2013 - 09:39
In a new survey, most women had inaccurate perceptions about the safety and effectiveness of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in preventing pregnancy, say U.S. researchers, who urge doctors to talk more about the benefits of the devices.
By Amanda Remling | Fri, 02/22/2013 - 09:35
The European Medicines Agency recommended approval of Hexyon, a new 6-in-1 pediatric vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur MSD, a joint venture between Merck and Sanofi, the companies said on Friday.
By Amanda Remling | Thu, 02/21/2013 - 16:26
A U.S. government analysis of this season's flu vaccine suggests it was effective in only 56 percent of people who got the shot, and it completely failed to protect the elderly against an especially deadly strain circulating during flu season.
By Amanda Remling | Thu, 02/21/2013 - 09:37
American adults have made a little progress in recent years in cutting back on calories from fast food, but children are still consuming too much fat, U.S. health researchers say.
By Amanda Remling | Wed, 02/20/2013 - 14:11
A unit of Express Scripts Holding Co has sued Ernst & Young and one of the accounting firm's former partners for stealing trade secrets and corporate data to boost Ernst & Young's own healthcare business.
By Amanda Remling | Wed, 02/20/2013 - 14:09
U.S. health regulators on Wednesday issued the strongest possible warning to physicians to avoid prescribing codeine to children after surgery to remove tonsils, adenoids or both.