Health

Late-stage drug research powers Covance profit beat

(Reuters) – Research services provider Covance Inc reported a better-than-expected 19 percent jump in quarterly adjusted profit as it gained from higher investments in later stages of drug development by pharma companies. The company forecast 2014 adjusted earnings of $3.65 to $4.00 per share, compared to analysts’ expectation of $3.81. Covance, considered a bellwether for the contract research business, said fourth-quarter revenue jumped 14.5 percent in the later-stage research business. Revenue in its earlier-stage research […]

Medigus launches device to treat acid reflux without surgery

(Reuters) – Israeli medical device maker Medigus expects revenue of a few million dollars in 2014 as it begins to sell its flexible endoscope for the treatment of acid reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by abnormal regurgitation of fluids from the stomach into the esophagus. Patients who do not respond to treatment with drugs often undergo laparoscopic surgery. Medigus’ system enables treatment in an outpatient setting with no incisions. Its endoscope – a […]

Iowa research lab identifies new strain of deadly pig virus

Mon Feb 3, 2014 4:53pm EST (Reuters) – A new strain of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, has been identified in samples taken from Illinois and Missouri, a top veterinarian at Iowa State University said on Monday. “We found that there is a variant out there that appears to be quite different than the original,” Rodger Main, the head veterinarian of Iowa State University’s veterinary diagnostic lab, told Reuters on Monday. More research needs […]

Added sugars abundant In U.S. diets, linked to death

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK Mon Feb 3, 2014 4:13pm EST (Reuters Health) – Most U.S. adults are eating too much sugar and that’s linked to an increased risk of dying from heart disease, according to a new government study. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed nutrition surveys of U.S. adults from the past couple of decades and found most were getting more sugar than the daily limit set […]

Tips To Look Healthy the Natural Way

Ways To Look ┬áHealthy in Natural Way Let us admit the fact, we want to be the fountain of youth, look young and stay fresh everyday. But we forget that staying healthy inside is what matters the most. Everyday our body encounters pollution that stresses us, we shift to fast and processed foods from home cooked foods. At some point, we all want to practice the naturals ways of staying healthy inside, to help bring […]

FDA proposes rule to prevent food contamination during transport

Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:21pm EST (Reuters) – Food transportation companies will be required to adhere to certain sanitation standards to prevent food from becoming contaminated during transit under a new rule proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The rule would require shippers and carriers to properly refrigerate food, clean vehicles between loads and protect food during transportation. The rule is the seventh and final plank of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, […]