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Jul 28, 2016 11:03PM

Jul 28, 2016 11:03PM

Sanofi sales and profit slide on U.S. pricing, Venezuela

A logo is seen in front of the entrance at the headquarters of French drugmaker Sanofi in ParisFrench drugmaker Sanofi's sales and profit fell in the second quarter despite double-digit growth at biotech arm Genzyme, as the diabetes division came under sustained pricing pressure in the United States. Business net income fell 3.3 percent to 1.68 billion euros ($1.86 billion) at constant exchange rates, with revenue down 0.2 percent at 8.87 billion, the company said on Friday. Sanofi is under pressure to diversify geographically and expand in oncology to offset declining sales of diabetes blockbuster Lantus.

Jul 28, 2016 05:19PM

Stretching may ease women's depression and menopause symptoms

(This June 30th story was refiled to fix link at the bottom of the story) By Reyna Gobel (Reuters Health) - Stretching just 10 minutes a day might help ease menopause and depression symptoms in middle-aged women, a small study suggests. ?Light-intensity exercises such as stretching have not been previously evaluated for its impact on menopausal and depressive symptoms,? lead researcher Yuko Kai told Reuters Health by email. Forty Japanese women, ages 40 to 61 years, participated in the study at the Physical Fitness Research Institute, Meiji Yasuda Life Foundation of Health and Welfare in Tokyo.

Jul 28, 2016 04:30PM

Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. Zika is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same type that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Aedes mosquitoes are found in all countries in the Americas except Canada and continental Chile, and the virus will likely reach all countries and territories of the region where Aedes mosquitoes are found.

Jul 28, 2016 04:30PM

Timeline: Zika's origin and global spread

The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago:

Jul 28, 2016 04:17PM

Australia's Muslim migrants on edge, race relations falter with rise of the right

A protester casts his shadow across a poster displaying Australia's far-right politician Pauline Hanson during a rally orgnised to show support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, following recent police shootings in the U.S., in central Sydney, AustralBy Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) - Race relations in Australia have deteriorated so badly that some community leaders fear violence will erupt in a political vacuum where the new government, elected with a bare majority, must rely on the support of parties that have fomented the discord. The potential for violence after a bitter election campaign, which featured calls for a ban on Muslim immigration, is palpable for people like Afghan-born Muhammad Taqi Haidari. Haidari, from Afghanistan's Shi'ite Muslim Hazara minority, no longer tells people his name is Muhammad, preferring to use Taqi.

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Jul 28, 2016 03:08AM

Human nasal bacteria might be superbug killer

Scientists searching for a solution to ever-resistant, infection-causing bacteria may have found an answer much closer to home than expected -- up our noses.

Jul 12, 2016 02:33PM

Second U.S. patient had antibiotic-resistant superbug infection

For the second time, scientists detected a feared "superbug" -- bacteria that cannot be killed by the best available drug for treating antibiotic-resistant infections --- in an American patient.

May 23, 2016 10:04AM

How to stop superbugs from killing 10 million people a year

Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to the final report last week from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, established in 2014 to keep the world from being "cast back into the dark ages of medicine."

Apr 15, 2016 04:39PM

Deadly superbug infections from tainted scopes greater than thought

The number of potentially deadly infections from contaminated medical scopes is far higher than what federal officials previously estimated, a new congressional investigation shows.

Jul 28, 2016 11:40AM

A very special penguin hatches at Bronx Zoo

It's the first time a penguin from this species has been born in New York's Bronx Zoo in its 120+ year history.

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