Category Archives: Health

Recording songs by the Beatles at Abbey Road gave Milos 'tingles'

By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) – Montenegrin classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic says he felt "tingles" when he recorded tunes from the Beatles songbook at the Abbey Road Studios where they…

British watchdog investigates Reckitt's Nurofen Express ad

(Reuters) – Britain's advertising watchdog is investigating whether a television ad for Reckitt Benckiser Group's Nurofen Express pain relief tablets misled consumers with unfounded claims. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)…

Boehringer CEO says negotiations with Sanofi to be complex

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Boehringer Ingelheim expects negotiations with Sanofi approximately the drugmakers' planned asset swap to be complex yet is confident the deal can be wrapped up by the end…

Romanian parliament bans smoking in bars and playgrounds

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania extended a smoking ban on Tuesday to include bars & playgrounds, becoming the latest European Union state to strengthen anti-smoking controls. Prior to the bill, which…

WHO to distribute medical supplies in Yemen under ceasefire

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday that under a U.N.-brokered ceasefire it had begun delivering urgent medical supplies in Yemen, where health services…

FACT CHECK: Rubio's single-handed 'Obamacare' win questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he's the only Republican running for president who's actually notched a win against President Barack Obama's health care law, widely loathed on…

Hazardous smog hits Shanghai as China's bad air spreads

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Smog in Chinese metropolis Shanghai hit its highest level since January on Tuesday, prompting schools to ban outdoor activities & authorities to limit work at construction sites…

SMFG agrees to buy GE's Japan leasing business for $4.8 billion

By Taiga Uranaka TOKYO (Reuters) – Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (SMFG) <8316.T> agreed to buy General Electric's Japanese leasing business for $4.8 billion (3.17 billion pounds), the two companies…

Squeezed by budget and Islamic State, Iraqi health system struggles

By Ahmed Rasheed & Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's prime minister responded to protests this summer over failing public services by launching a campaign against corruption & mismanagement, yet…

Serco to retain environmental, leisure businesses

LONDON (Reuters) – British outsourcing firm Serco said on Tuesday it had decided to retain its environmental services & leisure businesses which it had previously stated it would dispose of….