Category Archives: Health

Sanofi plans to reshape via $20 billion asset swap with Boehringer

By Andrew Callus & Ben Hirschler PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – Sanofi & Boehringer Ingelheim are in exclusive talks over a $20 billion (13.19 billion pounds) swap of the French pharmaceuticals company's…

China again promises to clean up air ahead of 2022 Games

BEIJING (Reuters) – China promised again on Tuesday to take steps to reduce air pollution in the run-up to the 2022 Winter Olympics, to be held in Beijing & a…

Japan needs immigrants to boost population or could lose to China – minister

By Linda Sieg & Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan should craft an "integrated" immigration policy to cope with its shrinking population, or risk losing out to an ageing China…

French bird flu outbreak spreads to new region

PARIS (Reuters) – France detected a case of highly pathogenic bird flu in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques region on Friday, taking to five the number of regions affected by the outbreak in…

No further UK action over tabloid phone hacking allegations

LONDON (Reuters) – Prosecutors ended one of the biggest scandals in British journalism on Friday saying they would take no more action over phone hacking charges against two of the…

Nepal's fuel crisis will push almost a million people into poverty

By Gopal Sharma JHOR, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With a large cone-shaped bamboo basket strapped to her back, Nirmala Bhandari treks two hours every day from her village to…

Indian police find 300 trafficked brick kiln workers in dire conditions

By Jatindra Dash BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Officials investigating the death of a 30-year-old pregnant woman working at a brick kiln in southern India said on Friday they…

New laws to ease doctor shortage see long delays, criticism

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law offered a first-of-its-kind solution to the physician shortage plaguing thousands of U.S. communities: Medical school graduates could start treating patients immediately,…

Malawi football club inks controversial tobacco deal

Malawi's most prestigious football team, Big Bullets have controversially inked a $900,000 (822,000 euros) sponsorship deal with a cigarette manufacturing company, attracting the wrath of a local rights group. The…

Exclusive – Pharmaceutical research firm PPD explores sale, IPO: sources

By Carl O'Donnell, Olivia Oran & Greg Roumeliotis (Reuters) – Contract research organisation Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC (PPD) is exploring a sale or initial public offering that could value it…