Category Archives: Health

Carson reshapes Medicare in health care plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson wants to raise the Medicare eligibility age to 70 as part of a health care plan released Wednesday that would reshape the…

Severe smog hovers over Beijing on Day 2 of red alert

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing residents stayed indoors, schools were closed & limits on cars, factories & construction sites kept pollution from spiking even higher Wednesday, the second of three days…

France says found four new bird flu outbreaks

PARIS (Reuters) – French authorities discovered four new outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu in southwest France, bringing the total to 10, the farm ministry said on Wednesday. One of…

World-first dengue fever vaccine cleared for use in Mexico: makers

The first-ever vaccine against dengue fever, which affects up to 400 million people per year, will be publicly available for the first time after being cleared for use in Mexico,…

FDA OKs Baxalta's drug for von Willebrand bleeding disorder

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved the first genetically engineered treatment for the most usual inherited bleeding disorder, von Willebrand disease. The Food & Drug Administration said…

US life expectancy flat for third straight year at almost 79

NEW YORK (AP) — Life expectancy in the United States has stalled for three straight years, the government announced Wednesday.

Dow Chemical and DuPont in merger talks – sources

By Greg Roumeliotis (Reuters) – Dow Chemical Co & DuPont are in talks to merge, creating a chemicals giant with a market value of more than $120 billion that could…

East Asia's aging working populations could shrink 15 pct by 2040 – World Bank

BEIJING (Reuters) – Middle-to-high income economies in East Asia could lose as much as 15 percent of their working-age populations by 2040 due to rapidly greying demographics, weighing on economic…

Beijing authorities use technology in pollution battle

BEIJING (AP) — Some Beijing residents use smokestacks to predict smog: Smoke drifting gently upward means stagnant air where smog will accumulate, while smoke blowing away from the mountains indicates…

Men, arms, still pour into east Ukraine from Russia – U.N

GENEVA (Reuters) – Arms & fighters are still pouring into rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine from Russia, a United Nations report said on Wednesday, as it announced the death toll…