Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine
The ticker and logo for General Electric Co. is displayed on a screen at the post where it's traded on the floor of the NYSE

GE Rides Gene Therapy Wave with Ready-Made Viral Drug Factories

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) General Electric is raising its bet on biotechnology with the launch of prefabricated manufacturing units for producing virus-based gene and cell...
A marijuana plant is seen in a field of marijuana in Guachinango

Israel’s Together Signs Deal to Grow Cannabis in Foreign Country

JERUSALEM (Reuters) Israel's Together said on Tuesday it plans to grow up to 25 acres (10 hectares) of medical cannabis in a foreign country in...
U.S. public may lack understanding of cancer screening

U.S. Public May Lack Understanding of Cancer Screening

By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) Most people have inaccurate beliefs about what cancer screening tests can do and what they cannot, suggests a recent study...
An employee walks down the stairs at Givaudan's perfumery school in Singapore

Givaudan Turns to Haitian Roots for Anti-Wrinkle Ingredient

ZURICH (Reuters) Swiss fragrance and flavors company Givaudan has begun recycling Haitian vetiver roots now used to make oil for fragrances to produce a...
Naloxone-access programs miss many opioid users

Naloxone-Access Programs Miss Many Opioid Users

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) Some opioid users are more likely than others to know about and use naloxone, a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid...
Cigarette smoking raises heart failure risk in African Americans

Cigarette Smoking Raises Heart Failure Risk in African Americans

By Anne Harding (Reuters Health)  Cigarette smoking sharply increases the risk of heart failure in black men and women in the U.S., according to a new...