Heart Health News

Saudi Arabia warns of MERS virus risk from camels

Saudi Arabia said people handling camels should wear masks and gloves to prevent spreading Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), issuing such a warning for the first time as cases in the kingdom of the potentially fatal virus neared 500. Healt...
Categories: Heart Health News

UK labs play shrinking role in AstraZeneca drug portfolio

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - How British is AstraZeneca? Yet a $106 billion takeover bid from U.S. group Pfizer has forced politicians at Westminster to line up in defense of British jobs and science. The pharmaceuticals group, which is ...
Categories: Heart Health News

Chinese factory wall collapses in heavy rain, killing 18

A factory wall collapsed in heavy rain in eastern China on Sunday, killing 18 people working inside, Xinhua news agency said. About 40 workers for a renewable energy company in the scenic coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province, were in the fa...
Categories: Heart Health News

Samsung Electronics chief Lee hospitalized after cardiac procedure

The chairman of Samsung Electronics Co, the flagship of South Korea's biggest conglomerate, underwent a cardiac procedure on Sunday and is now recovering, the Samsung Medical Center said in a statement. Lee Kun-hee, 72, was admitted to a hosp...
Categories: Heart Health News

China says no waste plant without support after protests

A government in eastern China will shelve plans to build a huge waste incinerator if it does not have popular support, in an apparent victory for protesters who had clashed with police saying they feared the plant would damage their health. Simil...
Categories: Heart Health News

Fear of Pfizer-AstraZeneca job cuts voiced by U.S. lawmakers

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Congress from Maryland and Massachusetts expressed concern on Saturday that thousands of jobs in their districts could be at risk if U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc completes a buyout of...
Categories: Heart Health News

Brazil confirms second case of atypical mad cow disease

Brazil has confirmed a second case of atypical mad cow disease, a year after several countries banned Brazilian beef imports when a similar case of the disease was confirmed. The agriculture ministry said late Friday that a lab in Weybridge, Engl...
Categories: Heart Health News

Know the Signs of Stroke

SATURDAY, May 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some reminders about detecting and treating strokes are offered as Stroke Awareness Month continues. Dr. Henry Woo and Dr. David Fiorella, co-directors of the Stony Brook University Cerebrovascular and St...
Categories: Heart Health News

Can Doing the Dishes Save a Young Marriage?

SATURDAY, May 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Newlywed couples who have similar expectations for dividing household chores are more likely to have longer-lasting marriages, a new study suggests. University of Illinois researchers looked at 220 hetero...
Categories: Heart Health News

Under fire, Pfizer hits back as it weighs next Astra move

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer fought back on Saturday against criticism that its planned takeover of rival AstraZeneca would damage Britain's science base by saying strong UK research was a key reason for the deal....
Categories: Heart Health News

Under fire, Pfizer hits back as weighs next Astra move

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer fought back on Saturday against criticism that its planned takeover of rival AstraZeneca would damage Britain's science base by saying strong UK research was a key reason for the deal....
Categories: Heart Health News

Pfizer CEO defends Astra deal, says committed to UK science

U.S. drug company Pfizer fought back on Saturday against criticism that its planned takeover of drugmaker AstraZeneca would damage Britain's science base by saying UK research was a key reason for its move. Chief Executive Ian Read, who is du...
Categories: Heart Health News

Late Pope Paul VI to move closer to sainthood

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The late Pope Paul VI, who led the Roman Catholic Church during one of its most turbulent modern periods and enshrined its opposition to contraception, will move a step closer to sainthood in October, t...
Categories: Heart Health News

Protesters in east China clash with police over waste incinerator plan

Protesters in eastern China clashed with police at a rally against plans to build a huge waste incinerator that residents fear will be harmful to their health and add to pollution. Choking smog blankets many Chinese cities and the environmental d...
Categories: Heart Health News

Merkel says German government would support Siemens-Alstom tie-up

By Andreas Rinke STRALSUND, Germany (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that the German government would support a tie-up between German engineering firm Siemens and French rival Alstom if the corporate decision-makers decide th...
Categories: Heart Health News

UK finance minister ready for 'hard negotiation' with Pfizer

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is ready for \"hard negotiation\" to ensure Pfizer sticks to specific promises on jobs and science under the U.S. drugmaker's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca, its finance minister...
Categories: Heart Health News

Merkel says Siemens-Alstom is above all corporate decision

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that the German government would positively accompany a tie-up between Siemens and Alstom but said that any link would be first and foremost a corporate decision. Speaking at a news conference with French...
Categories: Heart Health News

New Mexico nuclear waste site halts shipments of toxic materials to Texas

A New Mexico nuclear waste dump, which saw a radiation leak in February, has halted shipments of toxic waste barrels to a commercial Texas facility amid concerns that chemical reactions could trigger another release there, officials said on Friday...
Categories: Heart Health News

Montana retreats from plan to kill elk to lessen disease risk to cattle

Montana wildlife managers on Friday backed off a plan to allow ranchers near Yellowstone National Park to kill elk as a disease prevention measure, after the plan sparked criticism and a lawsuit by hunting groups, an official said.     State wild...
Categories: Heart Health News

Veterans Affairs worker in Wyoming placed on leave in patient delay scandal - report

(Reuters) - A Veterans Affairs healthcare coordinator was placed on administrative leave on Friday following revelations of an email sent last year outlining a scheme for masking delayed treatment of patients at a VA medical facility in Wyoming, C...
Categories: Heart Health News

Pages

Subscribe to Sister to Sister aggregator - Heart Health News