Childhood cancer survivors may develop heart problems sooner

(Reuters Health) - Adult survivors of childhood cancer have a greater risk of heart disease and develop risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol earlier in life compared to the general population, a German study suggests.

Less heart disease, stroke in immigrants than in U.S.-born

(Reuters Health) - People living in the U.S. but born elsewhere may have lower risk for heart disease and stroke than their native-born neighbors, suggests a new study.

Happiness 101: Psychology course strikes chord with Yale students

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) - The search for life's sweetest but most elusive treasure - happiness - brings nearly 1,200 Yale University undergraduates twice a week into an enormous hall on the Connecticut school's campus for its most popular class ever.

Teva wins reversal of U.S. jury’s $235 million GSK drug patent verdict

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a U.S. jury's verdict that required Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to pay GlaxoSmithKline Plc more than $235 million for infringing a patent covering its blood pressure drug Coreg.

Colon cancer screening rates vary widely across U.S.

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of U.S. adults who get recommended colon cancer screenings has never been as high as doctors would like, but a new study suggests that it’s much lower than expected in some pockets of the country.

Higher prices help foie gras farmers overcome bird flu crises

PARIS (Reuters) - Higher foie gras prices and large public subsidies have allowed farmers to overcome two consecutive bird flu crises that ravaged duck flocks in southwest France, but output will take time to recover, producers said on Wednesday.

Ireland sets abortion referendum date for May 25

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25 on whether or not to liberalize its abortion law, the first opportunity in 35 years to overhaul one of the world's strictest regimes that has long divided the once deeply Catholic nation.

South Africa says deadly listeria strain not found at RCL factory

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Tests at an RCL Foods processed-food factory found no traces of a strain of listeria that has killed almost 200 people, but they did find evidence of other strains that could also cause the disease, the South African Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.

First women’s yoga training center opens doors in Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) - A small group of Palestinian women in Gaza are stretching their limbs with yoga to help them teach others to cope with the stresses and traumas of living in the embattled territory.

FDA working on a ‘dozen’ policies to boost copycat biotech drugs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is working on around a dozen actions to boost use of cheaper versions of expensive biotech medicines, the head of the agency Scott Gottlieb said on Wednesday.