Sociétés des Produits Nestlé, a part of Nestlé Health Science, acquired the outstanding shares of California-based Aimmune for $2.6 billion in cash following years of increasing its financial position in the food allergy-focused company.

A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $3.2 billion budget proposal for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that will boost the regulatory agency’s abilities to approve new medicines and medical devices, as well as protect the nation’s food supplies.

Older adults who cut back on the amount of vegetable protein in their diets may be more likely to experience age-related health problems than their peers who increase the amount of plant protein they eat, a Spanish study suggests.

The House Appropriations Committee proposed a 2020 draft fiscal year funding bill. The FDA would receive a 6 percent increase in discretionary funding over 2019, amounting to a $184 million bump.

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling some chicken nuggets the company manufactured because of possible contamination with rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said.

The online publication NEO.LIFE pointed to seven areas where biotech companies and researchers have significant potential to “dramatically reshape our concept of what it means to be human.”

Bankers are diagnosing another robust year for U.S. healthcare lending as the first two big loans of 2019 include the largest-ever tie-up in the pharmaceutical sector, and more are expected.

Healthier sides and drinks were added to U.S. fast-food restaurant kids’ menus in the past decade, but healthy combinations are still rarely offered as the default option, researchers say.

A 2017 study found that more than 700 million adults and children worldwide are obese, calling it a “rising pandemic.”