College students at heightened risk for lethal meningitis B infections

(Reuters Health) – College students may be much more likely than others in their age group to develop a rare but potentially fatal type of bacterial infection that can be prevented with vaccination, a U.S. study suggests.

Drug companies greet 2019 with U.S. price hikes

Drugmakers kicked off 2019 with price increases in the United States on more than 250 prescription drugs, including the world’s top-selling medicine, Humira, although the pace of price hikes was slower than last year.

Oil falls to $53 on economic worries, surging supply

Oil fell towards $53 a barrel on Wednesday, under pressure from rising output in major OPEC and non-OPEC producers and due to concerns about an economic slowdown that could weaken demand.

Cabinet approves merger of three state-owned banks

India’s cabinet has approved the merger of state-run Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda, the government said on Wednesday, in a step aimed at cleaning up the country’s banking system.

Cabinet approves incentives for exporters of select goods

India’s cabinet on Wednesday approved incentives amounting to 6 billion rupees ($85.51 million) for some goods exporters, in a move to push shipment of farm produce, textiles, leather and handicraft goods, a government statement said.