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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Merck KGaA is reviving plans to bring an oral multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment to the U.S. market, hoping for blockbuster sales, after regulators' concerns about side
IBM - aka ‘Big Blue’ - together with Walmart, Nasdaq-listed Chinese retailer JD.com and Tsinghua University are to collaborate on a food safety alliance in China using the blockchain to achieve gr
An international team has discovered the world’s oldest known cases of breast cancer and multiple myeloma (a type of bone marrow cancer). The discoveries were made by conducting CT scans of two mumm
Ten-week-old babies can learn from practicing walking months before they begin walking themselves, say researchers.
Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a survey
Large-scale commercial trade of wild orchids is a pressing, but little-recognized conservation problem, according to researchers.
To help untangle fact from speculation, scientists have developed a 'robust null hypothesis' to assess the odds of a megadrought -- one that lasts more than 30 years -- occurring in the western and so
A new study has found that people who continue to get problems from their asthma, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing exercises.
Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints and back pain. Past research has yielded mixed results. New analysis tracking visits to the doctor with daily rainfall found no relationship between
Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors have shown that radiation therapy -- aimed directly at the heart -- can be used to treat patients with a life-threatening heart r
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will relax rules on the construction of small solar power plants and subsidize loans to landowners as part of efforts to promote renewable energy, a government official sa
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California firefighting crews may face strong winds on Thursday that could feed a volatile wildfire which has grown into one of the biggest in state history.
CRISPR-Cas9 tools have recently created a buzz in the global healthcare industry, with the development of numerous applications-focused solutions—and intensifying patenting disputes. The invention o
Amid industry consolidation like CVS Health's purchase of Aetna, Express Scripts said it will look into more acquisitions on top of its purchase of medical management firm eviCore.
A bioethics watchdog is urging pharma companies to disclose results from all of their clinical trials. The industry hasn't yet jumped on board with that recommendation, a new study shows.
Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s.
The world’s biggest maker of generic drugs has been squeezed by increased competition and lower prices and is saddled with a large amount of debt.
A study by researchers at the University of Cambridge found that the average size of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in 300 years.
Researchers from Texas A&M University claim attempting to resist temptation early in the day means we're far more likely to lack self-control at night - an effect known as 'ego-depletion'.
A 'grade A' incident took place at the unnamed IVF clinic in the UK after a doctor did not sign or input the results of the parents' screening tests into their medical records. They were carriers of
The patient, whose name is unknown, used the bendy object for sexual gratification when he was drunk, was treated by medics from the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
YouTube star Remi Ashten has revealed how she lost 45lbs in just three months in a revealing video posted to her channel, pictured in April 2017 before her weight loss and November 2017.
Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows.
Researchers from The University of Texas in Houston believe their finding 'reinforces the point that HPV vaccination should not be thought of only in the context of sexual behavior.'
Researchers from Bethel University in Minnesota studied people who have or are at risk of type 2 diabetes. Those on a low carb diet saw significantly better results than those on a standard diet.
Seven teens with life-threatening illnesses including leukemia and brain cancer had the chance to the meet the stars of The Last Jedi at the world premiere in Los Angeles.
Health risks raised in new advisories include hallucinations, paranoia, dizziness and low blood pressure
Measuring dosage of radiation can be challenging, especially when working with low-energy protons, but researchers have now developed an ultra-thin diamond membrane that can measure the number of prot
Researchers discover structure and mechanism of action of molecular light switch, paving the way for new applications.
Fresh insights into key hormones found in commonly prescribed medicines have been discovered, providing further understanding of the medicines' side effects.
A 'cure' for hemophilia is one step closer, following results of a groundbreaking gene therapy trial.
Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new study shows.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland will respect the ruling of the European Union's top court on whether the government can continue logging in the primeval forest of Bialowieza that is under an EU environmen
(Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said La Niña conditions are predicted to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18.
Nathan Box, seven, from Hornchurch, was struck down by a mystery illness two years ago - but doctors assumed it was epilepsy. However, tests revealed she had a Hypothalamic Hamartoma.
Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows.
Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, built on previous studies linking such radiation to genetic damage that can cause poor human health.
Jake Omer, 29 from Billericay, Essex, who took part in the Bars Health NHS Trust trial, revealed the gene therapy changed his life and that he now has 'hope for the future'.
This year's report by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, released this morning, found that use of nearly all types of drugs had fallen among the 43,703 teens surveyed.
Not so long ago I had the opportunity to do a talk at a local high school. They asked me to talk about resilience, and although the main theme revolved around stressed teens, at some point during the
Almost a decade ago, Forbes wanted on how do-it-yourself-thinking – the beginning of what is now the ‘maker’ culture – was changing various industries. I was dispatched to look at a group of M
Italy's Senate has passed a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in Catholic Italy's long-running debate over euthanasia and when
Born on September 19 last year, Love and Prince Zalte, from Mumbai, were attached from the chest and shared a liver, intestine, bladder and pelvis. The surgery took place on Tuesday.
Abby Lewis, 22, from Newcastle, has not left her home since suffering a panic attack and collapsing on a bus in 2015. She is now preparing to spend her third Christmas indoors.
Heidi Loughlin, 35, from Bristol, said the world is her oyster after defying the death sentence imposed on her by doctors. She was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive breast cancer in 2015.
MANILA (Reuters) - Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino defended on Thursday his decision to implement a controversial immunization program using a new dengue vaccine in 2016, saying it was just
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For Nancy Minoui of Portland, Oregon, and Crystal Lett of Dublin, Ohio, Congress' failure to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program is not some distant tale of po
How does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world?
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Asian Development Bank [ADB.UL] (ADB) approved a third loan, worth 428 million euros ($506 million), to help improve air quality in China's smoggiest region of Beijing-Tianjin-
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California firefighting crews may face on Thursday another round of fierce gusts that have fed a volatile wildfire, one of the largest in the state's history, as they protect h
(Reuters) - An investor coalition that presses for corporate responsibility is calling on U.S. food companies McDonald's Corp, Denny's Corp and Sanderson Farms Inc to stop buying or producing meat rai
DUBAI (Reuters) - Pristine operating theaters and state-of-the-art medical equipment are featured in a new Dubai hospital that opened last week - exclusively for camels.
Speaking to FEMAIL, dermatologist Dr Natasha Cook revealed the six common mistakes people are making when it comes to protecting their skin from the Australian sun.
The handy guide, published originally on Healthista, comes as the dreaded 'Aussie flu' is expected to wreak havoc on the NHS after blighting Australia during the country's winter.
The trial, led by Barts Health NHS Trust, saw 13 patients injected with a copy of the missing gene that puts them at risk of excessive bleeding, which allowed cells to produce the missing factor.
Liz Earle, 54, from the West Country, reveals the foods to add to your diet over the winter months in order to care for your skin, boost your defences and improve your mood.
One of the youngest premature babies to survive in Britain, Arthur, from Nottingham, is even more of a miracle as both of his parents suffer health problems and thought they would never conceive.
An expert from the London-based Royal College of psychiatrists claims that women may be happier than men above the age of 85 because more people are widowed by then (stock).
Francisco Nunez Olivera, who lives in the village of Bienvenida in Badajoz, south-west Spain, became the world's oldest man after the death of Polish-born Israeli Yisrael Kristal on August 11.
Jessica Hepburn believes couples are often not prepared emotionally or financially when undergoing IVF. Justine Bold's relationship broke down partly because of her treatment.
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