ZURICH Roche's bid to rival Biogen and Novartis in treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) got a lift on Monday when the Swiss drugmaker said its drug risdiplam improved motor function in a key study.
(Reuters Health) - People taking blood-thinning medications often use over-the-counter (OTC) medicines with the potential to cause dangerous internal bleeding, a recent study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - A study of more than a thousand former professional soccer players has uncovered significantly more deaths from brain disease than among non-players.
U.S. public health officials on Friday reported a rise in the number of cases of respiratory illness possibly related to the use of e-cigarettes from across 25 states. | Video
JOHANNESBURG Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who has been locked in a battle over her testosterone levels with athletics authorities, said on Wednesday that she has not felt supported by other women in sport. | Video
CAIRO This spring, as Egypt's parliament debated handing President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi greater power and allowing him to govern until 2030, speaker Ali Abdelaal declared the proposals were the will of the nation's legislature. The ideas, he said, were "born in parliament, and the president has nothing to do with them, from near or far."
KAFR AL-SHEIKH, Egypt Security forces detained Lotfy Ibrahim, a young construction worker, as he left a mosque near his home on the Nile Delta in the spring of 2015. When his family finally saw him again nearly three months later, he was in jail, looking badly brutalized.
GW Pharmaceuticals' marijuana-based treatment Epidiolex has won a positive recommendation for marketing approval from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday for use as an additional treatment for two types of seizures.
The leader of reproductive services provider Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its political arm said on Tuesday that she was leaving both organizations over philosophical differences in their approaches to abortion rights.
BERLIN Germany is considering a ban of so-called
"conversion therapies" aimed at changing the sexual orientation
of gay people, the health minister said on Tuesday.