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Roche drug for spinal muscular atrophy hits target in late-stage trial

11 Nov 2019

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.

People taking blood thinners may risk danger by mixing with OTC meds

29 Oct 2019

(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.

Study shows more thinking problems in former pro soccer players

21 Oct 2019

(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.

CDC, FDA report 215 cases of respiratory illness possibly tied to vaping

31 Aug 2019

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

Athletics: Semenya says she never felt supported by other women

15 Aug 2019

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

Special Report: How Egypt's president tightened his grip

01 Aug 2019

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."

Special Report: How Sisi's Egypt hands out justice

31 Jul 2019

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 Pharma cannabis drug wins European panel OK

26 Jul 2019

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.

Head of U.S. Planned Parenthood groups departs, cites differences over abortion

17 Jul 2019

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.

Germany may ban 'conversion therapies' for gays

12 Jun 2019

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.

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