Feb 15, 2018 1:25
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control on Thursday said that this season's flu vaccine is only 36% effective against the virus, and only 25% against its most aggressive and predominant strain.
Feb 15, 2018 0:54
McDonald’s Corp is removing cheeseburgers from U.S. Happy Meal menus and shrinking the french fry serving in one “Mighty Meal” as part of a new global plan to cut calories and make its food for children more healthy.
Feb 14, 2018 1:58
Researchers at Columbia University say a type of UVC light may kill the flu virus when airborne, thereby preventing the illness from spreading.
Feb 14, 2018 2:10
Since the legalization of medical marijuana in Canada, companies have been researching ways to advance it's use in replace of pharmaceutical drugs.
Feb 12, 2018 1:23
An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle, an indication that humans may be more vulnerable than previously thought to such infections.
Jan 25, 2018 1:21
Philip Morris should not be allowed to claim that its iQOS electronic tobacco device can reduce the risk of tobacco-related diseases, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Thursday.
Jan 23, 2018 2:00
Drugmakers' response to the threat posed by "superbugs" remains patchy even after years of warnings, according to the first analysis of individual companies' efforts to tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis.
Jan 18, 2018 1:11
Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)'robot scientist' has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria.
Oct 23, 2017 2:06
Portuguese lawmakers have begun debating a draft bill that would legalize medical marijuana as a 20 million dollar cannabis farm opens in the country. Emily Wither reports.
Jan 3, 2018 1:29
A study on mice shows how alcohol can permanently damage DNA and increase the risk of seven types of cancer.
Jan 2, 2018 1:33
U.S. drug approvals hit a 21-year high in 2017, with 46 novel medicines winning a green light -- more than double the previous year -- while the figure also rose in the European Union.