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Health

Global measles cases triple year-on-year: WHO

Measles cases nearly tripled globally during the first seven months of the year compared to the same period in 2018, the World Health Organization...

Ebola “no longer incurable” as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival

Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as...

Recreational marijuana legalization reduces opioid deaths by 20 percent: study

US states that legalise recreational marijuana see a reduction of at least 20 percent in fatalities linked to opioid overdoses, according to a study...

GSK transfers licence for potential Ebola vaccines to US institute

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is giving up its work on developing three potential vaccines against the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses, despite an ongoing Ebola...

Proposed New Zealand abortion law to give women right to choose

The New Zealand government released long-awaited plans Monday to overhaul its abortion laws, so that a termination is treated as a health issue and...

Thailand set to deliver first batch of medical marijuana

Thailand plans to distribute about 10,000 bottles of cannabis oil next week for hospital patients, a government official said on Thursday, the first official...

Diet could help cancer treatment: study

Diet is already a key part of managing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, but new research adds to a growing body of evidence that...

E-cigarettes ‘undoubtedly harmful’: WHO

Electronic cigarettes are "undoubtedly harmful" and should be regulated, the WHO said Friday as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers...

New implant, vaccine trial offer fresh HIV hope

A matchstick-sized implant could revolutionise HIV prevention regimes after early trials suggested the device could stop at-risk people contracting the virus for up to...

Musk shows off progress on brain-machine interface

Futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk late Tuesday revealed his secretive Neuralink startup is making progress on an interface linking brains with computers, and said they...