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Opioid settlement talks fail, landmark trial expected Monday

A landmark trial over the U.S. opioid epidemic is on track to begin on Monday after drug companies and local governments failed to agree...

Frequent alcohol intake linked with heart rhythm disorder

Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is associated with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation - the most common heart rhythm disorder - than...

‘Fat found in overweight people’s lungs for first time’  

Fat can accumulate in the lungs of people, particularly those who are overweight or obese, researchers have shown for the first time. Scientists already know...

Merck’s Ebola vaccine gets EU green light

The world's first Ebola vaccine was approved by European drugs regulators on Friday in a move hailed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as...

J&J to recall some baby powder as FDA finds traces of asbestos

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after the US health regulators found...

More than half of Wisconsin vaping samples tested by FDA contain marijuana ingredient

Vaping product samples from Wisconsin linked to a rash of serious lung injuries tested by U.S. health regulators showed that more than half contained...

‘Cannabis 2.0’ kicks off in Canada

A year after Canada legalized use of recreational marijuana cannabis stocks have lost half their market value, and investors betting that the launch of...

Occasional drinking during pregnancy could be harmful, study finds

A new Australian study has suggested that even small amounts of alcohol consumed occasionally could cause insulin-resistance during pregnancy, which increases the likelihood of...

US health officials say vaping illness may have multiple causes

U.S. health officials said on Friday there may be more than one cause behind the nationwide outbreak of serious lung illnesses linked to vaping,...

“Alarming upsurge” in measles has devastating impact, WHO warns

Measles is staging a devastating comeback in epidemics across the world as the virus exploits dangerous gaps in vaccination coverage, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said...