OTTAWA - The federal NDP is challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's assertion that he wants to make things more fair for those charged with pot possession only after marijuana becomes ......
LONDON (Reuters) - London's High Court will hold a hearing on Thursday over the British government's bid to postpone publishing its plans to reduce air pollution, environmental campaigners said on Tue
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women should get their blood pressure checked at each prenatal visit to screen for preeclampsia, a potentially fatal complication that can damage the kidneys, liver, eyes a
Parents who are "emotional feeders" can encourage "emotional eating" -- a habit linked to weight gain and eating disorders, a Norwegian-British study found.
Prosecutors say a Florida eye doctor's practice was actually a well-organized scam that stole millions from Medicare. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexandra Chase reiterated the allegations during closing
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have discovered a protein that may play a role in restoring hearing after damage from noise exposure.
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan construction business has been fined $14,000 after a worker was struck on the head when a board slipped from a roof.
Daniel Manary, operating as ...
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Tuesday it would accelerate its bid to win approval for its experimental multiple sclerosis (MS) drug BAF312 and said it was now targeting patients at an earlier st
TORONTO - Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse — involving both prescription and illicit forms of the potent narcotics — that shows no ......
Those living in cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester are most at risk, Dr Paul Carson, of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology, said.
Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies _ and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that i
Boston University School of Medicine researchers followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years and found that consuming less salt wasn't associated with lower blood pressure.
Researchers at the University of Virginia have developed a new technique that will allow a single cancer research lab to do the work of dozens of labs.
(Reuters Health) - People who wait up to nine months to get a colonoscopy after fecal tests show potential tumors are no more likely to be diagnosed with cancer or advanced malignancies than those who
(Reuters) - Biogen Inc's quarterly profit blew past analysts' estimates, helped by higher-than-expected sales of its recently launched spinal muscular atrophy drug, Spinraza.
The device has successfully been tested on foetal lambs equivalent in age to 23-week-old human infants, according to researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Neuroscientists have long noted that if certain brain cells are destroyed by, say, a stroke, new circuits may be laid in another location to compensate, essentially rewiring the brain. Researchers hav
Youngsters who spend their lunch break in 'risky' areas are more likely to play with other children and less likely to be bullied, according to researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
In a study of nearly 3 million adults in Sweden, researchers found the incidence of cardiovascular disease has dropped significantly over the past few decades.
The first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after trauma has been gained by a new study.
Through a combination of experiments with college students and laboratory worms, researchers have identified the first specific genes to show molecular alterations associated with short sleep duration
A strain of anthrax-causing bacterium thought to have been viable 80 years after a thwarted World War I espionage attack, was, in reality, a much younger standard laboratory strain, a team of internat
The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized
FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany is opposing key elements of a European Union proposal to overhaul how car engine emissions are tested for pollution, a document seen by Reuters showed, as Brusse
Harvard University researchers analyzed data on more than 20,000 people participating in 11 multi-ethnic studies around the world. They found a genetic variation linked with PTSD.
Researchers at Imperial College London used computers to predict people's 'brain age' based on its tissue volume. A big 'age' difference may be an indicator of poor health and early death.
Scientists have identified a novel mode of action for a potential antidepressant that also leads to nerve cell growth in the mouse hippocampus. The activator of a serotonin receptor uses a different m
Scientists have created an innovative technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with the human immune system. The results identify novel drug targets for the sexually transmitted disease.
It's a cautionary tale on how first impressions can give forensic pathologists tunnel vision. Some lawyers are troubled by the impact of experts’ work on criminal cases
LONDON (Reuters) - China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's move to the English university city of Cambridge will cost more and take longer than initially expected, following increased expenditure on new technology and equipmen
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Japanese drugmaker Otsuka Pharmaceutical aims to apply for approval of its tuberculosis (TB) drug delamanid in India within three months, a senior company official said, as calls gr
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis reported better than expected first-quarter profits on Tuesday with Chief Executive Joe Jimenez saying he remained confident that the Swiss drugmaker would return to growth
(Reuters) - Health insurer Centene Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by its Health Net acquisition and growth in its Obamacare individual business.