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 •  January 26

The morning sickness pill endorsed by Kim Kardashian is no more effective than a dummy pill, according to new research. As many as 90 percent of women suffer from morning sickness during the early stages of pregnancy. Diclegis, which prescribed to 33 million worldwide, is the only FDA-approved drug on the market. The pill became more popular when...

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 •  January 22

Vermont became the the ninth state in the US to legalize recreational marijuana and the first to do so through the state legislature on Monday. Governor Phil Scott privately signed Vermont's marijuana bill into law, making the state the first in the country to authorize the recreational use of the substance by an act of a state legislature. The...

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 •  January 18

A cancer drug is in development that could stop the disease in its tracks. The unnamed medication targets a specific enzyme that fuels the spread of tumours, new research reveals. It does this by binding to the membrane of rapidly multiplying cells, a European study found. This hijacks cancer's 'survival mechanism' and prevents tumours from...

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 •  January 15

Israel's justice ministry said Monday it had fined pharmaceutical giant Teva $22 million for bribing foreign officials in a settlement that spares the company a potential criminal trial. The deal signed on Sunday comes a month after Teva announced plans to cut 14,000 jobs globally, triggering strikes in Israel and pressure from the government and...

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 •  November 18, 2017

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while it reviews cases of those already incarcerated in the socially conservative Central American country, a top U.N....

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 •  November 1, 2017

The creator of a controversial 'wonder drug' made from human blood will stand trial for risking patient safety to pocket millions from the sale of outlawed medicines. David Noakes, 64, is the CEO and beneficial owner of Immuno Biotech Ltd. He is said to have used the firm to actively promote products containing GcMAF, made using human blood, by...

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 •  October 4, 2017

A male assistant health minister was left lost for words after finding out that a legal abortion in Australia can cost women up to $700. Nationals MP David Gillespie, who is also a doctor, was taken to task by Sky News presenter Samantha Maiden on Wednesday when she asked him about abortion drug RU486. 'Do you think women in Australia, particularly...

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 •  September 22, 2017

Up to 1,000 women with one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer could have their survival chances boosted after a breakthrough by British scientists. They discovered an existing drug may prevent cancer cells multiplying. The women have a type of breast cancer called LAR triple negative, which is extremely difficult to treat as tumours grow so...

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 •  July 25, 2017

Asda has sparked a price war after becoming the first British supermarket to sell a controversial hair loss drug. The popular retailer has slashed the price charged by high street chemists for finasteride by as much as 75 per cent. It is offering a month's supply of the 1mg tablets, which have been used by US President Donald Trump, for £28 - the...

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 •  May 31, 2017

The US state of Ohio on Wednesday sued five major producers of prescription opioid medications, accusing them of lying about the deadly risks the painkillers -- at the center of a nationwide addiction crisis -- posed to public health. The suit seeks to hold the companies accountable for harm to patients by blocking the drugs' allegedly deceptive...