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Tax on sugary drinks backed by MPs

Parents ‘avoid mental health talks’

Roche pulls out of ‘superbug’ antibiotic project

VIENNA Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding has dropped out of a high-profile project to develop an antibiotic for treating “superbug” infections, the company said on Sunday. Roche had agreed in 2013…

Beijing aims to refill medicine chest with ‘Made in China’ drugs

SHANGHAI China, already a global powerhouse in high-tech areas from solar panels to bullet trains, is turning its industrial might to the challenge of making more of its own drugs…

Guinea’s last Ebola case, a baby girl, leaves hospital

DAKAR A one-month-old baby girl who was Guinea’s last reported Ebola case left hospital on Saturday, delighting medical staff and putting the country on course to be declared free of…

How fatty foods could be damaging your brain

How fatty foods could be damaging your brain

Chances are, you are feeling a bit hefty after the Thanksgiving period; the average American consumes an average of 4,500 calories and 229 g of fat during a typical holiday…

FDA declines expanded approval for Bristol-Myers’ Opdivo drug

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its immuno-oncology drug, Opdivo, for its expanded use to treat an additional type of advanced skin cancer.…

Mixed drinks with diet beverages may boost breath alcohol levels

(Reuters Health) – People who mix alcohol and diet drinks end up with more alcohol on their breath, according to a new study. People who drank vodka mixed with diet…

Hookah and e-cigarettes popular with high schoolers

(Reuters Health) – Almost 10 percent of 11th and 12th graders are using e-cigarettes, and other alternative tobacco products are increasingly popular, according to a new study. Young people often…

Oklahoma hospital will not charge homecoming crash victims for ER treatment

TULSA, Okla. The Oklahoma hospital that treated about 40 people after a woman driving a vehicle plowed into a crowd at a university homecoming parade last month will not bill…