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Indian cigarette factories halted over health warning rules

NEW DELHI Indian cigarette makers have shut their factories from Friday due to ambiguity over new warning rules on packs, a leading industry lobby group said on Friday. The Tobacco…

Brain cancer: Two essential amino acids might hold key to better outcomes

The altered metabolism of two essential amino acids helps drive the development of the most common and lethal form of brain cancer, according to a new study led by…

World’s obese ‘outnumber underweight’

World’s obese ‘outnumber underweight’

Image copyright Thinkstock There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London…

Ankara prosecutor launches investigation into Novartis: Turkish TV

ISTANBUL The Ankara Chief Prosecutor has launched an investigation into the Turkish unit of Swiss drugmaker Novartis, Turkish broadcasters reported on Friday, after allegations it benefitted from bribery. Novartis has…

Drug shortages prompt question: are some medicines too cheap?

LONDON Philip Aubrey buys medicines for British government-funded hospitals across London, capital of the world’s fifth-largest economy, but last year he struggled to secure supplies of a basic AIDS drug.…

No problems seen in initial Novartis investigation: Turkish official

ISTANBUL An initial investigation into the Turkish unit of Swiss drugmaker Novartis over allegations it benefited from bribery has not revealed any problems, a senior official for Turkey’s health ministry…

Hundreds in Guinea get Ebola vaccine in fight against flare-up

LONDON Hundreds of possible contacts of eight people infected with Ebola in Guinea have been vaccinated with an experimental Merck vaccine to try and halt a flare-up of the deadly…

More obese than underweight, says study

More obese than underweight, says study

Image copyright Thinkstock There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London…