DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Sailors from a U.S. aircraft carrier on Wednesday visited a Vietnamese shelter for people suffering from the effects of Agent Orange, a chemical used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to destroy foliage.
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for an abortion referendum planned for the end of May, ruling that the unborn do not have inherent constitutional rights outside the right to life in the eighth amendment of the constitution.
(Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator recommended the immediate suspension and recall of Biogen Inc and AbbVie Inc's multiple sclerosis drug Zinbryta, following 12 reports of inflammation of the brain, three of which cases were fatal.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis plans up to 10 clinical trials over three years using a U.S. partner's mobile technology to help free patients from burdensome hospital trips as the Swiss drugmaker aims to boost study participation and cut costs.
(Reuters) - Mississippi lawmakers have approved a measure banning abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, moving the state a step closer to enacting the United States' most restrictive abortion law, the lieutenant governor said on Tuesday.
(Reuters Health) - Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are better than opioids at easing the intensity of chronic pain in the back, knees or hips, a U.S. experiment suggests.
(Reuters Health) - For pregnant women with chronic or pregnancy-related hypertension, home blood pressure monitoring could safely reduce their number of required hospital visits, suggests a small study in the UK.
SOWETO, South Africa (Reuters) - As South Africa grapples with the world's worst listeria outbreak, it is small mom-and-pop stores that dot places like the black township of Soweto that are taking a financial hit as customers fear for their lives.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday allowed genetic testing company 23andMe to market directly to consumers its test that will help assess three mutations in a common type of breast cancer gene.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will join other countries in banning imports of processed meat products from South Africa after a deadly listeria outbreak there, Zimbabwe's ministry of health said in a statement on Tuesday.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's Medial EarlySign, whose machine-learning based technology is meant to help improve patient management, said on Tuesday it raised $30 million, bringing its total funding to $50 million.
(Reuters Health) - U.S. states with the strongest firearm laws have fewer gun-related murders and fewer suicides than states that take a more permissive approach to regulating these weapons, a new study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - A large organization of internal medicine physicians said today that adults with type 2 diabetes can aim for an easier-to-achieve blood sugar target than what’s been used to guide treatment in the past.