GENEVA (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization adjudication panel will rule on Thursday on a dispute over Australia's tough tobacco packaging rules, widely seen as a test case for public health legislation globally.
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's oncology business received a boost on Wednesday as results of a clinical trial showed its drug Lynparza helped women with ovarian cancer live longer without their disease worsening when given as a first-line treatment.
(Reuters) - Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday it planned to stop developing its main drug to treat bladder pain syndrome as it failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage trial, pushing its shares down as much as 85 percent.
(Reuters) - Britain's Summit Therapeutics Plc said on Wednesday that it would stop developing its Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) drug after it failed a mid-stage study, wiping out nearly 80 percent of its market value.
LONDON (Reuters) - A new formulation of a drug to prevent excessive bleeding in women after they give birth could save thousands of lives in poorer countries, according to a study co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO).
(Reuters) - Global Blood Therapeutics Inc's sickle cell disease treatment met the main goal of a late-stage trial, but scepticism over whether the drug would get an accelerated review from health regulators pushed its shares down 12 percent.
LONDON (Reuters) - London-based start-up Babylon Health said it had put its artificial intelligence technology to the same tests that doctors sit on Wednesday, and showed it could outperform most physicians in assessing symptoms.
(Reuters Health) - Elderly people with major depressive disorder may be more likely to suffer severe and persistent symptoms than younger adults with the same mental health diagnosis, a Dutch study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - Would-be fathers may increase their partner's risk of miscarriage by smoking during the pregnancy, or even during the time leading up to conception, a large study from China suggests.
Polar bears consume no more energy than similarly sized animals while walking, according to new research which counters previous scientific thinking. The findings are important because Arctic ice shrinkage is forcing the creatures to travel further distances to hunt seals. Jim Drury reports.
Norway has tested a two-seater electric plane, predicting a start to passenger flights by 2025 if new aviation technologies match a green shift that has made Norwegians the world's top buyers of electric cars, as Reuters' Alister Doyle discovered. Jim Drury reports.
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