Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, officials say

Feb 13, 2018

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said the number of measles cases across the continent tripled last year and is continuing to cause new outbreaks due to low immunization rates

GSK cheers investors with asthma drug sales, big dividend

Feb 7, 2018

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline sank to a fourth-quarter loss of 546 million pounds ($758 million) from a profit of 257 million pounds a year earlier, as it dealt with U.S. tax changes.

British officials condemn Trump remarks on UK health care

Feb 5, 2018

British officials are reacting angrily to President Donald Trump's stark criticism of the U.K. health care system, which he says is breaking down

Thousands march to demand more money for UK health service

Feb 3, 2018

Thousands of people have marched through London demanding more government money for Britain's overburdened National Health Service

UK allows doctors to make babies with DNA from 3 people

Feb 2, 2018

Britain's fertility authority says it has granted permission to doctors at clinic in northeastern England to create babies from the DNA of three people, to help prevent two women from passing on fatal, genetic diseases to their children

AstraZeneca reports boost in cancer drug sales

Feb 2, 2018

Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca is reporting its first quarterly sales increase after years of decline.

Irish health minister defends abortion ban referendum

Jan 30, 2018

Ireland's health minister defends abortion referendum, says Irish women are terminating pregnancies despite near-total constitutional ban

UK judge rules intensive care for brain-damaged boy can halt

Jan 29, 2018

A British judge has ruled that intensive care treatment can be withdrawn for a brain damaged 11-month-old boy despite his parents' wishes for continued intervention

Winter flu, Brexit put beloved UK health service on sickbed

Jan 29, 2018

This winter has brought many grim seasonal stories from Britain's health care system, struggling with a crisis triggered by years of underfunding and exacerbated by Brexit

Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed

Jan 18, 2018

A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case

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