Health

UK surgeon admits signing initials on patients' livers

Dec 13, 2017

A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations

Baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries

Dec 13, 2017

British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived surgery to place her heart inside her chest

New dengue vaccine could worsen disease in some people

Nov 30, 2017

Drugmaker Sanofi says that its dengue vaccine _ the world's first _ could put people at risk of severe disease if they haven't previously been infected, according to new long-term data

UN: About 11 percent of drugs in poor countries are fake

Nov 28, 2017

The World Health Organization says that about 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are fake and likely responsible for many deaths

United Airlines flight to Newark diverted to London

Nov 26, 2017

United Airlines says a flight from Munich to Newark has been diverted because of reports of a medical emergency on board

Study to look at long-term health risks of playing soccer

Nov 23, 2017

A major study into whether soccer players are at risk of degenerative brain disease has been commissioned amid concerns that the sport's authorities in England haven't done enough to tackle the issue

Account of AIDS crisis wins lucrative UK nonfiction prize

Nov 16, 2017

American author David France has won Britain's leading nonfiction literary award with a book about the activists who fought the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 90s

New chief of Global Fund says accountability is 'imperative'

Nov 15, 2017

The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says he is committed to ensuring the group is as transparent as possible about how billions of dollars are dispersed to fight the three killer diseases

Court gives go-ahead for minimum alcohol price in Scotland

Nov 15, 2017

Britain's Supreme Court has given the go-ahead for the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland _ a watershed moment for public health advocates alarmed at the level of abuse

Children's obesity rates in rich countries may have peaked

Oct 10, 2017

Study shows obesity rates in children may have peaked in rich countries

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