Health

UK court ruling seen as landmark in right-to-die cases

Jul 30, 2018

Britain's highest court has ruled that the family of a patient in persistently vegetative state does not to seek a court's permission to have life support removed

UK relaxes health rules to allow cannabis-based medicines

Jul 26, 2018

Britain's Home office says doctors will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-based medicines, following criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children

Drug maker GSK invests in gene profiling services

Jul 25, 2018

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline says second-quarter revenue totaled 7.3 billion pounds ($9.6 billion), a 4 percent increase at constant currency exchange rates, amid promising performances for vaccines and a new shingles treatment

Novichok survivor says partner thought it was perfume

Jul 25, 2018

A man who survived exposure to the deadly nerve agent Novichok says his partner sprayed it on her wrists thinking it was perfume

UK police charge 5 men in suspected acid attack on boy

Jul 25, 2018

British police have charged five men in the suspect acid attack on a 3-year-old boy that left him with severe burns on his head and arm

Doctors: Woman likely spread Ebola a year after infection

Jul 23, 2018

A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola during the 2014 West Africa outbreak may have infected three members of her family a year after she first fell sick

UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

Jul 22, 2018

The British government is facing intensifying pressure to take steps to legalize abortions in Northern Ireland

Nerve agent victim released from UK hospital after poisoning

Jul 20, 2018

U.K. officials say nerve agent victim Charlie Rowley has been released from the hospital

Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

Jul 19, 2018

A coroner has opened an inquest into the poisoning death of a British woman who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok

Premature baby penguin recovers after parents broke her egg

Jul 19, 2018

London Zoo says a premature baby penguin has been nursed back to health after its parents accidentally stepped on its egg and broke it

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