Health

Europe's top rights court to hear Belgian euthanasia case

Jan 8, 2019

Europe's top human rights court has agreed to hear a case being brought against Belgium by a man whose mother was euthanized in 2012 for depression, the second case that implicates one of Belgium's leading euthanasia doctors

Correction: Britain-Statistic of the Year story

Dec 21, 2018

Correction: Britain-Statistic of the Year story

UK regulator says Russia's RT broke broadcasting rules

Dec 20, 2018

Britain's broadcasting regulator says Russian state-owned TV channel RT broke impartiality rules seven times in the weeks after the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal

Hoddle still in serious condition after heart attack

Oct 28, 2018

Former England player and manager Glenn Hoddle remains in a serious condition in the hospital after suffering a heart attack in a TV studio

Judge OKs extradition of UK suspect in buttocks-jab death

Oct 25, 2018

A judge says an unregistered British beautician should be sent to the United States to face trial for allegedly killing an American woman with a botched buttocks injection

Ex-spy chief says Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to attack

Oct 19, 2018

A former head of Britain's overseas intelligence agency says Brexit could leave Britain more vulnerable to attacks like the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury

EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

Oct 19, 2018

Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths

UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved

Oct 15, 2018

Doctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government's effort to combat loneliness

UK prime minister appoints suicide-prevention minister

Oct 10, 2018

Britain's prime minister has appointed a suicide-prevention minister as part of a national effort to reduce the number of people who take their own lives

Poisoning suspect honored by Putin in 2014, UK group says

Oct 9, 2018

A British investigative group says one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex- Russian spy in Britain is a military intelligence officer who was made a Hero of the Russian Federation by President Vladimir Putin in 2014

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