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Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Johnson & Johnson said the safety of talc was supported by decades of scientific evidence Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m…

Chile abortion: Court approves easing total ban

Chile abortion: Court approves easing total ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There were celebrations in Santiago among people who support abortion rights after the court’s ruling Chile’s constitutional court has voted to approve a bill to…

Solar eclipse 2017: What you need to know

Solar eclipse 2017: What you need to know

Media captionEclipse-chasing couple ready for backyard blackout On 21 August, more than seven million people across the US are expected to witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the…

Matt Dawson’s life changed by a tick bite

Matt Dawson’s life changed by a tick bite

Media captionThe former England rugby player tells 5 live that having Lyme Disease was “seriously debilitating” When former England rugby player Matt Dawson was bitten by a tick in a…

Stephen Hawking: I’m worried about the future of the NHS

Stephen Hawking: I’m worried about the future of the NHS

Media captionWatch: How Hawking v Hunt unfolded Stephen Hawking has said he is worried about the future of the NHS, in a speech critical of government policy and Health Secretary…

Time spent frail in old age ‘doubles’

Time spent frail in old age ‘doubles’

Image copyright Getty Images The amount of time spent needing daily care at the end of life has doubled in England over the past two decades, a study suggests. The…

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Image copyright wildpixel Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government’s drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health…

Peanut allergy treatment ‘lasts up to four years’

Peanut allergy treatment ‘lasts up to four years’

Image copyright Thinkstock An oral treatment for peanut allergy is still effective four years after it was administered, a study has found. Children were given a probiotic, with a peanut…

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a…

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months

Image copyright EPA Image caption More than 99% of people infected who can access health services are surviving The number of suspected cases of cholera resulting from an epidemic in…

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