Thursday, December 13, 2018

Jurors in fraud trial of ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli begin deliberations

A jury began deliberations Monday at the federal securities fraud trial of Martin Shkreli, the former biotech CEO best known for hiking up the...

Spate of drug overdoses in Toronto wakeup call, experts say

A rash of drug overdose deaths in Toronto was called unusual by police on the weekend and it generated the kind ofpublicity all too...

National park in Newfoundland first to adapt cabin for people with autism

Families with autism who want to get close to nature have a new option available in Gros Morne National Park. Parks Canada has adapted one...

‘OK doc, I’m rolling’: Physicians told to expect patients recording them

Physicians are being advised by their insurer that patients could record them using smartphones — with or without permission. The Canadian Medical Protective Association, which...

A new reason to worry about teenage drinking

Hello and happy Saturday! Here's our mid-summer roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do...

Charlie Gard, British baby who was focus of legal health battle, has died

Critically ill baby Charlie Gard, whose medical and legal story in Britain sparked compassion and controversy around the world, has died. The Daily Mail first...

U.S. FDA announces goal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes

A restaurant worker smokes a cigarette in Boston, Massachusetts. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aims to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes,...

$65M at stake in fraud trial for ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli

The defence lawyer for Martin Shkreli says the former pharmaceutical CEO would lose a $65-million US stake in a drug company he founded if he's convicted...

No evidence that finishing your antibiotics reduces resistance, researchers say

Many patients are used to their doctors emphasizing the importance of finishing all of their antibiotics, even if they are feeling better, to combat the rise of...

First editing of human embryos carried out in United States

U.S. scientists have for the first time altered the genes of human embryos — a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. Researchers at...