Category Archives: Health

Big Tobacco takes UK government to court over plain packaging

By Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) – Big Tobacco took the British government to court on Thursday, arguing that the UK's "plain packaging" law which will take effect next May, unlawfully…

VW says only small group to blame for emissions scandal

By Andreas Cremer WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) – Volkswagen said on Thursday that only a small group of employees were responsible for cheating U.S. diesel emissions tests & there was no…

Health officials: Norovirus present at Boston Chipotle

BOSTON (AP) — Public health officials in Boston say lab testing has confirmed the presence of norovirus at a Chipotle restaurant near the Boston College campus that sickened more than…

Kentucky boy, 6, gets 'bionic' hand courtesy of 3-D printing technology

By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE (Reuters) – A 6-year-old Kentucky boy born with a malformed right hand because of a rare disorder has received what he called his best Christmas gift…

World's first dengue fever vaccine cleared by Mexico

The world's first dengue vaccine won regulatory approval in Mexico on Wednesday, raising hopes that it could prevent more than 100 deaths there a year & eventually perhaps millions around…

The Latest: Clinic suspect says defense wants to hide truth

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the man accused in a shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic (all times local): 3 p.m. The man accused of killing…

Vermont medical school delves into marijuana science

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — As more states allow for the use of medical marijuana, the University of Vermont is offering a course in the science of the drug — &…

Planned Parenthood suspect: 'I am a warrior for the babies'

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic stunned a courtroom Wednesday when he declared himself a "warrior for the…

Azerbaijan frees rights activist from prison

By Nailia Bagirova BAKU (Reuters) – Azerbaijan on Wednesday released Leyla Yunus, a leading rights activist in the former Soviet republic, whose imprisonment was decried by critics as politically motivated….

British school in Budapest evacuated, no explosives found

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The British International School in Budapest evacuated all staff & pupils safely after receiving a bomb threat from an unidentified caller on Wednesday, a school statement said….