A U.S. jury has ordered pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences to pay US$2.5 billion to competitor Merck in a patent infringement case involving a drug used to treat hepatitis C, the two companies said.
The conjoined California twins that were separated last week following a 17-hour marathon surgery have been reunited for the first time since the operation.
Britain's fertility regulator has approved controversial techniques allowing doctors to create babies using the DNA from three people -- what it called a "historic" decision that is expected to help prevent a small number of children from inheriting potentially fatal diseases from their mothers.
A woman in London has become the first to give birth after having her fertility restored using ovarian tissue frozen before the onset of puberty, doctors said Wednesday.
On a "bittersweet day" that brought back memories of loved ones lost, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.
At least one kind of virus has become less lethal when targeting a woman to ensure she does not die before it can infect her offspring, according to a study released Tuesday.
A surge in U.S infants born with symptoms of withdrawal from heroin or strong prescription painkillers is driven largely by rising drug use among women in rural areas, a new study found.
People will be able to buy emergency contraception pills, also called "the morning-after pill," at local pharmacies without a prescription as early as next year, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) said.
Life expectancy in the United States dropped last year for the first time since the peak of the HIV/AIDS crisis more than 20 years ago, as deaths rose from nearly every major cause, federal data showed Thursday.
Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency.