Monday, 23 October 2017

Health

08/23/2017 - 00:06

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after using products such as baby powder.

The California jury's decision marks the largest award yet in a string of lawsuits that claim the firm did not adequately warn about cancer risks from talc-based products.

08/16/2017 - 22:40

Plants have been "hijacked" to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists.

The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick.

08/16/2017 - 22:38

The Blood Transfusion Service has apologised after 120 members of the Indian community were turned away from giving blood.

The blood drive was organised specifically for the Indian community last year, but confusion over criteria meant many were unable to donate.

08/16/2017 - 22:35

Ministers are being urged to make Scotland a world leader in fighting "period poverty" by making sanitary products free for those who need them.

Labour MSP Monica Lennon says access to the products should be "a basic right".

She wants schools, colleges and universities to be required to provide free items in their female toilets.

08/13/2017 - 00:06

A judge who said society should be "ashamed" for not protecting a suicidal girl has approved a care plan for her.

The girl, known as X, will be moved to a special unit on Thursday after doctors managed to find her a place.

08/13/2017 - 00:04

A very small number of eggs contaminated with a toxic insecticide reached the UK earlier this year.

Some of the eggs, which originated from the Netherlands, were also found in France, the country's agricultural ministry said.

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