Sunday, 25 June 2017

Health

04/09/2017 - 23:46

Uruguay will begin selling cannabis in pharmacies from July, the final stage in the country's pioneering regularisation of the drug.

The South American country will be the first in the world to legally sell the drug over the counter for recreational use.

The move was set in motion in 2013 with a law that fully legalised the cannabis trade.

04/09/2017 - 23:43

A hospital has planned for a possible lack of doctors as a result of tax changes, the BBC understands. Margate's Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (QEQM) hospital has rearranged rotas in anticipation of shortages.

04/07/2017 - 03:18

An anaesthetist suspected of poisoning seven patients - two of whom died - appeared in court in France on Wednesday. The 45-year-old was placed under formal investigation on 6 March, but magistrates are deciding whether to remand him in custody.

Several alleged victims attended the morning hearing.

04/05/2017 - 23:32

Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, a new study shows, half of them in just four countries - China, India, the US and Russia.

Despite decades of tobacco control policies, population growth has seen an increased number of smokers, it warned.

04/05/2017 - 23:30

People who take antibiotics for a long time are more likely to develop growths on the bowel which can be a precursor to cancer, a study suggests.

Researchers say this adds to emerging evidence that the diversity of bugs in the gut could have role in the development of tumours.

Their paper appears in the journal Gut.

04/04/2017 - 02:56

Working in high temperatures increases the risk of suffering a heart attack, researchers have said.

The study may explain why heart disease is the leading cause of death among on-duty firefighters, the researchers from the University of Edinburgh said.

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