Johnson & Johnson must pay $72 million to the family of a woman who blamed her fatal ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum powder in the first st(...)

Breast cancer cells. Photograph: Science Photo Library

New research, which raises the possibility that a particular form of breast cancer is being over-treated, will not change standard practice in Irela(...)

US congressmen and governors and the world’s largest tobacco companies, including Philip Morris, are among the parties to have lobbied the Government to drop its plans for plain cigarette packaging. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Four US public health groups have praised the Government’s plan to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, responding to lobbying efforts by the US (...)

Many people take supplements of vitamins A, C and E, thinking these antioxidants will help to ward off cancer

About two years ago I announced to my wife at breakfast my intention to start taking a regular omega-3 fatty acid dietary supplement, but added(...)

Bayer acquistion of Algeta to cost about  14.8 billion kroner

Bayer is in early talks to acquire Norwegian partner Algeta for about 14.8 billion kroner, a move that would give Germany’s biggest drugmaker full con(...)

Hollywood has been driving the health agenda in the media for the past few weeks. First we had Angelina Jolie drawing attention to the minority of bre(...)