Julia Vitarello with her daughter Mila (8) who has a rare neurological disorder, at their home in Colorado. Photograph: Nick Cote/The New York Times

A new drug, created to treat just one patient, has pushed the bounds of personalised medicine and has raised unexplored regulatory and ethical questio(...)

Johnson & Johnson has been fined by a US court for its marketing of Risperdal. Photograph: JB Reed/Bloomberg

A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday hit Johnson & Johnson with an $8 billion verdict over its marketing of the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, siding wi(...)

The New York Stock Exchange saw  worries deepen over  the impact of a US-China trade war, Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European shares ended a three-day winning streak on Tuesday as investors were gripped by growth worries after poor US manufacturing data fanned fears (...)

A person familiar with the situation said Philip Morris International  decided to walk away after it became apparent the US government crackdown on vaping could have a negative impact given Altria’s stake in Juul. Photograph: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images

The regulatory crackdown on e-cigarettes has prompted Philip Morris International to call off talks about a $200 billion merger with Altria and sparke(...)

Women are still being treated as overly emotional and unreliable witnesses to their own wellbeing

It’s frustrating to have questions that don’t get answered. It’s altogether disturbing to find out that those questions haven’t even been asked. When (...)

The KardiaMobile app records a medical-grade EKG in 30 seconds after a person places their fingers on the sensors. Photograph: Hannah Yoon/New York Times

A new batch of apps and pocket-size medical devices that work with a smartphone or smartwatch are changing travel for people with serious medical cond(...)

Representatives from US health agencies said they have not linked the illnesses to any specific product and that some patients had reporting vaping with cannabis liquids. Photograph: iStock

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in (...)

Esaïe Prickett, wearing Google Glass, with his mother, Rose, and brother Morgan at their home. Photograph: Cayce Clifford/The New York Times

When Esaïe Prickett sat down in the living room with his mother, father and four older brothers, he was the only one wearing Google Glass. As Esaïe, (...)

Laura Deming: ‘The idea was to starve a worm, mutate it, and then laser its gonads off, which increases the worm lifespan by 60 per cent’

Laura Deming is early for the interview in the restaurant in San Francisco’s hip Mission district, bent over a book. Bathed in the light streaming thr(...)

Medical cannabis in a pharmacy in Rotterdam: There is growing acceptance in the Netherlands of its use as a painkiller – including for cancer. Photograph: Guido Benschop

Rapidly increasing demand for medicinal cannabis in the Netherlands and abroad means the Dutch government is to put a second lucrative manufacturing l(...)

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