A cannabis-based drug halved the frequency of convulsive seizures in sufferers of a rare, catastrophic form of epilepsy in a late-stage study funded by GW Pharmaceuticals.
Cannabis-based drug reduces epileptic seizures
Parents in Germany who fail to seek medical advice on vaccinating their children could face fines of up to €2,500 (£2,175; $2,800).
Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise
Taking statins daily reduces the risk of heart disease or stroke in the over 40s, according to new research.
Daily statins reduces risk of heart disease
A new drug has been found to significantly reduce the risk of transplantation or death in patients with hepatitis C infection, according to a recent study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare's Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
New drug may reduce transplant, mortality rates in hepatitis C
Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development are getting a first glimpse at the inner-workings of live cells thanks to a new microscopy technique pioneered by Nobel laureate Eric Betzig with help from engineers at Drexel University.
Researchers provide first glimpse of organelles in action inside living cells
Scientists exploring how the Zika virus passes from pregnant monkeys to their fetuses believe the infection may be more dangerous to human pregnancies than previously believed.
Zika may cause lasting eye problems
Two separate outbreaks this month of the rare but deadly toxin botulism have focused attention on this potentially fatal illness, which usually strikes about 150 people a year, mostly infants.
What is botulism and how does it kill?
Deaths from Alzheimer's disease rose by 55 percent over the last 15 years, US federal researchers reported on Thursday. It's probably due to a mix of factors — an aging population, better diagnosis, and more willingness by doctors to put Alzheimer's down as a cause of death, observed the team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Alzheimer’s deaths up in recent decades
Statins — drugs which can reduce the risk of heart attack and death from heart disease — might not be helping adults live longer, experts have revealed.
Taking cholesterol-busting statins might not help you live longer

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