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European Medicines Agency targeted in cyberattack

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) says it has been targeted in a cyberattack. The Amsterdam-based agency, which is evaluating requests for conditional marketing authorisation for...

Cancer drug could be used to treat endometriosis

The painful symptoms of endometriosis could potentially be reduced with a drug previously investigated as a cancer treatment, according to new research. Experts found using...

Computer models could fight diseases by matching patients with ‘digital twins’

Advanced computer models could improve diagnosis and treatment of common diseases by linking patients with a “digital twin”, a study suggests. The technology could be...

Painkiller sales surge in sign of Brexit stockpiling

British shoppers are snapping up painkillers and toilet roll in a sign of consumer stockpiling ahead of Brexit, supermarket Morrisons has revealed. David Potts, chief...

Scientists are fitting dragonflies with tiny mind-controlling backpacks

Scientists have created a drone with a difference. They’ve taken over the bodies of insects by strapping backpacks on them that connect to their nerve...

UK fines drug firms for hiking cost of epilepsy drug 2,600%

Drug firms Pfizer and Flynn Pharma have been fined nearly £90m (€106m) for "excessive and unfair" pricing to the NHS after hiking the cost...

Zika virus could become history as scientists uncover vaccines

Scientists in the US believe they have found not one, but two vaccines that can provide complete protection from the Zika virus. They say human...

Cannabis users ‘have more knowledge’ of drug than experts

Cannabis users seeking treatment often have an expertise about the drug which is leaving those trying to help them lagging behind, a conference has...

Growing resistance to medical drugs is an economic and security threat, report warns

The growing resistance to drugs used to treat infections should be treated as an “economic and security threat”, according to a major review of...

Magic mushrooms helped drug trial volunteer ‘stay connected’ with his dead mother

A man who volunteered to take the magic mushroom ingredient psilocybin as an experimental treatment for depression has described how the drug helped him...

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