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New testosterone rule for female athletes 'risks setting an unscientific precedent'

New rules to curb high testosterone levels in female athletes with differences of sex development "risks setting an unscientific precedent for other cases of genetic advantage," warn experts in The BMJ today.

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Niger busts fake medicines lab

Police in Niger said Tuesday they had closed down a lab in the capital Niamey making bogus drugs and fake beauty products for sale in local markets and neighbouring Nigeria.

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Experts discuss preventing sexual abuse and harassment in sport

An investigation by the CBC has revealed that at least 222 coaches who were involved in amateur sports in Canada have been convicted of sexual offences over the past 20 years. These cases involved more than 600 victims under ...

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Eli Lilly to acquire Loxo Oncology for $8 billion

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly announced Monday it will acquire Loxo Oncology for around $8 billion, the latest big transaction aimed at developing and monetizing new treatments for cancer.

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Woman in vegetative state for decade reportedly gives birth

A woman said to have been in a vegetative state for at least a decade at a private health care facility in Phoenix reportedly gave birth recently, triggering a police investigation and reviews by state agencies in a situation ...

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What does 'dead' mean?

Should death be defined in strictly biological terms—as the body's failure to maintain integrated functioning of respiration, blood circulation, and neurological activity? Should death be declared on the basis of severe ...