German govt okays 'controlled' use of cannabis

The German government approved a draft law Wednesday legalizing the purchase and possession of cannabis for recreational use, with the health minister pushing back against criticism of the controversial plans.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Japan approves abortion pill for the first time

The abortion pill will become available in Japan for the first time after the health ministry approved the drug used to terminate early-stage pregnancy.


How bad is vaping and should it be banned?

Vaping regularly makes headlines, with some campaigning to make e-cigarettes more available to help smokers quit, while others are keen to see vaping products banned, citing dangers, especially for teens.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese take risks on black market drugs as COVID surges

Desperate families searching for critical COVID-19 medication in China, faced with bare pharmacy shelves and an explosion of cases, are being driven into murky online marketplaces rife with price gouging and fraud.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China says tracking COVID cases 'impossible' as infections soar

China's top health body said Wednesday the true scale of coronavirus infections in the country is now "impossible" to track, with officials warning cases are rising rapidly in Beijing after the government abruptly abandoned ...

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