OTTAWA: A Canadian court on Monday ordered tobacco firms to pay Can$15.5 billion (US$12.4 billion) to smokers in Quebec who claimed they were never warned about the health risks associated with smoking.
BEIJING: China's capital city was sprinkled with red-uniformed volunteers, propaganda banners and no-smoking signs on Monday as Beijing unrolled ambitious new curbs on a popular habit that has taken a serious toll on the country's health.
CHICAGO: Pfizer's new targeted drug, palbociclib, has been shown to halt the progression of the most common form of advanced breast cancer in women, researchers said Saturday.
WASHINGTON: Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study published Thursday reported.
NORTH CAROLINA: Gruesome photographs on cigarette packages may deliver more effective anti-smoking messages than words, a new analysis finds.
PARIS: The broadest study of its kind on Wednesday backed estimates that newer kinds of contraceptive pills carry a higher risk of dangerous blood clots.
KARACHI: The deadly Naegleria virus and Dengue on Tuesday claimed lives of two including a minor in Karachi, ARY News reported.