Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Was ‘Substantial Factor’ in Causing Man’s Cancer, Jury Says

A federal jury found Tuesday that Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup was a “substantial factor” in causing a California man’s cancer, dealing a significant blow to the company as it aggressively defends its products against thousands of similar claims. The six-member jury delivered the unanimous verdict in the United States District Court in San Francisco, […]

W.H.O. Panel Demands a Registry for Human Gene Editing

An influential committee of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it would be “irresponsible” to try to create babies from gene-edited human embryos. The panel called for an international registry to track all research into editing the human genome. The committee was created in the wake of the birth of the first gene-edited […]

F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

Stephanie Hathaway, 33, a mother of two in South Windsor, Conn., had no history of depression. But after giving birth to her daughters — Hadley, 4, and Brenley, 2 — she began crying nonstop, and lost interest in doing things she loved, like cooking and socializing. “I starting having intrusive thoughts that would not go […]

British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation

LONDON — Britain’s National Portrait Gallery said Tuesday that it was not accepting a long-discussed $1.3 million donation from a charitable arm of the Sackler family. The decision, reached by mutual agreement between the gallery and the Britain-based Sackler Trust, is the latest sign of the changing climate in the art world toward the family, […]

Medicinal cannabis: ‘patients still in limbo’

Image copyright Getty Images Most patients seeking medicinal cannabis on the NHS will not be able to get it soon, despite recent changes in regulation that allow doctors to give it, a committee has heard. England’s Chief Medical Officer called for robust scientific trials to check safety. These trials can last years. Families with children […]

Majorca in drive to rein in boozy tourists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Locals in Majorca are fed up with alcohol-fuelled bad behaviour The resort city of Palma in Majorca is restricting alcohol in some popular areas, including the beach, in a drive against drunk tourists. Police will be able to fine them up to €3,000 (£2,565; $3,406) for anti-social behaviour from 1 […]