Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte says he personally killed people

Dec 14, 2016

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte says he personally killed people

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he personally killed suspected criminals when he was mayor of a southern city to set an example for police. Duterte made the comments in a speech to businessmen on Monday night as he discussed his campaign to eradicate ...

Dec 13, 2016

Immunotherapy drug gives lung cancer patients four extra months

Most lung cancer patients survived four months longer on an immunotherapy drug than those treated with chemotherapy, according to trial results published Monday. Importantly, they also experienced fewer side effects, researchers reported in The Lancet medical journal. Patients with non-small-cell lung cancer — which ...

Mexican narcos beat the heat in air-conditioned tombs

Dec 12, 2016

Mexican narcos beat the heat in air-conditioned tombs

Some drug lords take their ostentatious lifestyle literally to the grave: A cemetery in Mexico is blooming with two-story tombs fitted with living rooms, air conditioning and bulletproof glass. Mexico marked on Sunday 10 years since the government deployed troops in a drug war ...

Psychedelic compound boosts cancer patients' mindset

Dec 2, 2016

Psychedelic compound boosts cancer patients' mindset

Cancer patients often experience mental anguish and stress, but a single dose of a hallucinogen found in psychedelic mushrooms, along with psychological counseling, improved their mindset, two studies said Thursday. The approach “significantly lessens mental anguish in distressed cancer patients for months at a ...

Dec 1, 2016

Aussie schoolboys recreate price-gouged HIV medicine

A group of Australian schoolchildren working on a shoestring budget have recreated the HIV drug whose price was controversially jacked up 5,000 percent by a former hedge fund manager. U.S. drug company chief Martin Shkreli became a global figure of hate after buying the ...