China Says 15 Years Too “Lenient” For Canadian Charged For Drug Smuggling

China has handed death sentence to foreigners found guilty of smuggling large quantities of illicit drugs Beijing:  A Chinese court said Saturday that a 15-year jail sentence for a Canadian national charged with drug smuggling was too “lenient” and remanded his case for a retrial. The decision comes as Beijing and Ottawa remain embroiled in […]

Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year’s ‘gift’

Taylor Weidman | Bloomberg | Getty Images Hemp plants are grown for medical research purposes at the Royal Agricultural Station Pang Da in Samoeng, Chiang Mai province, Thailand. Thailand approved marijuana for medical use and research on Tuesday, the first legalization of the drug in a region with some of the world’s strictest drug laws. […]

Pune woman fired for being HIV+ve gets her job back after 3 years

A Pune-based woman, who was sacked by her employer almost three years ago for being HIV +ve, finally got her job back after the labour court ordered the company to reinstate her and provide her wages for the absentee period. In an order passed on Monday (December 3), the court ordered the company to restore […]

Immunotherapy keeps some advanced head and neck cancer patients alive for over three years

A new immunotherapy can greatly extend the lives of a proportion of people with advanced head and neck cancer, with some living for three years or more, a major new clinical trial reports. Overall, the drug pembrolizumab had significant benefits for patients, with 37 per cent of patients who received it surviving for a year […]