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Brazil to significantly reduce sugar levels of industrialized food
Brazil foodTuesday November 27, 2018 5:06AM ET
Brazil\'s Health Ministry on Monday signed a deal to significantly reduce the sugar levels of industrialized food products.
Lulu and Nana: First genetically modified babies born in China
He JiankuiMonday November 26, 2018 2:26PM ET
Born this month in China, the twin girls Lulu and Nana are said to carry genes that were altered for HIV-immunity with an \"editing\" tool when they were still single-cell embryos not yet inside their mother\'s womb.
Secrets of parasite that causes African sleeping sickness
Tsetse fliesMonday November 26, 2018 5:56AM ET
A team of Clemson University researchers wants to protect humans and other mammals from the debilitating and even deadly effects of African sleeping sickness.
CDC to New Yorkers: Do not eat romaine lettuce! Throw it away!
romaine lettuceWednesday November 21, 2018 4:33PM ET
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo cautioned New Yorkers to follow the food safety alert from the Centers for Disease Control to not eat any romaine lettuce due to an E. coli outbreak across the country.
Dietary supplements contain tianeptine making unproven claims to treat serious conditions
tianeptineWednesday November 21, 2018 4:19AM ET
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted warning letters issued to two companies for the illegal marketing of products labeled as dietary supplements that contain tianeptine, a chemical compound that companies are illegally claiming treats opioid use disorder (OUD), pain and anxiety, and other unlawful and unproven claims.
WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put malaria control efforts back on track
Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusTuesday November 20, 2018 4:07AM ET
To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are joining a new country-led response to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease.
A new approach to detecting cancer earlier from blood tests
Cancer awakensMonday November 19, 2018 6:43AM ET
Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined \"liquid biopsy,\" epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer at its earliest stages.
Dramatic increase in e-cigarette use among youth in U.S.
Youth e-cigaretteFriday November 16, 2018 6:46AM ET
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) showing that more than 3.6 million middle and high school students were current (past 30 day) e-cigarette users in 2018, a dramatic increase of more than 1.5 million students since last year.
Israeli researchers develop treatment to prevent retardation and autism
autismFriday November 16, 2018 4:49AM ET
Israeli researchers have developed a treatment that may prevent developmental retardation and autism, a report published by Tel Aviv University said Thursday.
Spain moves to ban pseudo-therapies from universities and health centers
pseudo-therapiesThursday November 15, 2018 5:33AM ET
The Socialist (PSOE) government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has put forward a plan to fight the rise of pseudo-therapies such as homeopathy, which promise to have a positive health impact but have no scientific evidence to support their claims.
France releases 40m euros to fight antibiotic resistance
Frédérique VidalThursday November 15, 2018 5:05AM ET
The French government has released €40 million to help fund research into new antibiotics, as antibiotic resistance in France rises up the medical agenda.
Synthetic antibodies protect against Ebola
Congo EbolaWednesday November 14, 2018 6:48AM ET
Scientists at The Wistar Institute and collaborators have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire Ebolavirus that were effective in preclinical models.
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