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Resurgence of measles in Philippines kills 70 so far this year
Philippines measlesMonday February 11, 2019 4:45AM ET
The Philippine government has recorded at least 70 measles-related deaths in several regions in the country in just over one month, the health department said on Monday.
France resistant flu epidemic worsens as more than 1,000 die
France fluSunday February 10, 2019 5:30AM ET
The seasonal flu epidemic in France is the most serious of recent years, with more than 1,000 people having already died, and two strains of the virus appearing largely resistant to the flu vaccination.
Scientists develop human diet drugs to prevent mosquitoes
mosquitoesFriday February 8, 2019 6:11AM ET
American scientists have identified drugs that can reduce female mosquito\'s hunger for blood, thus lessening the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.
Nonsmokers: HPV infection may be behind rise in vocal-cord cancers
HPVFriday February 8, 2019 5:25AM ET
A remarkable recent increase in the diagnosis of vocal-cord cancer in young adults appears to be the result of infection with strains of human papilloma virus (HPV) that also cause cervical cancer and other malignancies.
Aspirin cuts risk of colorectal cancer 40 percent
AspirinFriday February 8, 2019 4:25AM ET
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States and advanced colorectal polyps are a major risk factor.
Hidden route for fatty acids can make cancers resistant to therapy
tumor cellsThursday February 7, 2019 8:20AM ET
Fatty acid metabolism is an essential process in tumor growth and proliferation.
China investigating HIV positive human immunoglobulin case (UPDATE)
human immunoglobulinThursday February 7, 2019 3:18AM ET
\r\nUPDATE Chinese investigators said Thursday tests on a batch of a plasma product feared to have been contaminated with HIV have turned up negative for the virus that causes AIDS.<br><br>\r\nA statement from the National Medical Products Administration said tests for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C all turned out negative.<br><br>\r\nChina\'s health authorities Wednesday launched an investigation into a batch of human immunoglobulin for intravenous injection, which were reported to be HIV antibody positive.
Israeli discovery likely leads to new treatments for obesity
Obese peopleWednesday February 6, 2019 4:40AM ET
Israeli researchers have discovered 27 new molecules, which may lead to the development of treatments for fatty liver disease, obesity, and to heal wounds, as published Thursday by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Use of anti-anxiety drugs for pain rising in US
XanaxTuesday February 5, 2019 6:02AM ET
A growing number of people in the U.S. are taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax not just for anxiety or depression but also for chronic pain, researchers say.
Scientists develop structural brain atlases for Chinese children
Children brain MRIMonday February 4, 2019 7:15AM ET
Scientists have developed structural brain atlases for the Chinese pediatric population, offering a basic tool for future studies on Chinese children\'s brain development.
Antibiotic resistant superbug genes from India found in Arctic
ArcticMonday February 4, 2019 4:20AM ET
Antibiotic resistant \"superbug\" genes originated in India were found in the High Arctic, a new study has shown.
Sepsis, a deadly condition that must be treated fast
SepsisSaturday February 2, 2019 7:01AM ET
Sepsis, septicaemia or blood poisoning as it is known, is a serious complication of an infection that can\'t wait: without fast help it can lead to multiple organ failure and death.
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