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Newly identified bacteria-killing protein needs vitamin A to work
proteinWednesday May 15, 2019 8:30AM ET
People who have inadequate vitamin A in their diets are more susceptible to skin infection, yet how that vitamin affects skin immunity has been unclear.
Healthy habits could avoid 27% of cancer cases in Brazil
Fat people BrazilWednesday May 15, 2019 8:30AM ET
Lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight and obesity, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are associated with a third of all deaths caused by 20 types of cancer in Brazil, according to a new epidemiological study.
Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases
Alabama SenateWednesday May 15, 2019 5:45AM ET
Alabama’s state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother’s health.
FDA: Homeopathic products are risk, we didn't approve them
Homeopathic productsTuesday May 14, 2019 3:50PM ET
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted warning letters to five companies who produce products labeled as homeopathic for significant violations of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations.
Norwegian company could be three years away from cancer vaccine
The vaccineTuesday May 14, 2019 9:35AM ET
Within three to four years, the world’s first universal cancer vaccine could be ready, made by Norwegian researchers.
Diabetes linked to different forms of cancer in males vs. females
ShanghaiTuesday May 14, 2019 8:29AM ET
Medical News reported on a study showing that people who have cancer and diabetes may have an increased risk that their malignant tumors will spread.
Cholera outbreak hits African migrants in Yemen
Cholera hits YemenMonday May 13, 2019 7:27AM ET
Health officials in Yemen have recorded more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera since January.
Nicaragua's surgeons to carry out free orthopedic surgeries
Alaa Azmi AhmadMonday May 13, 2019 7:17AM ET
Nicaraguan health authorities are reportedly working to have a national day of orthopedic surgeries, which will be mainly focused on children suffering from spinal disorders.
Flu death toll hits 150 in Greece
Greek hospitalFriday May 10, 2019 4:51AM ET
The flu death toll in Greece has hit 150 from the start of the flu season last October until early May, Greece\'s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) announced.
'Let them smoke, drink, and eat red meat,' says Norway’s new health minister
Sylvi ListhaugThursday May 9, 2019 8:54AM ET
Norway’s new public health minister stirred controversy when she said people should be “allowed to smoke, drink, and eat as much red meat as they want\".
Pregnancy-related deaths increase in U.S., especially among blacks
Pregnant black womanThursday May 9, 2019 6:13AM ET
Pregnancy-related deaths are on the rise in the United States, especially among black women, according to a new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
New 'jumping' superbug gene discovered, resistant to last-resort antibiotic
Mcr-9Wednesday May 8, 2019 7:26AM ET
While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell University food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new stealthy, jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world\'s few last-resort antibiotics.
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