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GlaxoSmithKline promises reduced drug patents to help world’s poor

LONDON GlaxoSmithKline is to adopt a graduated approach to patenting its medicines, depending on the wealth of different countries, in order to make drugs more affordable in the developing world.…

U.S. environmental groups sue to overturn GMO salmon approval

CHICAGO U.S. health regulators are facing a lawsuit from a coalition of environmental organizations seeking to overturn the government’s landmark approval of a type of genetically engineered salmon to be…

Experts warn complacency on Ebola may leave vaccine work unfinished

LONDON The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola emergency over, but action is still needed to fully develop effective vaccines and prepare the world for future outbreaks, experts…

Are you what you sweat?

The importance of electrolyte concentration in perspiration. Spanish researchers have analysed how the sodium lost through sweat during a marathon influences the maintenance of stable and physiologically…

For the first time scientists can observe the nano structure of food in 3-D

Scientists have, for the first time, created a 3-D image of food on the nanometer scale. It has promising prospects as a more detailed knowledge of the structure of complex…

Asthma-free? Maybe Mom experienced a sunny second trimester

The best way to reduce a child’s chances of developing asthma might be making sure Mom had enough vitamin D during the second trimester, a new study from the…

New genetic test for children with cancer

New genetic test for children with cancer

Image copyright other Image caption Christopher Capel’s death from an aggressive brain tumour inspired his parents to raise money for the new test UK scientists are beginning work to genetically…

Hepatitis A: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis A: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Spread through contaminated food and water or close person-to-person contact, the infection is a…

‘Major gaps’ in end-of-life care

‘Major gaps’ in end-of-life care

Image copyright Amelie-Benoist / BSIP/SPL A national review of end-of-life care has found many hospitals are failing to provide face-to-face palliative care specialists around the clock. The review shows only…

Even when women aren’t obese, PCOS can mean pregnancy problems

(Reuters Health) – Women who suffer from a leading cause of infertility that can be made worse by obesity may not be able to escape pregnancy problems just by maintaining…