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Omega-3 improves heart damage, function after heart attack

Omega-3 improves heart damage, function after heart attack

Once a person has had a heart attack, their heart may be damaged, raising their risk of further heart-related problems. But according to a new study, this risk could be…

Florida travel warning issued for pregnant women after more Zika cases

CHICAGO/NEW YORK U.S. health officials warned pregnant women to avoid traveling to a neighborhood in Miami on Monday after Florida said it had 10 more cases of Zika caused by…

Theranos CEO faces critics, presents new product plans

PHILADELPHIA The chief executive of embattled Theranos Inc on Monday presented plans for a new product and said the blood testing company was working diligently to rectify all of its…

Zika an excuse for top ranked players, says golfer Van Zyl

RIO DE JANEIRO South African Jaco Van Zyl, who sat out the year’s last major, the PGA Championship, to prepare for the Olympics, says the world’s top-ranked golfers are using…

U.S. health officials warn pregnant women on Zika in Florida

CHICAGO/NEW YORK U.S. health officials on Monday recommended pregnant women avoid traveling to a 1-square-mile (2.6 square km) area of Miami with active Zika virus transmission after the state of…

‘Hacking nerves can control disease’

‘Hacking nerves can control disease’

Image copyright SPL Controlling human nerve cells with electricity could treat a range of diseases including arthritis, asthma and diabetes, a new company says. Galvani Bioelectronics hopes to bring a…

Florida has identified 10 more Zika cases; calls in feds for help

CHICAGO The state of Florida has identified 10 more cases of Zika virus caused by local mosquitoes and has asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to send…

Does eating meat increase risk of death?

Does eating meat increase risk of death?

Eating a wholesome, balanced diet is at the top of the list when it comes to maintaining health. But what, exactly, constitutes a healthful diet? Recent studies have suggested…

GSK and Google parent forge $715 million bioelectronic medicines firm

LONDON GlaxoSmithKline and Google parent Alphabet’s life sciences unit are creating a new company focused on fighting diseases by targeting electrical signals in the body, jump-starting a novel field of…

Cancer: Thousands surviving in UK decades after diagnosis

Cancer: Thousands surviving in UK decades after diagnosis

Image copyright PA Image caption Better screening is pointed to as one reason for people surviving longer More than 170,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer up…