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Thailand confirms first Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK Thailand reported on Friday the first confirmed cases in Southeast Asia of microcephaly linked to mosquito-borne Zika, as the World Health Organization urged action against the virus across the…

Regeneron’s Eylea combination therapy fails mid-stage study

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc said a combination therapy containing its flagship eye drug, Eylea, was inferior to Eylea alone in a mid-stage trial involving patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD),…

Misperception about skin cancer prominent among minority groups

(Reuters Health) – Uninsured, immigrant and minority communities in the United States may not be as aware of skin cancer as they should be, a recent study suggests. At a…

Doctors don’t communicate well about terminally ill patients

(Reuters Health) – Cancer specialists and primary care physicians are not communicating very well about the end-of-life concerns of the patients they share – and according to one new study,…

Omega-3 could help prevent environmentally induced lupus

Omega-3 could help prevent environmentally induced lupus

A new study suggests that docosahexaenoic acid – a type of omega-3 present in fish oil and dietary supplements – has the potential to prevent lupus, after finding the fatty…

One in six young people eat fast food ‘twice a day’

One in six young people eat fast food ‘twice a day’

Image copyright SPL One in six young people eat fast food twice a day, according to a survey of the nation’s eating habits. The BBC Good Food Nation Survey found…

Mix and match microbes to make probiotics last

Scientists have tried to alter the human gut microbiota to improve health by introducing beneficial probiotic bacteria. Yet commercially available probiotics do not establish themselves in the gut. A…

Marasmus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Marasmus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Malnutrition is a condition in which a lack of nutrients in the body causes health problems. This is most often the result of a very poor diet that doesn’t…

Men with high genetic chance of bowel cancer could have lower risk with healthy lifestyles

Men with a high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer over the next 25 years could have a lower risk of developing the disease if they also have a…

Gene editing: Ethical issues ‘should be discussed’

Gene editing: Ethical issues ‘should be discussed’

Image copyright Thinkstock Ethical questions around a new gene editing technology need to be considered now – even though its use may be some way off, experts say. The Nuffield…