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Takeda joins effort to develop Zika vaccine with U.S. funding

Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co (4502.T) on Thursday said it is developing a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects, and has secured…

Proton therapy demand wave drives expansion of Belgium’s IBA

LOUVAIN LA NEUVE, Belgium When Yves Jongen stood at the controls of his proton therapy machine fifteen years ago to treat a cancer patient for the first time he was…

All You Need to Know About the Glucose Tolerance Test

All You Need to Know About the Glucose Tolerance Test

Most of the food people eat is turned directly into glucose when digested, and the body uses it as energy. The pancreas is responsible for making the hormone…

China says 21 of its nationals in Singapore infected with Zika

BEIJING China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that its embassy in Singapore had been informed by the island state’s health ministry that 21 Chinese nationals in the country are confirmed…

Malaysia confirms first case of Zika, launches measures to contain spread of virus

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia confirmed on Thursday its first case of Zika after a woman tested positive for the virus following a three-day visit to neighboring Singapore on August 19. The…

Six Bangladeshi nationals in Singapore infected with Zika

SINGAPORE Six Bangladeshi nationals have been tested positive with the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore, the High Commission of Bangladesh said on Thursday. “We have been informed yesterday by MOH…