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FDA bans sales of four R J Reynolds cigarette brands

The sales of four cigarette brands from R.J. Reynolds were banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday after these brands failed to meet the safety review requirements of the federal agency.


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25 fast food chains ranked on use of antibiotics

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that antibiotic resistance is still a major health threats facing Americans as over 2 million Americans get infections every year that are...


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Resveratrol in wine, chocolate can help fight Alzheimer's

A new study has found that wine and chocolate can prove helpful in fighting Alzheimer's disease. A large clinical trial conducted across the US to study high-dose resveratrol long-term in people with mild to moderate...


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Scientists demand serious debates over 'essential' human embryo testing

A new report has claimed that the genetic modification of human embryos is "essential" and the governments across the world should allow it in order to help the scientists understand basic biology in a better manner...


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Lasker Prizes given for discoveries in genetics, cancer and Ebola response

The Lasker awards, which are one of the most respected prizes in medicine, will be awarded to three scientists for groundbreaking discoveries in cancer and genetics, and to the aid group Doctors Without Borders, the Albert...


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Global supply of key snakebite anti-venom to end next year: MSF

Global medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned that the global supply of a very important anti-venom will end next year, exposing tens of thousands of people to severe risk, mostly in developing countries...


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Vitamin C supplements can give exercise benefits: study

A new study has found that the daily consumption of vitamin C supplements by overweight and obese adults may have similar cardiovascular benefits for them as regular exercise. The researchers said overweight and obese adults...


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Illinois awarded $3.6 million to prevent drug deaths

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has awarded USD 3.6 million to Illinois in order to prevent drug deaths. "Prescription opioid misuse can hurt anyone who has access to these medications, as well as their...


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More male breast cancer patients now opting for double mastectomy

A new study has found that the number of men undergoing contralateral prophylactic mastectomies has increased twice from 2004 to 2011. The report added that in 2004 the rate of those who undergo the surgery was...


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Your heart age is more than your calendar age, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said in its new report that the average heart age of an American woman is 5.4 years more than their calendar age and for American men, their heart is 7.8...


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FDA sends notice to pure powdered caffeine distributors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent notice to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying their products are potentially dangerous. The FDA issued the warning after the deaths of two otherwise healthy...


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Sleep at least 7 hours to keep common cold at bay

A new study has found that lack of proper sleep increases the risk of catching common cold, adding people who do not get enough sleep are more at risk of catching a cold than those who are well-rested counterparts.


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Bayer's heart failure drug shows positive results in mid-stage trial

Pharma gaint Bayer is gearing up to put its a heart failure drug into final-stage testing this year, boosting the company's chances of coming up with cardiovascular treatments after the experimental medicine led to a...


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Vitamin D linked to multiple sclerosis

A new study has found that Vitamin D is linked to a higher risk of multiple sclerosis. Experts have welcomed the finding, remarking that it could lead to better treatment and prevention. Some other studies done in the...


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Just Mayo is not truly mayo: FDA

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said that Just Mayo is actually isn't mayo, after all. Federal regulators have warned Hampton Creek Foods, the company which produces the vegan-friendly, eggless spread...


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Universal flu vaccine sooner as experimental jabs created

In a significant development, the researchers have moved a step closer to a universal flu vaccine that protects against multiple strains of the virus. The researchers have successfully created jabs that work in animals...


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Autistic traits linked to creativity

A new study has found that autistic persons may be more likely to think outside the box than normal people. For the study, the researchers surveyed 312 people online and asked if they had autism and assessing whether they...


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One glass of wine daily could up breast cancer risk

A new study has found that the consumption of one glass of wine daily could increase the risk of breast cancer in women. The study done by researchers at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston says that...


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Hard work increases risk of stroke

A new study has found that staying late at the office could have a serious impact on health as it increases the risk of stroke. The researchers said working just one extra hour a day increases the chance of suffering a stroke...


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FDA approves 'female Viagra' but with warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved the first drug to treat low sexual desire in women but with string warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects, especially...


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Givaudan recalls 4,000 pounds of beef tallow in US

The US Department of Agriculture on Monday said that Givaudan, the biggest fragrance and flavors maker in the world, has recalled about 3,950 pounds (1,800 kilos) of beef tallow products because the company failed to...


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Violent video games linked to aggression

American Psychological Association (APA) has said in its latest report that playing violent video games could lead to increased aggression in players, adding that more study should be done to find out if the link extends...


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Music can reduce post-surgery pain

A new study has found that music may help in reducing post-surgery pain. The study published in the journal The Lancet finds that listening to music before, during and after surgery can help in reducing the pain of the patients.


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Frozen eggs have lower birth rate: Study

A new study has found that birth rate for frozen eggs are low, adding that the odds are better with fresher oocytes. The researchers reached the conclusion after comparing the use of fresh eggs for in vitro fertilization...


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Testosterone therapy may prolong lifespan of older men

A new study has found that restoring testosterone in older men to normal level through gels, patches, or injections may prolong their life by lowering the risk of dying from heart attack, stroke, or from any cause.


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AstraZeneca will pay $700MLN to Inovio for cancer drug

AstraZeneca Plc on Sunday announced that it will pay USD 727.5 million to Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc in order to acquire rights to an experimental cancer vaccine. This is the London-based AstraZeneca's third deal in...


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Planned Parenthood clinics cited for violations by Florida investigators

Four Planned Parenthood clinics in Florida have been cited for violations by the investigators. One of the clinics even kept improper logs for disposal of fetal remains, state officials said Wednesday. The state Agency for...


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Death toll in New York Legionnaires' outbreak jumps to 8

At least eight people have died so far in New York due to outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and the cases of infection have touched 97, city authorities said Wednesday. The eight victims were all "older adults", who were...


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3D-printed pill gets FDA nod

The distribution of the world's first 3D-printed pill to treat eplilepsy has received official approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The pill named Spritam will be used to treat both adults...


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Picky eating harmless but may signal emotional troubles

A new study has found that most picky eating habit is harmless but it can signal emotional woes and the parents should keep an eye over this. According to researchers, those preschool-aged children who are...


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