Author Archives: Medical Observer

US Health Watchdog Rejects Sanofi’s Multiple Sclerosis Drug

US Health Watchdog Rejects Sanofi’s Multiple Sclerosis Drug

  PARIS, December 30, 2013 (AFP) – French drug giant Sanofi announced Monday US health authorities had rejected its Lemtrada drug for some forms of multiple sclerosis, which is already approved in ...

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Food Products Should Be Properly Labelled—Villar

Food Products Should Be Properly Labelled—Villar

  NUTRITIONAL authenticity is a key plank of food security. Proper food labeling ensures that what you read on the bottle, box, tetra pack, and other packaging materials is also ...

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Bathing Your Baby

Bathing Your Baby

  Bathing is one of the most essential hygienic practices for a healthy baby. Bathing should be done at least once a day. However, your baby’s first bath should be ...

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Horsemeat Linked to New Food Scandal Seized in Belgium

Horsemeat Linked to New Food Scandal Seized in Belgium

  BRUSSELS, December 27, 2013 (AFP) – Belgium health authorities on Friday reported the seizure of 16.8 tonnes of horsemeat, part of it linked to a fresh food scandal in France involving ...

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Can’t Kick the Smoking Habit? Zap it Quick Then

Can’t Kick the Smoking Habit? Zap it Quick Then

  Having a hard time quitting smoking? Try “light sabers” Stars Wars –style.   The use of Low-Level Laser Therapy for quitting smoking has been widely practiced in Europe and North America ...

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Christmas in Mud as Rain Pelts Philippine Disaster Zone

Christmas in Mud as Rain Pelts Philippine Disaster Zone

  TACLOBAN, December 25, 2013 (AFP) – Survivors of the Philippines’ deadliest typhoon spent a gloomy Christmas Day surrounded by mud Wednesday as heavy rain drove many inside their flimsy ...

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New MERS Death Raises Saudi Toll to 57

New MERS Death Raises Saudi Toll to 57

  RIYADH, December 26, 2013 (AFP) – Saudi health authorities announced Thursday a new MERS death, bringing to 57 the number of people killed by the coronavirus in the country ...

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NYC First Daughter Confesses to Drug, Alcohol Abuse

NYC First Daughter Confesses to Drug, Alcohol Abuse

  NEW YORK, December 24, 2013 (AFP) – The teenage daughter of New York’s incoming mayor confessed on Christmas Eve to smoking pot and underage drinking in an astonishing video ...

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