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Snail Venom Cuts Pain in Early Lab Trial

Snail Venom Cuts Pain in Early Lab Trial

  WASHINGTON, March 16, 2014 (AFP) – An experimental drug made from snail venom has shown early signs of promise in numbing pain, raising hopes in the hunt for new, ...

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Scientists Find Key ‘Fat Gene’

Scientists Find Key ‘Fat Gene’

  PARIS, March 12, 2014 (AFP) – Geneticists said Wednesday they had pinpointed the most important obesity gene yet, throwing up a possible target for drugs to tackle a dangerous ...

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Flu Hits Young, Middle Aged People Hard this Year

Flu Hits Young, Middle Aged People Hard this Year

  WASHINGTON, February 20, 2014 (AFP) – The flu is hitting young and middle aged people in the United States particularly hard this season, as a tough flu strain re-emerged ...

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TVs, Cars, Computers Linked to Obesity in Poor Nations

TVs, Cars, Computers Linked to Obesity in Poor Nations

  WASHINGTON, February 10, 2014 (AFP) – In low-income countries, people with cars, televisions and computers at home are far more likely to be obese than people with no such ...

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10 Dangerous Food Additives for Growing Kids

10 Dangerous Food Additives for Growing Kids

  High fructose corn syrup that can be found in frozen foods, sweets, breads, spaghetti sauce, ketchup and other processed foodstuffs increases your kids’ risk for diabetes. It also encourages ...

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Women Face Higher Risk of Stroke Than Men

Women Face Higher Risk of Stroke Than Men

  WASHINGTON, February 6, 2014 (AFP) – Women face a higher risk of stroke than men, particularly due to high blood pressure disorders in pregnancy and other hormonal factors, US ...

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State Hospitals Prove They Can Shine

State Hospitals Prove They Can Shine

  Who says state medical and health facilities are inherently inefficient? Even poorly funded and ill-equipped government hospitals can turn into “centers of excellence” in the provision of medical and ...

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