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Experimental Ebola Drug Takes Step Closer to Market

Experimental Ebola Drug Takes Step Closer to Market

  Miami, United States – The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp has been granted fast-track status by the US Food and Drug Administration, which could speed its arrival on the market, the ...

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Coffee at Night Disrupts Body’s Internal Clock: Study

Coffee at Night Disrupts Body’s Internal Clock: Study

  Miami, United States – Drinking coffee before bedtime disrupts the body’s internal clock, making it harder to get to sleep on time and more challenging to wake up in the ...

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US Military Develops Prosthetic Hand that Can ‘Feel’

US Military Develops Prosthetic Hand that Can ‘Feel’

  Washington, United States – Researchers fitted a man who has been paralyzed for more than a decade with an experimental prosthetic hand that lets him “feel” sensations, the US military’s ...

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NY Becomes First US City to Add Salt Warnings to Menus

NY Becomes First US City to Add Salt Warnings to Menus

  New York, United States – Eating too much salt can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes. And now New Yorkers will get that warning loud and clear when ...

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New Anti-cholesterol Drugs Too Expensive: Report

New Anti-cholesterol Drugs Too Expensive: Report

  Washington, United States – The high price of two new anti-cholesterol drugs limits the benefits patients may see from them, according to a draft report released Wednesday by a US ...

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Low Heart Rate in Teen Boys Linked to Violent Crime

Low Heart Rate in Teen Boys Linked to Violent Crime

  Washington, United States – Boys with a low resting heart rate in their late teens run a higher risk of turning to a life of violent crime when grown, a ...

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About Half of US Adults are Diabetic or Prediabetic: Study

About Half of US Adults are Diabetic or Prediabetic: Study

  Washington, United States – Approximately half of the US adult population has diabetes or is prediabetic, although prevalence of the disease appears to be leveling off after decades of increase, ...

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Farm Dust Protects Kids Against Asthma, Allergies

Farm Dust Protects Kids Against Asthma, Allergies

  Miami, United States – Researchers have long known that growing up on a farm seems to protect children against allergies and now they know the secret lies in the dust, ...

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Killer T-cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia

Killer T-cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia

  Miami, United States – A cancer-killing therapy that engineers a patient’s own immune cells to wipe out chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has shown long-term success in a handful of people, ...

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Smoking Rate Among US Adults Drops to 15 Percent

Smoking Rate Among US Adults Drops to 15 Percent

  Miami, United States – The number of cigarette smokers in the United States has dropped to about 15 percent of the population, its lowest in decades, US health authorities said. ...

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