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Friday, February 27, 2015
Nasty bug more common than thought
A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
A bionic hand is as just good as a graft
European surgeons and engineers have devised a mind-controlled bionic hand that restores function almost as well as a flesh-and-blood transplant, but without the risk of rejection, a research paper said Wednesday.
Suspicions that genes play a part in peanut allergy were confirmed in a study Tuesday that said environmental factors may contribute to the problem.
For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Ebola drug trials show early treatment vital to save lives
Early results from an Ebola trial using the experimental drug Avigan (favipiravir) showed Monday it was somewhat effective at saving lives if given early in the illness, but not later.
It is the early hours of the morning and bars in the Liberian capital are packed as revelers drink, sing and rejoice their first night of freedom with the Ebola curfew lifted.
Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants: study
With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study Monday found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies.
Bolivian grandmothers stay fit by playing handball
Dozens of traditional Aymara grandmothers ease many of the aches and pains of aging by practicing a sport that is decidedly untraditional in Bolivia — team handball.
Researchers in Japan say black tea could help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition affecting older people, but admit you need to drink an awful lot of it.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Young babies who are fed formula have far higher levels of arsenic in their bodies than breast-fed infants, according to research released Monday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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