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Through rose-colored glasses: Sunglasses' effectiveness depends on lens color
As we age, the sun's rays become increasingly dazzling and painful to our eyes. When selecting sunglasses, it is good to know that different lens colors each have their own properties.
 
Samsung in biosimilar drugs race to market
As Samsung Bioepis raced to be first to market with a copy of Enbrel, a blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, countdown clocks reminded workers -- heading for lunch, meetings or even the washroom -- of the days to the first mass production run.
 
Countries committed to nearly doubling the number of people who receive life-saving HIV treatment over the next five years as a high-level United Nations conference devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 drew to a close Friday.
 
WHO says delaying pregnancy option for women in Zika areas
The World Health Organization says women who live in areas where Zika is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, since there's no other sure way to avoid the virus' devastating birth defects.
 
Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths and represent an economic cost of around US$2.6 trillion a year by 2060 unless action is taken, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in a report released on Thursday.
 
Taiwan will cooperate with the United States in conducting clinical trials on a dengue fever vaccine targeting older people, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said.
 
Liberia said Thursday it was free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases in west Africa of the tropical virus that has left more than 11,300 people dead in the region since late 2013.
 
Thailand eliminates mother-to-baby HIV: WHO
Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, a milestone in the fight against the disease.
 
More than 40,000 chickens at a chicken farm in Pingtung County, Southern Taiwan, were culled after the farm was confirmed to have been infected with H5 subtype avian influenza.
 
Health study throws fat in the fire of diet debate
A health study came to the defense of certain dietary fats on Tuesday, adding fuel to a scientific row over low-fat guidelines that have bedeviled dieters for nearly half-a-century.
 
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