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India moves to ban booming commercial surrogacy business

NEW DELHI, India | AFP | 8/24/2016 -India’s government Wednesday approved plans to ban the booming commercial surrogacy industry, a move that would

HMSL Hospital Offering Free Flu Shots to benefit Santa’s Exchange

SUGAR LAND—(August 19, 2016)—With fall around the corner and the holiday season not far behind, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is once again

Less toxic bone marrow transplants on horizon: US scientists

MIAMI, | AFP | 8/10/2016 – Bone marrow transplants that do not require dangerous and often toxic chemotherapy could soon be possible, US

How much exercise will lower chronic disease risk?

by Marlowe HOOD PARIS, France | AFP | 8/9/2016 – The daily dose of activity needed to lower the risk of diabetes, stroke

Tens of thousands of babies may be born with Zika disorders: study

by Mariëtte Le Roux PARIS, | AFP |Tens of thousands of babies may be born with debilitating Zika-related disorders in the course of

Zika epidemic should fizzle out within 3 yrs: study

by Kerry SHERIDAN MIAMI | AFP | 7/14/2016 – The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, blamed for a surge in birth defects,

Asthma risk up to 4x higher near fracking sites: US study

MIAMI, AFP | 7/18/2016 – Living near sites that extract natural gas by hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, may increase the risk

Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

by Marlowe HOOD

PARIS, | AFP | 7/4/2016 – Artificially stimulating the brain’s feel-good centre boosts immunity in mice in a way that

Hundreds of US companies sell unapproved ‘stem cell treatments’

by Kerry SHERIDAN

Hundreds of companies across the United States are selling unapproved stem cell treatments directly to patients, raising concerns about safety

Deaths from heroin, opioid drugs in US rise sharply

CHICAGO, | AFP | 6/28/2016 – The Obama administration on Tuesday emphasized the need for funding to treat opioid and heroin addiction, releasing