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Pharma-backed trial more likely to okay a drug: study

PARIS, France | AFP | 1/17/2017 – Clinical trials which conclude that the drug being tested works are more likely to be conducted

‘Three-parent’ baby born in Ukraine using new technique

KIEV, Ukraine | AFP | 1/18/2017 – A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever

Prostate biopsies could be avoidable with MRIs: study


by Marlowe Hooda PARIS, France | AFP | 1/23/2017 – A quarter of men suspected of having prostate cancer could avoid invasive

US woman dies of infection resistant to all 26 available antibiotics

MIAMI, | AFP | 1/13/2017 – A US woman has died from an infection that was resistant to all 26 available

Asthmatic children far more likely to become obese

SAN DIEGO, CA – Asthmatic children are 50 percent more likely to be obese in later life than their peers, new

The global chain that produces your fish

The following story is part of a series that AFP is running on the historic shifts caused by trade globalisation. The series is

US panel recommends folic acid supplements for young women

Women who may get pregnant – whether planned or unplanned – should take a daily folic acid supplement to prevent neural

Young victims of the opioid epidemic

Opioid overdoses have claimed more than 300,000 lives in the last 15 years, including some 33,000 in 2015 alone. But those

New drug shows promise in repairing failing hearts

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (UPI) – A new experimental drug has shown promise in restoring cardiac function after heart failure, according to results

“Earth is overdue for an asteroid strike”

by Lindsay Dodgson A NASA scientist has warned that if a gigantic asteroid heads towards our planet, there’s pretty much nothing