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Scientists tout positive findings in peanut allergy pill study – ABC News

A new study may spell hope for millions who suffer from peanut allergies. Scientists in Australia are reporting successful preliminary trials for a pill filled with a mix of probiotics and tiny amounts of peanut to build tolerance to peanut allergies. Study author Dr. Mimi Tang told the medical journal Lancet Child and Adolescent Health […]

Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start – NBCNews.com

Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up. The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at Johns Hopkins […]

A quarter of people hurt themselves while grooming their pubic hair – MarketWatch

Less pubic hair, more problems. About 26% of men and women who groom their pubic hair have been injured at least once, according to a JAMA Dermatology study published Wednesday. Of that total, 32% said that it had happened five or more times. Injuries ranged from […]

Controversy surrounds abortions for Downs syndrome in Iceland – Crux: Covering all things Catholic

A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.” The operative word here is “births.” Has Iceland discovered, through some groundbreaking technology and research, a cure to the chromosomal abnormality? No. How do you “disappear Down syndrome” then, as one of the article’s […]

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned – ABC News

The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and […]

Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection – NPR

If you’re in desperate need for some good news, look no further. Scientists in the U.S. and India have found an inexpensive treatment that could possibly save hundreds of thousands of newborns each year. And it turns out, the secret weapon was sitting in Asian kitchens all along: probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, […]

Australian bodybuilder with rare disorder dies eating high-protein diet – CNN

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Australian bodybuilder with rare disorder dies eating high-protein diet – CNN

South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis – ABC News

South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing, with the state’s top prosecutor suing the maker of OxyContin. Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday announced the state had sued Purdue Pharma, accusing the maker of OxyContin and other opioid drugs of […]

Inside the Country Where Down Syndrome is Disappearing – WFMY News 2

Agusta, age 7. On average, Iceland has two people with Down syndrome born each year. (Photo: CBS News) With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as […]

There’s plague in Arizona. Authorities warn of fleas that can infect people and pets. – Washington Post

There’s plague in Arizona. Authorities warn of fleas that can infect people and pets. – Washington Post

A prairie dog in Gunnison, Colo., eats bait laden with plague vaccine. (U.S. Geological Survey) Public health officials in two Arizona counties are warning residents about the discovery of plague bacteria, an endemic concern among those who live in the American Southwest but unsettling, nonetheless, given the disease’s devastating impact on human history. Navajo and Coconino counties are […]

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