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MERS sparks mask rush in Asia, but are they effective?

Posted by on 20/06/2015
Filed under Asia, Health & Science, Top Stories, World

MERS sparks mask rush in Asia, but are they effective?

MERS sparks mask rush in Asia, but are they effective?

The green vision of Pope Francis

Posted by on 20/06/2015
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The green vision of Pope Francis

The green vision of Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY: Main points of Pope Francis’s Encyclical on the environment, released on Thursday: Main Challenge Climate change represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our time. Its worst impact will probably be felt by developing countries in coming decades. “The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring […]

What are trans fats and why are they unhealthy?

Posted by on 18/06/2015
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What are trans fats and why are they unhealthy?

What are trans fats and why are they unhealthy?

South Korea reports 20th MERS death

Posted by on 17/06/2015
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South Korea reports 20th MERS death

South Korea reports 20th MERS death

SEOUL: South Korea yesterday announced its 20th death from the MERS virus as criticism grew of efforts to contain the outbreak, with alarming reports of new cases slipping through a quarantine that already affects thousands. A 54-year-old woman died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome yesterday morning after being diagnosed on June 5, the health ministry […]

Ebola vaccines in limbo expose need for more speed in trials – New blueprint aims to halve development time

Posted by on 17/06/2015
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Ebola vaccines in limbo expose need for more speed in trials – New blueprint aims to halve development time

Ebola vaccines in limbo expose need for more speed in trials – New blueprint aims to halve development time

LONDON: Drugmakers’ plans to conduct vast clinical trials to test and hopefully validate the first Ebola vaccines have been thwarted by success in beating back the deadly epidemic in West Africa. GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Johnson & Johnson are struggling to recruit volunteers with enough exposure to the disease to prove whether their vaccines are doing […]

Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food

Posted by on 16/06/2015
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Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food

Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food

WASHINGTON: Partially hydrogenated oils, known as artificial trans fats, are not safe to eat and must be removed from the food supply in the next three years, US regulators said yesterday. Often found in margarine, frosting, cookies, crackers and frozen pizzas, partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in human […]

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

Posted by on 16/06/2015
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Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

PARIS: New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators said yesterday. Scientists in Britain looked at data from nearly 21,000 people who filled out questionnaires about their lifestyle, and had their health monitored for more than 11 years. Their average daily consumption […]

Ramadan fast a difficult choice on diabetic Muslims

Posted by on 16/06/2015
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Ramadan fast a difficult choice on diabetic Muslims

Ramadan fast a difficult choice on diabetic Muslims

Amid ‘excessive’ public alarm, Seoul reports 16th MERS death – More than 2,000 schools reopen as outbreak slows

Posted by on 15/06/2015
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Amid ‘excessive’ public alarm, Seoul reports 16th MERS death – More than 2,000 schools reopen as outbreak slows

Amid ‘excessive’ public alarm, Seoul reports 16th MERS death – More than 2,000 schools reopen as outbreak slows

S Korea reports 15th MERS death, seven new cases

Posted by on 14/06/2015
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S Korea reports 15th MERS death, seven new cases

S Korea reports 15th MERS death, seven new cases

SEOUL: South Korea yesterday reported its 15th death from the MERS virus as the growing outbreak that has now infected 145 forced one of the nation’s biggest hospitals to suspend most services. The latest fatality from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was a 62- year-old man who died yesterday in the southern port city of Busan, […]

Johnson & Johnson starts project to prevent Type 1 diabetes – Juvenile diabetes affects about 5% of Americans

Posted by on 11/06/2015
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Johnson & Johnson starts project to prevent Type 1 diabetes – Juvenile diabetes affects about 5% of Americans

Johnson & Johnson starts project to prevent Type 1 diabetes – Juvenile diabetes affects about 5% of Americans

TRENTON: Johnson & Johnson has begun a research partnership to find the root cause of Type 1 diabetes and stop the hormonal disorder in its tracks. It’s the health care giant’s first project under its ambitious initiative to prevent or at least intercept and reduce harm from many diseases. In a collaboration with immunologist and […]

Philippines’ poorest cling to wretched hospital deathbeds – Treated tens of thousands of patients for free since 1945

Posted by on 10/06/2015
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Philippines’ poorest cling to wretched hospital deathbeds – Treated tens of thousands of patients for free since 1945

Philippines’ poorest cling to wretched hospital deathbeds – Treated tens of thousands of patients for free since 1945

MANILA: Paraplegic Venerando Acabal wriggles on a rust-eaten bed to soothe painful bed sores, in misery but also fearful that privatisation plans for the Philippines’ only bone hospital will rob him of his refuge. The state-run Philippine Orthopaedic Centre, a cramped and dizzying maze of rickety stretchers that spill out of humid wards into dingy […]