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  • Quinn on Nutrition: How probiotics are soldiers against illness

    Who would have guessed that cowboys sitting around a campfire eating beans would be feeding their bodies' good bacteria? In our gut (a cowboy term for "intestinal tract") we have trillions of good guys called "probiotics" beneficial bacteria that...
  • Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice

    Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice
    The antimicrobial agent triclosan -- widely found in soaps, toothpastes, detergents and other cleansers beloved by germophobes, may promote scarring of the liver and the growth of cancerous liver tumors, says a new study. That finding -- in male mice...
  • Adopt this 3-year-old white pit bull. Her name is Fancy.

     Adopt this 3-year-old white pit bull. Her name is Fancy.
    There are so many animals without homes, but some are a little more deserving — needy? — than others. Like Fancy. She's a 3-year-old white pit bull with lovely markings who is the longest-term resident at Chicago Animal Care & Control's...
  • HIV drugs show promise in treating common eye disease

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A class of drugs used for three decades by people infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be effective in treating a leading cause of blindness among the elderly. HIV drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors...
  • U.S. government proposes more transparency in clinical trials

    (This corrected version of the Nov.19th story rewrites sixth paragraph to clarify what clinical trials are affected) By (Reuters)- U.S. health officials on Wednesday proposed significantly expanding what researchers are required to report about...
  • U.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies

    U.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers should look into options for punishing cyber-spying and the theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies, a congressional advisory committee on China said on Thursday. Congress should ask U.S. trade officials to report...
  • Why women deserve a 'pink Viagra'

    To the editor: As a woman who personally told my story to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 27 at the landmark meeting on the need for medical treatments for female sexual dysfunction, I was offended by this Op-Ed article. ("The sham drug idea...
  • Sanofi touts new drugs but diabetes outlook disappoints

    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi, which sacked its chief executive three weeks ago, gave a weak sales outlook for its diabetes drugs on Thursday, overshadowing plans to reap more than 30 billion euros ($38 billion) from new medicines. The French drugmaker said...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Spilling the facts on palm oil

    Environmental Nutrition: Spilling the facts on palm oil
    Environmental Nutrition Palm oil may seem like the latest item to hit the food world, but it's been around for decades. After World War II, improvements in palm oil technology and transportation brought it to convenience and snack food manufacturing on...
  • Ebola: Gates Foundation funds convalescent plasma research

    Ebola: Gates Foundation funds convalescent plasma research
    As a group of celebrities that includes Bono, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck calls for increased efforts to battle Ebola, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it was contributing $5.7 million for the study of an experimental...
  • Right-to-try laws, as currently formatted, offer terminally little but false hope

    Are right-to-try laws a good idea? They are rapidly spreading throughout the country, first in Colorado, then Missouri and Louisiana, and, just recently, Michigan and Arizona. Similar laws are under consideration in New Jersey and Delaware. At first...