A plan to get trans fats out of food worldwide

LONDON – The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The U.N. agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness. In a statement Monday, WHO said eliminating trans More...

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By admin On Sunday, May 13th, 2018
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LA doctors using high-tech to learn how to save young lives

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DNA of every baby born in California is stored. Who has access to it?

SAN FRANCISCO — You probably know where your Social Security card, birth certificate and other sensitive information is being stored, but what about your genetic material? If you or your child was born in More...

By admin On Saturday, May 12th, 2018
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Why parents-to-be are writing their unborn babies lullabies

In the time spent waiting for a sonogram appointment, expectant parents at Jacobi Medical Center did something that blew their minds: they wrote their unborn baby a lullaby. The experience is given to parents More...

By admin On Friday, May 11th, 2018
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Raising drug prices abroad won’t lower U.S. prescription costs President Trump said high U.S. drug prices subsidize the rest of the world, and demanded making other nations pay more  More...

By admin On Friday, May 11th, 2018
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Once again, EPA considers ban on deadly paint stripper chemical

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By admin On Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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The top-rated sunscreens of 2018

As the weather finally warms up, Consumer Reports has released its annual report on the best sunscreens to protect you and your family this summer. The report rated 73 lotions, sprays, and sticks for effectiveness More...

By admin On Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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104-year-old belts out Beethoven before assisted suicide

BASEL, Switzerland — A 104-year-old Australian man cheerily sang a few bars of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on Thursday, telling reporters just before his own medically assisted suicide that the procedure More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise

 Yunfeng Lu is professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at University of California, Los Angeles “Civilization begins with distillation,” said William Faulkner, a writer and drinker. Although More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Major drug distributors downplay contribution to opioid crisis in testimony before Congress

The heads of five major drug distribution companies downplayed their contribution to the opioid crisis on Tuesday while testifying before a Congressional subcommittee tasked with investigating the epidemic spurred More...