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Puerto Rico Launches Largest Public Health Campaign Since Hurricane Maria

One-day campaign aims to immunize a record-setting 25,000 people at more than 50 locations across island

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FDA approves new HIV treatment for patients who have limited treatment options

SILVER SPRING Md. /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk), a new type of antiretroviral medication for adult patients living with HIV who have tried multiple HIV medications in the past (heavily treatment-experienced) and whose HIV infections cannot be successfully treated with other currently available therapies (multidrug resistant HIV, or MDR HIV). Trogarzo is administered intravenously…

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FDA warns of fraudulent and unapproved flu products

SILVER SPRING, Md. /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers from health fraud, the agency is reminding consumers to be wary of unapproved products claiming to prevent, treat or cure influenza, or flu. This year’s severe flu season raises new concerns about the potential for consumers to be lured into buying unproven flu…

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Harvard Study Links Artificial Light to Breast Cancer

    In a recent study from Harvard University, researchers  have found that women potentially have a greater risk of developing breast cancer if they live in neighborhoods that have high levels of outdoor night lighting. These findings are based on the Nurses’ Health Study, known for advancing understanding of risks to women’s health. This study followed approximately 109,672 nurses in…

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Could McDonald’s French Fries Hold the Cure For Baldness?

Scientists in Japan are studying the possibility that a chemical that is used to make the iconic fries can stimulate hair growth. Researchers at Yokohama National University found that an ingredient that’s in the French Fry cooking oil, dimethylpolysiloxane, was key to stimulating mass follicle growth on laboratory mice. Dimethylpolysiloxane is used as an antifoaming agent in the oil that McDonald’s uses…

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Previously Unknown Ocean Virus Family May Also Populate the Human Gut

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2018 — A newly discovered family of viruses appears to play a major role in killing marine bacteria and maintaining the ocean’s ecology. Preliminary evidence suggests that related bacterial viruses also occur in the human gut. The study, by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was published online today in…

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Queen of Yoga Tina Tang promotes the benefits of Yogalates on the large screen overlooking Times Square

SHENZHEN, China — On December 26, a video featuring Tina Tang, known as the Queen of Yoga in Taiwan, was shown for the first time on the large screen overlooking New York’s Times Square, providing a view into the world Yogalates, a combination of classical Yoga and modern Pilates. By combining Yoga, which originated in ancient times, with Pilates, a modern science-based…

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