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  • Mom launches company to cure daughter's fatal disorder

    Karen Aiach's daughter Ornella has Sanfilippo Syndrome. When she was diagnosed Karen started a company to find a cure and they're getting close.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Connected devices and your privacy

    These products are convenient, but they all collect a lot of personal data. Should you be worried?

    Consumer Reports
  • S.African man dies naturally on same day as winning right to die

    A terminally-ill South African man died of natural causes Thursday on the same day that a court granted him the right to end his life, a ruling that could pave the way for assisted suicide legislation. Retired advocate Robin Stransham-Ford, 65, was reported to be heavily sedated and a statement…

    AFP
  • Sweden bans supermarket paracetemol sales after overdose hike

    Sweden said Wednesday that it will ban the sale of paracetamol tablets in supermarkets due to a sharp rise in overdoses in the six years since they became available outside of pharmacies. "Non-prescription paracetamol tablets can no longer be sold outside of pharmacies after November 1, 2015," the…

    AFP
  • World failing in fight against antibiotic resistance: WHO

    The world is doing far too little to combat the misuse of antibiotics which is fuelling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In its first ever analysis of how countries are responding to the problem of antimicrobial…

    AFP
  • The richest people in every state

    A fresh look at the state of American wealth.

    Forbes
  • Homosexual blood donor ban may be justified: EU court

    The EU's top court ruled Wednesday that governments can ban homosexual blood donors to combat HIV but only on condition they show it is still the best way to limit health risks. "It must be established whether those persons are at a high risk of acquiring severe infectious diseases, such as HIV,…

    AFP
  • Two states where pot is getting cheaper

    Prices for legal marijuana are falling in Washington and Colorado, the two U.S. states where retail marijuana sales have already begun.

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  • WHO draws up plan to eradicate Ebola

    The World Health Organization on Tuesday unveiled a plan to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus, aiming to identify and isolate the dwindling number of new cases by the end of May. In its new plan, the UN health agency stressed the importance of maintaining the massive efforts to rid the…

    AFP
  • America's kids are finally moving out

    Young people might finally start forming...

    Business Insider
  • Chikungunya virus kills 25 in Colombia

    Bogota (AFP) - The virus chikungunya has killed 25 people in Colombia in less than a year, the National Health Institute said.

    AFP
  • Obesity in pregnancy puts child at diabetes risk

    Women who are obese while pregnant may put their offspring at risk of childhood diabetes, a condition that requires lifelong insulin therapy, Swedish researchers said Tuesday. "Maternal overweight and obesity in early pregnancy were associated with increased risk of type 1 diabetes in the…

    AFP
  • Chipotle takes genetically modified foods off menus

    US fast-food chain Chipotle said Monday it had crossed off food made with genetically modified organisms (GMO) from its menus, saying they haven't been proven safe for consumption and the environment. "There is a lot of debate about genetically modified foods," said Steve Ells, Chipotle's founder,…

    AFP
  • Dutchman tapped to head UN Ebola mission

    The United Nations announced Saturday it has nominated Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as the world body's new chief of mission to fight Ebola. Graaff is replacing Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed at UNMEER, after the Mauritanian diplomat was appointed to special UN envoy for Yemen. Graaff will work…

    AFP
  • Europe's police crack massive horsemeat trafficking ring

    Police from seven European countries detained 26 people in a crackdown on a horsemeat trafficking ring two years after a tainted meat scandal that rocked the continent, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said Saturday. The operation involved officers and the judiciary in France, Belgium, Germany,…

    AFP
  • Pepsi dropping sweetener aspartame from diet cola drinks

    PepsiCo said Friday it was bowing to customer demand and doing away with the controversial sweetener aspartame in its diet line of cola drinks in the US. Starting in August, Diet Pepsi, Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi will be sweetened with a mixture of sucralose and acesulfame…

    AFP
  • Scientists urge moratorium after Chinese 'edit' human embryos

    Global scientists on Thursday renewed calls to halt controversial research to genetically edit human embryos after a Chinese team published details of a breakthrough attempt in this new frontier in science. First reported by Nature News on Wednesday, the paper by Junjiu Huang, a gene-function…

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