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WHO wants trans fats gone from the global food supply

WHO wants trans fats gone from the global food supply

NEW YORK—The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to highlight how anyone can be there for the people in their lives by starting a conversation about mental…

Whooping cough more prevalent in Ontario, study says

Whooping cough more prevalent in Ontario, study says

Whooping cough is much more prevalent in Ontario than what is reported to public health officials, according to new study that reinforces the importance of being vaccinated against this highly…

World Cup Fans You Can Root for Your Roots

World Cup Fans You Can Root for Your Roots

Soccer fans in the United States have a long tradition of enduring disappointment, but the US Men National Team’s elimination late last year from the World Cup left many wondering…

What your government can’t tell you about drug prices

What your government can’t tell you about drug prices

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning.  If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do…

Treating acutely ill patients with too much oxygen can be life threatening, Canadian study finds

Treating acutely ill patients with too much oxygen can be life threatening, Canadian study finds

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning.  If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do…

Afghanistan veteran recovering from extensive 14-hour penis transplant

WASHINGTON—A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world’s most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to…

Doctors must get better at diagnosing patients with darker skin: Dermatologists

Doctors must get better at diagnosing patients with darker skin: Dermatologists

TORONTO—About a month ago, a frustrated Emma Schmidt turned to Google for help. The 28-year-old Regina teacher was tired of the acne-related dark spots on her face. A few keystrokes…

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

CHICAGO—For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It’s the biggest win…

23andMe’s Populations Collaborations

23andMe’s Populations Collaborations

Expanding on a series of initiatives to improve diversity in genomic research, 23andMe is launching the Populations Collaborations Program, partnering with researchers working across the globe to genotype people in…

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