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Aspirin halves colon cancer risk -- if you have certain gene

Washington - Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half, but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene, a study released Wednesday found.
In the Media by AFP

Ginseng can treat the flu

Atlanta - Ginseng can help treat and prevent the flu and other respiratory viruses that infect the lungs and breathing passages, according to new research findings.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Saudi health minister sacked as MERS toll rises

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia dismissed its health minister on Monday just days after he visited a hospital at the centre of growing concerns about the kingdom's handling of the MERS virus.
In the Media by AFP

Brain scan shows which vegetative patients have hope

Paris - A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in a vegetative state has a chance of regaining some consciousness, a study said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Goat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorder

Bras - Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to treat a rare genetic disorder, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Tuesday.The goat, named "Gluca," is the first of its kind in South America.
In the Media by AFP

Jillian Michaels is a 'natural' on her new tour

"I have a secret," Jillian Michaels, a well-respected health and fitness expert of "The Biggest Loser" fame, said last week during a stop on her nationwide tour at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois.
In the Media by Michael Essany

Cuba, Dominican Republic set up WTO fight over Australia tobacco law

Geneva - Attempts by tobacco-producing nations to sink a landmark law in Australia requiring plain packaging for cigarettes and cigars gained pace Tuesday as Cuba and the Dominican Republic stepped up their fight at the World Trade Organization.
In the Media by AFP

Mali free of deadly Ebola epidemic: govt

Bamako - Mali said on Tuesday it was clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind around 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia.
In the Media by AFP

Is Kombucha really the 'elixir of life'?

Kombucha, often referred to as the "elixir of life" due to its numerous potential health benefits, has raised some controversy as it became popular in recent years.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

Banjul - The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials told AFP on Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP
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