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  • Scientists Identify 4 New White Blood Cells in Humans

    New research published in "Science" said U.S. scientists recently discovered four previously unknown white blood cells in the human body

  • WHO to Test Malaria Vaccine in Africa

    The World Health Organization will roll out a malaria vaccine in three of the countries that need it most. The organization announced April 24 that it will launch pilot studies in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, starting in 2018

  • FDA Targets Companies Selling Fake Cancer Cures

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on companies that are carrying out what it calls “cruel deception” by selling bogus cancer-curing products. The FDA sent warning letters April 25 to more than a dozen companies that were peddling fake cancer treatments

  • Regular Exercise May Improve Brain Power in People Over 50

    A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine is the first to show that regular moderate exercise boosts brain power in people over 50

  • UK Boy Receives Medical Marijuana Prescription

    An 11-year-old boy from Northern Ireland has received what is believed to be the United Kingdom’s first prescription for medical marijuana, in the form of cannabis oil that contains no THC

  • Epilepsy Drug Harmed Thousands of Unborn Children in France

    France's National Agency for the Safety of Medicines published a report on April 20 on the risks of using the drug Valproate. The findings suggest the drug may have caused serious birth defects in up to 4,100 children

  • Study: Diet Soda May Cause Strokes, Dementia

    According to new research, people who drink artificially sweetened soft drinks may be at an increased risk of stroke and dementia. Findings of the study were published April 20 in the American Heart Association’s journal "Stroke"

  • New Salt Research Produces Counterintuitive Results

    New research published in "The Journal of Clinical Investigation" finds that, in the long run, as salt intake increases, thirst decreases; scientists hope the findings will eventually lead to a better understanding of how to combat obesity, diabetes and heart disease

  • Meningitis Outbreak Kills 745 in Nigeria

    The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control said 745 had died from Cerebrospinal Meningitis, or CSM, as of April 17

  • New Drugs Could Prevent Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

    Researchers in the U.K. found two drugs that prevented neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Findings from the study were published April 19 in the journal "Brain"

  • Human Umbilical Cord Blood Restores Memory Loss in Aging Mice

    Scientists injected human umbilical cord blood into aging mice and found their memory function improved, according to a new report published in "Nature"

  • Cycling to Work Might Help You to Live Longer

    A new study, published in the "British Medical Journal" on April 19, examined the link between active commuting and health issues

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