News tagged with health issues

A wake-up call for parents who smack their children

Most parents want what's best for their children. But when it comes to discipline, some misguidedly use physical force to punish or intimidate. Let's be clear: hitting and unnecessarily hurting children is ...

Aug 06, 2013
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HIV answers raise new ethical questions

The Food and Drug Administration's approval last year of the drug Truvada for prevention of HIV infection was a milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but experts are cautioning that it is only the beginning of new ethical ...

Jul 31, 2013
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Computing toxic chemicals

A new computational method for working out in advance whether a chemical will be toxic will be reporting in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics.

Jul 18, 2013
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Toddler with lab-made windpipe dies

A 2-year-old girl who was implanted with a windpipe grown from her own stem cells has died. Hannah Warren, who was born without a windpipe, was the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.

Jul 08, 2013
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