Tag Archives: RTT

17Jan/17

Zimbabwe bans street vendors to stop typhoid outbreak

Authorities in Zimbabwe have ordered street food and produce vendors operating in the capital, Harare to cease operations in efforts to curb a typhoid outbreak.

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16Jan/17

Feed peanut products to babies to cut allergy risk, doctors say

New U.S. guidelines advise parents to feed their babies peanut products – though never whole peanuts – to help lower the risk of developing potentially life-threatening allergies. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

19Dec/16

Cells that refuse to die may spread cancer despite chemotherapy

Cells that undergo a near-death experience but refuse to die could be responsible for helping cancer spread in the body.
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22Nov/16

Scientists edit genome to cure sickle cell anemia

Researchers have proven that a new gene editing technique could pave the way towards a cure for sickle cell disease. The disease affects about 5 million people globally. About 75 percent of cases occur in Africa where at least 200,000 children are born with the disease every year.
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05Sep/16

Detecting food allergens on the go

A California startup has developed a portable technology that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go.
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02Aug/16

Portable device enables pregnant women to monitor baby’s health

Scientists in Poland have developed a fetal heart monitor that can be used on the move, so pregnant women can monitor the heart rate and movement of their unborn child. Liane Wimhurst reports.
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04May/16

Prince was to meet with doctor for painkiller addiction -report

There were plans to try and convince Prince to attend a California treatment center for opioid addiction, says an attorney representing a doctor reportedly contacted by the singer’s staff.
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22Mar/16
Bennet Omalu, M.D., and actor Will Smith attend a special screening of "Concussion"

NFL acknowledges link between football and brain disease

The NFL’s health and safety officer acknowledged on March 14 that there is a link between football and the devastating brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE.
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05Mar/16
U.S. women's soccer star Brandi Chastain

Soccer star Chastain pledges to donate her brain to researchers for study of concussions

Retired U.S. women’s soccer star Brandi Chastain pledges to donate her brain posthumously to researchers for the study of concussions.

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