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Biomarin-112415.jpg An advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concluded that Biomarin's (BMRN) experimental therapy Kyndrisa or drisapersen for Duchenne muscular dystrophy did not effectively treat the condition.

mosquito-112415.jpg Anopheles mosquito is a notorious vector, spreading malaria. For the last several decades, there have been efforts to eradicate the global menace.

A certain parasitic worm could help promote fertility for some women, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara. They made the discovery after doing researcher on nearly 1000 indigenous women in Bolivia. They found that those women who had been infected with the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides had on average two more children than those who had not.

couple-112015.jpg A new study shows that the happiest couples only have sex once a week. The study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, was based on surveys covering over 30,000 Americans over a span of four decades, claimed to be the first to go against the prevailing belief that more sex equals more happiness.

fblogo-112015.jpg The use of Facebook may impact the level of stress hormones produced by some teens, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Montreal and the Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal. For the study the researchers tested 88 teens between the ages of 12 and 17 examining the number of Facebook friends and their relative levels of cortisol, a common stress hormone.

vegetable-112015.jpg Foods that are considered healthy may vary from person to person, according to a new study from researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. For the study the researchers examined the diets of 800 Israelis. Each of the participants wore a blood sugar monitor that tested their blood sugar levels every five minutes for an entire week. They also provided stool samples.

FDA-Warning-112015.jpg Staying slim and fit is fine as long as it is achieved by a healthy lifestyle. However seeking hourglass figure through supplements may land you in trouble. The FDA has advised consumers not to purchase or use certain products promoted for weight loss. The products are Perfect Slim Slim Fast Track...

parasitic-worm-112015.jpg A parasite by definition is a thankless creature, which does harm to its hospitable host. The age-old concept may need a rethinking if the findings of a study on the linkage between parasitic worms and female fertility are firmly established.

Those who suffer from schizophrenia may be more likely to experience hallucinations due to a front brain wrinkle than those without the condition, according to a new study from researchers at University of Cambridge, U.K. For the study the researchers examined brain scans from 153 schizophrenia patients.

Those who drink three cups of coffee or more everyday may live longer than those who do not, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard. For the study the researchers collected data from 208,000 people over the course of 30 years. They surveyed the amount of coffee consumption over time and also the causes of death for the roughly 30,000 participants that died during the study.

The use of internal body thermometers is far more accurate that than of external, according to a new study from researchers at the Peter Lougheed Center in Calgary, Canada. For the study the researchers collected data from 8,600 patients of varying ages. They found that rectal and bladder thermometers are significantly more accurate than their counterparts used in the armpit or forehead.

Those who regularly consume crunchy toasts and French fries could be at an increased risk of developing cancer, according to a new study from researchers at Great Britain's Food Standards Agency. The agency has discovered that such foods include increased levels of a cancer causing chemical called acrylamide.

The use of antibiotics in animal feed is making it harder for doctors to treat potentially deadly infections in children, a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. The report states that the widespread practice of giving antibiotics to healthy livestock to promote growth and prevent disease among animals is making the drugs ineffective when they are needed to treat infections.

Obese children as young as the age of eight could begin showing symptoms of heart disease, according to a new study from researchers at the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. For the study the researchers collected data from 40 children between the ages of 8 and 16. Each of the children underwent an MRI examining the density of the muscle in their heart.

Overweight-111415.jpg People who carry excess belly fat face a greater mortality risk than those who are obese, a new study suggests. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, used information from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Researchers compared the total and cardiovascular mortality risks for persons with different combinations of body mass index (BMI).

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