The Malta Independent 28 April 2017, Friday

Health

Gene therapy lets a French teen dodge sickle cell disease

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 16:19 Last update: about 2 days ago

A French teen who was given gene therapy for sickle cell disease more than two years ago now has enough properly working red blood cells to dodge the effects of the disorder, researchers...

Indigenous Bolivians have some of the healthiest hearts

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 16:18 Last update: about 2 days ago

Deep in the Bolivian Amazon lives a group of indigenous people who spend their days hunting and farming. Researchers say this may be partly why they have some of the healthiest hearts on the...

Trans fats ban linked with fewer NY heart attacks & strokes

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 16:15 Last update: about 2 days ago

Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties, a new study suggests. The study hints at the potential for...

Flodol Ice Cryogel - A Muscle Relaxant

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 10:34 Last update: about 2 days ago

FLODOL ICE CRYOGEL produced by Alta Care Laboratoires is a MUSCLE-RELAXANT. The human body has approximately 640 skeletal muscles and every one is part of a pair of bilateral muscles, found on both...

FIRST: 10 facts about Coeliac Disease

Monday, 24 April 2017, 15:43 Last update: about 3 days ago First Magazine

1. There are more than 200 known symptoms of coeliac disease which may occur in the digestive system or other parts of the body. 2. Some people develop coeliac disease in childhood, others as an...

UN sees bird flu changes but calls risk of people spread low

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 16:41 Last update: about 9 days ago

The World Health Organization says it has noticed changes in the bird flu virus now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people remains low. The genetic...

New help for that bane of middle-age: blurry close-up vision

Friday, 21 April 2017, 16:40 Last update: about 9 days ago

Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that...

Mallinckrodt to pay $35M in deal to end feds' opioid probe

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 16:39 Last update: about 9 days ago

A top maker of brand-name and generic narcotic painkillers has agreed to pay the U.S. government $35 million to resolve a probe of its distribution of those drugs. Mallinckrodt PLC said Monday it...

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