The Malta Independent 1 May 2017, Monday


Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 16:23 Last update: about 5 days ago

Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into...

FDA approves more drugs, and faster, than Europe, study says

Friday, 28 April 2017, 16:21 Last update: about 5 days ago

Contrary to some political claims, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved more drugs, and two to three months faster on average, than European regulators did in recent years, new research...

Gene therapy lets a French teen dodge sickle cell disease

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 16:19 Last update: about 5 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 5 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 5 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...

Vogue Arabia appoints new editor after abrupt 2-issue exit

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 15:51 Last update: about 5 days ago

The local publisher of Vogue Arabia announced Manuel Arnaut as its new editor-in-chief on Friday, a day after the surprise exit of its former editor. Arnaut is currently the editor-in-chief of...

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