Apr 12, 2017

Two pregnant women die from parrot-borne disease

Two pregnant women have died after they contracted a disease spread through a parrot’s infected feces, health ministry officials said, in what is likely to be the first such cases in Japan. According to a research team at the Japan Agency for Medical Research ...

Argentine Senate approves medical use of cannabis oil

/ Mar 30, 2017

Argentine Senate approves medical use of cannabis oil

Argentina’s Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients. The legislation approved by senators ...

/ Mar 16, 2017

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in U.S.

Facing pressure from environmentalists and shareholder activists, major U.S. food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit antibiotics in farm animals raised for meat. Last month, Tyson Foods announced a “no antibiotics ever” pledge for all Tyson-branded chicken products, building on an earlier ...

/ Mar 16, 2017

Scientists zoom in on AIDS virus hideout

French scientists said Wednesday they had found a way to pinpoint elusive white blood cells that provide a hideout for the AIDS virus in people taking anti-HIV drugs. Being able to spot, and one day neutralize, these “reservoir” cells has long been a holy ...