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Health

Can burnt toast and roasted potatoes cause cancer?

Today at 19:00 PM, via CNN

The Food Standards Agency in the UK launched a campaign Monday to warn about cancer risks linked to eating burnt toast, over-roasted potatoes and other starchy foods cooked at high temperatures.

Q&A: A Scientific Lens on Copper

Today at 18:05 PM, via New York Times

Copper bracelets and other folk remedies, like magnetic straps, were no more effective against arthritis than a placebo, a study found.

Drug lobby, under criticism, starts media campaign

Today at 17:42 PM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The largest lobbying organization for pharmaceutical companies began running TV ads on Monday morning to improve the industry’s image as criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump increases.

Well: Are Baby Carrots as Healthful as Other Carrots?

Today at 17:27 PM, via New York Times

Baby carrots are a popular snack. But are they as rich in nutrients as a full-fledged carrot? And what about those miniature carrots with the greens attached you see at farmers’ markets and high-end restaurants?

WTO deal on importing generic medicines comes into force

Today at 14:12 PM, via Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – A World Trade Organization agreement allowing poor countries to import generic medicines came into force on Monday, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo told Reuters, after the deal reached the required two-thirds support of WTO members.

Investors gird for impact of Trump healthcare measures

Today at 14:08 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – An order by President Donald Trump that could scale back enforcement of some Obamacare provisions is unlikely to sink health insurance stocks, but shares of hospitals and Medicaid providers could be under pressure over fears more poor people would lose coverage, analysts said.

Hungary to seek EU funds to tackle bird flu fallout – agency

Today at 13:39 PM, via Reuters

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s government will seek European Union financial support to tackle the economic fallout from outbreaks of the bird flu virus, state news agency MTI reported on Monday, citing the Agriculture Ministry.

WHO urges health authorities to step up bird flu reporting

Today at 12:25 PM, via Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) called on all countries to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and poultry, and to report any human cases promptly, warning: “We cannot afford to miss the early signals”.

Secondhand smoke bad for pets as well

Today at 11:19 AM, via Health24

Dogs and cats not only breathe in tobacco smoke, but can also ingest harmful substances by licking their owner’s hair, skin and clothes, an expert warns.

Blood test may predict chances of surviving Ebola

Today at 11:12 AM, via Health24

Scientists examined blood samples from patients during the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa and identified genes whose ‘expression’ accurately predicts survival.

Are these habits ruining your teeth?

Today at 09:37 AM, via Health24

Are you a nail biter? Do you use your teeth when you don’t have a pair of scissors at hand? These are just some of the habits that could be ruining your teeth…

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