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Health

Former Philippine President defends controversial dengue program

Yesterday at 13:35 PM, via Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) – Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino defended on Thursday his decision to implement a controversial immunization program using a new dengue vaccine in 2016, saying it was justified with millions of people at risk of being infected by the virus.

Investors call on Sanderson, Denny’s, McDonald’s to cut antibiotics

Yesterday at 13:22 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – An investor coalition that presses for corporate responsibility is calling on U.S. food companies McDonald’s Corp, Denny’s Corp and Sanderson Farms Inc to stop buying or producing meat raised with medically important antibiotics.

TB levels rising in Northern Cape

Yesterday at 12:00 PM, via Health24

Efforts to curb the spread of TB dipped when South Africa turned its focus on HIV as the priority health issue.

Overall teen drug use low, but marijuana edging up

Yesterday at 11:29 AM, via CNN

Teen drinking, smoking and drug use overall are stable, but the percentage of teens using marijuana is increasing, according to a new report from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.

15 astounding facts about the human body

Yesterday at 08:27 AM, via Health24

Don’t ever take your body for granted. The following are just a few of the many intricate details of this wonderful organism.

U.S. appeals court vacates conviction of drug distributor over Botox

Yesterday at 05:01 AM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday vacated the conviction of the owner of a wholesale drug distributor accused of selling authentic Botox and other drugs with foreign labels, dealing another setback to the government, which has struggled at times to successfully prosecute similar such cases.

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