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President Trump is taking aggressive steps to prevent Americans from contracting the flu. The commander-in-chief signed an executive order on Thursday to ramp up research on ways to terminate multiple influenza strains. The pressure to clamp down on the deadly viruses intensified in recent weeks after White House officials saidContinue Reading

Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / Online – 17th September, 2019) Alternative splicing is a complex but insufficiently understood process. It is crucial to the production of proteins necessary to cell health. Researchers now believe that cancer cells also use this process to their own advantage.Proteins are large molecules that areContinue Reading

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The US Food and Drug Administration said Friday it has learned some ranitidine — acid-reducing and heartburn medicines, including those known by the brand name Zantac — contain low levels of an impurity that could cause cancer. The nitrosamine impurity known as N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA has been classified as a probable human carcinogenContinue Reading


Bridget Desmukes was surprised when her OB-GYN recommended low-dose aspirin at her first prenatal appointment this past spring. She knew about daily low-dose aspirin being prescribed to people recovering from a heart attack or stroke. But for pregnant women? In a past pregnancy, Desmukes had developed preeclampsia, a potentially seriousContinue Reading


Massachusetts health officials said on Friday that laboratory testing has confirmed the eight-human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said a man in his 50s from northeastern Bristol County tested positive for the virus. Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources said aerial spraying is set toContinue Reading


In the wake of six deaths and 380 cases of confirmed and probable lung disease across the U.S., the Trump administration has called for banning most flavored e-cigarettes because of their huge appeal to young people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking closely at the different flavored nicotine juices and other substances usersContinue Reading