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Infant formulas supplemented with prebiotics and probiotics gain some of the health benefits of real breast milk.
February 29, 2012, 4:18 PM PST | By Audrey Quinn
With employer coverage declining, health insurers are increasingly appealing to millions of individual shoppers with bricks-and-mortar stores.
February 29, 2012, 2:50 PM PST | By Janet Fang
We’ve always been told that men can sire babies for as along as they live, but women are born with all the eggs they’ll ever have. Now, stem cells that form eggs have been found in...
February 29, 2012, 11:09 AM PST | By Janet Fang
The world’s oldest frozen mummy reveals some of his secrets after scientists complete sequencing of nearly his entire genome.
February 29, 2012, 8:36 AM PST | By Audrey Quinn
Scientists at Tufts University have developed edible silk stickers that can signal when food spoils.
February 28, 2012, 3:01 PM PST | By Audrey Quinn
A new device from Boston Scientific offers an alternative to stroke-preventing drugs. The mesh structure gets inserted into the heart cavity to physically prevent blood clots that cause strokes.
February 28, 2012, 10:14 AM PST | By Audrey Quinn
Merck and Co’s HPV vaccine Gardasil gets a boost in a new market, thanks to the American Academy of Pediatric’s recommendation for the vaccine in boys as young as eleven years old.
February 27, 2012, 8:52 AM PST | By Audrey Quinn
Scientists have linked irregular heart beats with the biological clock, pinning down how the time of day increases the risk of dying. The link could lead to new prevention methods.
February 24, 2012, 7:25 PM PST | By Janet Fang
To ease the dire shortage of ovarian cancer treatment Doxil, the FDA will allow temporary shipments of a replacement from India. Also, leukemia drug methotrexate will be coming from Australia.
February 22, 2012, 1:11 PM PST | By Janet Fang
To fund organ-printing research, the startup plans to help drug developers save billions by offering a product so similar to human tissue, it can be used to test drugs before clinical trials.
February 21, 2012, 8:18 PM PST | By Janet Fang