The Ebola outbreak is focusing attention on a burgeoning field of biomedicine called "pharming," in which tobacco plants are used to create vaccines and drugs that may help fight disease. (Aug. 15)
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AFP (Aug. 19, 2015) A new anti-tobacco law could make Chile one of South America’s strictest nations when it comes to smoking, but farmers and British American Tobacco warn the planned restrictions may cut ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (Aug. 28, 2014) The World Health Organisation has called for the regulation of electronic cigarettes as both tobacco and medical products. Ciara Lee looks at the impact of the move on the tobacco industry.
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AP (Jan. 27, 2014) Would you voluntarily get the flu and stay in isolation for more than a week? Groups of research participants are signing up to be part of a flu immunity study at the National Institutes of Health. ... watch video
Howdini (Sep. 10, 2014) Learn how to prevent the flu with good habits practiced every day. From proper hand-washing to getting the rest you need, keep yourself, and your family, happy and healthy this flu season.
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Cleveland Clinic (Oct. 13, 2014) Chances are someone you know is at high risk of developing severe complications from the flu. Experts weigh in on why it’s important to get a flu vaccine, the type of vaccine that’s best ... watch video
AP (Dec. 17, 2014) A wave of flu illnesses has forced some Ohio schools to shut down over the past week. State officials confirmed one pediatric flu-related death, a 15-year-old girl in southern Ohio. (Dec. 17)
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AP (Dec. 30, 2014) An early start to the flu season has hit Minnesota hard. Flu season usually peaks in January or February, but the North Star State has already seen three pediatric deaths from the virus, and many ... watch video
Newsy (Dec. 31, 2014) This year's flu strain mutated away from experts' predictions, making the flu shot not as effective. That's not necessarily a reason to not get one.
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May 20, 2015 The number of new Ebola cases is tapering off, but the search for new treatments continues. Now, one research team has found potential drug candidates that successfully treated up to 90 percent of ... read more
Apr. 8, 2015 Medical researchers have developed a quick-acting vaccine that is both safe and effective with a single dose against the Ebola strain that killed thousands of people in West Africa last year. During ... read more
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