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Unproven stem cell therapy causes three women to go blind

Unproven stem cell therapy causes...

March 16

MIAMI — An unproven stem cell therapy that involves extracting a patient’s fat tissue and injecting it into the eyes has caused three US women to go blind, a report said...

Common gene explains why some people’s brains age faster

Common gene explains why some people...

March 16

MIAMI — A common gene variant has been discovered in about one-third of the population that may explain why some people’s brains age faster than others, US researchers said...

Popular Hong Kong dishes still high in sodium content, consumer watchdog says

Popular Hong Kong dishes still high...

March 15

HONG KONG — Sodium content levels in popular Hong Kong dishes have remained the same, according to the city’s consumer watchdog, comparing them to results of studies done over...

Science unravels spiders’ monstrous food web

Science unravels spiders’ monstrous...

March 15

PARIS — The world’s spiders eat 400-800 million tonnes of insects every year — as much meat and fish as humans consume over the same period, a study said on Tuesday (March 14).

How vitamins can protect you from the damaging effects of air pollution

How vitamins can protect you from the...

March 14

HONG KONG — Taking the right vitamins before travelling to a city with serious air pollution could protect your DNA from heritable damage caused by breathing in fine particles,...

Parenthood linked to longer life: Study

Parenthood linked to longer life: Study

March 14

PARIS — Parents, take courage. If you survive the sleep deprivation, toddler tantrums and teenage angst, you may be rewarded with a longer life than your childless peers,...

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in US

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold...

March 12

NEW YORK — Facing pressure from environmentalists and shareholder activists, major US food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit antibiotics in farm animals raised...