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At Indiana University, researchers are in the process of creating a drug that will help kick obesity in the form of a simple pill, the Los Angeles Times reports. A study published in Nature Medicine describes the synthesized product consisting of gut hormones, which yielded results similar to those of...
Reuters reports that an Ebola vaccine trial has been put on hiatus after four patients alleged that they were experiencing joint pains. The vaccine, developed by Merck and NewLink has been tested on fifty nine volunteers to date. Trials on the GlaxoSmithKline Ebola vaccine yielded no serious side effects in...
According to Reuters, children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of the common chemicals known as phthalates scored lower on IQ tests than other kids. Phthalates, which can be found in some soaps, nail polish, hairspray, shower curtains and raincoats, though the FDA has not released any evidence...