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How to Fight PCOS with Diet and Nutrition – Scientific American

What is Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)? Unfortunately, Angie, you’ve got plenty of company. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a condition that affects up to 1 in 10 women of child-bearing age. In a nutshell, PCOS is characterized by hormonal imbalances, involving not just the reproductive hormones (like estrogen and testosterone) but also hormones that regulate blood… Read More »

“Help us fight this”: New Zealand PM Ardern appeals ahead of coronavirus lockdown

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appealed to New Zealanders to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, as the country prepared for a complete lockdown from Thursday to beat the spread of the virus. FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pauses during a news conference prior to the anniversary of the mosque attacks… Read More »

Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina to fight malaria

SOUROUKOUDINGA, Burkina Faso (Reuters) – Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilized mosquitoes. Their experiment is the first outside the lab to release genetically altered mosquitoes in the hope of reducing their ability to… Read More »

Purdue Pharma chair: Best way to fight opioid crisis is for OxyContin maker to stay in business

The chairman of Purdue Pharma’s board told CNBC on Monday that the OxyContin maker’s bankruptcy and tentative deal to resolve massive opioid lawsuits were the “only way” to get help to victims of the crisis as quickly as possible. “We’re turning [the company] into a public trust organization,” Steve Miller said in an interview with… Read More »

Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

When the Environmental Protection Agency approved the spraying of certain antibiotics three years ago to fight a deadly bacterial infection decimating Florida’s orange groves, growers thought they might have found a silver bullet. But public health advocates reacted with alarm, warning that the large-scale use of medically important drugs in agriculture could help fuel antibiotic… Read More »