Jan 12th, 2011
Chicago – A leading medical group says there’s some evidence that probiotics, or “good” bacteria, may have limited benefits for certain illnesses in children. But the group says the science isn’t yet strong enough to advocate infant formulas containing probiotics. And probiotics sho...
Nov 12th, 2010
An outbreak of a parasitic tropical disease has killed more than 300 people in Southern Sudan, officials say. The World Health Organization says the outbreak of kala azar, which began in September 2009 and has intensified in recent months, is the biggest health problem facing the region. More than 7,...
Nov 5th, 2010
CHICAGO — Slight differences in five amino acids in a protein called HLA-B may explain why certain people resist the human immunodeficiency virus, U.S. researchers said on Thursday in a study that lends new clues about how to make a vaccine to prevent AIDS. “For a long time, we’ve known t...