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First infant MRI study finds babies feel pain 'like adults'

LONDON - The brains of babies "light up" in a similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, suggesting they feel pain much like adults do, researchers said on Tuesday.

Quest Diagnostics, French agency seek to expand breast cancer gene database

NEW YORK - Quest Diagnostics Inc, the world's largest provider of diagnostic testing services, is working with France's national health agency to build an expanded database for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations to better determine patient hereditary risks of breast and ovarian cancer.

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Novartis solid tumor 'CAR T cell' still holds promise: researcher

- A new type of immuno-oncology treatment from Novartis AG proved safe in a tiny study of three types of solid tumors, but the trial included too few patients and used too small a dose of the experimental product to prove effectiveness, according to data presented at a cancer meeting on Sunday.

20 Apr 2015

Texas ice cream maker recalls all products over Listeria

DALLAS - Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries announced on Monday a voluntary recall of all its ice cream and frozen treat products from store shelves due to continuing problems with the Listeria bacteria.

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Iowa reports biggest U.S. outbreak of bird flu in poultry

CHICAGO - Iowa, the top U.S. egg-producing state, found a lethal strain of bird flu in millions of hens at an egg-laying facility on Monday, the worst case so far in a national outbreak that prompted Wisconsin to declare a state of emergency.

U.S. 20 Apr 2015

New U.S. mammogram guidelines stick with screening from age 50

CHICAGO - New mammogram screening guidelines from an influential panel of U.S. experts reaffirm earlier guidance that breast cancer screening should begin at age 50 for most women, but they acknowledge that women in their 40s also benefit, something experts say is a step in the right direction.

Science 20 Apr 2015

Type, frequency of e-cigarette use linked to quitting smoking

LONDON - Two new studies looking at whether electronic cigarettes help smokers to quit their deadly habit have found that while some of them can, it depends on the type and how often it is used.

Science, 20 Apr 2015

Kraft removing synthetic colors from iconic macaroni & cheese

- Kraft Foods Group Inc on Monday said it is revamping its family-friendly macaroni and cheese meal, removing synthetic colors and preservatives from the popular boxed dinner.

20 Apr 2015

Mindfulness therapy as good as medication for chronic depression - study

LONDON - Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may be just as effective as anti-depressants in helping prevent people with chronic depression from relapsing, scientists said on Tuesday.

Science, 20 Apr 2015

Indiana governor extends needle program to fight HIV

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The governor of Indiana on Monday said he would extend an emergency health order, including a needle exchange, in response to an HIV outbreak caused by intravenous drug abuse which has reached 134 confirmed and preliminary cases.

20 Apr 2015