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German firms Bayer and BASF fight $265m US fine over weedkiller

German firms Bayer and BASF fight $265m US fine over weedkiller

German chemical giant Bayer is to appeal against a Missouri court’s award of $265m (£203m) to a US peach grower
Coronavirus Also Affects The Male Reproductive System

Coronavirus Also Affects The Male Reproductive System

In December 2019 and January 2020, novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – infected pneumonia (NCIP) occurred in Wuhan, and has already posed
‘Second Wave’ Of Dangerous Flu Hitting New York, Pediatric Deaths On The Rise

‘Second Wave’ Of Dangerous Flu Hitting New York, Pediatric Deaths On The Rise

The state may be facing the worst flu season on record, with more than 17,000 new flu cases confirmed just
Wildfire smoke may cause life-long harm

Wildfire smoke may cause life-long harm

Smoke from wildfires may have long-term health effects, according to US research on juvenile monkeys. An analysis shows that their
Coronavirus: Are cruise ships really floating Petri dishes?

Coronavirus: Are cruise ships really floating Petri dishes?

The largest coronavirus outbreak outside mainland China is not in a country, but on a cruise ship. It’s been more
Never-before-seen extinct species of human found lurking in genes of today’s West Africans

Never-before-seen extinct species of human found lurking in genes of today’s West Africans

A new study comparing the genomes of 405 West African people to Neanderthal and Denisovan sequences has revealed the “ghost”
Food giant to stop advertising ice cream to children

Food giant to stop advertising ice cream to children

Food giant Unilever has vowed to stop marketing its products to children in order to tackle rising obesity rates. The
IMAGES: What New Coronavirus Looks Like Under The Microscope

IMAGES: What New Coronavirus Looks Like Under The Microscope

The images of the current outbreak of the new coronavirus have so far been very human: air travelers wearing masks,
Chinatown restaurants suffering amid fear of coronavirus

Chinatown restaurants suffering amid fear of coronavirus

CHINATOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — It’s an unlikely victim of the coronavirus – restaurants in Chinatown and other Asian neighborhoods are
Kellogg to Phase Out Preharvest Glyphosate Use

Kellogg to Phase Out Preharvest Glyphosate Use

In a major victory that could signal the beginning of the end for the use of glyphosate as a preharvest
Chinese Asked To Report Family Members Showing Coronavirus Signs

Chinese Asked To Report Family Members Showing Coronavirus Signs

A Chinese doctor who issued one of the first warnings about the coronavirus outbreak has died from the virus. More
U.S. expands use of coronavirus diagnostic test

U.S. expands use of coronavirus diagnostic test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday granted emergency use approval for state public health laboratories to start testing
H5N8: Saudi Arabia reports outbreak of HIGHLY pathogenic bird flu virus

H5N8: Saudi Arabia reports outbreak of HIGHLY pathogenic bird flu virus

An outbreak of a particularly contagious bird flu virus has been reported in Saudi Arabia, the World Organization for Animal
Eating low-protein may prolong your life, say researchers

Eating low-protein may prolong your life, say researchers

Fasting. Time-restricted eating. Eating for five days, then fasting for two. Lately it appears everyone is interested in some sort
China Culls 18,000 Chickens After H5N1 Bird Flu Cases in Hunan

China Culls 18,000 Chickens After H5N1 Bird Flu Cases in Hunan

A city in China’s central Hunan province reported that it had culled almost 18,000 chickens after an outbreak of H5N1
Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time

Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time

A drug molecule “invented” by artificial intelligence (AI) will be used in human trials in a world first for machine
Coronavirus vaccine to be developed from digital DNA sequencing

Coronavirus vaccine to be developed from digital DNA sequencing

A Philadelphia-based pharmaceutical company is helping to fast-track a vaccine to help quell the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Backed by a
Coronavirus: Whole world ‘must take action’, warns WHO

Coronavirus: Whole world ‘must take action’, warns WHO

The “whole world needs to be on alert” to fight the coronavirus, the head of the World Health Organization’s Health