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Modified measles virus destroys cancer in early clinical trial

Promising early results from a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic out this week suggest that a modified version of the measles virus can be used to target cancer cells and put the condition into remission. Researchers intravenously delivered 10,000 times the typical dosage of measles vaccine to two …

Finally, A Use For Tobacco That Doesn’t Kill You: Making Drugs

From producing flu vaccines to a potential cancer drug, scientists are discovering that tobacco plants are useful for things other than getting us addicted.<p>Tobacco is normally bad for our health. Now that could change, as one biotech company starts using it to make vaccines that save …

Public Health

Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat', WHO warns

<b>Resistance to antibiotics poses a "major global threat" to public health, says a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>It analysed data from 114 countries and said resistance was happening now "in every region of the world".<p>It described a "post-antibiotic era", where people die from …

Medicine

Pharmacies in poor neighborhoods are more likely to sell cigarettes - Futurity

Pharmacies located in low-income and Latino communities are more likely to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products, a new study shows.

Cigarettes