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Viewpoint: How hazard-designation agency WHO’s IARC—International Agency for Research on Cancer—misleads regulators and the public

[W]ood dust, solar radiation (the sun), soot, very hot beverages, night shift work and Ginko biloba… can give you cancer ...
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New COVID-19 treatment guidelines coming after inexpensive steroid cuts death rate among hardest-hit patients in trial

Trial results announced on Tuesday [June 16] by researchers in Britain showed dexamethasone, used since the 1960s to reduce inflammation ...
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‘A misunderstanding’: WHO backtracks on claim that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus is ‘very rare’

The World Health Organization held a press conference on Tuesday [June 9] to clarify a surprising announcement it made a ...
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Hydroxychloroquine trials halted after World Health Organization cites ‘significantly higher risk of death’ for COVID-19 patients

The World Health Organization has suspended testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine after a study published in The Lancet reported ...
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Stanford’s John Ioannidis refines study suggesting coronavirus global lockdown “may be totally irrational,” acknowledging “more uncertainties”

John Ioannidis answers Undark’s questions on his controversial antibody study and participation in partisan media ...
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Viewpoint: World Health Organization, China must be held accountable for ‘recklessly managing’ coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) [March 11] finally declared the coronavirus from China that rapidly spread across the world a pandemic ...
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‘Disaster for public trust in vaccines’: African malaria study conducted without patient consent

A scathing opinion piece in the BMJ is accusing the World Health Organization of conducting a pilot program in Africa ...
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Video: Why labs are printing synthetic copies of the coronavirus genome

Advancements in genetic technology are making it easier, faster, and less expensive for public health experts to understand how the ...
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Viewpoint: Prohibiting treatment of transgender teens ignores reality of gender dysphoria

New study delves into the genetics of individuals with gender dysphoria ...
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Should we use gene editing on human newborns? Exploring scientific arguments for, and against, what may be inevitable

[L]et’s take a closer look at the headline question in own words of scientists. Below are exact quotes from documents, ...
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This winter’s flu vaccine may not be ‘optimally protective’. We could be in for a rough season.

Twice a year influenza experts meet at the World Health Organization to pore over surveillance data provided by countries around ...
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Why efforts to contain Ebola through experimental vaccines could change Uganda’s opposition to GMO crops

Uganda appears to be in a stalemate over genetically-engineered crops. Could Ebola change that? ...
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Calling for a halt to gene-edited babies, World Health Organization stops short of ‘all-out moratorium’

The world’s largest public health authority has weighed in with the most authoritative statement yet on the use of Crispr ...
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Infographic: Global regulatory and health research agencies on whether glyphosate causes cancer

A jury decision, while significant, is not a substitute for scientific research ...
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We need a ‘global registry’ of all human gene-editing research, World Health Organization panel says

An influential committee of the World Health Organization said on [March 19] that it would be “irresponsible” to try to ...
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Gene editing police? World Health Organization may take on the job

Who’s going to police CRISPR? That was the cry of many scientists after news broke at the end of last ...
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Should we treat aging as a disease rather than something that’s inevitable?

In June 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases. It contained an ...
Does glyphosate cause cancer? Jury says says 'yes' but years of research show the herbicide is safe

Does glyphosate cause cancer? Jury says says ‘yes’ but years of research show the herbicide is safe

Can anyone make sense of the debate over glyphosate, the active molecule in the most widely used herbicide [Roundup] in ...
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Why it’s difficult to declare the end of an Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization on [July 24] declared the official end of the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic ...