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Malaria vaccine shows promise in small trial

An experimental malaria vaccine is safe and effective, researchers said, performing better in early trials than any vaccine tested so far in the fight against the disease.

August 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Best news of all: Eat chocolate, stay sharp

LOS ANGELES - Older chocoholics may have a new excuse to indulge their cravings: Chocolate not only soothes the soul, but might also sharpen the mind.

August 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Obesity gene' linked in study to hormone that controls hunger

LOS ANGELES - Researchers have further unraveled how a version of a gene linked to obesity risk causes people to gain weight - it makes them more likely to feel hungry after a meal and to prefer high-calorie foods.

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Origins of farming in Fertile Crescent may have spanned wider region

LOS ANGELES - A rich trove of artifacts and plant remains excavated from southwestern Iran suggests that ancient humans' transition from hunting and gathering to farming occurred throughout the Fertile Crescent at roughly the same time.

July 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Month a baby is conceived in can affect child's health at birth

LOS ANGELES - It's still an old wives' tale that a woman can plan her child's sex by timing the month when she conceives, but a new study has found that babies conceived at certain times of the year may be predisposed to adverse health outcomes, such as premature birth.

July 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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