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(MENAFN - AFP) Police from seven European countries have detained 26 people in a crackdown on a horsemeat trafficking ring, two years after a tainted meat scandal rocked the continent, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said Saturday.

Eurojust said the swoop coordinated by Eurojust and French authorities "succeeded in stopping an organised criminal network involved in trade ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The world's most advanced malaria candidate vaccine offers young children partial protection that wanes with time, but could shield millions against the deadly parasite, its developers said Friday.

Researchers published the final results of a years-long trial with the drug RTS,S in The Lancet medical journal.

"We finally have in our sights a candidate ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Cases of HIV have skyrocketed among injection drug users in a rural community in the midwestern state of Indiana where 142 people have been diagnosed since the beginning of the year, officials said Friday.

Pregnant women, grandparents, their adult children and grandchildren are among the new cases of HIV linked to abuse of oxymorphone, a potent prescription ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Fifteen years after its bubble exploded dramatically costing tens of thousands of hopeful tech millionaires their savings, the Nasdaq finally made its way back this week.

And this time, underpinning the market's new record are real earnings at reasonable price measures, suggesting investors need not fear a repeat of the dot-com crash of 2000.

The Nasdaq ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Thousands of farm workers protested again in northwestern Mexico on Friday to demand better pay for backbreaking labor picking fruits and vegetables that are exported to the United States.

The demonstration was held before talks between representatives of the workers and federal officials trying to resolve a tense labor dispute that has lasted more than a month ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) US regulators have issued an international recall for a 10-minute Ebola blood test made by a California-based company, saying it has not been proven to work and could put lives at risk.

"A recall has been issued for the LuSys Laboratories, Inc., Ebola Virus One-Step Test Kits because the FDA has not cleared or approved the kits for use or sale," said the Food ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) As the Ebola epidemic retreats across west Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often-deadly virus on the survivors.

There is little research on patients cured of the tropical fever, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged that many are experiencing crippling ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) PepsiCo said Friday it was bowing to customer demand and doing away with the controversial sweetener aspartame in its diet line of cola drinks in the US.

Starting in August, Diet Pepsi, Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi will be sweetened with a mixture of sucralose and acesulfame potassium, the company said.

The blend replaces aspartame, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) French biotechnology company MedDay on Friday announced encouraging results for a multiple sclerosis (MS) drug trial, saying it decreased its progress and in some cases led to a "significant improvement" for sufferers.

"This is the first time that a drug has been able to decrease the rate of disease progression in addition to improving a significant proportion ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The collapse of health services in three west African countries devastated by Ebola may have caused some 11,000 additional deaths from malaria, a preventable and curable disease, researchers said Friday.

A further 3,900 deaths may have resulted from interruptions in the delivery of insecticide-treated bed nets, according to outbreak modelling data published ...

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