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Iceland moves to ban circumcision performed “for non-medical reasons,” sparking outrage from Jewish and Muslim leaders. (BBC)
An oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy in children met its primary endpoint in a phase III trial, said manufacturer Aimmune Therapeutics. (Aimmune Therapeutics)
Cardiovascular risk gauged via retinal imaging. (Nature Biomedical Engineering)
A surge in measles cases hit Europe last year, with a four-fold increase from 2016 and 35 deaths. (BBC)
Incorrect or inconsistent use of birth control as a contributor to teen pregnancy highlights gaps in U.S. sex education. (New York Times)
“Huffing” compressed air to obtain a high has claimed its latest victim, a 32-year-old male resident of New York City. (Newsweek)
Researchers have identified 15 genes that determine human facial features, and the findings could be useful to diverse fields, from facial reconstructive surgery to forensics. (ScienceDaily)
Keen to avoid food poisoning? There’s an app for that! (NPR)
The FDA denied PTC Therapeutics’ appeal of the agency’s earlier rejection of the company’s Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug ataluren.
Another turn in the Philippines’ Dengvaxia controversy: the government now demands supplier Sanofi compensate it for unused stockpiles of the now discredited dengue vaccine. (STAT News)
How a simple Google search of symptoms saved the life of an English infant who was quickly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. (Fox News)
This is your brain on “The Bachelor.” (Washington Post via Philly.com)
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