Consumers wanting to avoid genetically engineered salmon, if it eventually reaches grocery stores, might have a hard time being sure. That is because the Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday that the salmon would not have to be labeled as genetically engineered. That is consistent with the F.D.A. stance on the widely eaten […]

Three Americans have been flown out of Yemen to Oman, the Omani Foreign Ministry said Thursday, according to a report by the state-run Oman News Agency. The three were flown out of Yemen’s capital, Sana, which is controlled by the Houthi rebels, on an Omani Air Force flight late on Wednesday, the news agency […]

When the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of records about Americans’ emails came to light in 2013, the government conceded the program’s existence but said it had shut down the effort in December 2011 for “operational and resource reasons.” While that particular secret program stopped, newly disclosed documents show that the N.S.A. had found […]

Saudi Arabia will host a conference in mid-December aimed at unifying the Syrian opposition , Saudi-owned television station Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath said on Thursday. The conference comes after an international agreement to launch talks between government and opposition by Jan.1 A Saudi government official said the conference is expected to take place on December 15. […]

Federal regulators on Thursday approved a genetically engineered salmon as fit for consumption, clearing the last major obstacle for the first genetically altered animal to reach American supermarkets and dinner tables. The approval by the Food and Drug Administration caps a long struggle for AquaBounty Technologies, the small company that first applied for approval […]

‘‘Once organs from willing death-row prisoners are included in our national distribution system, they will be considered voluntary citizen donations, and the expression ‘death-row donations’ won’t exist any more.’’ That statement, reported by The Beijing Times last year, by Huang Jiefu, a former deputy minister of health and China’s leading organ transplant official, makes […]

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on advertising prescription drugs and medical devices directly to consumers, saying the ads drive patients to demand expensive treatments over less costly ones that are also effective. The influential doctors’ group said the new policy reflects physicians’ concerns that marketing spending on a proliferation […]


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