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December 07, 2017
Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives
Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large ...
December 04, 2017
German paramedic convicted of raping women in research hoax
A German court has sentenced a paramedic to 10 years in prison for giving women sedatives he said were for medical research ...
December 04, 2017
Sanofi says it is cooperating with gov't on dengue vaccine
The manufacturer of a dengue fever vaccine that was suspended in the Philippines after a new study showed a greater risk of ...
November 23, 2017
Study to look at long-term health risks of playing soccer
A major study into whether soccer players are at risk of degenerative brain disease was commissioned on Thursday amid ...
October 25, 2017
Correction: FDA-Shingles Vaccine story
In a story Oct. 20 about U.S. approval of GlaxoSmithKline's shingles vaccine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that ...
October 20, 2017
Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence ...
October 11, 2017
Children's obesity rates in rich countries may have peaked
While the obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked, kids in developing countries are increasingly ...
October 05, 2017
Researchers shed light on Neanderthals' legacy in humans
Some human traits that are linked to sunlight — including mood and sleep patterns — may be influenced by a person's ...
October 05, 2017
Study questions European approval process for cancer drugs
Only about half of the cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency in the last few years were later shown to help ...
September 15, 2017
Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels
Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and ...
September 11, 2017
2 US scientists awarded Balzan Prize for cancer research
Two U.S. scientists whose work has contributed to creating immunological treatments for cancer are among the winners of this ...
August 27, 2017
A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation
For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than ...
August 23, 2017
Lab-made "mini organs" helping doctors treat cystic fibrosis
Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky ...
August 15, 2017
5 researchers share $500,000 prize for work on gene editing
Five researchers will share a $500,000 medical prize for their roles in developing a groundbreaking gene-editing tool that ...
July 27, 2017
Shares in AstraZeneca dive as key cancer drug trial fails
Shares in Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca plunged as much as 17 percent Thursday after a new lung cancer treatment proved ...
July 24, 2017
Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs
A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping ...
July 21, 2017
No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs
Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their ...