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October 21, 2017
FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus
U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox ...
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 ...
July 20, 2017
UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined a rowing regatta, visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the ...
July 17, 2017
Hearing is believing: Speech may be a clue to mental decline
Your speech may, um, help reveal if you're uh ... developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal ...
June 07, 2017
Study finds pregnancy seems safe for breast cancer survivors
A study gives reassuring news for breast cancer survivors who want to have children. Those who later became pregnant were no ...
May 24, 2017
Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says
A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in ...
May 17, 2017
Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic
Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a ...
April 26, 2017
Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment
Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes ...