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November 6, 2019

Blood Test Could Detect Breast Cancer Five Years Before Clinical Signs Appear

Researchers say a blood test could detect breast cancer five years before clinical signs of the disease appear in patients.
November 5, 2019

Common Pesticides Found To Starve Fish By Killing Aquatic Insects

Scientists investigating the collapse of fisheries in Japan say that common pesticides are starving fish by killing aquatic insects.
November 4, 2019

Cairo University Aiming To Plant One Million Fruit Trees Within Four Years

Cairo University in Egypt is aiming to plant one million fruit trees within four years.
November 1, 2019

Antibiotics: Even Low Use In Children Can Have A Negative Impact On Health

A new study has found that even low use of antibiotics in children can have a negative impact on their health.
October 31, 2019

Study Suggests Taking Acetaminophen In Pregnancy Linked To Higher Risk Of ADHD & Autism

A new study suggests exposure to acetaminophen (paracetamol) in the womb may increase a child's risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder.
October 30, 2019

Two Charities To Pay $6 Million To Resolve U.S. Pharma Kickback Probe

The U.S. Justice Department says that two charities will pay $6 million to resolve claims they operated as pass-throughs for seven pharmaceutical companies to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their high-priced medications.
October 29, 2019

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Poor Muscle Function In Older Adults

Low vitamin D levels are an important determinant of skeletal muscle function in adults aged 60 years and over, warn Irish researchers calling for more action to tackle deficiency.
October 28, 2019

Chronic Kidney Disease Patients At Increased Risk Of Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes

Chronic kidney disease, which afflicts an estimated 6.4 percent of U.S. adults aged 45 and older, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes, according to new research.
October 25, 2019

Is The Stethoscope Dying? High-Tech Rivals Pose A Threat

Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope—the very symbol of the medical profession—is facing an uncertain prognosis.
October 24, 2019

Colorectal And Pancreatic Cancer Rates Up 10 Percent In Last 30 Years

The results of a major study across 195 countries indicate that global death rates for pancreatic cancer and incidence rates for colorectal cancer both increased by 10 percent between 1990 and 2017.