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November 6, 2019
Researchers say a blood test could detect breast cancer five years before clinical signs of the disease appear in patients.
November 5, 2019
Scientists investigating the collapse of fisheries in Japan say that common pesticides are starving fish by killing aquatic insects.
November 4, 2019
Cairo University in Egypt is aiming to plant one million fruit trees within four years.
November 1, 2019
A new study has found that even low use of antibiotics in children can have a negative impact on their health.
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October 31, 2019
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
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
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, 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.
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October 25, 2019
Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope—the very symbol of the medical profession—is facing an uncertain prognosis.
October 24, 2019
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.