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The first drug that treats the root cause of cystic fibrosis won U.S. approval Tuesday, offering a life-changing treatment for a handful of American patients with the deadly illness and broader hope for thousands more patients with the inherited disease.
2012/2/2
Women who eat about three servings of fish per week have a somewhat lower chance of having colon polyps, which can develop into cancer, than women who eat less than a serving a week, according to a U.S. study.
2012/2/2
A European agency is investigating a multiple sclerosis drug made by industry giant Novartis to determine whether the medicine played any role in the deaths at least 11 patients.
2012/1/22
Newborns of mothers on antidepressants are more likely to have dangerously high blood pressure in the lungs, according to a study published Friday in the British Medical Journal.
2012/1/15
Gums, patches and nasal sprays that supply smokers with nicotine do not help people quit cigarettes over the long term any better than going it alone, a US study said on Monday.
2012/1/11
Older adults who took vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements for two years had greater improvements on short- and long-term memory tests than adults who did not take the vitamins, according to an Australian study.
2012/1/11
Doctors design virtual worlds for traumatized kids
Doctors in a domed laboratory in Canada are designing a virtual world where they hope to one day treat traumatized children with colorful avatars using toy-like medical gadgets.
2012/1/4
Cholesterol-lowering drugs continue to produce benefits without any serious safety problems, such as increased cancer risk, even after more than a decade of use, researchers said on Wednesday.
2011/11/24
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will open 630 community health posts in all 22 cities and counties around Taiwan during the two-week period from Nov. 21 to Dec. 4, offering HIV/AIDS and syphilis screening tests and relevant health care education, according to a CDC statement released yesterday.
2011/11/20
Scientists at a Chinese university said Monday they can use rice to make albumin, a protein found in human blood that is often used for treating burns, traumatic shock and liver disease.
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