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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Prosthetics give hope to Africa's hunted albino kids
Like other little boys, Baraka Cosmas Lusambo loves to play soccer. When he hears music, his feet tap and his face breaks out into a wide smile. During summer pool time recently, he used his left hand to toss a ball through a basketball hoop while red arm floaties keep him above water.
Being overweight more than doubles the risk of bowel cancer in people with a certain gene disorder, but a regular dose of aspirin can reverse the trend, a study found Monday.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Niger has stepped up the fight against breast and cervical cancer, using screening and public awareness campaigns to reverse a scourge affecting more and more women in the prime of life.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Drug execs behind female libido pill have run afoul of US agency
A small drugmaker in the U.S. may succeed next week where many of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have failed: in winning approval for the first drug to boost women's sexual desire.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
A team of U.S. scientists said Thursday they have taken an important step toward engineering painkillers from yeast, a process that has raised both hope and concern worldwide.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Kids with cancer get chance at saving fertility
Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The furor in the U.S. Congress over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss and neurological disorders to cancer and AIDS.
Monday, August 10, 2015
The maker of a prescription fish-oil pill won an early victory Friday against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its right to publicize unapproved uses of its drug.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
US expert lauds initial treatment of burn victims
Quick and professional action taken by Taiwanese medical professionals treating hundreds of victims following an explosion at a water park in New Taipei June 27 is directly responsible for the relatively low number of fatalities to date,......
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