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Medical Research

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  • Losing a parent during childhood may increase risk of early death

    People who experienced the death of a parent in childhood appear to be more likely to die prematurely themselves, new research shows. A study that tracked more than 7 million people for up to 42 years found that people who lost a parent before they...
  • Puma says cancer drug meets trial goal, shares soar

    (Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc said its experimental breast cancer drug met its main goal in a late-stage trial. Shares of the company, which doesn't have any drug in the market, tripled to $176.94 in extended trading. Puma said on Tuesday it...
  • Ever heard of 'pine nut syndrome'? Neither had I, until I got it

    Ever heard of 'pine nut syndrome'? Neither had I, until I got it
    To the bartender at Father’s Office in Culver City, who graciously replaced my California chardonnay with an Italian white on Monday night because the chardonnay tasted rancid: I apologize. Weirdly, the replacement white was funky, too. I was...
  • U.S. HIV cases dropped 33% over the last decade

    U.S. HIV cases dropped 33% over the last decade
    Cases of diagnosed HIV in United States dropped 33% over the last decade, declining for nearly all demographic groups except young men who have sex with males ages 13 to 24 years, according to health officials. In a research letter published Tuesday...
  • New funds jump-start mental illness research

    What will happen in the field of serious mental illness when human need, scientific progress and a major influx of funding converge? Scientists on Tuesday predicted that the world could see the same kind of progress in understanding schizophrenia and...
  • Can Laura's Law help the mentally ill? Researcher Tom Burns' surprising conclusion.

     Can Laura's Law help the mentally ill? Researcher Tom Burns' surprising conclusion.
    Laura's Law has been an option for counties in California since 2003, but only in recent weeks have three of the most populous ones — Los Angeles, Orange and San Francisco — voted to implement it. The law — like another one in New York,...
  • After mass killings, can media prevent copycats?

    After mass killings, can media prevent copycats?
    Remember Columbine? Remember the novelty of it all? Mass shootings had occurred before, but April 20, 1999, felt unprecedented, both for the deaths and the depth with which we got to know Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold after the massacre. Fifteen years...
  • Many at-risk heart disease patients lack guidance on beneficial aspirin treatment

    A daily low dose of aspirin can offer important protection against cardiovascular disease, but University of Florida researchers say that the people who could receive the most benefit from the medication may not be taking it. A UF study found that only...
  • Pig producers' fight over drug looms over trade talks

    WASHINGTON R.C. Hunt, who has raised pigs for 50 years in North Carolina, offers no apologies for a common practice in the U.S. pork industry: mixing feed with a controversial drug that makes the animals grow leaner in the final weeks of their lives....
  • Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with anxiety disorders may be more likely to have babies who cry excessively, suggests a new German study. Researchers already know that the children of women with anxiety disorders are more prone to develop anxiety...
  • Probiotics might help lower blood pressure

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regularly consuming probiotics, or the "good" bacteria found in yogurt, milk and cheese, may help control blood pressure, according to a new review of past studies. Researchers found that consuming the proper amount of...