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Medical Research

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  • Two out of five U.S. adults at risk of developing diabetes: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two out of five U.S. adults born between 2000 and 2011 are expected to develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their life, which is double the rate for men and some 50 percent higher for women born two decades earlier, according to a...
  • Amgen drug fails to improve survival in multiple myeloma trial

    (Reuters) - Amgen Inc's Kyprolis drug failed to extend survival compared to standard care in a trial involving patients with advanced multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that develops in the bone marrow. Shares of Amgen were down 2.1 percent at...
  • Apple, Google, VCs invest in health technology

    It's no coincidence that archrivals Apple and Google launched competing software initiatives this summer for wearable gadgets that track fitness and health. Health technology is hot in the Bay Area, where some of the biggest tech companies and a swarm of...
  • The details of Robin Williams' death should not be covered up

    A predictable cycle has emerged from media coverage of traumatic events like mass shootings or the suicides of famous people: first the news of the terrible thing, then the rush to report as many details as possible, then the backlash to the publication...
  • WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 56 deaths in West Africa

    WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 56 deaths in West Africa
    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday reported 128 new Ebola cases and 56 deaths in West Africa in the two days to August 11, raising the death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the disease to 1,069. Since the outbreak was identified in...
  • Controversial studies say lowest sodium intake may pose risks

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two newly-published studies add grains of salt to the conventional wisdom that you should consume as little sodium as possible, but the findings are leaving a bad taste in the mouths of some experts. In one study that...
  • Exclusive: NewLink says Ebola vaccine trial could start in weeks

    (Reuters) - NewLink Genetics Corp, which licensed an Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian government scientists, has enough doses on hand to launch the first human safety trial of an Ebola vaccine this summer, its chief executive said on Wednesday. The...
  • Oklahoma looks for limited medical test of marijuana-related product

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said on Wednesday she would support a limited medical trial in her state for a derivative of marijuana that has been used in other states to treat toddlers with rare conditions that can cause...
  • Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age

    Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age
    Eating baked or broiled fish at least once a week may preserve parts of the brain that are hit hard by aging, according to a small new study. Brain scans showed that people over age 65 who regularly ate fish had 14 percent more gray matter in brain...
  • Trouble sleeping could be a suicide risk factor for older adults

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study, people age 65 and older who reported trouble sleeping were more likely to commit suicide over the next ten years than those who slept well. Doctors who treat patients with depression or a history of suicide...
  • More middle-aged women having babies outside marriage: CDC

    More middle-aged women having babies outside marriage: CDC
    More single U.S. women over the age of 35 are having children, even as the overall birth rates for unmarried women in the United States have dropped, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. There were 1.6 million births to...