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Medical Research

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  • Obesity rates have stabilized, but our waistlines are still growing

    Obesity rates have stabilized, but our waistlines are still growing
    Americans may have stopped putting on pounds, but their waistlines are still expanding, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The average waist circumference of U.S. adults has increased by about 3% since the...
  • For Roche CEO, celebrating failure is key to success

    LONDON (Reuters) - Roche Chief Executive Severin Schwan likes to crack open the champagne with his drug research teams at the end of a big project - especially when they fail. As the boss of one of the world's most successful pharmaceutical companies,...
  • Australia's booming aged-care sector set for unprecedented shakeup

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian aged care is about to become big business as investors rush for a slice of a rapidly growing $10 billion industry, seeking funding to buy rivals and build nursing homes in one of the fastest-aging societies in the Asia-...
  • Alleged pill mill doctor's trial begins

    Alleged pill mill doctor's trial begins
    To prosecutors, former Fogelsville psychiatrist David Daley is a reckless pill mill operator whose reputation for being "easy" drew drug addicts and dealers from Pennsylvania's coal regions into the Lehigh Valley for highly addictive painkillers like...
  • U.S. lawmakers want to curb antibiotic use on farms

    (Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY),...
  • Urine test for cervical cancer virus offers alternative to smear

    LONDON (Reuters) - A simple urine test for the virus that causes cervical cancer could offer a less invasive and more acceptable alternative to the conventional cervical smear test, researchers said on Tuesday. In a study comparing the accuracy of...
  • Death rate for children under 5 has plunged, UN reports

    GENEVA In a break from the recent slate of doom-and-gloom reports of catastrophes, wars and destruction, a United Nations report released Tuesday says the number of children under 5 who die each year fell by 49 percent between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7...
  • Rate of fatal overdoses involving pain medications slows, CDC says

    Rate of fatal overdoses involving pain medications slows, CDC says
    Fatal overdoses involving prescription painkillers have increased every year for more than a decade, but a government study has found for the first time that the rate is slowing. Before 2006, the age-adjusted rate of painkiller-involved deaths grew by...
  • Blood test for depression devised at Northwestern

      Blood test for depression devised at Northwestern
    A group of Northwestern University professors and researchers have developed a blood test to diagnose depression in adults, the school revealed in a study set to be published today. But the discovery does not mean the test can be offered to the public...
  • FAU, Technion announce medical school partnership

    On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the medical schools of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton and the world-renowned Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel announced a historic, new partnership. The announcement took place in Zinman Hall...
  • Post-immunization epilepsy likely not related to vaccine: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who start having seizures soon after a vaccination and go on to develop epilepsy usually turn out to have an underlying cause of the seizure disorder, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. "It's...