Health
Cancer "vaccine" eliminates tumors in mice2018-02-02
Could humans be freed from cancer? A recent experiment that successfully eliminated tumors in mice may bring a ray of hope.
Chinese investor funds UK flu trial2018-01-18
A Chinese venture capital company is injecting cash into a United Kingdom biotech company that is trialing a "universal" vaccine that promises to protect against all major types of flu.
17.5 pct of patients in China use TCM: administration2018-01-16
About 17.5 percent of all patients in China are treated with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine said Monday.
Flu epidemic no cause for SARS panic, expert says2018-01-08
Flu outbreaks are up across China compared with previous years, but the epidemic remains at normal levels and is much less severe than the SARS outbreak, an official from Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention has said.
More fish consumption leads to better sleep, higher IQ among children: study2017-12-25
Children whose diet includes fish at least once a week are found to have better sleep and higher IQ scores, on average, than their peers who seldom or never eat fish, according to a new study by U.S.researchers.
Compound found effective in fighting blood cancer: study2017-12-21
A pathbreaking series of compounds designed and synthesized at Northwestern's Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD) has been shown to starve multiple myeloma, a rare form of blood cancer, of its favorite food, glucose, according to a recent study.
Scientists close in on origin of SARS2017-12-07
Chinese scientists believe they may have found the origin of the deadly SARS virus in a remote cave in Yunnan province, where they identified a single population of horseshoe bats that harbor virus strains with all the genetic building blocks.
DNA-based compound may reduce damages of Alzheimer's disease: study2017-12-07
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a kind of DNA-base molecule targeting APOE protein. APOE is a major Alzheimer's risk gene.
Mandatory congenital heart disease screening in infants saved lives: study2017-12-06
The number of infant cardiac deaths decreased more than 33 percent in eight U.S. states that implemented mandatory policies to screen newborns for the critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) from 2007 to 2013, according to a new research published Tuesday.
First U.S. baby born to mother with transplanted uterus2017-12-05
For the first time in the United States, a baby has been born to a mother who received a uterus transplant, U.S. doctors announced Monday.
Surgeons transplant a human head2017-11-21
A human head transplant carried out on a corpse by doctors in China-reported to be the first such surgery in the world-has caused controversy among medical experts.
New way to convert "bad" into "good" fat may help treat obesity: study2017-09-20
U.S. researchers said Tuesday they may have identified a way to convert "bad" white fat into "good" brown fat, offering hope of developing new ways to treat obesity.
E-cigarette study produces hazy results2017-08-23
A British study into smoking and e-cigarette use among UK teenagers has produced mixed results, prompting scientists to caution against altering policy decisions or public health advice until evidence becomes clearer.
Zika unlikely to be passed by kissing: study2017-08-02
Casual contact like kissing or sharing a fork or spoon is unlikely to pass a Zika virus infection, a new study said Tuesday.
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