The Malta Independent 22 July 2019, Monday

Health

Researchers pose as heroin users to find treatment gaps

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 09:54 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Posing as heroin users seeking help, researchers contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates. The "secret shoppers" were denied appointments much of...

Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence

Monday, 15 July 2019, 11:17 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific...

Mutation that protects against HIV raises death rate

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 09:43 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

People with a DNA mutation that reduces their chance of HIV infection may die sooner, according to a study that suggests tinkering with a gene to try to fix one problem may cause others. The...

Drugs make headway against lung, breast, prostate cancers

Monday, 8 July 2019, 09:38 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world's largest cancer...

Companies report progress on blood tests to detect cancer

Friday, 5 July 2019, 13:41 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the...

Study suggests e-cigarette flavourings may pose heart risk

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 14:08 Last update: about 17 days ago Associated Press

E-cigarettes aren't considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavourings may be bad for the heart. Longtime smokers who can't kick the addiction...

'Zombie cells' buildup in your body may play role in aging

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 09:17 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's...

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