The Malta Independent 20 June 2018, Wednesday


FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:47 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Federal health officials warned parents about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and...

E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:45 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

It's a big question for smokers and policymakers alike: Do electronic cigarettes help people quit? In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional...

Ticks and mosquitoes bringing more diseases – what can we do?

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:53 Last update: about 4 days ago The Conversation

Cases of vector-borne disease have more than doubled in the U.S. since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported, with mosquitoes and ticks bearing most of the...

Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:52 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage...

Humans account for little next to plants, worms, bugs

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 10:50 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

When you weigh all life on Earth, billions of humans don't amount to much compared to trees, earthworms or even viruses. But we really know how to throw what little weight we have around, according to...

How a rehab boss exploited the drug epidemic - with impunity

Monday, 11 June 2018, 10:46 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

By AMY JULIA HARRIS and SHOSHANA WALTER of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting For years, a drug rehab program in North...

Diet soda may be hurting your diet

Friday, 8 June 2018, 08:55 Last update: about 11 days ago The Conversation

Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, but the jury is still out on whether these chemicals are harmless. Also called non-nutritive sweeteners, these can be synthetic – such as saccharin and...

A cancer screening flop: Few smokers seek free lung scans

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 08:54 Last update: about 15 days ago Associated Press

Lung cancer screening has proved to be stunningly unpopular. Five years after government and private insurers started paying for it, less than 2 percent of eligible current and former smokers have...

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