The Malta Independent 19 October 2018, Friday

Health

Study suggests more older women may benefit from bone drugs

Friday, 19 October 2018, 09:19 Last update: about 3 days ago

A bone-strengthening drug given by IV every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in certain older women, a large study found. The results suggest these medicines might help more people than...

Studies in healthy older people aim to prevent Alzheimer's

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 09:18 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

It may be too late to stop Alzheimer's in people who already have some mental decline. But what if a treatment could target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still...

APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 09:16 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and...

Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 09:14 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of...

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

Friday, 12 October 2018, 09:15 Last update: about 11 days ago

Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not...

Simple blood test could read people's internal clock

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 09:13 Last update: about 11 days ago The Conversation

In life, timing is everything.  Your body’s internal clock – the circadian rhythm – regulates an enormous variety of processes: when you sleep and wake, when you’re...

Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 09:12 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it...

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 09:10 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said — even though Goudge had a friend ready to...

Want to live longer? Consider the ethics

Friday, 5 October 2018, 08:44 Last update: about 17 days ago The Conversation

Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer than they do naturally – may one day be possible.    Big business is taking this...

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