The Malta Independent 24 October 2017, Tuesday

Health

Gene therapy helps boys with 'Lorenzo's Oil' disease

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 10:28 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

The fledgling field of gene therapy has scored another win: An experimental treatment seemed to help boys with the inherited nerve disease featured in the movie "Lorenzo's Oil." Fifteen of the 17...

Why social smoking can be just as bad for you as daily smoking

Sunday, 15 October 2017, 12:05 Last update: about 14 days ago The Conversation

It's a common justification made for behaviors that may fall outside the realm of healthy. Whether it's a drink or two or indulging in a favorite dessert, consuming small quantities, rather than...

Early stage breast cancer: How to know whether to forgo chemo

Friday, 13 October 2017, 11:42 Last update: about 14 days ago The Conversation

There has been substantial publicity about the MINDACT trial, which could lead to changes in breast cancer treatment. The study's results suggest that women with a certain genetic profile would have a...

Don't take opioids off the market - make it harder to abuse them

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 11:39 Last update: about 14 days ago The Conversation

How can we combat the opioid epidemic? One of the government's most recent suggestions is to take Opana ER, an opioid indicated for very severe pain, off the market. The request, filed by the...

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