The Malta Independent 24 June 2018, Sunday

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What's in your genome? Parents-to-be want to know

Friday, 22 June 2018, 11:52 Last update: about 6 days ago The Conversation

Every parent-to-be wants a healthy baby. And, when offered an opportunity, most couples want to know which disease-causing genes, or risk factors, they carry and could unwittingly pass to their...

Gut check: Swallowed capsule could spot trouble, send alert

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:49 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Scientists have developed a swallowed capsule packed with tiny electronics and millions of genetically engineered living cells that might someday be used to spot health problems from inside the...

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:47 Last update: about 4 days 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 6 days 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 9 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...

PARANGA wins Best Service & Hospitality Award

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 16:18 Last update: about 10 days ago

Earlier this month the Malta Tourism Authority held the Quality Assured Awards, where several representatives from restaurants & establishments from around the island attended. Seven leading...

Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:52 Last update: about 13 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...

How a rehab boss exploited the drug epidemic - with impunity

Monday, 11 June 2018, 10:46 Last update: about 13 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...

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