The Malta Independent 22 November 2019, Friday

Health

Fossil trove shows life's fast recovery after big extinction

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 10:05 Last update: about 21 hours ago Associated Press

A remarkable trove of fossils from Colorado has revealed details of how mammals grew larger and plants evolved after the cataclysm that killed the dinosaurs. The thousands of specimens let...

FDA wants stronger warning on breast implants about risks

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 09:37 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday...

Cleaning plant troubles could lead to hospital tool shortage

Monday, 18 November 2019, 10:45 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Hospitals could soon face shortages of critical surgical tools because several plants that sterilize the equipment have been shut down, government health officials said Friday. The Food and Drug...

Measles saps kids' ability to fight other germs

Friday, 15 November 2019, 10:08 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system's memory of how to fight other germs, so children recover only to be left more vulnerable to bugs like flu or...

Biogen reanalyzes studies, presses ahead on Alzheimer's drug

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:33 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

Biogen Inc. said it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of the most common form of...

Study raises fresh dementia concerns from playing pro soccer

Monday, 11 November 2019, 10:23 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

A study of former professional soccer players in Scotland finds that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general population but more likely...

Study points to virus as culprit in kids' paralyzing illness

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10:27 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children. The poliolike syndrome, called...

Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew

Friday, 8 November 2019, 15:34 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough evidence to tell...

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