The Malta Independent 15 November 2018, Thursday

Health

The science of fright: Why we love to be scared

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 09:56 Last update: about 3 days ago The Conversation

Fear may be as old as life on Earth. It is a fundamental, deeply wired reaction, evolved over the history of biology, to protect organisms against perceived threat to their integrity or existence....

By 2045, 45.2% of Maltese adults will have diabetes

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 11:08 Last update: about 1 day ago Giulia Magri

By 2045 45.2% of Maltese adults are forecast to have diabetes, according to the most recent research published by the International Diabetes Federation. Last year, there were 42,300 adult cases...

US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 09:52 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to...

Science Says: Sex and gender aren't the same

Monday, 12 November 2018, 09:49 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate — but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren't always the same thing. The Trump...

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:00 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the...

How vaccination is helping to prevent another flu pandemic

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 09:58 Last update: about 10 days ago The Conversation

Researchers believe that over 50 million people worldwide died in the 1918 flu pandemic, making it possibly worse than even the Black Death that began in the 14th century. Could another...

What the flu does to your body, and why it makes you feel so awful

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 09:54 Last update: about 10 days ago The Conversation

Every year, from 5 to 20 percent of the people in the United States will become infected with influenza virus. An average of 200,000 of these people will require hospitalization and up to 50,000 will...

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