The Malta Independent 27 January 2020, Monday

Health

Outdated, dangerous childbirth practices persist in Europe

Saturday, 25 January 2020, 09:26 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

When Clara Massons  was in labor  with her son, a midwife climbed onto her bed and pushed down on Massons' belly, explaining that she was helping to deliver her baby. For the next few hours,...

New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer

Friday, 24 January 2020, 09:32 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Doctors reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments.  One...

Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 10:17 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big...

Study: For babies born with HIV, start treatment right away

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 09:39 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

When babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is better than waiting even the few weeks to months that's the norm in many countries, researchers reported Wednesday. The...

MRIs of dense breasts find more cancer but also false alarms

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 08:56 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Giving women with very dense breasts an MRI scan in addition to a mammogram led to fewer missed cancers but also to a lot of false alarms and treatments that might not have been needed, a large study...

Leanne Bartolo launches the Beach Body Challenge

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 17:31 Last update: about 12 days ago

Having recently competed in the high-stakes international World Fitness Federation competition in Mexico, Leanne Bartolo - the current European Fitness Federation Bikini Champion - is certainly not...

US approves new drug to manage sickle cell disease

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 15:23 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

U.S. regulators approved a new medicine that can help reduce extremely painful sickle cell disease flare-ups. The Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis AG’s Adakveo for patients 16...

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