The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

Health

Why do people faint?

Monday, 12 August 2019, 11:03 Last update: about 6 days ago The Conversation

Maybe it’s a bride standing in a hot chapel, or an exhausted runner after a race. It could be someone watching a medical procedure on television or a donor at a blood drive.  Maybe...

Future is in doubt for cheaper versions of biologic drugs

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 14:18 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

They were the drugs that were supposed to save the U.S. tens of billions of dollars. Called "biosimilars," they are near-copies of complex and expensive biologic drugs to treat cancer, rare...

New drug to boost women's sex drive approved in US

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 16:08 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours. The...

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

Monday, 5 August 2019, 09:14 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for...

New gene tests for germs quickly reveal source of infections

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 10:08 Last update: about 17 days ago Associated Press

Brian Jetter was on life support, a healthy 40-year-old suddenly battling pneumonia and sepsis, and a slew of tests had failed to find the cause. Mystery illnesses like this kill thousands of...

Daily HIV prevention pill urged for healthy people at risk

Monday, 29 July 2019, 09:36 Last update: about 20 days ago Associated Press

Doctors should offer a daily HIV prevention pill to healthy people who are at high risk of getting infected with the virus, an influential health care panel recommended Tuesday. The new...

Scientists feel chill of crackdown on foetal tissue research

Friday, 26 July 2019, 12:11 Last update: about 22 days ago Associated Press

To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded — and she's worried this kind...

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