The Malta Independent 18 September 2019, Wednesday

Health

Early study results suggest two Ebola treatments saving lives

Friday, 13 September 2019, 12:09 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Two of four experimental Ebola drugs being tested in Congo seem to be saving lives, international health authorities announced Monday. The preliminary findings prompted an early halt to a major...

How do you design a home for someone with autism?

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 13:55 Last update: about 6 days ago The Conversation

What if every time the bathroom fan buzzed, you became unhinged? Or you lived in a place where it felt impossible to avoid curious neighbors whenever you went outside? Or where the location of kitchen...

Boom in overdose-reversing drug is tied to fewer drug deaths

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 08:02 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

Prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades. The...

How man's best friend is helping cancer treatment

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 10:39 Last update: about 14 days ago The Conversation

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your...

Study: Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health

Monday, 2 September 2019, 09:39 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

 Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported. A daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for people who have...

New standards aim to improve surgery for the oldest patients

Friday, 30 August 2019, 09:09 Last update: about 19 days ago Associated Press

The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived alone, in a rural farmhouse, and wanted to keep doing...

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