Leading cancer experts are calling for a change in the European Union regulations on children's cancer drug trials. They argue that the current system denies children new, potentially life-saving drugs.The UK's Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) says if the rules were changed, children would have access to drugs that are currently only being tested in adults.
New research suggests cholesterol-busting statins may be effective in fighting the mysterious hantavirus, which can cause a potentially fatal respiratory syndrome.
According to a study conducted by researchers in Canada and published in the BMJ, annual screening for breast cancer does not reduce likelihood of dying from cancer any more than physical examination or usual care do in women aged 40-59.
Women with early-stage breast cancer who have a mutation in the BRCA gene are much less likely to die from the disease if they have a double mastectomy, compared with women who have the mutation and only have one breast removed. This is according to a study published in the BMJ.The research team, including Prof.
New research published in The Lancet reports that 1 in 14 women (7.2%) have been sexually assaulted at least once in their lives by someone other than an intimate partner.Several recent highly publicized incidences of the rape and murder of young women in India and South Africa have put an international focus on the issue of sexual violence against women.
New research recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine details the discovery of an immune signature that may predict whether patients who have been newly diagnosed with influenza are likely to develop severe symptoms and experience poor outcomes.The research team, led by Investigators from St.
Much of our modern life is spent sitting down, whether in front of a computer or TV, or commuting in our cars. Now, new research shows that the obesity epidemic and rise of type-2 diabetes experienced in developed countries could soon impact low-income countries, as more people are able to own TVs, computers and cars.The study, led by Prof.
A team of New York-based researchers at Columbia University and Columbia Engineering have utilized computer-type circuitry to study bacteria.Integrated circuit technology is the basis of computers and modern cell phones but the Columbia team has developed a new kind of chip using "complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor" (CMOS) technology.
Cochlear implants - devices that help people who would otherwise be deaf have some limited hearing - currently require hardware mounted on the outside of the skull to accommodate a recharger and microphone. Now, researchers in the US have developed a new low-powered chip that offers the prospect of eliminating these bulky, visible externals.
Two medical researchers writing in one of The Lancet journals argue that because of its high sugar content, fruit juice could be just as bad for us as sugar-sweetened beverages like carbonated drinks and sodas.Naveed Sattar, professor of Metabolic Medicine, and Dr.
A joint commission from The Lancet and the University of Oslo in Norway finds that the imbalance of political power between nations is failing to protect the public's health, and calls for urgent reform in global decision making.According to the report, the differences in chances of survival between communities are not just down to poverty.
The debate on whether video games influence behavior in real life has raged on for some time. Now, a new study involving college students demonstrates that playing a villain in a virtual environment encourages individuals to punish anonymous strangers.Results of the study were published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery state that the number of weight loss surgeries in the US increased from 13,000 in 1998 to over 200,000 in 2008. Reasons for undergoing weight loss surgery can range from health needs to the desire for a confidence boost. But new research suggests that although the surgery may make people happy in some ways, it can also cause problems.
The linguistic benefits of talking to babies has been well documented, as their brains rapidly develop, allowing them to make millions of new connections. Now, researchers looking at the effects of adult speech on preterm infants have found that increased adult speech during the early weeks of life is associated with better cognitive scores later.
Scientists from the Roswell Cancer Park Institute in Buffalo, NY, have announced the findings of two studies respectively looking at evidence on "thirdhand" exposure to nicotine from e-cigarettes and the accuracy of e-cigarette product labels.
New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that although overall caffeine intake has not increased among children and adolescents in recent years, more children are consuming caffeine from diverse sources, including coffee and energy drinks.The research team, including Amy M.
A new study suggests giving some cancer patients high doses of vitamin C intravenously - as opposed to orally - alongside conventional chemotherapy, may help kill cancer cells and also reduce some of its toxic side effects.
The largest study ever to examine the genetic basis of type 2 diabetes has uncovered seven new regions of the genome linked to the disease. The study is also notable because it includes DNA from Asian and Hispanic groups.
New research suggests that young women who currently smoke and who have smoked one pack of cigarettes a day for 10 years or more have a much higher risk for estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer - the most common form of the disease - compared with women who have smoked for a shorter period of time.This is according to a study recently published in the journal Cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute, 2013 saw approximately 48,610 new cases of leukemia diagnosed in the US. Now, from analyzing the genomes of twin 3-year-old-sisters - one with and one without aggressive leukemia - researchers have discovered a new molecular target that could be used to treat deadly and recurring forms of the disease.