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New childhood TB cases double earlier estimates

Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have estimated that around 1 million children contract tuberculosis (TB) annually...

Technique allows for radiation-free detection of tumors

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford have developed a way to scan young cancer patients’ bodies for tumors without exposing...

Qatar says MERS-CoV-infected camels now virus-free

A camel herd in Qatar that had Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections associated with two human MERS cases now seems to be...

Study suggests multiple MERS-CoV introductions

One of the big mysteries about the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is whether it jumped from animals to humans just once or...

First trial to compare e-cigarettes with nicotine patches

The first ever trial to compare e-cigarettes with nicotine patches has found that both methods result in comparable success in quitting, with roughly similar...

Cheaper anti-cancer drug as effective as expensive drug in treating wet...

An anti-cancer drug has been proven to be equally as effective in treating the most common cause of blindness in older adults as a...

Brain tsunamis’ are clue to helping victims of major head injuries

Treating 'brain tsunamis' or 'killer waves' could stop many victims of major head injury from suffering additional brain damage, a study published in Lancet Neurology has found. Scientists have been investigating this phenomenon for decades, with the...

Gynecologist disputes findings

(Phoenix, Arizona October 15, 2010) -- An internationally-recognized gynecologic oncologist at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona is warning that the results from a long-awaited global study of ovarian cancer should be view...

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