Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. 516 more words
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I won’t beat about the bush: it turns out my last diagnosis for the cause of my repeated bouts of “mind static” was way too optimistic, as today I found out I do in fact have an actual tumour nestling within my grey matter, rather than just a cyst on the outside that could be removed with minimal fuss. 1,393 more words
A city in central Japan used its emergency loudspeaker system in an attempt to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a fifth one contained the potentially deadly liver. 208 more words
Although child vaccination rates have stayed high, there has been growing concern among parents that vaccines might cause autism. Autism rates in developing countries have risen remarkably in the past 20 years, as studies have shown that, of the children born in 2004, about 1 in 68 children would receive an ASD diagnosis. 1,473 more words
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns heavy rains and flooding in the Democratic Republic of Congo may exacerbate the country’s ongoing cholera epidemic.
Rains last week triggered flooding and landslides in the capital, Kinshasa, causing 45 deaths and widespread damage. 252 more words
From gritty neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to clinics in Kenya and Brazil, health workers are trying to popularize a pill that has proven highly effective in preventing HIV but which – in their view – remains woefully underused. 851 more words