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South Korea to allow genetic tests for cancer and dementia using direct-to-consumer devices
Korea hospitalSaturday January 5, 2019 5:26AM ET
Korean patients with cancer and dementia will soon be allowed to have genetic tests without going to hospitals by using direct-to-consumer (DTC) devices, which test using their saliva.
Days following thyroid surgery highest for risk of readmission
thyroid surgeryFriday January 4, 2019 5:59AM ET
Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer diagnosis in the United States.
U.S. scientists invent new device to treat Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's diseaseThursday January 3, 2019 4:01AM ET
Scientists from University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) on the western U.S. coast have invented a wireless controlled neurostimulator that could provide fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson\'s.
Children in UK exceeding sugar intake of an 18-year-old by 10th birthday
Fat kidWednesday January 2, 2019 5:01AM ET
The average child will have exceeded the recommended sugar intake for an 18-year-old by their 10th birthday, according to research by Public Health England (PHE).
Passengers warned of possible measles exposure in Newark airport
Newark airportMonday December 31, 2018 2:25PM ET
Health officials are warning travelers who made their way through Newark Liberty International Airport,N.Y. last week that they may have been exposed to measles.
Cases of influenza in New York up 72 percent, over 6 months old urged to get flu shot
New York fluSaturday December 29, 2018 4:40PM ET
Over the past week, cases of influenza in New York State rose by 72 percent, and new cases of influenza were reported in 58 out of 62 counties.
What is the cause of breast cancer? It's not what you think
breast cancerFriday December 28, 2018 6:32AM ET
Scientists know that certain genetic mutations in genes, such as the famous BRCA1, can cause breast cancer.
Australian researchers find new way to control spread of skin cancer
melanomaFriday December 21, 2018 4:51AM ET
Australian researchers on Friday said they have found a new therapeutic target aimed at melanoma skin cancer, pointing to better understanding of how the disease spreads and more effective treatments.
New study reveals startling risk of stroke
strokeThursday December 20, 2018 5:30AM ET
Globally, one in four people over age 25 is at risk for stroke during their lifetime.
Measles infections up 2500% in Czech Republic
Vaccine CzechWednesday December 19, 2018 7:20AM ET
In 2016, there were 7 reported cases of measles in the Czech Republic. That number shot up to 142 last year. By December 7, 2018, it stood at 189 instances.
Diabetes-related lower limb amputations jump nearly 20% in UK
diabetesWednesday December 19, 2018 6:22AM ET
According to analysis by Diabetes UK, there were 26, 378 lower limb amputations related to diabetes in England during 2014-17, compared to 22,092 between the years of 2010-13.
Cancer-killing treatment approved in Australia
Cancer cellsWednesday December 19, 2018 5:55AM ET
A \"revolutionary\" cancer drug that supercharges immune cells to hunt and kill cancer cells has been approved for human use in Australia.
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