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Genetic study reveals possible new routes to treating osteoarthritis
chromosomesWednesday January 23, 2019 4:45AM ET
In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated with the disabling condition.
Swine flu death toll reaches 19 in Georgia
KutaisiTuesday January 22, 2019 6:22AM ET
Nineteen people have died because of the swine flu (H1N1) in Georgia this winter, the Georgian National Disease Control Centre says.
1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed
antibioticsTuesday January 22, 2019 5:11AM ET
Researchers from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Brigham and Women\'s Hospital in Boston, MA, and Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, analyzed prescription data on 19.2 million people.
Gene therapy promotes nerve regeneration
nervesMonday January 21, 2019 7:55AM ET
Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have shown that treatment using gene therapy leads to a faster recovery after nerve damage.
Albanian health ministry to offer free contact lenses to citizens in need
Ogerta ManastirliuMonday January 21, 2019 6:10AM ET
The Albanian Health Ministry will offer contact lenses to the citizens at public hospitals free of charge, Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu declared on Sunday.
UK Government calls for evidence on people who have variations in sex characteristics
ChromosomesSaturday January 19, 2019 5:50AM ET
The UK Government Equalities Office is launching a call for evidence on the experiences of people who have variations in sex characteristics.
Pioneering surgery restores movement to children paralyzed by acute flaccid myelitis
acute flaccid myelitisFriday January 18, 2019 6:48AM ET
An innovative and complex surgery involving nerve transfers is restoring hope and transforming lives torn apart by a mysterious and devastating illness.
Breast cancer cells turned into harmless fat
Breast cancer cellsThursday January 17, 2019 6:29AM ET
A team of researchers managed to transform breast cancer cells into harmless fat, through an innovative therapeutic treatment, publishes today Cell magazine.
Congo Ebola death toll tops 400
Congo EbolaThursday January 17, 2019 4:34AM ET
The death toll from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed the 400 mark in the east and northeast, health authorities said.
Researchers develop most accurate breast cancer risk-prediction model
breast cancerWednesday January 16, 2019 8:06AM ET
A simple saliva test could help to gauge, with unprecedented accuracy, a woman\'s risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime, according to an international study published today involving researchers from Université Laval and the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center.
Mosquito known to transmit malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for first time
Anopheles stephensiWednesday January 16, 2019 4:59AM ET
A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by a Baylor University researcher.
H1N1 death toll reaches 17 in Georgia
TbilisiTuesday January 15, 2019 6:01AM ET
Seventeen people have died because of the swine flu (H1N1) in Georgia this winter, according to the Georgian National Disease Control Centre.
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