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Scientists are unable to reproduce the results of trials that had found a drug was effective, and which helped get it approved. Around 70 per cent of researchers say they have been unable to replicate the results of drug trials—which suggests they were falsified or given too much of a positive spin.
IUD (intrauterine device) hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of breast cancer by 52 per cent in post-menopausal women—and hair dye raises the risk 23 per cent, a new research study has discovered.
Genetics don't play a big part in deciding whether we develop cancer—but the food we eat really does, a major study has found. Our diets, weight and general lifestyle choices trump genetics every time.
The state of Florida has the second highest rate of new cancers in the US—but it's not just because it is the retirement state. Cases seem to be clustered around hazardous waste sites, known as superfund sites, and researchers fear there could be a link.
The standard drugs for osteoporosis are making bones weaker. Bisphosphonates are routinely given to the elderly and to cancer patients to help protect bones—but new research has discovered they are increasing the risks of a fracture.