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China’s drug regulator is refusing to release the safety reports on the Cervarix HPV vaccine ahead of the drug’s national launch next year.
A cure for Crohn’s disease—the debilitating inflammatory bowel problem—came a step closer this week after scientists identified a fungus that plays a key role in its development.
People who are in constant pain from conditions such as back problems, fibromyalgia and arthritis are in a vicious circle when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep: sleep helps them manage the pain, but they worry that the pain will keep them awake, and they’re more likely to sleep badly.
The everyday painkiller codeine—which is also found in cough syrups—could be fatal when it’s given to children, a major new drug alert has announced. People most at risk are children under the age of 18 years and anyone who suffers from sleep apnea, or shallow breathing.
We’ve all seen the serious jogger wired up to a fit watch or an arm monitor—but don’t envy them, the devices aren’t very useful. In fact, those who wear them lose only half as much weight as those who don’t keep track, a new study has found.
For nearly 50 years, saturated fats were seen as the main culprits in causing heart disease, and a discovery of some old research papers has discovered why: the sugar industry had been paying scientists to say so.