Medical research

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, containers of Roundup, a weed killer made by Monsanto, is seen on a shelf at a hardware store in Los Angeles. Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization’s cancer research program over its finding that the glyphosate herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, that the 2015 conclusion by the International Agency for Research on Cancer was fundamentally flawed and relied on cherry-picked science. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
February 06, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization's cancer research program over its finding that the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said...
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February 06, 2018 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization's cancer research program over its finding that the herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said Tuesday that the 2015...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, Elliott Kunerth, 17, a transgender male high school student in Mankato, hugs his girlfriend, Kelsi Pettit, 17, after the Minnesota State High School League board voted to pass the Model Gender Identity Participation in MSHSL Activities Policy in Brooklyn Park, Minn. A study released Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, from an analysis of a 2016 statewide survey of nearly 81,000 Minnesota teens, suggests that far more U.S. teens are transgender or gender nonconforming than previously thought, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only possible genders. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 1:18 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests. The study looked at students in ninth and 11th grade and estimated...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, Jon Huntsman, Sr. speaks to reporters during a press conference, in Salt Lake City. Utah billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. has died. Huntsman's assistant Pam Bailey confirmed he died Friday, Feb. 2018, in Salt Lake City. He was 80. Bailey declined to name a cause of death. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 02, 2018 - 6:48 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr., who overcame poverty to become one of the state's most successful and powerful people, died Friday at age 80. Huntsman's longtime assistant Pam Bailey said he died in Salt Lake City but she declined to name a cause of death...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park in Philadelphia. Released on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but the research does not provide any clear answers about the safety of the devices that seem like extensions of our bodies. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 02, 2018 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some scientists say don't worry — it is safe to use your device. They still do. Previous studies of cellphone users had found little...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. Health experts are stepping up warnings as more cardiac side effects of some breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first guidance on the issue, released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the American Heart Association urges that women and their doctors carefully weigh the risks and benefits of any therapy that may cause heart damage. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 01, 2018 - 10:47 am
Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first statement on the topic, the American Heart Association on Thursday said women should consider carefully the risks and...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. Health experts are stepping up warnings as more cardiac side effects of some breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first guidance on the issue, released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the American Heart Association urges that women and their doctors carefully weigh the risks and benefits of any therapy that may cause heart damage. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 01, 2018 - 8:58 am
Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first statement on the topic, the American Heart Association on Thursday said women should consider carefully the risks and...
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FILE- In this Jan. 17, 2018, file photo, SLUCare transplant surgeon Dr. Chintalapati Varma physically grabs the kidney from the body of living organ donor Robyn Rosenberger during surgery at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. British researchers reported Monday, Jan. 29, that living kidney donors are more likely to develop later kidney failure than non-donors, and female donors may experience a pregnancy complication, problematic high blood pressure (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
January 29, 2018 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The big unknown when someone donates a kidney: The long-term health consequences. Now the U.S. is taking a step toward finally tracking how living donors fare over decades — just as candidates are getting some new cautions to consider. Specialists insist the surgery seldom brings...
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In this May 2016 photo provided by Kite Pharma, cell therapy specialists at the company's manufacturing facility in El Segundo, Calif., prepare blood cells from a patient to be engineered in the lab to fight cancer. The experimental gene therapy, called CAR-T cell, turns a patient's own blood cells into specialized cancer killers and worked in the study, with more than one third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Kite Pharma via AP)
February 28, 2017 - 7:00 am
An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into specialized cancer killers has passed a key test. Doctors announced Tuesday that more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients who got the one-time treatment showed no sign of disease six months later. The treatment...
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February 22, 2017 - 6:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — Romanian children adopted from overcrowded orphanages in the 1990s were more likely to suffer psychological problems as adults compared to other children taken in by British families, according to a decades-long study. Doctors say the findings suggest there is a critical window when...
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