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Acid reflux drug linked to more than doubled risk of stomach cancer study

There are more than 50m prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors in the UK, though they have previously been linked to side-effects and increased risk of death A drug commonly used ...

Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between

The U.S. according to the Society of Actuaries. That’s the first year-over-year increase since 2005, and only the second rise greater than 1 percent since 1980. University ...

Warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say The abundance of flying ...

Trump’s New Obamacare Killer to Cost Uncle Sam $194 Billion

President Donald Trump is halting some Obamacare subsidies. A big money saver for taxpayers, right? Wrong. The move could actually force the government to dole out almost $200 billion ...

Trump Officials Dispute the Benefits of Birth Control to Justify Rules

When the Trump administration elected to stop requiring many employers to

This is how your world could end

In an extract from his book Ends of the World, Peter Brannen examines mass extinction events and the terrifying outcomes of rising temperatures for the human race Many of us share ...

Is marriage improving your health?

In theory being married is better for than you than being single, but theres a twist, says Ben Ambridge Is your marriage healthy? Many studies have found that married people are healthier ...

Rule that patients must finish antibiotics course is wrong, study says

Experts suggest patients should stop taking the drugs when they feel better rather than completing their prescription Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better ...

We are all mutants now: the trouble with genetic testing

The long read: With so many unknowns in our DNA, using genetics in medical testing doesnt always bring the answers sometimes it brings only doubt AnneMarie Ciccarella, a fast-talking ...

Stem cell therapies: medical experts call for strict international rules

Experts from 15 countries say regulation needed to prevent vulnerable patients pursuing unproven and potentially deadly treatments Medical and legal experts from around the world have ...

Jennifer Doudna: I have to be true to who I am as a scientist

Crispr inventor Jennifer Doudna talks about discovering the gene-editing tool, the split with her collaborator and the complex ethics of genetic manipulation Crispr. The technology ...

Brain game: how quitting routine tasks can help you learn new tricks

Daniel Glaser explains the benefits of taking on new challenges in middle age Although his previous attempt at a career break, by becoming an apprentice shoemaker in Florence, didnt ...
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