Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

3M's new quicker sterilization test could boost surgical safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave 3M's new rapid sterilizing test kit the thumbs-up last month, meaning that hospitals can verify that surgical instruments are sterilized at low temperatures in just 24 minutes instead ...

Oncology & Cancer

Many chemicals unproven to raise breast cancer risk

Women who want to reduce their risk of breast cancer may have heard they should avoid exposure to industrial chemicals but scientific evidence has so far not proven a direct link, said a US group Wednesday.

Medical research

Pluronic L-81 is a potential anti-diabetic drug?

Pluronic surfactants are synthetic copolymers based on ethylene oxide and propylene oxide. It has been reported that a nonionic L-81, effectively inhibits absorption of dietary lipids from the intestine and secretion of VLDL ...