Medications

Opioid crisis driving decline in U.S. life expectancy: CDC

(HealthDay)—Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, a new government report shows.

Cancer

Cell environment influences type of liver tumor

Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Two forms of primary liver cancer cover the majority of cases: About 10 to 20 percent of those affected develop a bile duct carcinoma within the liver (intrahepatic ...

Medical research

Body clock link to steroids discovered

Professor David Ray, from The University of Manchester, lead the research which found that out of 752 genes which regulate lungs in mice, 230 genes work only in the day and only 197 at night.

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