Health

Getting drugs off the roads

Australians are well aware of the dangers of drink driving. Drinking can reduce your coordination and concentration, reduce your ability to judge speed and distance, and slow your reaction times.

Health

Smokers in clinical studies who say they've quit often haven't

A new US study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that a high proportion of smokers enrolled in stop-smoking programs during a hospital stay report having quit when in fact they have not. The findings ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Could a saliva test help spot alzheimer's?

(HealthDay)—It's still very early, but scientists say a test based on a patient's saliva might someday help detect Alzheimer's disease.

Oncology & Cancer

DNA shed from head and neck tumors detected in blood and saliva

On the hunt for better cancer screening tests, Johns Hopkins scientists led a proof of principle study that successfully identified tumor DNA shed into the blood and saliva of 93 patients with head and neck cancer. A report ...

Medical research

Pfizer, 23andMe team up to study bowel disease

Pfizer Inc. is teaming up with DNA testing company 23andMe to study the possible genetic underpinnings of inflammatory bowel disease, a hard-to-treat ailment that affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans.

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