Obstetrics & gynaecology

Living by oil and gas drilling linked to lower birthweights

A new study from Oregon State University found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil and natural gas drilling facilities in Texas had slightly lower birthweights than those born before drilling began in their vicinity.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Anti-coagulant drug could treat COVID-19's emerging variants

Molecules from the same family as the anti-coagulant drug heparin may interfere with the ability of the COVID-19 virus's spikes to bind to human cells. This could be used to treat people with severe effects of the virus and ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study recommends improvements for cancer care at network sites

New research in the June 2021 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network assesses the quality of cancer care delivered through extended sites coordinated by some of the country's largest cancer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thailand to reimpose coronavirus curbs to contain outbreak

Thailand from Monday will reimpose COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants, construction sites and gatherings in the capital Bangkok and its suburbs as it tries to contain a wave of coronavirus cases.

Medical research

Targeted therapy for 'undruggable' lung cancer

Over the past two decades, targeted cancer therapies have changed the prognosis for thousands of patients. By targeting the specific genetic mutation behind a patient's cancer, these therapies have enabled increasing numbers ...

Medical research

How injured nerves stop themselves from healing

Three main causes for the inability of injured nerves of the central nervous system, or CNS, to regenerate have been known to date: the insufficient activation of a regeneration program in injured nerve cells that stimulates ...

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