Oncology & Cancer

New factors that can predict breast cancer recurrence defined

Genetics and other factors that can determine if a woman is at risk for a recurrence of breast cancer have been identified by investigators at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, providing new research avenues ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US tourist is Costa Rica's first coronavirus case

A US woman on a tourist trip to Costa Rica has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first confirmed case in Central America, the country's health minister said Friday.

Health

Quinn on Nutrition: Vitamins—what men and women need

What's the difference between men's and women's multivitamins? If a woman takes a formulation designated for men, will her voice lower an octave? Will a young man's hair turn gray if he ingests a supplement for men over 50?

Vaccination

Italian region suspends AstraZeneca jabs after death

Italy's northern Piedmont region on Sunday suspended use of the AstraZeneca vaccine after the death of a teacher who had received it the day before, the regional health authority said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New smartphone clip-on can detect Zika virus in blood samples

As seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, detection methods that are rapid, simple, accurate, and sensitive are vital for detecting viral pathogens and for controlling the spread of infectious diseases. Unfortunately, laboratory-based ...

Neuroscience

Severe headache in pregnant women: When to worry

If a pregnant woman with high blood pressure and no history of headache suddenly develops a headache that quickly gets worse, she could be at risk for pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia, which put both the mother ...

Other

114-year-old Japanese woman named world's oldest

A 114-year-old Japanese woman was recognised on Wednesday as the world's oldest female, making the Asian nation home to the longest-living woman and man on the planet.

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