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Birth-Control

January 30, 2018

Findings raise new concerns about birth control safety

A new study suggests that low-dose estrogen contraceptives have not had the impact doctors expected, and experts are urging women to talk to their doctors about the implications for their breast health, even though the overall risk remains relatively small.

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Vaccines

January 23, 2018

Cancer vaccines do exist, but don't expect the impossible

Since the first vaccine for smallpox was developed by English physician Edward Jenner in 1796, vaccines have prevented a variety of devastating maladies and saved millions of lives. The World Health Organization lists 26 available vaccines—for diseases from cholera to yellow fever—and another two dozen are in development for illnesses like malaria and the Zika virus. Not on the list of diseases targeted by current or potential vaccines: cancer. In fact, despite advances in medicine, and in cancer treatment in particular, one unfortunate scientific reality is that a universal vaccine to prevent cancer will likely never be developed.

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Research-Space

January 18, 2018

Medical technology from space isn't science fiction anymore

Science fiction storylines that have played out on TV and movie screens have helped to shape some tools and technologies that have become positively commonplace today.

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