Study: Proton therapy better than radiation for children’s brain tumors

Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Children with brain tumors had better neurocognitive outcomes with proton therapy treatment compared with X-ray radiation therapy, according to a study. Northwestern Medicine researchers found...

Most tonsillectomies performed on children no benefit to health

Nov. 6 (UPI) -- New research suggests that most tonsillectomies performed on children provide no benefit to their health. Researchers at the University of Birmingham's Institute of Applied Health...

Researchers restore vision in rats after retinal cell transplant

Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Transplanted fetal retina cells successfully restored vision in blind rats by restoring neurons in the vision centers of their brains. Researchers at the University of...

Study: Salt consumption factors in multiple sclerosis development

Oct. 30 (UPI) -- High salt consumption is one of the contributing factors in developing multiple sclerosis, according to a study. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found...

FDA recalls test strips over inaccurate warfarin test results

Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled test strips for levels of the blood thinner warfarin because they may provide inaccurate results. The federal...

Blood pressure drug Irbesartan recalled over potentially cancerous impurity

Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A pharmaceutical company is recalling a blood pressure medication because it could contain an impurity scientists believe could cause cancer. ScieGen Pharmaceuticals announced the recall...

Minimally invasive surgery less effective than open surgery for cervical cancer

Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Early-stage cervical cancer patients who undergo a minimally invasive hysterectomy have a worse survival outlook than open surgery of the procedure, according to two...

Prenatal exposure to antidepressants, antipsychotics not linked to autism risk

Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A mother's use of antidepressants and antipsychotics during pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder in her children, according...

No benefit to treatment for low-risk mild hypertension, analysis suggests

Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A study in Britain found no benefits to prescribing drugs for patients with low-risk mild hypertension, contrary to U.S. medical groups' new guidelines. Researchers from...

Births less than a year apart increase risk for baby, older moms

Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Mothers who get pregnant less than 12 months after delivery had an increased risk for themselves and their baby, depending on the mom's age,...

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