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Half of all cancers are preventable: study

Half of all cancers could be prevented if people just adopted healthier behaviors, US scientists argued on Wednesday. Smoking is blamed for a third of all US cancer cases and being overweight leads to another 20 percent of the deadly burden that costs the United States some $226 billion per…

Creatures from the deep surface in NY exhibit

NEW YORK — They have their own lights, teeth, and weird names like vampire squid, stoplight loosejaws, and bristlemouth — meet the weird denizens of the deep surfacing for an exhibition in New York starting this week. The American Museum of Natural History’s “Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence,” which opens…

Climate change to drive weather disasters: UN experts

PARIS — Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storms and rising seas, threatening all countries but small island states, poor nations and arid regions in particular, UN experts warned on Tuesday. In its first-ever report on the question, the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said man-made…

U.S. committee will decide if international scientists allowed to publish flu research

The row over whether scientific journals can publish details of mutant strains of the H5N1 bird flu virus that can spread to other animals is about to come to a head in Washington One Monday morning in September last year, Ron Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus medical centre in…

Study: Milky Way may harbor ‘billions’ of potentially habitable planets

A study published this week suggests that there may be “tens of billions” of planets in the Milky Way galaxy that fall within what scientists call “the Goldilocks zone,” where the conditions for spawning life are thought to exist. Working with a relatively new technology called the HARPS spectrograph, located…

UK Parliament says breast implants response ‘inadequate’

The response of the government and regulators to a massive breast implant scandal which affected thousands of British women was slow and inadequate, a group of MPs said Wednesday. The House of Commons Health Committee noted that “urgent action” to gather evidence and warn women of the possible risks only came 21 months after surgeons were…

Man gets ‘most extensive’ face transplant ever

A US man who lost his lips, nose and teeth in a 1997 gun accident has received the most extensive face transplant to date, according to doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Richard Lee Norris, 37, had undergone several life-saving and reconstructive surgeries after the accident but had…

Population adds to planet’s pressure cooker, but few options

LONDON — The world’s surging population is a big driver of environmental woes but the issue is complex and solutions are few, experts at a major conference here say. Answers lie with educating women in poorer countries and widening access to contraception but also with reforming consumption patterns in rich…

Survival odds better with bypass than angioplasty: study

Patients who undergo bypass surgery for heart disease have better long-term survival rates than those who opt for less invasive procedures like angioplasty, a major US study showed on Tuesday. The study looked at data from 190,000 US patients and found that those who had bypass surgery had a lower…

Scientist anticipates human trials for tumor-killing drug

After more than a decade of research, Stanford University biologist Irving Weissman believes his tumor-killing drug is ready for human trials. Speaking to reporter Sarah C. P. Williams for Science Magazine, a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Weissman said numerous tests have showed that his…

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