Study: Taller women associated with greater cancer risk

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – Women’s chances of developing cancer after menopause increase with their height, according to a new study. Among nearly 145,000 women between the ages of 50 and 79, researchers found that height was...

Scientists warn of overwhelming costs of mental illness: ‘We will be overwhelmed by brain disorders’

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Health systems could be “overwhelmed” by the costs of coping with mental illnesses such as dementia, depression and addiction if nothing is done now to boost investment in research, leading...

Astronomers reveal how galaxies go from burst to bust

Images from a nearby galaxy may have explained how star factories can bizarrely slow down, astronomers reported on Wednesday. Astrophysicists have long puzzled why the Universe has very few galaxies with a high mass, even though there are many...

Study casts doubt on ‘embryonic-like’ stem cells promoted by Vatican-linked company

A US company that promoted its stem cell discovery in partnership with the Vatican has come under fresh scrutiny by independent scientists who said Wednesday the cells do not exist. Scientists at Stanford University said in the journal Stem Cell...

OB-GYNs: Research doesn’t show advantage to single small cut for surgery

By Kerry Grens NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Research so far has not found obvious advantages to minimally invasive surgery involving just one cut, according to a leading organization of women’s doctors. Although single incision...

Canadian officials deny that pooping geese could have spread GMO wheat seeds

Canadian agricultural officials exchanged a series of emails in late August of 2012 outlining a crisis plan explaining how personnel at the country’s agricultural agency should deal with inquiries about whether experimental Genetically...
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