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Diabetes Drug Metformin Might Also Help Fight Cancer

SATURDAY, March 31 — A diabetes medication used by millions is now showing promise against a variety of different cancers.Two new clinical studies to be presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, in…


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March 31st, 2012

New Scanning Technology Might Help Guide Prostate Cancer Care

SATURDAY, March 31 — A noninvasive scan might someday help doctors track the progress of prostate cancer and help guide treatment, researchers report.The imaging tool, known as a prostate cancer-specific radiotracer, has so far only been tested…


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March 31st, 2012

U.S. Advisers Say It’s Now Safe to Publish Bird Flu Studies

SATURDAY, March 31 — Research on a mutated, more contagious form of the bird flu virus can be published in full, U.S. government biosecurity advisers said Friday, despite initial concerns that bioterrorists could use the information to start a…


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March 31st, 2012

Most People Can’t Tell a Tree Nut From a Peanut

SATURDAY, March 31 — Many people with peanut or tree nut allergies, and parents of children with such allergies, can’t identify potentially dangerous types of nuts just by looking at them, a new study finds.The study included 649 adults and 456…


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March 31st, 2012

Vietnam battles lingering bird flu threat

A poultry vendor slaughters a chicken next to a cage of live chicken for sale along a road on the outskirts of HanoiVietnam may have contained the fatal bird flu outbreak that raged in the late 2000s but it is still struggling with new cases of the disease that have puzzled experts in the communist country.

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March 31st, 2012
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