Teens’ E-Cig Surge Hasn’t Hurt Move Away From Smoking: Study

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 — As electronic cigarettes took off, some worried they would lead teens back to traditional cigarettes. But new research suggests that’s not the case. Vaping has done little to slow or reverse a two-decade decline in the popularity of regular cigarettes among youth, a British study suggests. “Given the important contribution… Read More »

Did Novartis hand out kickbacks or host educational dinners? A jury may decide

Kickbacks, $ 10,000 dinners and Hooters. Details that sound pulled from an episode of Billions are key accusations in a federal lawsuit against Swiss drugmaker Novartis that could face a jury trial after a district judge’s order Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Gardephe refused Novartis’ request for summary judgment in an 8-year-old lawsuit accusing… Read More »

Fish Slime Could Hold Key to Beating ‘Superbugs’

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists are looking to an unexpected source in the battle against drug-resistant bacteria: fish slime. The researchers said that microbes in the protective mucus that coats young fish holds promise in fighting multidrug-resistant bacteria. These include the so-called “superbug” microbes that cause methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. The… Read More »

Kids born via IVF have slightly higher cancer risk linked to parents’ fertility issues, study claims

Children born via IVF have slightly higher cancer risk, study finds – but it’s linked to parents’ fertility issues not the technology Researchers at the University of Minnesota studied 276,000 children conceived by IVF, and 2.2 million conceived naturally, for a decade Cancer rates were 17 percent higher in kids conceived with IVF But the… Read More »