Nearly 40 percent of Americans incorrectly believe that alternative medicine can cure cancer, a new study out Tuesday finds. “People feel like these types of therapies align with their personal and philosophical beliefs about managing their health,'”said one expert

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Astronauts on long-duration flights will need access to more than just routine care

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New report identifies unlicensed clinics advertising their services online

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A four-year experiment sets out to study the ecological consequences of a bold scheme to end malaria

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The group, Public Citizen, says in a letter dated Tuesday that the study’s protocol is also so “fundamentally flawed” that it will not produce reliable findings

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Whether hair pulling, skin picking or cheek biting, body-focused repetitive behaviours blight many people’s lives. How can science help us understand and treat these distressing conditions better?

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Small interfering RNA sounds like something from a science fiction novel rather than a revolutionary type of medicine. This is an exciting approach because it enhances the effectiveness of the treatment and reduces side effects

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Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Bioethics Institute at Johns Hopkins University, said the move is consistent with recommendations from the Institute of Medicine several years ago. “We have mechanisms in place to protect patients,” he said. “It doesn’t need to be treated as a special case of clinical research any longer.”

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