Archive: 5/06/2014

Sylvia Burwell confirmed as new US Health chief

The US Senate on Thursday confirmed White House budget director Sylvia Burwell to be the next health secretary, tasking her with overseeing President Barack Obama's controversial health care law.

Seemingly invincible cancers stem cells reveal a weakness

Metastatic cancer cells, which can migrate from primary tumors to seed new malignancies, have thus far been resistant to the current arsenal of anticancer drugs. Now, however, researchers at Whitehead Institute have identified ...

New tuberculosis test more than skin deep

A new screening process for tuberculosis (TB) infections in Canadian prisons could mean that more than 50 per cent of those screened won't undergo unnecessary treatment due to false positives.

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