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SATURDAY, 24 MARCH 2018, 19:40


E-cigarettes tied to less smoking cessation

Thursday at 21:08 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Smokers who also use e-cigarettes may be half as likely to give up tobacco as smokers who never vape at all, a European study suggests.

Chipotle wins dismissal of investor lawsuit over foodborne illness

Thursday at 20:54 PM, via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of an investor lawsuit claiming it concealed food safety risks, causing its stock to drop after widely publicized outbreaks of foodborne illnesses in 2014 and 2015.

Live bee sting acupuncture is deadly for Madrid woman

Thursday at 18:23 PM, via CNN

Once a month for two years, a 55-year-old woman in Madrid had gone for acupuncture therapy using live bee stings. Apitherapy — the medicinal use of bee hive products, including honey, pollen and bee venom — was the woman’s go-to treatment for stress and contractures, a tightening of her muscles that caused stiff joints.

More preemies developing motor impairments

Thursday at 17:51 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – More than one-third of extremely premature and underweight babies have cerebral palsy or other motor impairments that can make it hard for them to do basic things like ride a bike or use a fork, an Australian study suggests.

AbbVie’s lung cancer drug data disappoints; shares slump

Thursday at 17:40 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – AbbVie Inc’s experimental lung cancer drug data was not effective enough to seek a faster approval, in a setback to the company’s efforts to build its cancer drug pipeline and cut dependence on its blockbuster Humira.

Patient information might end up in hospital recycling

Thursday at 17:39 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – The move to electronic health records comes amid laws in most places requiring patient personal information to be protected, but it may also be creating a new risk to patient privacy, Canadian researchers say.

Scientists develop brain scanner in a helmet

Thursday at 16:36 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – British scientists have developed a lightweight and highly sensitive brain imaging device that can be worn as a helmet, allowing the patient to move about naturally.

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