News tagged with journal lancet

New morning-after pill works for up to 5 days

(AP) -- A new type of morning-after pill is more effective than the most widely used drug at preventing pregnancies in women who had unprotected sex and also works longer, for up to five days, a new study says.

Jan 29, 2010
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Researchers welcome new multiple sclerosis drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug fampridine-SR for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have been evaluating the effects of the drug ...

Jan 23, 2010
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Survey: Half of China's moms-to-be have C-sections

(AP) -- Nearly half of moms-to-be surveyed in China were delivering by cesarean sections, the world's highest rate recorded by the World Health Organization, which warned Tuesday that a boom in unnecessary surgeries is jeopardizing ...

Jan 12, 2010
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Health experts: Kids should get seasonal flu shot

(AP) -- Dutch scientists made a controversial suggestion Friday that children might be better off skipping the seasonal flu vaccine this year - a proposal flatly rejected by other health experts.

Oct 30, 2009
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Most babies born this century will live to 100

(AP) -- Most babies born in rich countries this century will eventually make it to their 100th birthday, new research says. Danish experts say that since the 20th century, people in developed countries are living about three ...

Oct 01, 2009
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