Men who work day and night shifts may be as much as 42 percent more likely to have type 2 diabetes than non-shift workers, according to a new large international study.
The commonly-used medication paracetamaol--also known as acetaminophen--may not be any more effective in treating back pain than is a placebo, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
A new study from Yale School of Medicine has found that women--young women and black women in particular--may fare worse than men when it comes to heart attack-related hospitalizations and fatalities.
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After nine years of trying, Lesley and John Brown, of Manchester, England, finally have a baby, a 5-lb.12-oz. girl they name Louise. It’s very big news, and not just for the Browns, because Louise is the first human baby conceived through in vitro fertilization, or IVF, a revolutionary process where the woman’s egg is fertilized outside the body. Although the media dubs her a “test tube baby,” Louise’s life actually began inside a petri dish in the laboratory of Robert Edwards, a doctor who himself had experienced a long string of failures. She will be the first of almost 5 million IVF babies. Read more