Mold from penicillin discoverer auctioned for $14,000

Mar 2, 2017

Mold from penicillin discoverer auctioned for $14,000

How much is an old, dried-out piece of mold worth? Apparently more than $14,600 if it was created by the doctor who discovered penicillin. The nearly 90-year-old swatch of mold has a rather extraordinary history: It came from the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Fleming ...

/ Feb 22, 2017

U.S. studies on testosterone treatment show mixed results

Five new U.S. clinical studies on testosterone treatments for older men showed mixed results on whether the male hormone therapy carries cardiovascular risks, according to research published on Tuesday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015 stepped up its warning about testosterone products, ...

/ Feb 5, 2017

'Third-hand' smoke residue may harm infants: study

The first solid evidence that smoking causes cancer came in the 1950s, followed decades later by revelations that “second-hand” smoke also harms health. On Friday, scientists issued a warning about what they call “third-hand” smoke (THS) — the sticky residue from tobacco puffing that ...

Cancer experts urge greater focus on prevention

/ Feb 5, 2017

Cancer experts urge greater focus on prevention

Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say. Some 14 million new cancers are diagnosed each year, according to the World ...