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Study Shows Significant Link Between Mercury and Autism

The controversy over whether mercury overexposure can trigger autism is a long-standing one. A new meta-analysis of previous studies sheds much needed light on the matter, concluding there’s a “significant relationship” between the two. The review,1,2 published in the September 2020 issue of Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, looked at 18 studies conducted between 1982… Read More »

Recruits needed for immunity study

Researchers are investigating the immunity effects of the coronavirus to help inform decisions on vaccine development and public measures to control the virus and are seeking participants. The COVID PROFILE study, led by the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, will use blood samples of people who had the virus and their close contacts who didn’t… Read More »

Pfizer’s Ibrance kisses early breast cancer hopes goodbye with second study failure

After Pfizer’s Ibrance failed a crucial study in HR-positive, HR-negative postsurgery breast cancer patients, the company clung to hope that it could still show a benefit in a high-risk subset of those patients. But new data have officially snuffed out those hopes. There’s “no saving adjuvant for Ibrance,” SVB Leerink analyst Geoffrey Porges wrote in… Read More »