Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Journal Retracts Study Linking Gene-Modified Corn and Tumors in
A controversial study linking genetically modified corn to tumor
growth and increased risk of death in rats has been retracted by
Food and Chemical Toxicology.
The study made headlines worldwide after it was published in the
Sept. 19, 2012 issue of the journal. It said that rats were more
likely to develop large tumors and die early after eating
Monsanto's genetically modified corn, whether or not it was treated
with a weed killer,
The study is being retracted due to concerns with the research
methodology, according to journal published Elsevier, which added
that there is no evidence of fraud or intentional
"This retraction comes after a thorough and time-consuming
analysis of the published article and the data it reports, along
with an investigation into the peer-review behind the article,"
Elsevier said in a news release,
"Ultimately, the results presented (while not incorrect) are
inconclusive, and therefore do not reach the threshold of
Food and Chemical Toxicology," Elsevier said.