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Breast Cancer Hormone Receptor Status And Risk Of A Second Primary Tumor

9 years ago from Science Daily

Women with hormone receptor negative first tumors have twice as much risk for developing a second breast cancer as women with HR-positive tumors, according to a new study.

Bioterrorism and disaster preparedness explored in special issue of Medical Decision Making

9 years ago from Science Blog

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (July 27, 2009) According to a study in a special issue of Medical Decision Making, a large-scale, covert anthrax attack on...

Swine flu goes to camp. Will it go to school next?

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

The summertime outbreak provides an education for school districts and universities, whose administrators are bracing for illness. Hundreds of children have been sent home from summer camps across Southern California in recent weeks...

An Abortion Battle, Fought to the Death

9 years ago from NY Times Health

What thousands could not achieve in three decades of relentless protest, a gunman accomplished on May 31 when he shot Dr. George R. Tiller in the head.

Are probiotics really that good for you?

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

While a huge number of us have been persuaded by advertisers that we need our daily 'nutraceutical' dose, the benefits they claim have yet to be verified by the European Food Standards Agency

Hepatitis C case found at 2nd Colorado hospital

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A patient infected with hepatitis C has been found at a second Colorado hospital that employed a surgery technician accused of swapping her dirty syringes for ones...

Colic In Babies May Be Caused By Gut Bacteria

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers say one organism discovered during their study may unlock the key to what causes colic, inconsolable crying in an otherwise healthy baby. The study pointed to an organism called...

A Way to Save for Hospitals: Salaries for Doctors, Not Fees

9 years ago from NY Times Health

A move toward salaried physicians is seen as a way to help rein in medical costs, but not everyone is sold on the idea.

Report Sees Agent Orange Link to More Illnesses

9 years ago from NY Times Health

People exposed to Agent Orange appear to be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease and ischemic heart disease, a panel of experts reports.

New System May Allow Xenon Use To Protect Brain In Critically Ill Newborns

9 years ago from Science Daily

Breathing xenon gas can help protect the infant brain from damage caused by oxygen deprivation, but the xenon's high cost and scarcity has precluded its widespread use. A newly developed...

Appeal to mums in new research into premature births

9 years ago from

A new study spearheaded by the University of Leicester in partnership with the NHS is investigating premature births occurring between 32-36 weeks...

Airway cells use 'tasting' mechanism to detect and clear harmful substances

9 years ago from

The same mechanism that helps you detect bad-tasting and potentially poisonous foods may also play a role in protecting your airway from harmful substances, according to a study by scientists...

Knee injuries may start with strain on the brain, not the muscles

9 years ago from

New research shows that training your brain may be just as effective as training your muscles in preventing ACL knee injuries, and suggests a shift from performance-based to prevention-based athletic...

One in six public health workers unlikely to respond in pandemic flu emergency

9 years ago from

Approximately one in six public health workers said they would not report to work during a pandemic flu emergency regardless of its severity, according to a survey led by researchers...

In vitro antibody production enables HIV infection detection in window period -- key to safer blood

9 years ago from Biology News Net

Researchers in Israel and Kenya have shown that the contribution of variable degrees of immune suppression, either due to existing chronic infections such as parasitemias and/or nutrition, in different populations may influence and...

Stress can induce hair loss, and is especially notable in women

9 years ago from Physorg

The New York Times recently reported that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's hair was thinning as a result of extreme stress. If so, doctors say, she's not the only one.

Earlier AIDS drug treatment would save 76,000 lives over 5 years

9 years ago from Harvard Science

EMBARGO DATE CORRECTION -- JULY not August -- Study suggests earlier HIV antiviral treatment saves lives and is cost effective, even in areas of limited resourcesEarly initiation of lifesaving antiretroviral...

Smoking rates significantly higher among homosexual men, women

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- Men and women who are gay or lesbian are more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to smoke, according to findings from a review study carried out by the...

New invention could revolutionize how diseases are diagnosed

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- An award-winning invention by Stanford doctoral students Richard Gaster and Drew Hall may change who diagnoses diseases ranging from flu to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The invention, called...

All of us -- from slime mould to MPs -- are born to cheat

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- Organisms are genetically programmed to cheat the system and have to be policed to stop them putting their needs ahead of society and thus threatening its survival, say...

Mass swine flu immunization set for N.L.

9 years ago from CBC: Health

The Newfoundland and Labrador government is working on a plan to carry out a mass immunization against swine flu this fall.

Lifestyle culprit in increase in cardiovascular disease

9 years ago from Harvard Science

Despite the perception that cardiovascular disease is a problem of industrialized countries, it is the leading cause of death everywhere except Africa, where it is eclipsed by the raging AIDS...

Physician Communication Skills Essential for Patient Adherence

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- Researchers at UC Riverside and Texas State University find that patients are more likely to follow treatment regimens when doctors are better communicators.

Swine flu spreading within Yukon

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Two more cases of swine flu were confirmed in the Yukon on Thursday, with the territorial medical health officer noting that Yukoners don't have to be travelling to get the...

1st swine flu death reported in Nova Scotia

9 years ago from CBC: Health

A woman with swine flu died in a Nova Scotia hospital early Friday - the province's first death linked to the virus.

Neuronal survival and axonal regrowth obtained in vitro

9 years ago from Physorg

While repair of the central nervous system has long been considered impossible, French researchers from Inserm, the CNRS and the UPMC have just developed a strategy that could promote neuronal...

Pharma’s shot in the arm?

9 years ago from Chemistry World

Swine flu may be causing suffering around the world, but pharma firms seem to be profiting from the pandemic

3 arrested in prescription drug busts

9 years ago from CBC: Health

RCMP and Cape Breton Regional Police say they've seized more than 1,000 tablets of oxycodone and morphine in Glace Bay and Pictou County.