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Why Do Women Store Fat Differently From Men?

9 years ago from Science Daily

It's a paradox that has flummoxed women for generations -- their apparent ability to store fat more efficiently than men, despite eating proportionally fewer calories. While it has long been...

Two Food Additives Have Previously Unrecognized Estrogen-like Effects

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists in Italy are reporting development and successful use of a fast new method to identify food additives that act as so-called "xenoestrogens" -- substances with estrogen-like effects that are...

Program Effective In Educating Parents About Prevention Of Shaken Baby Syndrome

9 years ago from Science Daily

New studies in the United States and Canada show that educational materials aimed at preventing shaken baby syndrome increased knowledge of new mothers about infant crying, the most common trigger...

1 in 5 sexual assaults in Ontario involve drugs: study

9 years ago from CBC: Health

A study published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says one in five sexual assaults in Ontario involve victims who thought they were intentionally drugged.

Doctors call for change in how non-active TB in immigrant children treated

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New guidelines proposed in the March 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics by researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children may have a major...

MET gene linked to autism, gastrointestinal problems in children

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A single gene variant may be responsible for both autism and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders in some children, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Centre study...

Research uncovers promising target to treat chronic abdominal pain

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High levels of a protein linked to the way pain signals are sent to the brain led to a decrease in abdominal pain in a recent study in mice...

Single drug may help people both lay down the drink and put out the cigarette

9 years ago from

A popular smoking cessation drug dramatically reduced the amount a heavy drinker will consume, a new Yale School of Medicine study has found. Heavy-drinking smokers in a laboratory setting were...

New discovery paves the way for new diagnosis of serious lung disease

9 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- The discovery by Uppsala University researchers of a previously unknown protein in the cells of the lower air ways brings new potential for early diagnosis of a serious...

Insulin drug study shows significant improvements in more than 52,000 diabetic patients

9 years ago from Physorg

A major international diabetes study of more than 52,000 patients from eight countries has shown that using biphasic BIAsp 30 insulin resulted in significant clinical improvements and greater patient satisfaction.

Lack of vitamin B12 may increase risk of birth defects

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Women with low levels of vitamin B12 before and after conception are at higher risk of giving birth to babies with brain or spinal cord defects, say researchers who recommend...

Monash scientists debug superbug

9 years ago from Biology News Net

An international team of scientists, led by Monash University researchers, has uncovered the workings of a superbug that kills elderly hospital patients worldwide - a discovery that has the potential...

Drug-resistant influenza A virus potentially serious to high-risk patients

9 years ago from Physorg

A mutation of the influenza A(H1N1) virus that is resistant to the drug oseltamivir may pose a serious health threat to hospitalized patients who have a weakened immune system, according...

Airborne Fungi Linked To Asthma Epidemic In Puerto Rico

9 years ago from Science Daily

High levels of airborne fungi have been linked with the unusually common incidence of asthma in Puerto Rico.

Lead levels plummet in young children

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Federal researchers find that 1.4% of children in 2004 had high lead levels in their blood, down from 9% in 1998. ...

Concerns Over Minimally Invasive Surgery For Breast Cancer

9 years ago from Science Daily

Minimally invasive breast surgery may be trading better cosmetic outcomes for worse rates of cure, warns a senior doctor.

Alberta experts leading research on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Alberta is leading the way when it comes to research on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, according to the chair of an international conference into the syndrome taking place next week...

Kids With Contact Lenses Like Their Looks Better Than Kids With Glasses

9 years ago from Science Daily

Children wearing contact lenses felt better about how they look, their athletic abilities and acceptance by their friends than did children wearing eyeglasses in a recent study. The results suggest...

Bird flu suspected in girl's death

9 years ago from UPI

EAST JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 2 (UPI) -- A 6-year-old girl in East Jakarta, Indonesia, died from a suspected case of bird flu after being diagnosed with typhoid fever,...

Help for children with sick hearts

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These bacteria carry a special protein sequence, the so-called PARF motif, on their surface. In the renowned journal PLoS ONE Singh Chhatwal and his colleague Patric Nitsche-Schmitz of the Helmholtz...

Causes Of Rheumatic Heart Disease Discovered

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered the causes of rheumatic heart disease. Each year, around 15 million children fall ill with rheumatic heart disease worldwide; half a million of them die as a...

Psychiatric hospital waiting for report on arson

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Charlottetown's Hillsborough Hospital will wait until it has the final report of inspectors on a fire two weeks ago before making any changes to how it controls patient access to...

Case Closed on Murders of Last Russian Czar’s Family

9 years ago from Live Science

Forensic science confirms final two graves of last Russian Imperial family.

TV viewing before the age of 2 has no cognitive benefit

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A longitudinal study of infants from birth to age 3 showed TV viewing before the age of 2 does not improve a child's language and visual motor skills, according to...

Keep cancer report wait to minimum: advocate

9 years ago from CBC: Health

An advocate who has spoken for N.L. breast cancer patients involved with an inquiry into laboratory mistakes says they should not have to wait any longer for the final report.

Water method for unsedated colonoscopy; interval between prep and colonoscopy predicts prep quality

9 years ago from Science Blog

OAK BROOK, Ill. - March 2, 2009 - In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month during March, GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has put out a special issue on colonoscopy for...

One-third of Americans lose sleep over economy

9 years ago from Science Blog

WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2009 - One-third of Americans are losing sleep over the state of the U.S. economy and other personal financial concerns, according to a new poll released...

Good or Useless, Medical Scans Cost the Same, and Are Booming

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Recent studies show that as many as 20 to 50 percent of the procedures should never have been done because their results did not help treat patients.