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Smoking, obesity equally risky

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

Pop quiz for teenagers: Are you more likely to die from smoking more than 10 cigarettes a day or from being obese? According to a new study from the British...

Biomarker Predicts Disease Recurrence In Colorectal Cancer

9 years ago from Science Daily

Findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University show that the presence of a biomarker in regional lymph nodes is an independent...

'Obesity Gene' Involved In Weight Gain Response To High-fat Diet Identified

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have determined that a specific gene plays a role in the weight-gain response to a high-fat diet. The finding in an animal study suggests that blocking this gene could...

Study finds major interruptions in antiretroviral therapy after release from prison

9 years ago from Biology News Net

GALVESTON, Texas – The vast majority of HIV-infected Texas prison inmates who receive antiretroviral therapy while incarcerated experience significant interruptions in HIV treatment after their release into the community. This...

Brain protein may be a target for fast-acting antidepressants

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- It takes weeks or months for the effect of most antidepressants to kick in, time that can feel like an eternity to those who need the drugs the...

Ill pork plant workers status is updated

9 years ago from UPI

ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Officials say U.S. pork plant workers who more than a year ago developed a unique neurological disorder from pig brain mist still...

Women with diabetes before or during pregnancy at higher risk of depression

9 years ago from

Low-income pregnant women and new mothers with diabetes have nearly twice the risk of experiencing depression during and after pregnancy than women without diabetes, according to a study in the...

Growing danger from post-birth bleeding

9 years ago from

Post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) immediately after giving birth is the largest threat to new mothers in high-income countries. An Australian study, featured in the open access journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth,...

Researchers block immune cell rush behind deadly sepsis

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Researchers have found a way to block the ability of white blood cells to sprint toward the sites of infection when such speed worsens the damage done by sepsis, the...

Treating drug-addicted doctors is good medicine

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Doctors who become addicted to alcohol and other drugs can be treated successfully and returned to medical practice with the help of special programs that couple referral to treatment and...

Smoking behaviour partially explains socioeconomic inequities in lung cancer incidence

9 years ago from

Europeans with the least education have a higher incidence of lung cancer compared with those with the highest education. However, smoking history accounts for approximately half of this risk, according...

Goserelin improves long-term survival in premenopausal women with early breast cancer

9 years ago from

Goserelin, a lutenising hormone-releasing hormone agonist, reduces the long-term risk of disease recurrence and deaths in premenopausal women with early breast cancer who did not take tamoxifen, according to trial...

Guidelines for treating patients with cardiovascular disease often based on weaker evidence

9 years ago from

An examination of clinical practice guidelines for treating cardiovascular disease finds that current recommendations are largely based on lower levels of evidence or expert opinion, according to a study in...

Stroke treated significantly faster and just as safely by medical residents

9 years ago from

Diagnosing acute stroke is a high-pressure decision. The speed with which treatment is delivered makes all the difference. Early treatment can stop brain damage, but if treatment is given inappropriately,...

Diagnosis of 'war-zone disorder' to help stroke victims

9 years ago from Physorg

The recovery of some stroke victims, those who suffer brain haemorrhage, could be vastly improved if they were tested and treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, a distressing psychological condition more...

Inmates testing ways to stop MRSA

9 years ago from UPI

DALLAS , Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Dallas County Jail inmates are using medicated washcloths in an attempt to stop the spread of drug-resistant staph infections, officials said.

Mathematician Contends Earlier Study Overstated Validity Of Findings On Risks Of Bisphenol A

9 years ago from Science Daily

A mathematician presents the statistical limitations of a study claiming that bisphenol A is associated with cardiovascular diagnoses, diabetes and abnormal blood level liver enzyme levels that was published in...

Closure Of Slight Opening Between Right Atrium And Left Atrium Of Heart May Benefit Migraine Sufferers

9 years ago from Science Daily

Reducing the frequency and severity of disabling migraines is crucial for quality of life. A new study finds significant improvement of migraine following catheter-based closure of patent foramen ovale --...

Skin Diseases Among Military Personnel Who Were Evacuated From Combat Zones

9 years ago from Science Daily

Dermatitis, benign moles, hives and cancerous skin lesions are among the most common diagnoses among military personnel who were evacuated from combat zones for ill-defined dermatologic diseases, according to a...

Climate change discourages second families

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Birds out of sync with local baby food supply aren’t nesting a second time

Study Finds More Failure of Heart Device

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Medtronic’s Sprint Fidelis lead was recalled two years ago but remains in place for thousands of patients.

Iron Overload: An Important Co-factor In The Development Of Liver Disease In Alcoholics

9 years ago from Science Daily

Heavy drinking is associated with iron overload. A research group in Portugal found an association between HFE mutations/iron overload and alcoholic liver disease.

Brain Cells' Hidden Differences Linked To Potential Cancer Risk

9 years ago from Science Daily

Brain cells long lumped into the same category have hidden differences that may contribute to the formation of tumors, according to a new study.

Study: Veterinarians suffer psych stress

9 years ago from UPI

HAMBURG, Germany, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- German scientists say they've determined veterinarians frequently suffer psychosocial stress and demoralization associated with heavy workloads.

A Divisive Budget, Invisible Ph.D.s, and a Virus Meeting Attacked by a Virus

9 years ago from Science NOW

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Calcium Linked to Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds

9 years ago from NY Times Health

A large study reignites a long-running debate over whether dietary calcium can prevent cancers of the digestive system, experts said.

Researchers identify a protein critical for memory, learning

9 years ago from Physorg

Researchers from the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) have made a breakthrough discovery that may eventually change the way physicians approach treatment of learning...

Researchers Find Abnormal Cells in the Blood Years before Leukemia is Diagnosed

9 years ago from Science Blog

Researchers have shown that abnormal white blood cells can be present in patients’ blood more than six years prior to the diagnosis of a chronic form of lymphocytic leukemia. This finding...