Latest science news in Health & Medicine

In Guatemala more women use contraceptives

9 years ago from SciDev

According to a study developed with hospitalized women with postabortion complications urges more information about family planning.

Risk Factors Of Cardiovascular Disease Rising In Poor, Young

9 years ago from Science Daily

Cardiovascular disease is increasing in adults under 50 and those of lower socioeconomic status, despite recent trends which show that cardiovascular disease is declining in Canada overall, say researchers. Untreated...

Insights Into Failed HIV-1 Vaccine Trial

9 years ago from Science Daily

The leading explanation for why the Merck HIV-1 vaccine candidate was ineffective is ruled out in new study.

Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Serious Infections

9 years ago from Science Daily

An FDA-approved drug used for preventing recurrence of breast cancer shows promise in fighting life-threatening fungal infections common in immune-compromised patients, such as infants born prematurely and patients with cancer.

New Drug Candidate Prolongs The Lives Of Pancreatic Cancer Patients

9 years ago from Science Daily

The new drug compound Salirasib has shown positive results against pancreatic cancer and recently passed Phase I/II clinical trials. The drug, given in combination with gemcitabine, the standard drug used...

Gene Linked To Increasingly Common Type Of Blood Cancer

9 years ago from Science Daily

Carriers have nearly twice the risk of developing follicular lymphoma, according to cancer's first genome-wide association study.

H1N1 Influenza Pandemic Modeling For Public Health Action

9 years ago from Science Daily

Mathematical modeling can help inform public health policy in outbreaks such as the H1N1 pandemic, write members of the Pandemic Influenza Outbreak Research Modeling Team in Canada. These models are...

Earlier HIV Antiviral Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Areas Of Limited Resources, South African Study Finds

9 years ago from Science Daily

Early initiation of lifesaving antiretroviral therapies should be the standard of care for all HIV-infected patients, even those in countries with limited medical and financial resources, according to a study...

C. Difficile Spores Spread Superbug

9 years ago from Science Daily

A team of scientists have modeled the infection cycle of C. difficile by generating a "mouse hospital" with conditions mimicking transmission in the human environment. The scientists suggest that antibiotic...

Scientists reveal secret of girl with 'all seeing eye'

9 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have discovered how a 10-year-old girl born with half a brain is able to see normally through one eye. The youngster, from Germany, has both fields of...

Smart clothes for better healthcare (w/ Video)

9 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Comfortable smart clothes that monitor the wearer`s heart, breathing and body temperature promise to revolutionise healthcare by reducing hospital visits and allowing patients to lead more active lives.

Promising new treatment for Alzheimer's suggested

9 years ago from Physorg

Research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has resulted in a promising approach to help treat Alzheimer's disease in a significant proportion of the population that suffers from...

'Heart Healthy' Diet And Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline

9 years ago from Science Daily

Eating a "heart healthy" diet and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research.

Researchers discover new molecular pathway for targeting cancer, disease

9 years ago from Physorg

A UCLA study has identified a way to turn off a key signaling pathway involved in physiological processes that can also stimulate the development of cancer and other diseases. The...

Discovery of genetic toggle switch inches closer to possible diabetes cure

9 years ago from Science Blog

CINCINNATI - Scientists have identified a master regulator gene for early embryonic development of the pancreas and other organs, putting researchers closer to coaxing stem cells into pancreatic cells as...

Swine flu surge a risk for business

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Companies need to prepare themselves now for a worsening this fall of the current swine flu outbreak, the Conference Board of Canada said on Monday.

The right messenger for a healthy immune response

9 years ago from

Researchers from the Molecular Immunology group at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany have now shown that Beta-Interferon also plays a crucial role during an immune...

Does birth order affect who you are friends with? Results from a new study

9 years ago from Science Blog

New research suggests that people are more likely to befriend and/or marry others who have a similar birth order. This is one of the strongest pieces of evidence to date...

Studies shed light on preserving fertility among cancer patients

9 years ago from Science Blog

PITTSBURGH, July 20 -- Cancer treatment has come a long way, leading to a multitude of therapy options and improved survival rates. These successes, however, have created a challenge...

Finding care after Medi-Cal cuts

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Services the state no longer covers can be had from clinics at low or no cost. ...

Children's IQ can be affected by mother's exposure to urban air pollutants

9 years ago from

Prenatal exposure to environmental pollutants known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can adversely affect a child's intelligence quotient or IQ, according to new research by the the Columbia Centre for...

Ticking Bomb: Novel Procedure Treats High-risk Aortic Aneurysms

9 years ago from Science Daily

A new hybrid technique has been developed to treat aortic aneurysms in high-risk patients called CESA (combined endovascular and surgical approach). Since 1998, the procedure has been performed on 31...

Researchers Help Crack Parasite Genome, Identify Drug Leads

9 years ago from Science Daily

Two recent research papers are marking major breakthroughs in the effort to tackle schistosomiasis (bilharzia), a tropical disease that infects more than 200 million people worldwide and causes long-term debilitating...

Swine flu hits young aboriginal residents hard, expert says

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Aboriginal communities have been harder hit by swine flu than others, and that may be because of the high percentage of young people, according to Audrey Lawrence, the director of...

RI Hospital first in country to enroll patient in new study for recurrent chest wall breast cancer

9 years ago from Science Blog

PROVIDENCE -- Rhode Island Hospital is one of only four sites across the country to participate in a new clinical trial called the DIGNITY Study. The study will investigate the...

New Flu Treatment Outsmarts Mutations

9 years ago from PopSci

A new drug could foil any outbreak Candy Coated: A new treatment targets “lollipop” molecules on the flu’s surface.  Russell Kightley/Photo Researchers Before swine flu swept through the U.S., the virus had bounced around...

Britain's swine flu advice confuses public

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- As swine flu continues to spread in Britain, health officials are telling people to avoid travel and crowded places, and even advising women to delay getting pregnant...

Hunger goals not being met

9 years ago from Science Alert

Despite recent advances, goals to halve poverty and hunger by 2015 are being threatened by the economic crisis, according to experts.