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Instead Of Fighting Breast Cancer, Immune Cell Promotes Its Spread

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have new evidence that a type of immune system cell thought to be part of the first line of defense against breast cancer may also help promote its spread....

Molecular 'Key' To Successful Blood Stem Cell Transplants Discovered

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered a "molecular key" that could help increase the success of blood stem cell transplants, a procedure currently used to treat diseases such as leukemia, Hodgkin's lymphoma and...

Commonly Used Ulcer Drugs May Offer Treatment Potential In Alzheimer's Disease

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered that drugs commonly used to treat ulcers have significant neuroprotective properties, which appear to be enhanced when used in combination with ibuprofen, a widely used anti-inflammatory drug.

Chewing gum makes kids smarter?

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Study conducted at Baylor College of Medicine suggests that kids who chewed gum had a 3% increase in math scores.

Humanin Peptide May Be New Drug Target For Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

9 years ago from Science Daily

Recent studies have shown that the mitochondrial peptide Humanin (HN) protects against neuronal cell death such as happens in Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report that a small infusion of HN is...

Media ignores health consequences of drinking and driving among young celebrities

9 years ago from

The recent drinking and driving (DUI) arrests of celebrities - Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, Michelle Rodriguez and Lindsay Lohan - yielded widespread news coverage, however, very little of it offered...

Antibody gives cancer the recognition it deserves

9 years ago from

In concept, the human immune system has the power to destroy cancer cells with great specificity. Therefore, cancer vaccines, like vaccines against influenza or other diseases, offer the hope of...

Double-lung transplants work better than single for long-term survival

9 years ago from

Having both lungs replaced instead of just one is the single most important feature determining who lives longest after having a lung transplant, more than doubling an organ recipient's chances...

Majority of doctors sceptical of organ transplantation practices in China

9 years ago from

The globalisation of health care and the growth of 'transplant tourism' (travelling abroad to purchase donor organs and undergo organ transplantation) have outpaced the implementation of internationally accepted ethical standards...

Hormone therapy offers potential protective effect against colon cancer in older women

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In a large study, a national team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic scientists observed that self-reported use of hormone therapy was associated with a significantly lower colorectal cancer risk....

Caltech scientists show why anti-HIV antibodies are ineffective at blocking infection

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Some 25 years after the AIDS epidemic spawned a worldwide search for an effective vaccine against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), progress in the field seems to have effectively become...

Liver disease responsible for most alcohol-related illness and deaths

9 years ago from Physorg

Liver disease is the most prevalent cause of alcohol-related deaths, followed by car accidents and cancer, according to new research conducted in Portugal and presented today at EASL 2009, the...

New understanding of dengue virus points way to possible therapies for dengue fever

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Doctors have no specific drugs to treat dengue fever, a viral illness spread by mosquitoes that sickens 50 million to 100 million people worldwide each year. Instead, the only treatments...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

9 years ago from UPI

Earth's major rivers have low water levels ... Stem cells can help heal diabetic ulcers ... Scientists develop self-healing concrete ... Med imaging possible using smartphones ... Health/Science news from...

Researcher finds reason for weight gain

9 years ago from Physorg

Liwei Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, is the lead author of a research paper showing that...

Palliative care skills training needed for health-care staff in sub-Saharan Africa

9 years ago from Physorg

A new study, led by Lucy Selman and colleagues from King's College London, has found that patients with incurable, progressive diseases and their family carers in sub-Saharan Africa often do...

Official: FDA to OK Plan B for 17-year-olds

9 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government health official says the Food and Drug Administration will allow 17-year-olds to get the 'morning-after' birth control pill without a doctor's...

Stem cells: Fast and furious

9 years ago from News @ Nature

The field of induced pluripotent stem cells has gone from standing start to headlong rush in less than three years. Monya Baker charts the course so far, and the obstacles...

Fees delay pharmed drug

9 years ago from News @ Nature

European trial of 'pharmed' anti-HIV monoclonal delayed by costly regulatory process.

Study helps explain how calcium regulates birth, life and death

9 years ago from

Scientists have shed light on how human and animal cells store and release calcium, a process that plays a crucial role in most body functions, including the control of blood...

Night Shift Health

9 years ago from Live Science

A small study of ten people has shown that when their sleep/wake schedule was inverted, their blood samples quickly showed symptoms that -- left untreated -- could lead to diabetes,...

A Lousy Reason for Asthma and Allergies

9 years ago from PopSci

The incidence of asthma and allergies are on the rise. In the United States alone, asthma rates have doubled since the 1980s. And, according to a recent article by the...

Abuse of prescribed opiate painkillers on rise, research shows

9 years ago from CBC: Health

A growing number of Canadians are becoming addicted to prescription painkillers such as Tylenol 3 and OxyContin, say researchers who fear the problem could lead to more deaths.

Online Reporting System Could Track Surgical Complications

9 years ago from Science Daily

A Web-based reporting system may help clinicians track surgical complications and detect patterns of adverse events, identifying opportunities to improve the quality of care, according to a new article.

Publication in peer-reviewed journal highlights RESPeRATE as effective hypertension treatment

9 years ago from Science Blog

New York, N.Y.--April 22, 2009--InterCure Ltd., a medical device company publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: INCR), today announced that RESPeRATE--the only medical device cleared

Tougher rules planned for N.L. MDs infected with HIV, hepatitis

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Doctors in Newfoundland and Labrador who have particular infectious diseases may soon be limited in the procedures they can perform on patients.

Dole alleges fraud by witnesses in Nicaragua pesticide suit

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

A lawyer for Dole says men were recruited to pose as injured banana workers in a scheme to collect millions in damages. He says witnesses feared being killed if they...

AIG faces inquiry over medical care for U.S. contractors

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

A lawmaker seeks to investigate whether the insurance giant and others denied treatment to civilian workers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...