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Hispanics dying on job at higher rates than others

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Hispanic workers die at higher rates than other laborers, with 1 in 3 of these deaths occurring in the construction industry, a government study reported Thursday.

Nutritional Supplement Could Improve Clinical Situation Of ICU Patients

10 years ago from Science Daily

For the first time, it has been determined the exact quantity of vitamins A, E and C and minerals needed to improve the clinic situation of critical patients. This study...

Locomotor Training Restores Walking Function In Child With Spinal Cord Injury

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new report shows that a non-ambulatory (unable to walk or stand) child with a cervical spinal cord injury was able to restore basic walking function after intensive locomotor training....

Human Stem Cells Show Promise Against Fatal Children's Diseases

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have used human stem cells to dramatically improve the condition of mice with a neurological condition similar to a set of diseases in children that are invariably fatal. With...

Estrogen Applied To Human Penis Could Block Spread Of HIV, Study Suggests

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new study has shown that topical estrogen could help prevent HIV infection by blocking entry of the virus into the human penis. The study reveals that application of estrogen...

Weather, Stomach Bugs And Climate Change: Refining The Model

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers introduce a model for predicting infectious disease outbreaks that takes into account weather and other factors. Accounting for these factors creates a more accurate model for forecasting infectious disease...

Brief, Intense Exercise Can Benefit The Heart, Study Shows

10 years ago from Science Daily

Short bursts of high intensity sprints -- known to benefit muscle and improve exercise performance -- can improve the function and structure of blood vessels, in particular arteries that deliver...

Court limits Merck monitoring in Vioxx case

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Drugmaker Merck & Co. is not liable for the medical monitoring of Vioxx users not claiming injury, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Target Support for Young Scientists, Says White Paper

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A white paper issued by an American Academy of Arts and Sciences panel urges the strategic targeting of research dollars to support early-career scientists. University of Maryland president C.D. Mote,...

Self harm on rise amongst youths

10 years ago from Science Alert

Hospitalisations for self harm have drastically risen over the past decade, while suicide remains the second greatest cause of injury deaths amongst youths, a study has found.

The four-year fight for biological art

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Steven Kurtz, an art professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, was cleared in April of wire and mail fraud charges, four years after the FBI seized...

Career Couch: Continuing to Heal After Returning to Work

10 years ago from NY Times Health

A vast majority of workers who receive a diagnosis of cancer return to their jobs during or after treatment, but much depends on the treatment itself and the severity of...

City to Explore a Way to Add Organ Donors

10 years ago from NY Times Health

New York City has received a grant to deploy a “rapid organ-recovery ambulance” to collect and preserve the organs of people who die of cardiac arrest.

After Caesareans, Some See Higher Insurance Cost

10 years ago from NY Times Health

With individual insurance, prices differ based on medical histories; a past Caesarean can mean higher premiums.

A Drug Is Credited With Slight Gains for Patients Who Have Lung Cancer

10 years ago from NY Times Health

The drug Erbitux lengthened the survival of patients with advanced lung cancer by about five weeks, researchers have reported.

Progress Has Been Made in Fight Against AIDS, but Not Enough, U.N. Report Says

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Nearly a million people began life-prolonging drug treatment in developing countries last year, but new infections far outstrip efforts to treat the sick.

Survey of Medical Schools Is Critical of Perks

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Of 150 medical schools ranked by the American Medical Student Association, most fail to adequately police gifts that drug companies often shower on doctors and trainees.

Study Finds State Gains in Insurance

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Massachusetts reduced its proportion of uninsured adults by nearly half in the first year of mandatory health coverage.

China Moves Quickly in Drug Mystery

10 years ago from NY Times Health

The deaths of six hospital patients who received a blood-based drug at a hospital in Jiangxi Province has prompted an unusually swift response from authorities.

Clinic Treats Mental Illness by Enlisting the Family

10 years ago from NY Times Health

A new program at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan aggressively treats people with bipolar disorder by involving their family members.

New Hints Seen That Red Wine May Slow Aging

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Red wine may be much more potent than was thought in extending human life span, a new report suggests.

FDA approves new, tiny heart pump

10 years ago from UPI

DANVERS, Mass., June 4 (UPI) -- Medical technology company Abiomed Inc. has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of its Impella 2.5 Cardiac Assist Device heart pump.

Long-term Pesticide Exposure May Increase Risk Of Diabetes

10 years ago from Science Daily

Licensed pesticide applicators who used chlorinated pesticides on more than 100 days in their lifetime were at greater risk of diabetes. The associations between specific pesticides and incident diabetes ranged...

New melanoma drugs - why do so few benefit?

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

CHICAGO (Reuters) - When they work, new melanoma treatments that enlist the help of the immune system to attack tumors can have a stunning effect, in some cases arresting the...

Saving Teeth By Using Periodontal Ligament Regeneration

10 years ago from Science Daily

Teeth may fall out as a result of inflammation and subsequent destruction of the tissues supporting the teeth. Dutch researchers have investigated a possible solution to this problem. They studied...

Discovery Of New Signal Pathway Important To Diabetes Research

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered that cells in the pancreas cooperate -- signal -- in a way hitherto unknown. The discovery can eventually be of significance to the treatment of diabetes.

Bunk Beds Declared Dangerous!

10 years ago from PopSci

Clamber down a bunk bed ladder in the black of night at your own risk, says a large new study of the double-decker berths: falls, head entrapment, strangulation, and even...

FDA reviews Enbrel, Humira and Remicade

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a safety review of several drugs known as tumor necrosis factor, or TNF, blockers.