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New Way To Reduce Neuronal Loss In Brain Of A Person With Alzheimer's Disease

10 years ago from Science Daily

Neuroscientists have discovered a new way to reduce neuronal loss in the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease. Memory loss in people with Alzheimer's disease can be attributed to...

CT Lung Cancer Screening No Cure-all For Smokers

10 years ago from Science Daily

Screening for lung cancer with computed tomography may help reduce lung cancer deaths in current and former smokers, but it won't protect them from other causes of death associated with...

Study Finds Benefits to Earlier Colon Cancer Screenings

10 years ago from Physorg

Patients would benefit by having colon cancer screenings earlier than currently recommended, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University`s Mailman School of Public Health.

Unique Drug Combination May Hold The Key To Reversing Type I Diabetes

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists are reporting promising results from a study that tested a novel therapy for reversing Type 1 diabetes. The treatment combines a drug that halts the immune damage that causes...

Smoking And Body Mass Index Linked To Hearing Loss, But Alcohol Has Protective Effect

10 years ago from Science Daily

Smoking and body mass index are risk factors in the development of age-related hearing loss, says one of the largest-ever studies into risk factors for hearing loss -- but alcohol...

Belly Fat May Affect Liver Function

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new stud suggests the release of lipids from abdominal fat, which drains directly to the liver, increases overnight, providing additional insight as to how abdominal fat is associated with...

Gene Linked To Adult-onset Obesity Discovered

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered a gene that may provide a clue as to why obesity rates increase with age. The age-dependence of the obesity seen in this mouse model mimics human...

'Addicted' cells provide early cancer diagnosis

10 years ago from Biology News Net

Scientists at the Institute of Food Research have detected subtle changes that may make the bowel more vulnerable to the development of tumours.

Ranks of Underinsured Are Rising, Study Finds

10 years ago from NY Times Health

A study found that the coverage of approximately one of every five adults younger than age 65 with health insurance was inadequate in case of serious health problems.

Dot Earth: Action Urged on Climate and Health

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Thirteen of the world’s scientific academies have issued joint statements calling for action to curb health risks and limit the threat posed by human-driven global warming.

Common Bowel Problem Linked To Chili Pepper Pain Receptor

10 years ago from Science Daily

People with irritable bowel syndrome have a higher than usual number of chili pepper pain receptors, according to a new study. The research could lead to new therapies for the...

U.S., France move to block online child pornography

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Governments and internet service providers in both the U.S. and France struck deals on Tuesday to block access to child pornography.

Surgery is cheap and effective, but donors neglect it

10 years ago from SciDev

Doruk Ozgediz and Robert Riviello make the case for devoting more resources to easily treated surgical conditions in Africa.

Managing symptoms by mobile phone may revolutionize cancer care for young people

10 years ago from Physorg

Researchers are harnessing the powers of digital communications technology to help young cancer patients at home manage the side-effects caused by chemotherapy.

Delayed sleep phase syndrome linked to irregular menstrual cycles, premenstrual symptoms in women

10 years ago from Physorg

Women with delayed sleep phase syndrome are more likely to report irregular menstrual cycles and premenstrual symptoms, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Tuesday at SLEEP...

Ontario commits $2.9M a year for youth drug treatment in Ottawa

10 years ago from CBC: Health

A planned 20-bed drug treatment centre and several other programs targeted at helping drug-addicted youth in Ottawa will share $2.9 million in new annual funding announced by the Ontario government...

Essential dental treatment safe for pregnant women, says study

10 years ago from Physorg

Pregnant women can safely undergo essential dental treatment and receive topical and local anesthetics at 13 to 21 weeks gestation, says a study published in the June issue of The...

Engineer develops detergent to promote peripheral nerve healing

10 years ago from Physorg

A detergent solution developed at The University of Texas at Austin that treats donor nerve grafts to circumvent an immune rejection response has been used to create acellular nerve grafts...

Feature: Keeping one step ahead of bacteria

10 years ago from Science Alert

Researchers are trying to keep one step ahead of infections by developing new drugs for antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Health promotions target advantaged

10 years ago from Science Alert

Health campagaigns encouraging people to exercise aren't targeting people of a low socio-economic background, according to a new study.

A call for standardized measurement of outcomes in depression treatment

10 years ago from Physorg

Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University researchers are calling on clinicians to adopt a standardized measurement of outcomes when treating depression. The commentary was published in the June edition of...

Elderly impaired by stereotypes

10 years ago from Science Alert

Misconceptions on hearing devices being 'ugly' and for 'old' and 'deaf' people could lead to widespread social disadvantages for the elderly, a study has found.

'I don't know if I have cancer or not': patient in N.B. pathology review

10 years ago from CBC: Health

A patient whose tests are being reviewed as part of an inquiry into pathology services at a New Brunswick hospital says the situation has caused him anxiety and makes it...

Study shows intensive glucose control reduces serious complications

10 years ago from Physorg

An Australian led global study, the largest of its kind, has found that the risk of developing serious kidney disease and other complications amongst our 1.2 million people living with...

Golf Cart Injuries On The Rise

10 years ago from Science Daily

As golf carts are used in more settings off the golf course, the number of injuries is rising. According to an article in the July 2008 issue of the American...

Caloric Intake Negatively Influences Healthy Adults' Sleep Patterns

10 years ago from Science Daily

Caloric intake negatively influences sleep patterns in healthy adults. Positive and statistically significant correlations were found between total energy intake and late-night snack energy intake and awakenings during sleep.

Children Who Grind Their Teeth Are More Likely To Have Problems In School, Be Withdrawn

10 years ago from Science Daily

Tooth grinding has an association with pre-school performance when withdrawn behavior is present.

Healing through horses

10 years ago from Physorg

Horses not only are fun to ride, but can help teach relationship skills as well as aiding people with physical or mental disabilities -- or so says equitherapy.