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Lung Cancer: Radiation, Immunotherapy Gives Greater Effectiveness, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have found the right formula of radiation and immunotherapy for fighting lung cancer tumors in mice, which they hope will translate to better treatment in human lung cancers.

Antioxidant Deficiency Linked To Pulmonary Hypertension

11 years ago from Science Daily

A recent study shows that a loss of antioxidants in the endothelial cells that line blood vessels in the lungs contributes to the loss of vasodilator effects and, ultimately, to...

Deworming 'decreases anaemia, maternal deaths'

11 years ago from SciDev

Researchers are calling for regular treatment of hookworm infections in pregnant women to reduce their risk of anaemia and prevent maternal deaths.

Bladder Cancer Detected Via Amplified Gene In Cells Found In Urine

11 years ago from Science Daily

Counting the copies of a specific gene in cells gathered from a urine sample may provide a simple, noninvasive way to detect bladder cancer, researchers report in the Journal of...

Injecting drug users risk HIV

11 years ago from Science Alert

New research has estimated 3 million injecting drug users worldwide could be HIV positive, however, only 1.5 per cent are infected within Australia.

Flu vaccine delivered into lungs gives better results

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Delivering flu vaccines straight into the lungs instead of through routine injections could trigger a far stronger immune response, a study has found.

Isoflavone Dietary Supplement Improves Functioning Of Arteries In Stroke Patients

11 years ago from Science Daily

A dietary supplement containing isoflavone -- a chemical found in soybeans, chickpeas, legumes and clovers -- can improve artery function in stroke patients according to new research.

Use Ritalin only as last resort for kids with ADHD, guidelines say

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Parents of children with ADHD should be trained to help their children cope, and Ritalin should only be prescribed as a last resort, a health watchdog in Britain said Wednesday.

Black Americans are at higher risk for colon polyps

11 years ago from Physorg

Black Americans have a higher occurrence of colon polyps, according to a new study. This is a significant finding considering the incidence of colon cancer among black men has increased...

Increasing health care value improves health care quality

11 years ago from Physorg

Finding better ways to deliver healthcare to patients is key to ensuring that Medicare is able to meet the needs of the nation's baby boomers according to a new paper...

'Casual' Smokers Have A Greater Risk Of Hazardous Drinking And Alcohol-use Disorders

11 years ago from Science Daily

Smokers are more likely to drink and drink heavily, and heavy smokers also tend to be heavy drinkers. New findings indicate that nondaily or "casual" smoking among young adults confers...

Lung drug linked to heart risks: study

11 years ago from CBC: Health

An inhaled lung medication used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchitis may slightly increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from coronary disease, researchers said Tuesday.

High Blood Pressure Takes Big Toll On Small Filtering Units Of The Kidney

11 years ago from Science Daily

Take a kidney out of the body and it still knows how to filter toxins from the blood. But all bets are off in the face of high blood pressure....

Strong Association Found Between Prevalence Of Low White Blood Count And Women Of African Descent

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers found a strong association between women of African descent from the US and Caribbean, who are otherwise healthy, and the prevalence of neutropenia, or low white blood count. Neutropenia,...

3-year-old Colo. boy dies of E. coli

11 years ago from UPI

DENVER, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Health officials in Colorado are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who contracted E. coli poisoning.

Health Dept. Distributes Matchbooks With Grim Alert

11 years ago from NY Times Health

In an effort to scare smokers into quitting New York City will begin distributing matchbooks carrying grisly images of decayed teeth and smoke-ravaged lungs.

Well: The Doctor’s Hands Are Germ-Free. The Scrubs Too?

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Amid growing concerns about hospital infections and a rise in drug-resistant bacteria, the attire of health care workers is getting more attention.

Really?: The Claim: Grape Juice Has the Same Benefits as Red Wine

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Many teetotalers wonder whether they can reap the cardiovascular benefits from wine’s unfermented sibling.

Personal Health: An Itchy Torment, Often Misdiagnosed

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Scabies is frequently misdiagnosed and mistreated, partly because its symptoms mimic so many other skin diseases.

Vital Signs: Nutrition: Soda Ban in Schools Has Little Impact

11 years ago from NY Times Science

A new study suggests that banning soft drink sales in elementary schools only slightly reduces how much soda children drink.

Vital Signs: Exercise: Athletes’ Asthma Tied to Sweat Levels

11 years ago from NY Times Science

People who suffer from a form of asthma caused by exercise appear to produce less sweat, saliva and tears than people without the problem, researchers say.

Patient Voices: Armed With Knowledge, Driven to Fight

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Dr. Ron Davis speaks about major health care issues while battling pancreatic cancer, which is the nation’s fourth-leading cause of cancer death.

Plant antioxidant may protect against radiation exposure

11 years ago from Physorg

Resveratrol, the natural antioxidant commonly found in red wine and many plants, may offer protection against radiation exposure, according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine....

China's milk scandal bares government shortcomings

11 years ago from AP Health

BEIJING (AP) -- The note posted in July on the Web site of China's food safety inspection agency came from a doctor: There had been a...

Study: Massage helps recovery at cellular level

11 years ago from Physorg

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps got a massage twice a day in Beijing. His teammate, Dara Torres, had two massage therapists on stand-by. And a bunch of sedated rabbits in Ohio...

New predictive tool can help determine treatment of breast cancer patients

11 years ago from Physorg

A new predictive measurement, called a PEPI score, could bring good news to many women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer — a low PEPI (preoperative endocrine prognostic index) score...

Saving lives more efficiently: Cardiac arrest study may help EMS and ERs

11 years ago from Physorg

When someone's heart suddenly stops beating - a condition called cardiac arrest -- there's a lot that bystanders and ambulance crews can do to get it started again. But...

Rice Protein Identified that Moderates Resistance to Infectious Disease

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified a plant protein that is a key player in moderating resistance to infectious disease. The discovery has significant implications...