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Risks For Painkiller Abuse Do Not Outweigh Benefits Of Chronic Pain Control

10 years ago from Science Daily

As controversy swirls about proper clinical use of opioids and other potent pain medications, research reported at the American Pain Society annual meeting shows that, contrary to widespread beliefs, less...

Infectious disease study takes new tack

10 years ago from UPI

GENOA, Italy, May 5 (UPI) -- Italian scientists have discovered a new perspective in the study of infectious disease that reveals how an organism can cause an illness.

Exercise plus psychological counseling may benefit depressed heart failure patients

10 years ago from Physorg

Aerobic exercise combined with cognitive behavioral therapy may improve physical function, reduce depressive symptoms and enhance quality of life in depressed heart failure patients, researchers reported at the American Heart...

Bees disease -- 1 step closer to finding a cure

10 years ago from Biology News Net

Scientists in Germany have discovered a new mechanism of infection for the most fatal bee disease. American Foulbrood (AFB) is the only infectious disease which can kill entire colonies of...

Younger women unaware of heart attack symptoms, study finds

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Women under 55 often fail to get timely treatment for heart attacks because they simply aren't aware of the symptoms, new research suggests.

FDA says wider use of Cephalon drug carries risks of misuse

11 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government regulators on Friday said encouraging wider use of a powerful painkiller made by Cephalon Inc. raises the risk of potentially fatal misuse of the drug....

Attitudes towards children with disabilities need improvement, parents say

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Our communities have come a spectacularly long way over the years when it comes to including kids with disabilities, but barriers persist, say people who deal with such issues daily.

Alzheimer's Disease Risks Gender Specific: Women With Depression, Men With Stroke

11 years ago from Science Daily

The risks of developing Alzheimer's disease differ between the sexes, with stroke in men, and depression in women, critical factors, suggests research published ahead of print in the Journal of...

Clinical signs a 'reliable measure' of HIV treatment progress

11 years ago from SciDev

Clinical examination can provide as reliable a guide to patient progress in HIV treatment as laboratory testing, a study finds.

Blood pressure killing the world's workers while banks and drug firms stand idle

11 years ago from Physorg

In a today`s issue of The Lancet, international health experts call for urgent action from international development banks and pharmaceutical companies to stem the epidemic of blood pressure-related diseases affecting...

Analysis of alcoholics' brains suggests treatment target

11 years ago from Physorg

An analysis of brain tissue samples from chronic alcoholics reveals changes that occur at the molecular level in alcohol abuse - and suggests a potential treatment target, according to...

World First: Completely Automated Anesthesia System Developed

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have performed the world's first totally automated administration of an anesthetic. Nicknamed "McSleepy," the new system developed by the researchers administers drugs for general anesthesia and monitors their separate...

Link between vaccine, autism is disputed

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Public health officials say a report that fueled the speculation has been widely discredited. But some parents are not convinced. ...

Medical journal calls for review of Taser safety

11 years ago from CBC: Health

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal is calling for more study of the health risks posed by stun guns.

Smart Instrument For Tissue Damage Assessment Developed

11 years ago from Science Daily

New technology may allow surgeons to make a precise diagnosis and be better equipped for making accurate decisions during treatment. It has the potential to determine the level of tissue...

Causes Of Disease Can Be Revealed By Metabolic Fingerprinting

11 years ago from Science Daily

Your metabolic 'fingerprint' can reveal much about the possible causes of major diseases, according to the first 'metabolome-wide' association study ever carried out. The study provides new insights into the...

Legalizing the production of opium for medical use is neither viable or necessary

11 years ago from Physorg

Proposals to legalise the production of opium in Afghanistan for medical use are unworkable and unnecessary, says the Minister of State for Africa, Asia, and the United Nations in an...

Congress Passes Bill to Bar Bias Based on Genes

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The bill speaks to the hope that genetic research may vastly improve health care and to the fear of a dystopia in which people’s DNA could be turned against them.

DNA Tests Confirm the Deaths of the Last Missing Romanovs

11 years ago from NY Times Science

For nine decades after the Bolsheviks shot Czar Nicholas II and his family, there had been no traces of the remains of Crown Prince Aleksei.

Dental Clinics, Meeting a Need With No Dentist

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A program in Alaska trains dental therapists to provide basic services in communities chronically underserved.

Group Urges Ban on Medical Giveaways

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The proposed ban is the result of a two-year effort to create policy governing interactions between the medical colleges and drug and medical device companies.

Study Warns Job Losses Will Strain Government Health Programs

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Health researchers projected that each percentage-point rise in unemployment would swell the uninsured by 1.1 million, stoking demand for government health coverage.

Drug From Genentech and Biogen Fails as a Lupus Treatment

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The companies said that their drug Rituxan did not achieve any of seven measures of effectiveness in a late-stage patient trial.

States Limit Costly Sites for Cancer Radiation

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A commission in Michigan moved to prevent hospitals in the state from each spending $100 million or more to provide a new form of radiation treatment for cancer.

Prozac May Help Curb Disease Activity In Multiple Sclerosis

11 years ago from Science Daily

The antidepressant Prozac may help to curb disease activity in the relapsing remitting form of multiple sclerosis, reveals preliminary research in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Fast-Food Liver Damage Can Be Reversed, Experts Say

11 years ago from Science Daily

Diets high in fast food can be highly toxic to the liver and other internal organs, but that damage can be reversed, says one of the country's leading experts on...

Astronauts Suffer Agonizing, High-Pitched Death After Helium Leak: The Onion

11 years ago from Science Blog

Astronauts Suffer Agonizing, High-Pitched Death After Helium Leak

The Science of Swine

11 years ago from PopSci

We've got pork on the brain here this week at PopSci. Earlier today we told you about how cells from a pig's bladder helped a man regenerate part of his...