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Smoking increases depression in women, Australian study reveals

11 years ago from Physorg

A new study reveals that women who smoke are at greater risk of developing major depressive disorder. The study has been published today the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Scientists use pigs to try to beat cystic fibrosis

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists have created pigs that appear to develop cystic fibrosis just as people do, a step they hope will accelerate efforts to tackle the disease.

New way to make stem cells is safe: research

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers have developed a safer way to make powerful stem cells from ordinary skin cells, taking one more step toward so-called regenerative medicine.

Abortion rate is down, but report cites racial disparity

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

The decline has been far more dramatic for whites than for blacks and Latinas. ...

Biological sand filters, a practical approach to combat poverty and inequality

11 years ago from Biology News Net

Microbiologically contaminated water plagues approximately 1.1 billion people in rural and peri-urban populations in developing countries. Roughly 2.2 million people without safe access to drinking water die each year from...

Majority of children vaccinated against hepatitis B not at increased risk of MS

11 years ago from Physorg

The majority of children vaccinated against hepatitis B are not at an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study to be published in the October 8,...

Patients upset over losing doctors to private clinic

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Two family doctors have closed up their practices and joined Calgary's newest private medical clinic, angering some of their former patients.

New Laboratory Technique Improves Success In 'Highly Sensitized' Kidney Transplants

11 years ago from Science Daily

Kidney transplant specialists have developed innovative laboratory techniques to improve opportunities and success rates for kidney transplant candidates who are at high risk of organ rejection because of previous exposure...

Statins Increase Risk Of Postoperative Delirium In Elderly Patients, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

The use of statins is associated with a 28 percent increased risk of postoperative delirium in elderly patients, scientists found in a retrospective cohort analysis involving more than 280 000...

Hospital staff dangerously fatigued

11 years ago from Science Alert

Doctors and nurses are putting their own health, and that of their patients, in danger by working too many hours, new research suggests.

Study: Most drug trials are unpublished

11 years ago from UPI

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Dr. Ida Sim of the University of California-San Francisco says most supporting trials for U.S.-approved drugs are still unpublished five years after...

George Monbiot: The patron saint of charlatans is again spreading dangerous misinformation

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

George Monbiot: The Sunday Telegraph columnist Christopher Booker has published 38 articles about asbestos - and every one is wrong

More than half of US drug safety studies never see the light of day

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Only 43% of the evidence of safety and efficacy that the US Food and Drug Administration uses to approve drugs is made public

Low Sperm Count May Be Associated With Prenatal Testosterone Excess

11 years ago from Science Daily

Exposure to an excess of sexual steroids, like testosterone, during fetal development may be a potential risk factor for low sperm count and motility, according to a new study.

Study Of 'Big Eaters' Could Lead To Better Asthma Treatments

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study into the role of a particular immune cell in the lungs could lead to better treatments for the 5 million people in the UK affected by asthma.

Hong Kong cake found with melamine

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Hong Kong government says melamine has been detected in a locally sold cake and two more children there have been diagnosed with kidney stones after drinking...

'Dramatic results' in eye gene op

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Gene therapy produces significant improvements to the vision of patients with a severe inherited sight disorder.

Key Proteins Identified In The Quest For Male Contraceptive

11 years ago from Science Daily

In an advance toward a long-sought new male contraceptive, researchers in China have identified key proteins in men that suppress production of sperm and could become new targets for a...

Talk of Kim Jong Il's reported stroke is taboo in North Korea

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

North Koreans deny he could be ill, and state-controlled newspapers carry daily accounts of his supposed activities. ...

What's The Main Risk Factor Of Gallstone Disease?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Gallstone disease is very common and costly. Preventive strategies are based on the knowledge of GD risk factors. This study reports the results of a multicenter project aimed at evaluating...

New Diagnostic Tool For Arthritis Could Stop Irreversible Damage

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new diagnostic tool for arthritis could stop irreversible damage from setting in.

ATV Guidelines Inadequate, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

National size guidelines for all-terrain vehicles (ATV) are inadequate to ensure the safety of young riders, according to preliminary results from a study by researchers at the University of Kentucky.

Cells That Mediate Steroid-resistant Asthma Identified

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified cells that may play a key role in some forms of steroid-resistant asthma, a complication of the condition that makes treatment even more challenging.

Mass. works to attract primary care docs

11 years ago from UPI

BOSTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Massachusetts lawmakers are trying to ease a chronic shortage of doctors with financial incentives and programs to attract primary care doctors.

U.S. parents fighting obesity in Mexico

11 years ago from UPI

TIJUANA, Mexico, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. parents are taking their children to Mexico for lower cost weight-loss surgery, a U.S. surgeon says.

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

11 years ago from UPI

Breakthrough in spinal injury treatment … Swift sees farthest gamma-ray burst … Flatworms aid scientists studying cancer … Global warming has ecosystem double whammy ... Health/Science news from UPI.

Illness levels higher among black Nova Scotians: study

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A community of black Nova Scotians have higher rates of illness from heart disease and stroke, Type 2 diabetes and psychiatric disorders compared with the general population, and poverty, immigration...

Variations in key genes increase Caucasians` risk of heroin addiction

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Sometimes, small changes do add up. In the case of addictive diseases, tiny variations in a few genes can increase or decrease the likelihood of some people developing...