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Penn Medicine pathologists pioneer biomarker test to diagnose or rule out Alzheimer's disease

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A test capable of confirming or ruling out Alzheimer's disease has been validated and standardised by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. By measuring cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)...

Twin Nanoparticle Shown Effective At Targeting, Killing Breast Cancer Cells

11 years ago from Science Daily

Chemists have developed a novel way to treat a class of breast cancer cells. They have created a twin nanoparticle that specifically targets the Her-2 tumor cell and unloads a...

Drink Green Tea For Healthy Teeth And Gums

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study shows that drinking green tea may help reduce periodontal disease.

Doctor-patient Conversations At End Of Life Associated With Lower Medical Expenses

11 years ago from Science Daily

Few physicians are eager to discuss end-of-life care with their patients. Yet such conversations may result in better quality of life for patients and could lower national health-care expenditures for...

Recipes for Health: Refried Black Beans

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Spread these beans on crisp corn tortillas for nachos or chalupas, or serve as a side dish sprinkled with queso fresco.

Live fast, die young? Maybe not

11 years ago from Biology News Net

The theory that a higher metabolism means a shorter lifespan may have reached the end of its own life, thanks to a study published in the journal Physiological and Biochemical...

Bipartisan Call for Food Safety Fixes

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Lawmakers discuss changes to the nation’s food safety system to work towards reducing the number of contaminated food products.

Helium Helps Lung Patients Breathe Easier

11 years ago from Science Daily

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who breathed a mix of 60 percent helium and 40 percent oxygen during a rehabilitation program were able to exercise longer and harder than...

Protein key to eye development identified

11 years ago from UPI

BALTIMORE, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say they've identified a protein that regulates how light-sensing nerve cells form in the retina during the eye's development.

Vitamin C may help ward off risk of gout in men: study

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Men who take in more vitamin C appear to be less likely to develop gout, a painful type of arthritis, 20-year study suggests.

Does air pollution or weather trigger headaches?

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A new study shows that higher temperatures and lower barometric air pressure may lead to a higher, short-term risk of headaches, but air pollution may not have a significant effect...

Worries about the future cited as a top reason for patients requesting physician-assisted suicide

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Oregon patients who request physician aid in dying under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act often rate concerns about future illness symptoms as a leading motivator. The findings are the result...

'Miraculous' Effects, Pain Relief Of Osteoplasty Shown For Those Suffering From Metastatic Bone Disease

11 years ago from Science Daily

Osteoplasty -- a highly effective minimally invasive procedure to treat the painful effects of metastatic bone disease by injecting bone cement to support weakened bones -- provides immediate and substantial...

Parkinson's disease treatment strategies appear to have similar long-term effects on disability

11 years ago from Physorg

Patients with early Parkinson disease appear to have similar overall levels of disability and quality of life six years after beginning treatment with either levodopa or a dopamine agonist, according...

What's the best medicine -- really?

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Think your doctor knows which drug - or surgery or even diagnostic test - works best? Think again.

Quebec aims to get rural residents online at high speed by 2015

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Quebec aims to close the digital divide between its urban and rural centres by spending $24 million to provide most rural areas with high-speed internet - something it says has...

Finding the risks of nanoparticle exposure

11 years ago from Chemistry World

New model for nanoparticle lung exposure sheds new light on possible health risks

Untreated Psychiatric Disorders Common In Single Mothers On Welfare

11 years ago from Science Daily

Urban single mothers nearing the end of their welfare eligibility appear more likely to have substance use and psychiatric disorders than women in the general population, and often do not...

Patients being discharged against medical advice

11 years ago from Science Blog

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- When patients choose to leave the hospital before the treating physician recommends discharge, the consequences may involve risk of inadequately treated medical conditions and the need for...

Commonly used beauty staple clinically proven to help treat eczema

11 years ago from Science Blog

Mild to moderate eczema sufferers who are looking for a cost-effective way to control and heal this skin condition without a prescription now have a new option to consider. A...

Drug Improves Mobility For Some Multiple Sclerosis Patients

11 years ago from Science Daily

The experimental drug fampridine (4-aminopyridine) improves walking ability in some individuals with multiple sclerosis. That is the conclusion of a multi-center Phase 3 clinical trial.

Schools Keep Bugs at Bay a Safer Way

11 years ago from Scientific American

Fifteen years ago, a young boy in Bloomington, Indiana, was frequently sick with respiratory problems and other ailments. His symptoms appeared suddenly, and were so severe that he visited his...

New research reveals how cranberry products prevent urinary tract infections

11 years ago from Physorg

Chemicals present in cranberries -and not the acidity of cranberry juice, as previously thought -prevent infection-causing bacteria from attaching to the cells that line the urinary tract, as documented in...

Micro-worms to the Rescue?

11 years ago from PopSci

Doctors are trying to treat the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) with hookworms. Yes, worms. (You might be familiar with these types of tiny parasites from an incident with your...

After Mutiny, Bangladesh Blocks YouTube

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Bangladesh blocked access to the video-sharing site YouTube after it hosted a recording of a tense meeting between the prime minister and army officials following a bloody mutiny by border...

FDA OKs kids' cardiac adhesion barrier

11 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it's approved a device that reduces the severity of adhesions in children undergoing open-chest surgery.

New lung cancer radiation therapy created

11 years ago from UPI

PHILADELPHIA, March 9 (UPI) -- U.S. radiologists say they have developed a new lung cancer treatment that avoids conventional radiation regimens or surgical procedures.