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Floss Your Teeth -- On The Double

11 years ago from Science Daily

A recent study demonstrates that including flossing as part of one's routine oral care can actually help reduce the amount of gum disease-causing bacteria found in the mouth, therefore contributing...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

11 years ago from UPI

Large Hadron Collider operations scheduled … Software might be able to predict disease … Fingerprints prove more than just identity … Marine bacteria might help fight cancer ... Health/Science news...

Some acidophilus drugs recalled in Canada

11 years ago from UPI

OTTAWA, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Health Canada is warning Canadians with milk allergies not to use several brands of acidophilus-containing health products labeled as "non-dairy."

The Schiavo Case: Are Mass Media To Blame?

11 years ago from Science Daily

In 1990, Theresa Schiavo, an American citizen, had a cardiac arrest that caused irreversible brain damage which led to a persistent vegetative state diagnosis. A few years later, this diagnosis...

Periodontal Disease Independently Predicts New Onset Diabetes

11 years ago from Science Daily

Periodontal disease may be an independent predictor of incident type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. While diabetes has long been believed to be a risk factor for periodontal...

New Implant Device Remotely Monitors Heart Failure Patients

11 years ago from Science Daily

Chest pain and shortness of breath are common symptoms that send tens of thousands of heart failure (HF) patients into US hospitals each month. Cardiologists may now be able to...

Most Americans Want Health Care Reform

11 years ago from Live Science

Many frustrated with the inefficiency and cost of the current system, survey finds

Unique U.S. skin infection registry opens

11 years ago from UPI

RARITAN, N.J., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The first U.S. registry of skin and soft tissue infections says it's started enrolling patients, with a goal of 1,200 registrations by...

Anaheim General Hospital hit with dozens of citations over staffing, care

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

The findings put the hospital's funding at risk and come as its owner, Pacific Health, is named in a suit accusing it of defrauding the Medi-Cal and Medicare programs. ...

Treatment Outcomes Highlight Dangers Of Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis

11 years ago from Science Daily

In a retrospective study of 174 tuberculosis patients, patients with extensively-drug-resistant tuberculosis were almost eight times as likely to die as patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The study highlights the...

Researchers demonstrate activity of mebendazole in metastatic melanoma

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at the NYU Cancer Institute and the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology have identified mebendazole, a drug used globally to treat parasitic infections, as a novel investigational agent...

Health-care system leaves patients, medicos in the waiting room

11 years ago from Physorg

The Australian accreditation and registration system for international medical graduates is critically ill and the country needs to create a better system to support overseas health professionals or it will...

'Edible optics' could make food safer

11 years ago from Physorg

Imagine an edible optical sensor that could be placed in produce bags to detect harmful levels of bacteria and consumed right along with the veggies. Or an implantable device...

Test Vaccines Show Promise Against Parasite Of Cattle

11 years ago from Science Daily

An effective vaccine against a parasite-borne disease called neosporosis may be a few steps closer to development.

U.S. Cyclists Are Masked, and Criticism Is Not

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The cyclists were the first athletes to be seen wearing masks or doing anything proactive to combat the effects of pollution.

Behavioral Approaches Overlooked in AIDS Fight

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Millions of people are becoming infected because governments are overlooking studies showing that behavior modification works, AIDS experts said Tuesday.

Heavy Atoms Can Help Destroy Tumor Cells

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new discovery has been made in cancer research. Researchers have now shown that it is possible to improve hadrontherapy's targeting and destruction of tumor cells by loading the cells...

Eroded Telomeres Are Behind A Rare Premature Aging Syndrome

11 years ago from Science Daily

Each time a cell divides, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes shorten -- and when these caps are gone, so are we. Now, by using an unconventional strategy...

Calgary scientists grow tumour to find infant brain cancer treatment

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Cultivating cells from a rare brain cancer that attacks infants and children may increase the chances of finding a treatment, says a team of Calgary researchers.

3 Southern California hospitals accused of fraud

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Facilities in Los Angeles and Tustin allegedly churned thousands of indigents through their sites and billed Medicare and Medi-Cal for costly and unjustified medical procedures. ...

Why Treatment Isn't Effective For HIV

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have answered a key question as to why antiretroviral therapy isn't effective in restoring immunity in HIV-infected patients. Once a person is infected with the virus, fibrosis, or scarring,...

Breast CT Scanners Promise Painless Alternative To Mammography

11 years ago from Science Daily

The discomfort of a mammogram can drive some women to avoid the valuable screening, occasionally with dire consequences. Now a new procedure, dedicated breast computed tomography (CT), promises to take...

Measuring Cancer Therapy Success With Oxygen

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have identified a way to predict very early in the treatment process the outcome of radiation and chemotherapy for cervical cancer patients -- based on oxygen levels within the...

Broccoli could reverse the heart damaging effects of diabetes

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers have discovered eating broccoli could undo the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels.

ER, Doctor Visits Topped 1 Billion in 2006

11 years ago from Live Science

As America grows older, that's an average of 4 a year per person, CDC report says

Ground breaking eye therapy for stroke victims developed

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- A new computer-based therapy for stroke victims who have suffered partial vision loss has been developed by Scottish scientists.

Researchers Use High Performance IBM Computer in Pursuit of Medical Treatments

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have selected a high performance IBM computer to perform research they hope will one day...

Canadian health minister resists WHO on safe injection sites

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The federal health minister repeated his opposition to safe injection sites at an international AIDS conference this week, in contrast to the World Health Organization's supportive stance on the harm...