Latest science news in Health & Medicine

Study determines how chemo kills tumors

11 years ago from UPI

MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- British medical scientists say they have determined how some chemotherapy drugs kill cancerous tumors.

Cattle heads recalled due to health hazard

11 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of about 941,271 pounds of cattle heads because of a health hazard.

Child Development: Lack Of Time On Tummy Shown To Hinder Achievement

11 years ago from Science Daily

The American Physical Therapy Association is urging parents and caregivers to ensure that babies get enough "tummy time" throughout the day while they are awake and supervised, in light of...

Researchers Unveil Vital Key To Cancer

11 years ago from Science Daily

University of Manchester scientists have uncovered the 3-D structure of Mps1 -- a protein that regulates the number of chromosomes during cell division and thus has an essential role in...

Spices May Protect Against Consequences Of High Blood Sugar

11 years ago from Science Daily

Herbs and spices are rich in antioxidants, and a new study suggests they are also potent inhibitors of tissue damage and inflammation caused by high levels of blood sugar.

HIV Expert Says 1 Step Down, 2 More To Go In Quest To Cure AIDS

11 years ago from Science Daily

A Johns Hopkins expert in HIV and how the AIDS virus hides in the body says antiretroviral drugs have stopped HIV from replicating, the first of three key steps needed...

Medicinal Marijuana Effective For Neuropathic Pain In HIV, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the impact of smoked medical cannabis, or marijuana, on the neuropathic pain associated with HIV, researchers have found that reported pain relief...

Research reveals why some smokers become addicted with their first cigarette

11 years ago from Biology News Net

New research from The University of Western Ontario reveals how the brain processes the 'rewarding' and addictive properties of nicotine, providing a better understanding of why some people seemingly become...

Use Of Cleaning Products During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Asthma In Young Children

11 years ago from Science Daily

Chemicals in household cleaning products linked to risk of asthma in young children. This finding may explain why excessive hygiene is linked to increased asthma and allergies.

Researchers compile West Nile gene "dictionary"

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Researchers have traced all of the proteins and enzymes used by the West Nile virus to infect cells, and found 305 genes that could serve as targets...

Fewer suds downed, Americans say, but alcohol disorders persist

11 years ago from CBC: Health

More Americans say they're pushing aside their beer steins, but the rate of alcohol-related disorders has remained steady, U.S. researchers said Wednesday.

Novel Method To Create Personalized Immunotherapy Treatments

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have a new process for developing dendritic cell-based immunotherapies for HIV. They have demonstrated that loading monocyte-derived dendritic cells with combinations of HIV antigen RNA stimulates the expansion of...

Mississippi moves to improve autopsy system

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

The doctor who performed most of the state's forensic autopsies and testified in trials that reportedly resulted in convictions for innocent men has been removed. A medical examiner will be...

Latin America: 62% of HIV patients receiving treatment

11 years ago from SciDev

Latin America has the highest proportion of HIV patients in the developing world receiving treatment, says a top scientist.

Average ER waiting time nears 1 hour, CDC says

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The average time that hospital emergency rooms patients wait to see a doctor has grown from about 38 minutes to almost an hour over the past decade,...

New step forward in search for solution to infection puzzle

11 years ago from Physorg

Scientists at the University of York have helped to reveal more about the way bacteria can attach to human tissues. The study could help in the development of new treatments...

US hospital using Wii as training tool for its surgeons

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Nintendo's Wii console is not just a toy - one US hospital is using it as a training tool for its surgical residents

The Brain on Exercise, How Your Workout Makes You Smart

11 years ago from Live Science

By sapping energy reserves (i.e. burning calories), exercise spurs the body to protect its most precious, and energy-demanding, organ: the brain. Scientists have found this is an example of "good...

Students With Food Allergies Often Not Prepared

11 years ago from Science Daily

Many students with food allergies aren't taking the threat of a reaction seriously enough, or are regularly in environments where they could not be properly treated during an emergency.

Dutch town tests 'air-purifying' concrete

11 years ago from Physorg

A road in the small Dutch town of Hengelo is to be paved with air-purifying concrete in a trial that could lead to a breakthrough in the fight against rising...

Faster test for tuberculosis

11 years ago from Chemistry World

Early diagnosis of tuberculosis is now a step closer, say scientists from India and Japan

Lake Elsinore boy, 9, dies of infection by water-borne amoeba

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Riverside County health officials urge swimmers to use caution after the death Saturday. It is not known where the boy contracted the Naegleria fowleri amoeba. ...

Gold Nanoshells Help Visibly Heat And Destroy Cancer

11 years ago from Science Daily

Most cancer tumors that have clear borders and are well defined have traditionally been treated successfully by surgical removal. But not all cancers respond to conventional surgery. More importantly, conventional...

Google to serve up ads for NBC's online Olympics coverage

11 years ago from Physorg

Google on Tuesday announced that freshly-acquired DoubleClick will be used to weave video ads into NBC's online coverage of the Olympics in Beijing.

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

11 years ago from UPI

The FDA approves 2008-09 flu vaccine … NASA analyzes Martian soil data … Earlier MS diagnosis may be possible … U.S. military use of robots increases ... Health/Science news from...

ulti-tasking maggots in superbug showdown

11 years ago from Physorg

Scientists at Swansea University (Wales, UK) have discovered a new type of antibiotic in maggot secretions that can tackle up to 12 different strains of MRSA, as well as E....

Overcoming Inhibitors Of Cell Death Improves Cancer Therapy Efficacy

11 years ago from Science Daily

Individuals with one of the most aggressive types of brain tumor have an extremely poor prognosis. Although some patients with GBM respond to treatment with drugs known as RTK inhibitors,...

Back-to-School Means Beware of Asthma for Some

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Asthma is a leading cause of death and disability in children younger than 18 years old, and is one of the leading causes of hospitalization in school-age children....