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Test to detect iron-related ills created

11 years ago from UPI

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've developed technology that facilitates diagnoses of anemia related to chronic illness, as well as diseases of iron...

End of transplant drugs may be near

11 years ago from UPI

KIEL, Germany, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Germany scientists say they've created a technique that might avoid the necessity of transplant patients taking anti-rejection drugs the rest of their...

Possible cause of endometriosis is found

11 years ago from UPI

LIVERPOOL, England, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- British researchers say they've identified an enzyme that may create a condition called endometriosis -- the most common cause of pelvic pain...

Stent Grafts: A Better Way To Treat Blunt Trauma Injuries

11 years ago from Science Daily

Endovascular repair -- fixing an injury in a blood vessel from inside that vessel -- is a better option for individuals who receive highly lethal injuries from high-speed collisions or...

HIV Drug Can Persist In Mothers' Milk, Increasing Risk To Them And Their Babies

11 years ago from Science Daily

A drug commonly used in the developing world to prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child persists in the breast milk and blood of the mothers, putting them and...

Testosterone and body fat are controlled by the same genes

11 years ago from Physorg

Genes that control percentage of body fat are also responsible for circulating levels of testosterone in men, research published in the latest edition of Clinical Endocrinology shows. The research shows...

Songbirds may hold key to advances in treatment of brain degeneration

11 years ago from Physorg

Ongoing research at Lehigh University may one day help make strides toward therapeutic advances in the treatment of diseases that involve the loss of memory and brain degeneration such as...

Math and medicine might cure cancer

11 years ago from UPI

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- U.S.-led scientists say they've used math and medicine to demonstrate how the two disciplines, when combined, might lead to a cure...

New Gene Therapy Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers report promising results for a new chemoprevention gene therapy for preventing and treating pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal and treatment-resistant forms of cancer.

More UCLA Medical Center employees peeked at celebrities' records, state says

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

A total of 127 workers, nearly double the initial reported number, have been implicated in the growing scandal by the California Department of Public Health. ...

Microsoft gives Partners grant for diabetes home-health program

11 years ago from Harvard Science

The Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, one of the nation’s leading integrated health care delivery systems, received funding from the Microsoft HealthVault Be Well Fund to...

27 infants die in Turkish hospital

11 years ago from UPI

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Turkish health officials say they have halted admissions of some expectant mothers to an Ankara hospital where 27 infants have died in...

Sesame seed extract and konjac gum may help ward off Salmonella and E. coli

11 years ago from Physorg

A new study in SCI's Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture shows that konjac gum and sesame seed extract may offer protection against different strains of E. coli...

Exposure to Agent Orange linked to prostate cancer in Vietnam veterans

11 years ago from Physorg

UC Davis Cancer Center physicians today released results of research showing that Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange have greatly increased risks of prostate cancer and even greater risks...

Tech Goes Back To School

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Notebooks, mice, and keyboards will be in hot demand as students head to campus, as will handy netbooks to a lesser degree.

Happiness Lengthens Life

11 years ago from Science Daily

Happiness does not heal, but happiness protects against falling ill. As a result, happy people live longer. The size of the effect on longevity is comparable to that of smoking...

New York Hospitals Create Outcry in Foreign Deal

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A deal with a Caribbean school to provide clinical training for students at the city’s public hospitals has stoked fears that clerkships will grow more scarce.

Millions With Chronic Disease Get Little to No Treatment

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A study estimates that about one of every three working-age adults without insurance in the U.S. has received a diagnosis of a chronic illness and is not getting adequate treatment.

Johnson & Johnson Receives Subpoena on Bile Duct Stents

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The subpoena of Johnson & Johnson broadens an investigation that has touched its competitors Abbott Laboratories and Boston Scientific.

Really?: The Claim: Quinine Is Effective in Easing Leg Cramps

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Quinine is a popular remedy for leg cramps but there are a couple of problems with the approach.

Personal Health: Sorting Out Coffee’s Contradictions

11 years ago from NY Times Science

As with any product used to excess, consumers often wonder about the health consequences of caffeine.

Global Update: Ethics of Studies in Poor Countries Lead to Call for New Regulations

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Two researchers from the University of North Carolina are calling for new ways to regulate health surveys.

Vital Signs: Screening: Higher Rates of Hearing Loss Are Found

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Researchers said they had evidence that as many as 29 million people in this country might have at least some hearing loss.

Vital Signs: Disparities: Surgical Tools Not Fit for Smaller Hands

11 years ago from NY Times Science

A new study finds that some devices commonly used in the operating room are too big to be comfortable for women.

Cases: The Germs Are Potent. But So Is a Kiss.

11 years ago from NY Times Science

The emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms is an unintended consequence of our use (and overuse) of antibiotics.

As Cancer Lingered, She Lived a Bold Life

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Karen Pasqualetto faced a grim cancer diagnosis with grit and tenacity.

To Heal the Wounded

11 years ago from NY Times Science

A new textbook is the first guidebook of new techniques for American battlefield surgeons to be published while the wars it analyzes are still being fought.

HIV vaccine 'allows drug breaks'

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Scientists are testing a vaccine designed to give HIV patients a prolonged break from their regular medication.