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Various brands of acne creams are recalled

11 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of various brands of acne cream because of possible contamination.

Study chronicles drug-resistant TB in the U.S.

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Unlike what is happening in much of the developing world, new U.S. cases of tuberculosis have declined sharply over the last 15 years. ...

Eliminating soda from school diets does not affect overall consumption

11 years ago from Biology News Net

With childhood obesity increasing, school administrators and public health officials are reducing availability of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) in schools. In a study published in the November/December 2008 issue of the...

Study improves recovery for mothers with depression

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Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a therapy programme to treat depression in women in developing countries. Although depression is a major health problem world-wide, experts say its...

Can vitamins and minerals prevent hearing loss?

11 years ago from Science Blog

About 10 million people in the United States alone???from troops returning from war to students with music blasting through headphones???are suffering from impairing noise-induced hearing loss. read more

Long-term Benefits Of Morphine Treatment In Infants Confirmed In Rodent Study

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have demonstrate that administration of preemptive morphine prior to a painful procedure in infancy blocks the long-term negative consequences of pain in adult rodents. These studies have serious implications...

Diagnosis Of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Predicts High Risk And Rate Of Further Infection In Teenagers

11 years ago from Science Daily

A study among Baltimore inner-city teenage girls treated for pelvic inflammatory disease shows they are highly vulnerable to subsequent sexually transmitted infections -- sometimes within a few weeks or months...

Better Treatments For Inherited Form Of Colon Cancer?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers believe they may be one step closer to understanding how certain forms of colon cancer develop.

Cancer Risk From Cardiac CT Overstated, Researchers Say

11 years ago from Science Daily

Radiology and cardiovascular researchers have presented new data that shows the risk of cancer from exposure to radiation during computed tomography for cardiovascular disease has been overstated and that new...

YouTube signs deals with MGM, Fremantle

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Video-sharing site YouTube has signed deals with both Hollywood studio MGM and Australian TV producer FremantleMedia for online content.

Rabies 'barrier' to save rare wolf

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- A team of Oxford University and Ethiopian conservationists are battling to save the world`s rarest wolf from a rabies outbreak by creating a ‘barrier` of vaccinated wolf packs.

SNPs affect folate metabolism in study of Puerto-Rican adults

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at Tufts University have gained further understanding of the genomic basis for altered folate metabolism and the content of uracil in blood DNA. In a study published in October's...

Impact Of Insulin Pump Under Study

11 years ago from Science Daily

Using an insulin pump to manage diabetes is more convenient than managing the disease with daily insulin injections. That much, physicians already know. But the pump's impact on the lives...

Indigenous Australian patients confused and frustrated by kidney disease

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New Australian research has shown that Indigenous Australians with kidney disease are confused, frustrated and feel poorly informed about their illness...

New findings on the role of inflammation in prevention of coronary heart disease

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This year, about 450,000 Americans will die of coronary heart disease - the leading cause of death for both men and women. Although we have made great strides in preventing...

The War on Dengue Fever

11 years ago from NY Times Health

In Bangkok, researchers hunt for a vaccine to protect U.S. troops, and millions of third-world civilians, from dengue fever.

UK PM Wilson may have had Alzheimer's in office, study says

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

An analysis of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson's speeches suggests he may have had early Alzheimer's disease while still in office.

African researchers plan malaria vaccine trial

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A medical trial involving 16,000 children across Africa will be a challenge to human, scientific and communications resources on the world's poorest continent, three researchers hoping to...

Chemical From Medicinal Plants May Be Used To Fight HIV

11 years ago from Science Daily

Immune cells lose the ability to divide as they age because a part of their chromosomes known as a telomere becomes progressively shorter with cell division. As a result, its...

The 156th Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Meeting, Nov. 10-14, Miami, FL

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

November 7, 2008 -- The 156th Acoustical Society of America (ASA) meeting convenes next week in Florida at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami. Reporters are invited to...

Sexual intimacy and breast cancer survivors

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An Indiana University study found that young, female breast cancer survivors often suffer from sexual and intimate relationship issues and are interested in using sexual enhancement products to treat these...

Refractive Surgical Practices in Persons with Human ImmunodeficiencyVirus (HIV) Positivity

11 years ago from Science Daily

People who are HIV-positive are now living longer, healthier lives, thanks to antiretroviral therapy and other treatment advances, and the number of HIV-positive people seeking LASIK, intraocular lenses following cataract...

Contamination Of Contact Lens Storage Cases Of Refractive Surgery Candidates

11 years ago from Science Daily

Millions of people around the world wear contact lenses, with 24 million wearers in the U.S. alone. While contact lens care is generally very safe, lenses that are not properly...

More doctors working less

11 years ago from Science Alert

The supply of medical practitioners in Australia has risen since 2002, compensating for the slight reduction in average working hours, a report has found.

Teens' babies risk spinal defects

11 years ago from Science Alert

Teenage mothers and women living in remote areas are at increased risk of having babies with spinal defects, a study has revealed.

World Generic Medicines Congress Americas 2008

11 years ago from Science Alert

Location: Washington DC, United StatesStart Date: 18 November 2008End Date: 21 November 2008

6th Annual Cancer Drugs Research and Development Conference

11 years ago from Science Alert

Location: Philadelphia, PA, United StatesStart Date: 19 February 2009End Date: 20 February 2009

Lungs 'boosted' by breastfeeding

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The physical effort involved in breastfeeding may leave babies with stronger lungs, research suggests.