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New Crohn's genetic risk factors ID'd

11 years ago from UPI

BOSTON, June 30 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led science team says it has identified 21 new genetic risk factors for Crohn's disease, bringing the total number of such risk...

Heavy birthweight increases risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis

11 years ago from Physorg

People who have a birthweight over 10 pounds are twice as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis when they are adults compared to individuals born with an average birthweight, according to...

UK and US guidelines on kids' physical activity levels need rethinking

11 years ago from Physorg

UK and US guidelines on how much physical activity children need to boost their health and stave off obesity need to be revised, conclude researchers in a study published ahead...

Cancer 'cure' in mice to be tested in humans

11 years ago from Science Blog

Scientists are about to embark on a human trial to test whether a new cancer treatment will be as effective at eradicating cancer in humans as it has proven to...

Transplant recipient completes Yosemite ascent

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A heart transplant survivor has added another first to her long string of mountaineering feats since getting a new heart 13 years ago - a dangerous 2...

H.I.V. Diagnosis Rates Continue to Rise Among Young Men, African-Americans

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Younger men, particularly minorities, bear the brunt of the AIDS epidemic in disproportionate numbers, according to a new report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Weighing the Costs of a CT Scan’s Look Inside the Heart

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Driven by financial incentives, many doctors are adopting CT scans, but there is scant evidence that they benefit most patients.

Avoid raw, undercooked shellfish, health officials warn

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The BC Centre for Disease Control is advising British Columbians to fully cook shellfish before eating because summer weather increases the risk of illnesses associated with raw or undercooked shellfish...

Doubling Of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Over-45s In Under A Decade

11 years ago from Science Daily

Rates of sexually transmitted infections have doubled among the over-45s in less than a decade, reveals new research in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Total Ankle Replacement With No Metal

11 years ago from Science Daily

Patients suffering from severe arthritis now have an option for total ankle replacement that offers increased mobility and pain relief without permanent metal implants. This technique is the first in...

Study identifies a scoliosis cause

11 years ago from UPI

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Los Angeles medical researchers say they have identified a gene mutation and molecular mechanism that causes an inherited form of scoliosis.

Promising Finding In Severe Lung Disease

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a novel function for an enzyme that plays a role in the tissue injury in acute respiratory distress syndrome, also known as ARDS.

Breast cancer gene removed from baby

11 years ago from UPI

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- Britain's first baby guaranteed to be genetically free from hereditary breast cancer has been conceived, medical officials say.

Calcium Alone Does Not Reduce Hip Fracture Risk

11 years ago from Science Daily

People, especially the elderly, may reach for calcium supplements in hopes of protecting themselves against bone fractures in case of a fall. But a recent analysis of several studies found...

Fighting A Worldwide Wheat Threat

11 years ago from Science Daily

Wheat stockpiles are at a 30-year low and production costs are rising, but what really scares wheat growers is the specter of Ug99, a new rust fungus to which very...

Telemedicine treats babies locally

11 years ago from Science Alert

Babies in North Queensland will now receive the best treatment possible without having to travel, thanks to the development of a new telemedicine service.

Opinion: Close examination of the Health Budget

11 years ago from Science Alert

It is disappointing to see lost opportunities in the budget to progress the agenda on prevention and primary healthcare reform, believes Lesley Russell.

More Mâori needed in health

11 years ago from Science Alert

New research has found that Mâori are under represented in the New Zealand health workforce, and has suggested steps that could rectify the imbalance.

HK, British health alert after TB death: report

11 years ago from Physorg

British and Hong Kong health authorities are urgently tracing people who came into contact with a woman who died of TB after flying home from the Chinese city, a newspaper...

Marijuana May Be Effective For Neuropathic Pain

11 years ago from Science Daily

The growing body of evidence that marijuana (cannabis) may be effective as a pain reliever has been expanded with publication of a new study in The Journal of Pain reporting...

First Patients Implanted In Study Evaluating Deep Brain Stimulation For Depression

11 years ago from Science Daily

St. Jude Medical, Inc. has announced the first patient implants in a clinical study that is investigating whether deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy will help people who suffer from major...

Health chief vows to end drugs lottery

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Minister pledges hospitals will offer treatments even while they are still being clinically approved

300 Internet death threats since Tokyo killing spree

11 years ago from Physorg

As many as 300 Internet warnings of mass murder and other death threats have been posted online in Japan after a knifing rampage in Tokyo left seven people dead, media...

Personalizing Medicine: New Research Shows Potential Of Targeted Therapies For Cancer

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study shows the potential to pre-target the treatment of cancer cells -- bringing personalized medicine one step closer from the laboratory to patients. By combining new molecular imaging...

Study: Nearly everyone can carry a tune

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Despite the hilarity of early-season "American Idol" episodes, nearly everyone can carry a tune, new research shows.

Shrimp on a Treadmill

11 years ago from Live Science

Researchers measure activity of an exercising shrimp by time, speed and oxygen level. Credit: David Scholnick

VIDEO: Toads Poisoning "Medical" Snakes

11 years ago from National Geographic

Milked for antivenom, Australia's king brown snakes are eating poisonous cane toads—alien reptiles that are overrunning the country.

Whaling Foes Vilify Japan Despite Norway, Iceland Hunts

11 years ago from National Geographic

Anti-whaling activists seem to attack Japan like it's their personal Moby Dick. But is that fair, when Norway and Iceland openly defy the world ban by whaling commercially?