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Driving To Work Increases Risk Of Heart Attack, Swedish Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

People who drive to work run a considerably greater risk of having a heart attack than those who are physically active on the way to work.

Double hand transplant patient recovering well

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Valarie Kepner was so excited at learning last fall that doctors might be able give her husband new hands that she called the University of Pittsburgh Medical...

Mexico's reopening from flu lockdown faces hitches

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Mexico's emergence from a national shutdown hit snags as some high schools were not cleaned in time to open and students returned to class in others without...

Cardiovascular Benefits Of Daily Exercise In School Children Are Evident Even After One Year

11 years ago from Science Daily

School children as young as 11 can benefit from a daily exercise program in reducing their levels of several known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. An ongoing study, which began...

Negligence Caused UCLA Death

11 years ago from C&EN

State safety and health agency faults university for training lapses, unsafe practices

New Universal Breast Cancer Marker Predicts Recurrence And Clinical Outcome

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have implicated the loss of a stromal protein called caveolin-1 as a major new prognostic factor in patients with breast cancer, predicting early disease recurrence, metastasis and breast cancer...

Health Insurers Agree to End Higher Premiums for Women

11 years ago from NY Times Health

It was the latest concession by insurers as Congress drafts legislation to overhaul the $2.5 trillion health care industry.

New study reinforces significant role of walnuts in diet

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- A new study has found that keeping the diet for type 2 diabetes under control gets a lot of help from including daily amounts of foods with the...

Even mildly premature infants have increased risk of a common respiratory tract infection

11 years ago from Physorg

Even mildly premature infants (gestational ages of 33 weeks through 36 weeks) have an increased risk of medically attended respiratory syncytial virus infection, which is the leading cause of...

Sustainable interventions key to successful schistosomiasis control

11 years ago from

A decade after the conclusion of a schistosomiasis control program in Mali, prevalence of the disease had regressed to pre-intervention levels, according to a study published 5 May in the...

New trial casts doubt on role of zinc supplements in diarrhoea treatment

11 years ago from

Zinc supplementation can be ineffective in the treatment of diarrhoea. A randomised controlled trial published in the open access journal BMC Medicine has shown that supplementation with either zinc or...

Why Parents Miss Their Children's Immunization Visits

11 years ago from Science Daily

There are several factors that contribute to children missing immunization visits. Parents who had to reschedule an appointment were found to be nearly four times as likely to miss their...

How Some Immune Cells Improve Cancer Outcome

11 years ago from Science Daily

For a number of cancers, including neuroblastoma (the second most common tumor in children), tumor infiltration by a subset of immune cells known as V-alpha-24-invariant NKT cells is associated with...

Pandemics That Were And Weren’t

11 years ago from PopSci

More often than not, it’s the newer diseases, like HIV or Ebola, that grab all the headlines. But those Johnny-come-lately microbes have nothing on one of the most dangerous, and...

Bike helmet law needs better enforcement, says MLA

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Only three tickets have been issued since P.E.I.'s bicycle helmet law was passed six years ago, and Stratford-Kinlock MLA Cynthia Dunsford says that's because of lax enforcement.

Special honey halts bacteria

11 years ago from Science Alert

Researchers have found out how manuka honey stops bacterial infections from growing, and what conditions it needs to work.

Researchers near completion of bacteria-based system for treating hazardous wastewater

11 years ago from Science Blog

Biotechnologists at UP Los Baños are hard at work putting the final touches to the prototype of a wastewater treatment system that uses bacteria.

Deep Brain Stimulation Found to be Effective in Children with Treatment-Resistant Generalized Primary Dystonia

11 years ago from Physorg

Dystonia is a very complex, highly variable neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions. As many as 250,000 people in the United States have dystonia, making it the third...

Adults Important In Reducing Tobacco Use Among Young People

11 years ago from Science Daily

A clear commitment from adults against the use of tobacco is expected by their children as they grow up, and it can prevent teenagers from starting to smoke or use...

A critical patient, an overwhelmed hospital and a tenacious newspaper

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

In Oaxaca, one of Mexico's poorest areas, the Despertar daily sniffed out the crisis, forcing doctors to announce, a week before emergency was declared, that they faced a deadly 'atypical...

Stem Cell Focus For IBD Wound Healing

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists are investigating whether stem cell markers could have a role to play in speeding up wound healing in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Cow’s Genetic Predisposition Affects Composition Of Her Milk

11 years ago from Science Daily

The genetic predisposition of cows has an effect on the fat and protein content of their milk. Researchers have spent the past few years examining the scope and significance of...

Lessons from avian flu shield Latin America

11 years ago from SciDev

Preparation for avian flu has taught several South American countries how to be ready for swine flu pandemic.

Vital Signs: Aging: Prelude to Alzheimer’s Memory Trouble

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Difficulty making decisions about what to remember may be a sign of impending Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.

Women Sue Over Device to Stop Urine Leaks

11 years ago from NY Times Science

In light of recent issues with vaginal slings, the F.D.A. process to clear medical devices faces new questions.

Slim odds for viruses to mix in pigs now, experts say

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Human and animal influenza experts tried to minimize fears on Monday that a herd of pigs in Alberta infected by swine flu could potentially make the infection more dangerous to...

Merck and Elsevier Create "Peer-Reviewed" Advertorial

11 years ago from PopSci

It seems as though pharmaceutical giant Merck (best known for the deadly painkiller Vioxx), has teamed up with science publishing titan Elsevier (who, not long ago, got caught producing a...