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Estrogen Reduces Risk Of Fracture After Menopause, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

From the end of the 1970s to the late 1990s there was a significant reduction in the incidence of hip and distal forearm fractures among Oslo women in the early...

Common Bronchodilator Drug Linked To Increased Deaths

11 years ago from Science Daily

A common bronchodilator drug which has been used for more than a decade by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been linked to a one-third higher risk of cardiovascular-related...

Early Parenting Plays Key Role In Infants' Physiological Response To Stress

11 years ago from Science Daily

physiological response to stress (measured by heart rate) when they were temporarily separated from their mothers. DNA was collected to determine which infants carried a gene related to risky behaviors...

Is re-emerging superbug the next MRSA?

11 years ago from Science Blog

Dr. Ed Corboy had no idea what was afflicting his 80-year-old mother, Joan Corboy. All he knew for certain was that since being treated for what was a routine diarrheal...

Good Results for Bone Drug Buoy Amgen

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Amgen’s experimental bone drug reduced the risk of spinal fractures in women with osteoporosis by 68 percent in a pivotal clinical trial.

Heart Bypass Surgery: Deadly Delays

11 years ago from Science Daily

Delaying elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery may be a significant risk factor for post-operative death. Research published in the open access journal BMC Health Services Research reveals that when...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

11 years ago from UPI

Rate of aging in wild is twice that in lab … Bee venom: A treatment for hypertension? … NASA opens Web-based educational project … New technology identifies cancer cells ......

An 'HIV-test' Equivalent For Early Detection Of Lung Cancer

11 years ago from Science Daily

A team of researchers led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center reports online today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology the validation of a potential "HIV-test" equivalent for the early...

3-D MRI Technique Helps Radiologists Detect High-risk Carotid Disease

11 years ago from Science Daily

Canadian researchers have used 3-D magnetic resonance imaging to accurately detect bleeding within the walls of diseased carotid arteries, a condition that may lead to a stroke. The results of...

Old And New Therapies Combine To Tackle Atherosclerosis

11 years ago from Science Daily

Futuristic nanotechnology has been teamed with a decades-old drug to beat atherosclerotic plaques. The scientists found that drug-laced nanoparticles plus a statin could stop the growth of tiny blood vessels...

Parents Of Dying Newborns Need Clearer Explanation Of Options

11 years ago from Science Daily

Parent-doctor discussions about whether to maintain or withdraw life support from terminally ill or severely premature newborns are so plagued by miscommunication and misunderstanding that they might as well be...

Researchers Suppress 'Hunger Hormone' In Pigs: New Minimally Invasive Method Yields Result As Good As Bariatric Surgery

11 years ago from Science Daily

Johns Hopkins scientists report success in significantly suppressing levels of the "hunger hormone" ghrelin in pigs using a minimally invasive means of chemically vaporizing the main vessel carrying blood to...

Small Numbers Of Patients With Drug-resistant TB May Account For High Proportion Of New Infections

11 years ago from Science Daily

Inadequate treatment of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis can leave patients highly infectious, and small numbers of such patients may drive transmission of the disease in the very health care facilities intended to...

Researchers Invigorate 'Exhausted' Immune Cells

11 years ago from Science Daily

In battles against chronic infections, the body's key immune cells often become exhausted and ineffective. Researchers have now found a way to restore vigor to these killer T cells by...

New Synthetic Form Of Protein Holds Promise To Stop Cancer Spread

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have a pending patent on a new synthetic form of a protein involved in certain types of cancers and immune system...

Sun-damaged Skin Does Not Improve With Estrogen Treatments, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

Treating the skin with estrogen can stimulate collagen production -- which improves the appearance of the skin -- in areas not typically exposed to the sun, according to new research....

Massage Therapy May Have Immediate Positive Effect On Pain And Mood For Advanced Cancer Patients

11 years ago from Science Daily

Massage therapy may have immediate benefits on pain and mood among patients with advanced cancer. In a randomized trial of 380 advanced cancer patients at 15 U.S. hospices, improvement in...

Varicose vein treatment eases hunger for pigs

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A treatment for varicose veins helped cut the appetites of healthy, growing pigs and might offer a less radical alternative to weight-loss surgery for obese people, U.S....

World Vaccine Congress Australia 2008

11 years ago from Science Alert

Extra: Intercontinental Hotel Location: Sydney Start Date: 13 October 2008 End Date: 15 October 2008

Two Books That Can Save Your Life

11 years ago from Science Blog

This is the full 800-word version of a comparative book review that appeared in shorter form on the Sunday Pittsburgh Post-Gazette books page. The two books, Anticancer: A New Way...

Sleep trouble linked to bipolar relapse

11 years ago from Science Alert

Research with monitoring cuffs has suggested that people with bipolar have sleep disturbance in the days, or even weeks, leading up to a bipolar relapse.

Over 100,00 Aussies homeless

11 years ago from Science Alert

A new report has found that over 100,00 Australians were homeless in 2006, a number that increased since 2001, despite less youths being on the streets alone.

Immune Disease Institute Wins Annenberg Grant to Support International TB and AIDS Care and Research

11 years ago from Harvard Science

The Immune Disease Institute has received a two-year, $150,000 award from the Annenberg Foundation to support its ongoing work in international health. The funds will support efforts to combine basic...

Hospitals offering massages, acupuncture

11 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. hospitals are increasingly adding complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, to conventional services, the American Hospital Association said.

Clearing land could spread disease

11 years ago from Science Alert

A report has warned that the rate of mosquito-borne diseases, such as Ross River virus, will continue to rise unless careful land clearing practices are adopted.

Learning From the Dead

11 years ago from PopSci

Whether it’s the blue, ragged fingernails of a heroin-overdose victim or the scaly skin of someone poisoned by arsenic, a corpse bears signs that unveil the secrets behind its life...

MRI reveals inner ear anomalies in children with hearing loss

11 years ago from Physorg

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), physicians can identify soft-tissue defects that contribute to hearing loss in children, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Otolaryngology -Head...

Tools to boost cancer treatments published

11 years ago from UPI

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they have created a set of research tools designed to make the development of new cancer treatments more efficient.