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Gastrointestinal Bleeding After Stroke May Increase Risk Of Death

11 years ago from Science Daily

People who have gastrointestinal bleeding after a stroke are more likely to die or become severely disabled than stroke sufferers with no GI bleeding, according to a new study.

For Nanotech Drug Delivery, Size Doesn't Matter Shape Does [News]

11 years ago from Scientific American

As nanotechnology to ferry drugs to their destinations is tested in both the laboratory and in clinical trials, scientists have made a surprising discovery about the kinds of nanoparticles that...

Voluntary Exercise Does Not Appear To Alleviate Anxiety And Depression

11 years ago from Science Daily

Voluntary physical activity does not appear to cause a reduction in anxiety and depression, but exercise and mood may be associated through a common genetic factor, according to a new...

Preventing Friendly Fire: A Role For The Thymic Cortex In Stopping Your Body From Attacking Itself

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study investigates the inner mechanics of the thymus, the organ that creates the foot soldiers of the immune system. The study helps shed light on the timing and...

Rectal Gel Prevents Transmission Of AIDS-like Virus In Macaques

11 years ago from Science Daily

The HIV drug tenofovir may prevent AIDS transmission when applied rectally as a gel, according to results from a macaque study published in PLoS Medicine.

US Immigrant Children May Be Less Physically Active Than US-born Children

11 years ago from Science Daily

Immigrant children in the United States appear to be less physically active and less likely to participate in sports than US--born children, according to a report in the August issue...

The question: Vitamin C good or bad?

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Helen Pidd There's no evidence that injecting vitamin C is effective in treating human cancer

Psychiatrists shift away from providing psychotherapy

11 years ago from Science Blog

A declining number of office-based psychiatrists appear to be providing psychotherapy to their patients, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. read more

Estrogen Relieves Psychotic Symptoms In Women With Schizophrenia

11 years ago from Science Daily

When combined with antipsychotic medications, the estrogen estradiol appears to be a useful treatment in women with schizophrenia, according to a new report.

Lowering Cholesterol Early In Life Could Save Lives

11 years ago from Science Daily

With heart disease maintaining top billing as the leading cause of death in the United States, physician-researchers are proposing that aggressive intervention to lower cholesterol levels as early as childhood...

Vitamin C Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment

11 years ago from Live Science

The nutrient shrunk brain, ovarian and pancreatic tumors in mice

MDs urged to end prostate screening in elderly men

11 years ago from AP Science

NEW YORK (AP) -- Doctors should stop routine prostate cancer screening of men over age 75 because there is more evidence of harm than benefit, a...

Lilly Diabetes Drug Shows a Life-Extending Promise

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Byetta, an injectable drug that lowers blood sugar, may help people with diabetes to live longer, according to the results of a major clinical trial.

New prognostic model for traumatic brain injury

11 years ago from Physorg

In a research article published in this week's PLoS Medicine Ewout Steyerberg (of the University Medical Center Rotterdam) and colleagues describe the development and validation of new prognostic models for...

Medication increasingly replaces psychotherapy, study finds

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Fewer patients are undergoing in-depth treatment as antidepressants and other drugs are more widely used. The shift is attributed partly to insurance reimbursement policies. ...

Strategies To Control TB Outdated, Inadequate, Analysis Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

The standard regimens to treat tuberculosis are inadequate in countries with high rates of multi-drug resistant TB. In countries with high rates of MDR-TB, patients are nearly twice as likely...

Recurrence Of Group B Strep High In Subsequent Pregnancies, Say Obstetricians

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study could help experts better decide whether to continue the current practice of retesting women during their second pregnancies for a common bacterial infection if they had tested...

Immunotherapy In High-risk Pediatric Sarcomas Shows Promising Response

11 years ago from Science Daily

Based on a pilot study in children with sarcoma, researchers believe that immunotherapy could prove beneficial in treating high-risk forms of this cancer.

Scientists look to HIV drugs as preventative

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Researchers are conducting far-reaching trials to determine whether existing treatments can be used prophylactically to block infection. ...

Anti-AIDS vaccines hold promise

11 years ago from UPI

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- AIDS experts meeting in Mexico City said anti-retroviral drugs being tested for HIV prevention are among the most promising AIDS interventions in...

Nancy banks-Smith on last night's TV

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Nancy Banks-Smith on The Genius of Charles Darwin | I'm Kylie's Body Double | Coronation Street

Treatment With Anti-anemia Drugs May Not Be Safe For Multiple Myeloma Patients

11 years ago from Science Daily

A recent study demonstrated that Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, a widely used drug to treat anemia, may have a negative impact on the survival of myeloma patients.

Bill Clinton Announces AIDS, Malaria Initiatives

11 years ago from National Geographic

Speaking in Senegal and Liberia, the former U.S. president announced initiatives he said could immediately reduce AIDS-related infant mortality and, separately, significantly extend affordable malaria treatment.

One-Third of Uninsured Are Chronically Ill

11 years ago from Live Science

And that can mean missed care, fading health, earlier death, experts say

Oysters' super-sex drive 'behind deadly mollusc malaise'

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Young French oysters are dying from a killer virus because developing their sex organs too soon has exhausted them, scientists believe.

HIV-positive migrants accuse US of neglect

11 years ago from AP Health

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Olga Arellano sobs as she recalls how her HIV-positive daughter spent two months succumbing to infections in a U.S. migrant detention center,...

Lens implant offers chance at beating lazy eye

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Dr. Paul Dougherty delicately slipped a tiny lens inside the right eye of 7-year-old Megan Garvin - a last-ditch shot at saving her sight in that eye....

New bottle cap thwarts wine counterfeiters

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- When the Roman historian Pliny the Elder wrote " in vino veritas " - in wine, there is truth - he must not have been drinking...