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Wheezing After Early-life Antibiotics

11 years ago from Science Daily

Children who are given antibiotics in their first three months often wheeze at 15 months of age. However, this wheezing is probably more due to the presence of chest infections...

Africa 'must not stop HIV vaccine trials'

11 years ago from SciDev

Failure to find an HIV vaccine candidate should not mean shutting down clinical trial centres in Africa, say researchers.

Certain HIV Treatment Less Effective When Used With Anti-TB Therapy

11 years ago from Science Daily

Patients receiving rifampicin-based anti-tuberculosis therapy are more likely to experience virological failure when starting nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy, an HIV treatment that is widely used in developing countries because of lower...

Hitting head on diving board common injury for kids

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Children diving into backyard pools risk serious injury, and their parents and coaches need to do more to keep them safe, say researchers who tracked injuries in the U.S.

Kids in U.S. still taking cough and cold meds despite warnings

11 years ago from CBC: Health

About one in 10 children south of the border take cough and cold medications in any given week, new data shows.

High Use Of Complementary Methods Found Among Cancer Survivors

11 years ago from Science Daily

Many cancer patients use complementary and alternative methods, most often prayer, relaxation, supplements, meditation, and massage. Meanwhile, the use of other methods, such as biofeedback, homeopathy and acupressure, are relatively...

Carcinogen-eating bugs discovered

11 years ago from Science Alert

An Australian researcher has found a group of microbes that can break down some of the worst cancer-causing substances released by pollution.

International Panel Updates Treatment Guidelines For HIV Infection

11 years ago from Science Daily

An evaluation of recent data has led to an update in the guidelines and recommendations for antiretroviral treatment of adult human immunodeficiency virus infection, according to an article in the...

Toxic Drugs, Toxic System: Sociologist Predicts Drug Disasters

11 years ago from Science Daily

Americans are likely to be exposed to unacceptable side effects of FDA-approved drugs such as Vioxx in the future because of fatal flaws in the way new drugs are tested...

Telemedicine Leads To Better Stroke Treatment Decisions, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center say that their first-of-its-kind study of a telemedicine program which transports stroke specialists via computer desktop or even laptop to...

H.I.V. Study Says Rate 40% Higher Than Estimate

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The U.S. has significantly underreported the number of new H.I.V. infections occurring each year, a study says.

Abbott faces more litigation over AIDS drug

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- When Abbott Laboratories Inc. hiked up the price of a popular AIDS drug by 400 percent in 2003, executives prepared for the inevitable public relations hit, but...

Lax oversight risks millions of Medicare dollars

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The government is putting millions of Medicare dollars at risk by authorizing fictitious sellers of wheelchairs, prosthetics and other medical supplies to submit reimbursement claims with only...

IOC being grilled on Internet censorship

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- IOC president Jacques Rogge was accused of backtracking on promises of press freedoms Saturday and some Internet sites remained blocked less than a week before the Beijing...

Lapatinib Reduces Brain Metastases In Mouse Model Of Metastatic Breast Cancer

11 years ago from Science Daily

Lapatinib reduces the number of large brain metastases in a mouse model of metastatic breast cancer, relative to untreated mice, researchers report.

Same Dose Of Anthracycline Is Not Safe For Everyone, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

Not all patients can tolerate the currently recommended cumulative dose of epirubicin. New models can help physicians calculate the epirubicin dose associated with a 5 percent risk of cardiotoxicity for...

Low-gravity Training Machine Reduces Joint, Muscle Impacts, Says Study

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study of a space-age, low-gravity training machine used by several 2008 Olympic runners showed it reduced impacts on muscles and joints by nearly half when subjects ran at...

Physicians Ask EPA, 'Antibiotics To Cure Sick Apples, Or Sick Children?'

11 years ago from Science Daily

A U.S. federal decision to permit the State of Michigan to spray the state's apple orchards with gentamicin risks undermining the value of this important antibiotic to treat blood infections...

Smart Contact Lenses Dispense Medication

11 years ago from Science Daily

"Smart" contact lenses that measure pressure within the eye and dispense medication accordingly could be made possible using a new material developed by biomedical engineers at UC Davis.

State considering laws modifying individual health insurance policies

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

The proposal would limit insurer profits on individual plans, require the plans to provide a basic set of benefits and restrict insurers' ability to cancel policies retroactively. ...

Skin cancer detector deployed in Scotland

11 years ago from UPI

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A handheld scanner called "MoleMate" has been introduced in Scotland to combat the country's rising incidence of skin cancer.

12-year-old with HIV to open world AIDS conference

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Keren Dunaway was 5 when her parents used drawings to explain to her that they both had the HIV virus - and so did she. Now the...

Mixed results for growth hormone in HIV patients

11 years ago from AP Health

CHICAGO (AP) -- A hormone better known for illicit use among athletes can help treat troublesome complications from the AIDS virus, but with potentially risky side...

Oral pill turns slacker mice into marathonists: study

11 years ago from Physorg

US researchers have come up with a pill that promises to give a typical junk-food snacking couch potato the silhouette of an athlete and the endurance of a marathon runner.

Kids need the adventure of 'risky' play

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

A major study says parents harm their children's development if they ban tree-climbing or conkers

Study: Medical testing bad for chimps

11 years ago from UPI

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Chimpanzees used in medical tests are left with mental problems resembling those exhibited by humans who have undergone torture, a U.S. expert...

Warning over second wave of CJD cases

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Scientists say that threat of brain illness returning will persist for decades

For leg-cramp sufferers, there's no good alternatives to quinine

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

I am devastated that quinine is no longer available. I have taken it safely for decades to reduce leg cramping.