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'Stinky' Drywall Imported From China Raises Health And Safety Concerns

11 years ago from Science Daily

Homeowners throughout the United States are complaining of stinky odors, copper pipe and wire corrosion, and respiratory problems in an ongoing crisis that officials say is linked to drywall imported...

Automated telephone reminders pay off for blood pressure patients: study

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Automated telephone call reminders helped people with high blood pressure to lower their readings compared with people who did not receive the calls, researchers in Montreal found.

Scientists clarify the enzymatic activity of factors involved in childhood leukaemia

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The Stowers Institute's Shilatifard Lab and colleagues have provided new insight into the molecular basis for H3K4 methylation, an activity associated with the MLL protein found in chromosomal translocation-based aggressive...

Provenge helps in fighting prostate cancer

11 years ago from UPI

SEATTLE, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have determined sipuleucel-T, a prostate cancer immunotherapy drug, significantly prolongs survival in men with advanced prostate cancer.

Scientists learn why the flu may turn deadly

11 years ago from Biology News Net

As the swine flu continues its global spread, researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have discovered important clues about why influenza is more severe in some people than...

Lithium May Help Radiation Target Cancer, Spare Healthy Tissue

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have uncovered a mechanism that helps explain how lithium, a drug widely used to treat bipolar mood disorder, also protects the brain from damage that occurs during radiation treatments.

Study: Patients with resolved hepatitis C likely still contagious

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Patients with chronic hepatitis C that has been resolved through therapy or immune response may still be able to infect others with the virus. That finding is from a new...

Unprecedented use of DDT concerns experts

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A panel of experts and citizens convened to review recent studies on the link between DDT and human health expressed concern that the current practice of spraying the pesticide indoors...

Virginia Tech virologist developing more potent vaccine technology

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Virginia Tech virologist Chris Roberts' goal is to develop a platform for a flu vaccine that allows rapid modifications to meet new strains of flu...

Melanoma and pregnancy: What every woman needs to know about the risks, prognosis

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Researchers estimate that nearly one-third of cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, are diagnosed in women during their childbearing years. Since many women now are delaying...

Seniors should watch for drug interactions when taking multiple medications

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A recent study found that more than 80 percent of adults age 57 and older take at least one prescription drug a day and that about half of them regularly...

Toxicology research can be faster, more efficient and require less animal testing

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Toxicology research for approving new products for the market can take place more quickly and efficiently by largely replacing laboratory animal testing with a combination of in-vitro research and computer...

The Drunkard's Walk

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

In The Drunkard's Walk, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, change, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives.

REGiMMUNE to present at the 2009 American Transplant Congress

11 years ago from Science Blog

Mountain View, CA - May 5, 2009 - REGiMMUNE Corporation today announced that a company abstract has been accepted for presentation at the 2009 American Transplant Congress (ATC, May 30...

Longer Lasting Tumor Blocker

11 years ago from Science Daily

On the heels of dismaying reports that a promising anti-tumor drug could, in theory, shorten patients' long-term survival, comes a promising study suggests a potentially better option.

Raccoon droppings a hazard, says NYC health official

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Parents should be on alert for raccoon roundworm, a rare parasite transmitted through contact with the animal's feces, which has left an infant with brain damage and a teenager blind,...

Women more likely to experience non-traditional stroke symptoms

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The traditional stroke symptoms are well known and include a sudden onset of numbness or weakness on one side of the body, trouble talking, loss of vision, or coordination problems...

Exercise programs may improve symptoms in non-small cell lung cancer patients

11 years ago from Science Blog

AURORA, Colo. -- Exercise is known to have a positive effect on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and a study in the May issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology has...

AIDS expert urges routine HIV testing

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Two influential medical organisations, along with researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), have announced they strongly recommend universal and routine testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to...

The injured obese child: Let's give him some ankle support

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In comparison to non-obese children, obese children are significantly more likely to have lower body injuries, such as in their ankles and legs. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre study,...

Study reveals various barriers to physical activity in child care

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Nearly 75 percent of children ages 3-6 are in child care centres, and many are not be getting enough exercise...

Lack of food variety puts kids with autism at risk for poor nutrition

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The strong preference kids with autism have for certain foods places them at risk for nutritional deficiencies because their diets lack sufficient variety, according to research from Cincinnati Children's Hospital...

Program simulates spread of pandemic flu

11 years ago from UPI

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have created a program that simulates the spread of pandemic flu and how it can be reduced...

New Technology Shows Promise Against Resistant Staph Infections

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have combined their revolutionary new drug-delivery system with a powerful antimicrobial agent to treat potentially deadly drug-resistant staph infections in mice. Particles infused with nitric oxide are antibacterial and...

Nanoparticle Delivery System Developed To Induce Immunity To Certain STDs

11 years ago from Science Daily

Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial agent of sexually transmitted infections and occurs in 1 million cases a year and is the largest reportable infection in the US. Researchers...

How to turn conflict into collaboration when patients and physicians disagree

11 years ago from Physorg

In an era when people are more informed about their care and more assertive with their physicians, an impasse can develop over issues as simple as a patient insisting on...

Should DDT Be Used to Combat Malaria?

11 years ago from Scientific American

A panel of scientists recommended today that the spraying of DDT in malaria-plagued Africa and Asia should be greatly reduced because people are exposed in their homes to high levels...