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Bone marrow 'cures HIV patient'

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

German doctors say a patient appears to have been cured of HIV by a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor.

Transplant Experts Discuss Organ Trafficking

11 years ago from Science Daily

With the number of patients in need of organ transplants on the rise, an increasing number of patients are turning to unconventional sources for organs. Individuals are willing to donate...

Harnessing Nature’s Diagnostic Tools For Disease Prevention

11 years ago from Science Daily

The earlier cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of effecting a cure. A revolutionary new hybrid technology offers the possibility of detecting this and other diseases right at inception.

'Superbugs' On The Rise In Canadian Hospitals, New Study Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

Although infection control has been substantially ramped up in Canadian hospitals since the SARS crisis of 2003, the number of resistant bacterial infections post-SARS have multiplied even faster, a new...

Research On Breathing Disorders And Congenital Heart Defects

11 years ago from Science Daily

New optical techniques have been developed for visualizing the invisible processes at work in several human diseases.

County-USC is in a reporter's blood

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

He recalls his childhood in Boyle Heights, playing basketball at the hospital and exploring its tunnels, nooks and stairwells. ...

Cost of treating colorectal cancer can vary by thousands per patient

11 years ago from

The cost of treating colorectal cancer varies widely, with newer, life-extending therapies sometimes costing tens of thousands of dollars more than older agents, according to a study led by a...

Impact of reform measures on nephrology practice and patient care explained

11 years ago from

The end-stage renal disease (ESRD) Medicare reform measures recently passed by Congress represent the most significant ESRD reforms in decades. These measures and how they will impact the practice of...

Could vitamin D save us from radiation?

11 years ago from

Radiological health expert Daniel Hayes, Ph.D., of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene suggests that a form of vitamin D could be one of our body's...

Epilepsy and some of its causes

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Up to 10% of people will suffer a seizure at some point, but not all of them have epilepsy. Epilepsy is a term reserved for those who suffer repeatedly from...

Functional training: exercises that multi-task

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

To some trainers, the routines offer more bang for the energy-expended buck. To others, they're unnecessarily complicated. ...

Yoga pose helps runners stretch hip flexors while making legs stronger

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Tight hip flexors can be a problem for people whose workout regimens include running or brisk walking; such repetitive forward motion can cause overuse injuries. Here's a yoga pose that...

Kombucha has ancient roots. But it's untested.

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

The drink is purported to boost immunity. Home brews have sickened some. ...

Is red meat's bad name justified?

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Recent studies give red meat a bad name. But moderation, proper preparation -- and science -- can minimize the risks. ...

At addiction centers, longer treatment programs are proving key to ending the relapse-rehab cycle

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Thirty days' treatment is the norm, but more facilities are offering programs to patients that extend to 45 days, 90 days and even longer.

Many Motorists Don't See Need To Heed Speed Limits

11 years ago from Science Daily

Research suggests US motorists are growing increasingly cynical about the relevance of speed limits, and a new study indicates many motorists are more likely to think they can drive safely...

Household cleaner makes blood removal simple!

11 years ago from

Common household “oxy” cleaners remove blood almost too well

Only Gatineau camp for children with intellectual disabilities closes

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Children with intellectual disabilities and their families have lost the only camp in the Gatineau region that is specially designed to accommodate them.

Board knew of nurses' criminal records but took years to act

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

California panel lagged in revoking or suspending licenses of LVNs convicted of sex and drug crimes. The Times earlier found RNs worked despite convictions. 'The public isn't protected,' expert says. ...

C. Ronald Kahn first to win Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research

11 years ago from Harvard Science

C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and head of the Head Section on Obesity and Hormone Action at the Joslin Diabetes Center,...

Genetic testing under the microscope

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Angela Trepanier, president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, says the future of the industry contains risks and rewards.

Compounds May Help Combat Brain Diseases

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University (SMU) have identified a group of chemical compounds that slows the degeneration of neurons, a condition...

N.W.T. sounds alarm about syphilis comeback

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A recent outbreak of syphilis in the Northwest Territories shows no signs of abating, health officials warn.

Survey: Drug switch would bother patients

11 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Most U.S. prescription drug users would be unhappy to learn their drug was switched to another in the same class without their knowledge,...

Eww, gross! Will all germs make you sick?

11 years ago from Physorg

Bath time often goes like this: After the tub is full, my 2-year-old pees in the water. Then he tries to drink the dirty, soapy soup he's bathing in.

Instant insight: The path of least resistance

11 years ago from Chemistry World

If targeting a virus directly promotes drug resistance, why not take a different approach?

New treatment desensitizes children's allergies

11 years ago from Physorg

One M&M, swallowed whole, and little Noelle's skin turned as red as a Cortland apple. A month later, after eating soy ice cream, the 2-year-old turned colors again and started...

It's great! Oops, no it isn't

11 years ago from Physorg

The truth is, few people know the first thing about clinical research. The public reads about a medical research project that announces unbelievable results for a miraculous drug. Some years...