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Adults warned not to let testosterone gel touch children

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Adults using prescription testosterone gel should be careful not to spread it on children inadvertently, because it causes serious side-effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.

Kidney injury common in liver transplants

11 years ago from UPI

WACO, Texas, May 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has determined even mild cases of acute kidney injury after liver transplantation are associated with lower patient survival rates.

Scientists Show that White Blood Cells "Crawl"

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

New research reveals that white blood cells "crawl" in order to travel the endothelium and get to the site of infection or injury. This motion is different than was commonly...

Wrongly given chemo, N.L. woman admitted to hospital

11 years ago from CBC: Health

An eastern Newfoundland woman who was mistakenly given chemotherapy last week has been admitted to hospital in St. John's.

Vital Signs: Hazards: Injuries From Falling Furniture Are Rising

11 years ago from NY Times Science

A 40 percent increase in furniture tip-over injuries are raising questions about whether enough is being done to make them safer, researchers said Monday.

John Milner Chosen as Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

John Milner, Chief, Nutritional Science Research Group at the National Cancer Institute, was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow in 2009 for his commitment to the discovery of bioactive...

Dermatologists encourage people to screen the one you love for skin cancer

11 years ago from

Treating moms and dads to brunch or backyard barbecues is a great way to honour them on Mother's Day and Father's Day, but the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) hopes...

Hypothyroidism in women associated with liver cancer

11 years ago from

Women with a history of hypothyroidism face a significantly higher risk of developing liver cancer, according to a new study in the May issue of Hepatology, a journal published by...

Drug prevents seizure progression in model of epilepsy

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Carnegie Mellon University researchers have identified a new anticonvulsant compound that has the potential to stop the development of epilepsy. The findings are published in the March issue of the...

Children with concussions require follow-up care before returning to play

11 years ago from

Children hospitalised with concussions should wait until they are seen by a clinician in a follow-up exam before returning to regular sports or playtime activities, according to researchers at The...

New light shed on the enigma of salt intake and hypertension

11 years ago from

A high salt intake has been implicated in cardiovascular disease risk for 5000 years. But salt-sensitive hypertension still remains an enigma. Now, investigators from Germany at the University of Erlangen,...

Protecting fresh-cut produce

11 years ago from

The convenience of fresh-cut produce, which includes packaged lettuces, has greatly increased sales despite multiple foodborne outbreaks associated with these products. To reduce these risks, strict hygiene programs and sanitisers...

Hospital volume inconsistent predictor of quality care

11 years ago from

A new review finds hospital volume to be a useful, albeit imperfect, predictor of short term mortality. While studies, when combined, show a quantifiable and statistically significant inverse association between...

Targeting tumors using tiny gold particles

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- It has long been known that heat is an effective weapon against tumor cells. However, it's difficult to heat patients' tumors without damaging nearby tissues.

Electronic prescribing systems boost efficiency, may lead to improved quality of care

11 years ago from

New research published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicates that the adoption of electronic prescribing systems may allow for greater efficiency at...

African-American women still have poorer breast cancer outcomes

11 years ago from

New research published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that dramatic disparities in breast cancer outcomes continue to exist for African-American women,...

Scientists investigate estrogen, heart disease connection in women

11 years ago from Physorg

A new study on old rats by a Penn State researcher will shed light on the connection between estrogen deficiency, heart disease and aging in women.

Children who view adult-targeted TV may become sexually active earlier in life

11 years ago from Science Blog

Boston, Mass. -- Early onset of sexual activity among teens may relate to the amount of adult content children were exposed to during their childhood, according to a new study...

Dino vs. Flu vs. Nuclear Reactor

11 years ago from PopSci

Scientists decoding dinosaur flesh? Problems with nuclear reactors? We got something for everyone in today's news roundup. All of a sudden, I'm a lot less scared of the flu... First, though,...

Back pain a common problem

11 years ago from Science Alert

A study has found that back pain affects 80 per cent of Australians at some stage in their lives, making life and work difficult.

Many Aussie women feel fat

11 years ago from Science Alert

A study has found that a lot of Australian women are unhappy about their weight, and many may be at risk of eating disorders.

Leading US health expert urging cautious approach

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A leading U.S. health expert said Monday that while "there are encouraging signs" of a leveling off in the severity of the swine flu threat, it's still...

L-theanine comes into focus

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

The substance from tea finds its way, sans the caffeine, into drinks and supplements marketed as concentration helpers. Does it work? ...

'Scrubs' fools around with enteroviruses

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Would a hospital really allow its former chief of medicine to diagnose and medicate himself? ...

Improving your sense of balance

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

As we age, we gradually lose our sense of balance. To reverse this, challenge yourself with stability exercises for a complete workout routine. Here is a typical yoga pose that...

Some blood pressure medicines may cause swelling of the mouth or throat

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

My blood pressure medicine was recently switched to Cozaar. After taking my pills this morning, my mouth and tongue swelled up so I could barely talk. Could my medicine have...

Allergen Block: invisible shield or invisible results?

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Allergists are dubious that the gel prevents airborne allergens from reaching sufferers' nostrils. ...