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Forgotten, But Not Gone: Leprosy Still Present In The US

11 years ago from Science Daily

Long believed to be a disease of biblical times, leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, continues to be seen in the United States.

Bullies' Brains Light Up With Pleasure as People Squirm

11 years ago from National Geographic

Aggressive boys may actually derive pleasure from watching other people suffer pain, a new study says.

Dietary Sport Supplement Shows Strong Effects In The Elderly

11 years ago from Science Daily

Beta-alanine, a dietary supplement widely used by athletes and body builders, has been proven to increase the fitness levels of a group of elderly men and women. The research suggests...

Melanin Production Discovered In Fat Tissue May Protect Some Individuals Against Chronic Diseases Associated With Obesity

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study may open the door to new therapies for combating chronic diseases associated with obesity. While analyzing samples taken from morbidly obese patients undergoing weight loss surgery, researchers...

Researchers find gene that regulates mould's resistance to drugs

11 years ago from

Montana State University scientists concerned about lethal mould infections have found a gene that regulates the mould's resistance to drugs...

Workshop makes major advance in cancer radiotherapy

11 years ago from

Radical improvements in outcome for many cancer sufferers are in prospect following one of the most significant advances in radiotherapy since x-rays were first used to treat a tumour in...

Seven years without a nose

11 years ago from

Patients whose nose has been destroyed by a tumour or injury carry a severe psychological and social burden. Esthetic reconstruction ranges among the most challenging tasks in plastic surgery. Helmut...

Americans getting smarter about nutrition and exercise

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Americans are getting savvier about eating right and exercising, according to a nationwide survey of 783 men and women by the American Dietetic Assn., "Nutrition and You: Trends 2008."

Delay 'conceivable' in case of girl buried without brain: Ont. coroner

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Health officials are obliged to "make reasonable" efforts to inform living relatives when an organ has been removed during an autopsy, but sometimes it doesn't happen before the body is...

The health burden of raising a grandchild

11 years ago from Physorg

Precautionary health measures such as mammograms and cholesterol tests that identify the risk of heart disease are critical for the well-being of women over 50. Add the responsibility of...

Experts discuss future of public health research on Down syndrome

11 years ago from

Down syndrome, the most commonly identified cause of cognitive impairment, occurs in approximately 1-in-700 births in the United States. Additionally, nearly 80 percent of foetuses with Down syndrome are lost...

Dalmatian bladder stones caused by gene that regulates uric acid in humans

11 years ago from

A gene mutation in Dalmatian dogs causing high levels of uric acid that can lead to bladder stones has been identified by a team of researchers in the School of...

Herpes drug inhibits HIV replication, but with a price

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The anti-herpes drug acyclovir can also directly slow down HIV infection by targeting the reverse transcriptase (RT) enzyme, researchers report in this week's JBC. This beneficial effect does pose a...

Visualising asthma-causing immune cells at work

11 years ago from

Immune cells known as eosinophils have a central role in causing asthma. Now, a team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, has developed approaches to noninvasively visualise in real-time...

Predictive tests and early treatment delay progression of blood cell cancer

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Mayo Clinic researchers say they have moved closer to their goal of providing personalised care for a common blood cell cancer. They have found that the use of predictive biomarkers...

Plastic labware contaminant risk

11 years ago from Chemistry World

Study warns that chemicals from plasticware could be compromising biological studies

Scientists coax brain cells in mice to regenerate

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists have found a way to get damaged nerve cells in the brains of mice to repair themselves, a finding that may lead to new treatments for...

Gov't seizes more contaminated heparin

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Federal agents Thursday seized quantities of a contaminated blood thinner made in China from a small manufacturer in Cincinnati, officials said.

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

11 years ago from UPI

Skeleton of 12,000-year-old shaman found … Genes may alter esophageal cancer risk … Nighttime tornadoes more likely to kill … Novel action of insulin is discovered ... Health/Science news from...

Norwalk outbreak cuts access at Gander institution

11 years ago from CBC: Health

For the second time in a week, an outbreak of Norwalk virus has halted visitation to a central Newfoundland health facility.

Pet food sickened dozens in U.S.

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Dry pet food contaminated with salmonella sickened at least 79 people over three years, U.S. health officials said Thursday while warning that pet food may be an underrecognized source of...

Italy short on flu vaccine

11 years ago from UPI

ROME, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A health official said Italy does not have enough flu vaccine to go around this year.

Can Nintendo Wii Tackle Child Obesity?

11 years ago from Physorg

Millions of people around the world jump around their living room as they wrestle with the controls of a Nintendo Wii. But can playing a simulated sport on the computer...

Newly tested compound makes Gram negative bacteria less virulent

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- A newly tested compound appears to inhibit certain mechanisms that make Gram-negative bacteria virulent disease agents.

Health of Ted Rogers stabilizes

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The health of Rogers Communications Inc. founder and chief executive Ted Rogers has stabilized after he received hospital treatment for an existing heart condition, the company said Thursday.

China's GM ambition raises biosafety concerns

11 years ago from SciDev

Opinions on China's recent US$3.7 billion GM roll-out remain divided, with concerns over potential risks and regulation loopholes.

Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 24 October–6 November

11 years ago from SciDev

Disease money 'rerouted' in Zimbabwe, farming methods could halve Africa's poverty, the search for a HIV/AIDS vaccine continues, and more.

Nanoparticles research aids drug development

11 years ago from

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a new technology which can dramatically improve the effectiveness of antibacterial treatments. Drugs with the ability to dissolve have much stronger efficacy,...