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Sleep apnea can raise risk of death

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Obstructive sleep apnea leads to daytime drowsiness and a higher rate of death for people with the condition. Advancements have been made in effective treatment. ...

Anthrax suspect Bruce Ivins' emotional state is detailed

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

The government releases documents indicating that the scientist's mental illness flared around the time of the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings. ...

Male Circumcision Efforts Lag In Africa Despite Evidence Of Dramatic Impact In Preventing HIV

11 years ago from Science Daily

With millions of lives at stake over the next two decades, researchers and advocates at the AIDS 2008 Conference today called on the global health community to ramp up male...

Cost Of Stabbings To Britain's Health Service Revealed

11 years ago from Science Daily

Injuries caused by gun and knife crime are costing the British National Health Service in excess of 3 million pounds a year, new research reveals.

Travel Industry Should Inform Travelers About Malaria, Say Doctors

11 years ago from Science Daily

Tour operators and airlines are wasting an ideal opportunity to warn travelers about the risk of contracting malaria in specific countries, say infectious disease experts.

Schizophrenia Researchers Welcome New Blood

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers from UQ's Queensland Brain Institute are set to conduct a world-first trial into the link between prenatal vitamin D levels and schizophrenia prevalence.

Flu Vaccine May Not Protect Seniors Well

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study adds fuel to the growing controversy over how well the flu vaccine protects the elderly. The study of more than 3,500 Group Health patients, ages 65 to...

Turned-off Cannabinoid Receptor Turns On Colorectal Tumor Growth

11 years ago from Science Daily

New preclinical research shows that cannabinoid cell surface receptor CB1 plays a tumor-suppressing role in human colorectal cancer, scientists report in the Aug. 1 edition of the journal Cancer Research.

Methadone Breaks Resistance In Untreatable Forms Of Leukemia

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered that methadone, an agent used to break addiction to opioid drugs, has surprising killing power against leukemia cells, including treatment resistant forms of the cancer.

Cancer Patients Are Not Given Enough Information, Experts Say

11 years ago from Science Daily

Two thirds of cancer patients receive little or no information about the survival benefits of having palliative chemotherapy before making a decision about treatment, according to a new study.

Common Vaginal Infection May Increase Risk Of HIV Infection

11 years ago from Science Daily

A common vaginal infection may make women more susceptible to contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, researchers have found.

Farmer receives two new arms

11 years ago from UPI

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Doctors in Germany performed the world's first transplant of two full arms on a man whose arms were severed six-years-ago.

DEA agents raid Culver City medical marijuana dispensary

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

The action comes on the same day an appellate court in San Diego rules that federal law does not preempt California's medical pot law. ...

When our protective armor shows weakness

11 years ago from Physorg

New knowledge points to the fact that a genetically induced lack of filaggrin, a key protein of the skin barrier, plays a decisive role in the origin of allergies. In...

Multiple Sclerosis: new MRI contrast medium enables early diagnosis in animal model

11 years ago from Physorg

In an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS), neuroradiologists and neurologists of the University hospitals of Heidelberg and Würzburg have been able to visualize inflammatory tissue damage, most of which...

Combating Secondary Infections In Clinics

11 years ago from Science Daily

Infections following treatment are a grave problem for patients, and resistant germs can be particularly devastating. Scientists have now developed a process for coating surfaces with an antimicrobial layer to...

Facing Apparent Resistance To Antibiotics, Researchers Develop New Techniques To Kill Dormant Bacteria

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found new ways to kill dormant bacteria that have become seemingly resistant to antibiotics.

No substitute for hard work: Creatine supplementation does not improve exercise outcomes in COPD

11 years ago from Physorg

Creatine, a popular nutritional supplement renowned for enhancing athletic performance and muscle strength, does not improve exercise outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new...

Better Bandage: Microscopic Scaffolding Offers A ‘simple’ Solution To Treating Skin Injuries

11 years ago from Science Daily

A revolutionary dissolvable scaffold for growing new areas of skin could provide a safer, more effective way of treating burns, diabetic ulcers and similar injuries. This ultra-fine, 3-dimensional scaffold, which...

Strategies to control TB outdated, inadequate

11 years ago from Physorg

The standard regimens to treat tuberculosis (TB) are inadequate in countries with high rates of multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB. In countries with high rates of MDR-TB, patients are nearly twice...

Immune system protein accurate predictor of survival in pediatric septic shock

11 years ago from Physorg

About 4,000 children in the United States die every year from uncontrolled infections of the body known as septic shock, and researchers are pushing the boundaries of molecular science to...

Salmonella probe likened to 'Keystone Kops'

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The government bungled the salmonella outbreak probe so badly, a House committee chairman said Thursday, that federal investigators reminded him of Keystone Kops. A colleague hoped the...

Congress sends Bush bill banning lead in toys

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Senate on Thursday passed and sent to the White House legislation that bans lead from children's toys and seeks to ensure that chemicals posing possible health...

Diseases, heat-related deaths likely to spike from climate change: report

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A new Health Canada report warns Canadians of the potential health risks of climate change, including spikes in heat-related deaths, an increase in respiratory and cardiovascular problems, and the spread...

Drug Use By Europe’s Young People Leads To Risky Sexual Behaviour

11 years ago from Science Daily

High levels of alcohol and drug consumption by young people in Europe is leading to an increase in unsafe sexual practices and a consequent rise in sexually-transmitted disease infections, according...

Skin Deep: Proposed Sunscreen Labels on Hold for Now

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The F.D.A. has not set a date to announce updated regulations for sunscreens, so consumers should not expect to see new labels any time soon.

Astronaut technology could prevent elderly falls

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Scientists working to help astronauts regain balance after extended flights in zero gravity say they've found a way to use the research to help elderly people avoid...

More cities move aggressively to stop heat deaths

11 years ago from AP Health

PHOENIX (AP) -- The homeless woman was nauseated, dizzy, drenched with sweat, dehydrated and sobbing with fear. She had heat exhaustion and was on the verge...