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Cancer-causing Virus Associated With Higher Risk Of New HIV Infection

11 years ago from Science Daily

Infection with anal human papillomavirus, a virus that can cause anal and cervical cancers, is associated with a higher risk of new HIV infection in previously HIV-negative men who have...

Flu Pandemic Drugs: Using Small Stockpile Of Secondary Antiviral Drugs Could Extend Effectiveness

11 years ago from Science Daily

In a global influenza pandemic, small stockpiles of a secondary flu medication -- if used early in local outbreaks -- could extend the effectiveness of primary drug stockpiles, according to...

Brain protein central to both Parkinson's, drug addiction identified

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Scientists have identified a protein that appears not only to be central to the process that causes Parkinson's disease but could also play a role in muting the high from...

Exclusive: SARS Sleuth Tracks Swine Flu, Attacks WHO

11 years ago from Science NOW

Hong Kong virologist says agency should have acted faster to stop spread of H1N1

Women live longer, not better, largely because of obesity and arthritis

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Obesity and arthritis that take root during early and middle age significantly contribute to women's decreased quality of life during their senior years, according to researchers at Duke University Medical...

Cancer-obesity link discovery by MSU researchers could aid prevention efforts

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A new link between body fat and cancer identified by a Michigan State University researcher underscores obesity's health risk and could lead to new cancer treatment and prevention strategies...

Management of asthma during pregnancy can optimise health of mother and baby

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Pregnant women with asthma, the most common condition affecting the lungs during pregnancy, should actively manage their asthma in order to optimise the health of mother and the baby, according...

Popular diabetes treatment could trigger pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer

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A drug widely used to treat Type 2 diabetes may have unintended effects on the pancreas that could lead to a form of low-grade pancreatitis in some patients and a...

New view of HIV entry may lead to next generation of inhibitors

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Scientists may need to rethink the design of drugs meant to block HIV from infecting human cells, according to a study that appears in the May 1st issue of the...

Pandemic Study Of 1918-1919 Outbreak Provides Background And Death Rates For 14 European Countries

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have studied deaths from 14 countries in the 1918-1919 flu pandemic and have concluded that it is unlikely that the virus originated in Europe.

Social separation stops flu spread, but must be started soon

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A disease spread simulation has emphasised that flu interventions must be imposed quickly, if they are to be effective. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health have...

'Worst Case' Scenario for Flu Estimated

11 years ago from Live Science

There could be about 1,700 U.S. cases of the new H1N1 flu, aka "swine flu," in the next four weeks, new studies estimate.

Chlamydia may play role in a type of arthritis

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Spondylarthritis (SpA) represents a group of arthritidies that share clinical features such as inflammatory back pain and inflammation at sites where tendons attach to bone. It includes ankylosing spondylitis (AS),...

Computer use significantly affected by arthritis

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Computers are increasingly used in daily life: 56 percent of workers use one on the job and 62 percent of households own one. Arthritis is a leading cause of work...

Caring for stroke survivors sometimes stressful, but also rewarding

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While caring for stroke survivors can be highly stressful for some families, many families feel little or no strain from caregiving, and even report that being a caregiver can be...

Boost warnings on Botox, FDA says

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Using Botox and similar drugs for unapproved uses such as treating muscle spasms carries potentially deadly risks, health officials in the U.S. warned doctors and patients on Thursday.

Routine use of anemia drugs in cancer patients risky: reviews

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Drugs that help boost production of red blood cells in people with cancer and anemia increase the risk of death and serious side-effects such as blood clots, researchers said.

Pigs, people may soon eat their way to flu resistance, say researchers

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- A team of researchers from Iowa State University is putting flu vaccines into the genetic makeup of corn, which may someday allow pigs and humans to get a...

Study: When a child's birth is unplanned

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- One-third of all children born in the United States are the result of unintended pregnancies and not only do these children receive less attention and warmth from their...

Skin Deep: Tricks and Transplants for Women's Hair Loss

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Options for women who suffer from hair loss have increased over the years, expanding past wigs or just accepting it.

Tests for New H.I.V. Infection Not Widely Adopted

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Adults newly infected with H.I.V. are more likely to transmit the virus. But the only test for recent infection with H.I.V. has not been widely adopted.

Children and teenagers at risk for noise-induced hearing loss

11 years ago from Physorg

Children and teenagers are frequently exposed to potentially damaging noise levels in schools, at home, and in sports, but there has been little reported on their risk for noise-induced hearing...

Online survey of public to help study of how disease and pandemics spread

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Researchers at the University of Warwick and Liverpool University have today launched a simple online survey that will help scientists understand the speed with which killer diseases such as the...

Lessons Found in History of Flu Pandemics

11 years ago from Live Science

Pandemics, plagues and pestilence have beset humans throughout history.

Research finds photos more useful than words

11 years ago from Science Blog

(Boston) - Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that pictures allow patients with very mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) to better recognize and identify a subject as...

Dryland development needs science and sustainability

11 years ago from SciDev

Sustainably developing drylands means balancing local knowledge, science and conflicting demands, says Elena María Abraham.

The New Old Age: ‘I’m Simply Not Going to Die’

11 years ago from NY Times Health

My mother says she will never die; her heart says otherwise. Old age makes for magical thinking.

HIV disguise slows virus down

11 years ago from Science Alert

A recent study found that when HIV mutates to hide from the immune system, it is slightly less able to reproduce and cause harm.