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Risks For Painkiller Abuse Do Not Outweigh Benefits Of Chronic Pain Control

15 years ago from Science Daily

As controversy swirls about proper clinical use of opioids and other potent pain medications, research reported at the American Pain Society annual meeting shows that, contrary to widespread beliefs, less...

Double Duty: Loss Of Protective Heart Failure Protein Causes High Blood Pressure

15 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have found that a protein that appears to have protective and perhaps healing effects for failing hearts also plays a similar role in high blood pressure. They found lower-than-normal...

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15 years ago from UPI

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Study In 7,000 Men And Women Ties Obesity, Inflammatory Proteins To Heart Failure Risk

15 years ago from Science Daily

Heart specialists report what is believed to be the first wide-scale evidence linking severe overweight to prolonged inflammation of heart tissue and the subsequent damage leading to failure of the...

Researchers Synthesize Compound To Flush HIV Out Of Hiding And Into Crosshairs

15 years ago from Science Daily

Chemists have found a way to synthesize better bird dogs, agents that can be tailored to flush HIV out into the open where the immune system and antiretroviral therapies can...

Genetic Breakthrough Explains Dangerously High Blood Glucose Levels

15 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a DNA sequence that controls the variability of blood glucose levels in people. This is a potentially significant discovery because high blood glucose levels in otherwise healthy...

Measles on the rise

15 years ago from Science Blog

Nine U.S. states have reported measles cases this year, the highest incidence since 2001. Of the 64 cases, 63 occurred in people without vaccinations. read more

World First: Completely Automated Anesthesia System Developed

15 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have performed the world's first totally automated administration of an anesthetic. Nicknamed "McSleepy," the new system developed by the researchers administers drugs for general anesthesia and monitors their separate...

Smart Instrument For Tissue Damage Assessment Developed

15 years ago from Science Daily

New technology may allow surgeons to make a precise diagnosis and be better equipped for making accurate decisions during treatment. It has the potential to determine the level of tissue...

Legalizing the production of opium for medical use is neither viable or necessary

15 years ago from Physorg

Proposals to legalise the production of opium in Afghanistan for medical use are unworkable and unnecessary, says the Minister of State for Africa, Asia, and the United Nations in an...

DNA Tests Confirm the Deaths of the Last Missing Romanovs

15 years ago from NY Times Science

For nine decades after the Bolsheviks shot Czar Nicholas II and his family, there had been no traces of the remains of Crown Prince Aleksei.

Dental Clinics, Meeting a Need With No Dentist

15 years ago from NY Times Health

A program in Alaska trains dental therapists to provide basic services in communities chronically underserved.

Group Urges Ban on Medical Giveaways

15 years ago from NY Times Health

The proposed ban is the result of a two-year effort to create policy governing interactions between the medical colleges and drug and medical device companies.

Study Warns Job Losses Will Strain Government Health Programs

15 years ago from NY Times Health

Health researchers projected that each percentage-point rise in unemployment would swell the uninsured by 1.1 million, stoking demand for government health coverage.

Drug From Genentech and Biogen Fails as a Lupus Treatment

15 years ago from NY Times Health

The companies said that their drug Rituxan did not achieve any of seven measures of effectiveness in a late-stage patient trial.

States Limit Costly Sites for Cancer Radiation

15 years ago from NY Times Health

A commission in Michigan moved to prevent hospitals in the state from each spending $100 million or more to provide a new form of radiation treatment for cancer.

Prozac May Help Curb Disease Activity In Multiple Sclerosis

15 years ago from Science Daily

The antidepressant Prozac may help to curb disease activity in the relapsing remitting form of multiple sclerosis, reveals preliminary research in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Fast-Food Liver Damage Can Be Reversed, Experts Say

15 years ago from Science Daily

Diets high in fast food can be highly toxic to the liver and other internal organs, but that damage can be reversed, says one of the country's leading experts on...

Astronauts Suffer Agonizing, High-Pitched Death After Helium Leak: The Onion

15 years ago from Science Blog

Astronauts Suffer Agonizing, High-Pitched Death After Helium Leak

Antidepressant Found To Alleviate Symptoms Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome In Adolescents

15 years ago from Science Daily

Low-dose antidepressant therapy can significantly improve the overall quality of life for adolescents suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. The study is the first of its kind to look...

The Science of Swine

15 years ago from PopSci

We've got pork on the brain here this week at PopSci. Earlier today we told you about how cells from a pig's bladder helped a man regenerate part of his...

Anti-depressants could help bowel disease victims, study finds

15 years ago from CBC: Health

Anti-depressants could help people suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease, as new research points to a link between the condition and depression.

Studies test new approaches to islet transplantation

15 years ago from Physorg

Researchers from 11 medical centers in the United States, Canada, Sweden, and Norway have begun testing new approaches to transplanting clusters of insulin-producing islets in adults with difficult-to-control type 1...

Leek and noodle fried dumplings recalled

15 years ago from Physorg

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of 1,000 cases of Leek and Oriental Noodle Fried Dumplings because of a labeling error.

Podcast: How Jews, Catholics, and Muslims have responded to creationism

15 years ago from Science Blog

Creationism and intelligent design seem to have sprung Athena-like from the head of American Protestantism. But how have Jews, Catholics, and Muslims positioned themselves in this debate? Find out in...

Don't Spoil a Good Picnic

15 years ago from Physorg

Ants and bad weather aren`t the only things that can ruin a picnic. When food gets too hot or too cold, the chances of contamination and food-borne illness increase. Taking...

OxyContin that's harder to abuse? FDA debates new version

15 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is evaluating a new version of OxyContin - the potent painkiller sometimes called "hillbilly heroin" - designed to be harder to abuse....

Vaccine success signals rethink in pneumonia care

15 years ago from SciDev

Successful vaccination against the main causes of pneumonia will complicate care of remaining cases, say J. Anthony G. Scott and Mike English.