Archive: 05/24/2012

Doctors report rise in kids eating detergent packs

(AP) -- Miniature laundry detergent packets arrived on store shelves in recent months as an alternative to bulky bottles and messy spills. But doctors across the country say children are confusing the tiny, brightly colored ...

May 24, 2012
popularity 1.5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Brentuximab vedotin effective in large-cell lymphoma

(HealthDay) -- More than half of patients with relapsed or refractory systemic anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) treated with the CD30-directed antibody-drug conjugate brentuximab vedotin achieve a complete ...

May 24, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

'Personality genes' may help account for longevity

"It's in their genes" is a common refrain from scientists when asked about factors that allow centenarians to reach age 100 and beyond. Up until now, research has focused on genetic variations that offer a physiological advantage ...

May 24, 2012
popularity 3 / 5 (1) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Report: State tobacco prevention funding lacking

(AP) -- States have spent only about 3 percent of the billions they've received in tobacco taxes and legal settlements over the last decade to fund tobacco prevention programs, making it harder to reduce the death and disease ...

May 24, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Scotland sets minimum price for booze

Scotland on Thursday became the first part of Britain to introduce a minimum price for alcohol in an attempt to change its unhealthy relationship with booze.

May 24, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Childhood cancer scars survivors later in life

Scars left behind by childhood cancer treatments are more than skin-deep. The increased risk of disfigurement and persistent hair loss caused by childhood cancer and treatment are associated with emotional distress and reduced ...

May 24, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0