Archive: 25/08/2011

Breakthrough in genetics of fibroids

Uterine leiomyomas, also called fibroids, cause a very significant burden to women's health. They are benign tumors that occur in 60% of women by the age of 45 years and cause symptoms such as abdominal pain and discomfort, ...

Aug 25, 2011
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Teen vaccinations against cervical cancer lagging

(AP) -- Only about half of the teenage girls in the U.S. have rolled up their sleeves for a controversial vaccine against cervical cancer - a rate well below those for two other vaccinations aimed at adolescents.

Aug 25, 2011
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Slim down by targeting the hormone uroguanylin

The number of people who are obese and suffer one or more of its associated health problems (including type 2 diabetes) is escalating dramatically. Researchers are seeking to identify new targets for therapeutics that could ...

Aug 25, 2011
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Could a tumor suppressor also fight obesity?

The hormone receptor guanylyl cyclase C (GCC) has been established as a suppressor of colorectal cancer tumors, but new evidence from Thomas Jefferson University suggests it may also help fight one of the country's biggest ...

Aug 25, 2011
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