The rugged, low-cost wheelchairs designed by SF State's Whirlwind Wheelchair program have helped thousands of people in developing countries. Now they're available in the U.S., where they are opening up new ...
Health Dec 14, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0
Researchers at The University of Queensland have been documenting the lives of mothers and their children over 30 years to uncover what role genetic and environmental factors have on mental illness, substance abuse and heart ...
Health Dec 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
India's rural development minister said Friday the country's public health system had "collapsed" in a blunt assessment of his government's failure to extend a social safety net for the poor.
Health Nov 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study on monkeys with chronic diarrhea that were treated by microscopic parasite worm (helminth) eggs has provided insights on how this form of therapy may heal the intestine. This condition in monkeys is similar to ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Proposed funding cuts within the international body responsible for tobacco control will leave the world's poorest countries more vulnerable to smoking-related diseases, a study suggests.
Health Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The world economy would be boosted by billions of dollars if all women had access to contraception, the United Nations said on Wednesday in its annual State of World Population report.
Health Nov 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 7
A vaccine against cervical cancer, being developed by Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Blue Bell, Pa., produced positive results in a small sample of 18 women.
Cancer Oct 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Carrying too much weight during pregnancy can place both mother and child at risk but new research from the University of Sydney has discovered that one type of fat is riskier than another ...
Overweight and Obesity Oct 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Canada announced Wednesday it was disbursing Can$19.4 million in aid for 14 poorer countries to treat mental health disorders.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
More than 350 million people suffer from depression globally, the World Health Organization said, ahead of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 09, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
The European Union on Thursday set out proposals aimed at thwarting the illegal use of genetic resources and traditional medicine, a practice known as bio-piracy.
Other Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Malaria-drug monitoring over the past 30 years has shown that malaria parasites develop resistance to medicine, and the first signs of resistance to the newest drugs have just been observed. At the same time, resistance monitoring ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Comprehensive prenatal care can decrease the rate of low birth weights, according to a study led by Dr. Yasmin Neggers, a University of Alabama researcher and professor of human nutrition and hospitality ...
Pediatrics Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The number of people who survive surgery when general anesthesia is used has improved dramatically over the past 50 years, Canadian researchers report.
Surgery Sep 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Survival after a general anaesthetic and within 48 hours of surgery has greatly improved worldwide over the past 50 years, according to the second Article in The Lancet surgery-themed issue.
Surgery Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0