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Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Jupiter, FL, have developed cutting-edge technology that can successfully screen human blood for disease markers. This tool may hold the key to better diagnosing and ...
Medical research Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Nearly 330 million abortions have been performed in China in the 40 years since it first implemented measures to limit population growth in the world's most populous nation, official data showed.
Health Mar 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A person in the northeastern state of Maryland who recently died of rabies was found to have contracted the illness from an organ transplant done over a year ago, US health officials said Friday.
Other Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
For the first time, researchers have mapped the genomes of tapeworms to reveal potential drug targets on which existing drugs could act. The genomes provide a new resource that offers faster ways to develop urgently needed ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An ethics panel in France on Tuesday opposed the use of so-called sexual assistants for the disabled, an issue sparked by a true-to-life film recounting the experiences of a handicapped man.
Health Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A single dose of an investigational anti-inflammatory drug, inclacumab, reduced damage to heart tissue during angioplasty in a study presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session.
Cardiology Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Antibiotic resistance "has the potential to undermine modern health systems," argue health economists Richard Smith and Joanna Coast on bmj.com today. They believe that an increase in resistant organisms coupled with a big ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Burgers and meatballs sold in Portugal by French retailer Auchan have been found to contain horsemeat with small traces of an animal painkiller that is potentially harmful to humans, Portugal's consumer watchdog said Thursday.
Health Mar 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A vaccine that works in newborns? Promising compound may help protect babies during vulnerable window
The underdeveloped immune systems of newborns don't respond to most vaccines, leaving them at high risk for infections like rotavirus, pertussis (whooping cough) and pneumococcus. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital ...
Immunology Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Tending to older loved ones who have bold personalities may be harmful to their caregivers' physical health, report Cornell researchers.
Health Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A 35-year-old man has become Cambodia's eighth bird flu fatality this year, prompting concern about the spread of the virus in the country, a health official said Tuesday,
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Far more than just leaving you yawning, a small amount of sleep deprivation disrupts the activity of genes, potentially affecting metabolism and other functions in the human body, a new study ...
Medical research Feb 25, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (9) | 1 |
China's environment ministry has acknowledged the existence of "cancer villages", after years of assertions by academics and domestic media that polluted areas experience higher rates of the disease.
Cancer Feb 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Low-income children may be overweight in part because they have less access to open green space where they can play and exercise, reports a Cornell study of obesity in Europe published in Social Science an ...
Health Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Governments around the world should stop squandering resources fighting an "unwinnable war" against illegal drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. Instead, they should use the cash to curb antibiotic misuse, which poses a far ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 1