News tagged with organ systems

Health survey ranks U.S. last among rich peers

For the fifth time in a decade, the United States is the sick man of the rich world. But recent health reforms and increased health technology spending may provide a cure in the coming years.

Jun 17, 2014
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Infant immunity, though fleeting, found to be strong

(Medical Xpress)—"Forgetful" immune systems leave infants particularly prone to infections, claims a new Cornell study. Upending the common theory that weak immune cells are to blame, the study has found that infants' immune ...

May 28, 2014
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HIV+ women respond well to HPV vaccine

HIV-positive women respond well to a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), even when their immune system is struggling, according to newly published results of an international clinical trial. The study's findings ...

Apr 16, 2014
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Third-hand smoke shown to cause health problems

Do not smoke and do not allow yourself to be exposed to smoke because second-hand smoke and third-hand smoke are just as deadly as first-hand smoke, says a scientist at the University of California, Riverside who, along with ...

Jan 30, 2014
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