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Success seen in African vaccination campaign against meningitis

Success seen in African vaccination campaign against meningitis

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:19:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

A new vaccine against meningitis A has significantly reduced cases of the disease in three African countries. It's all due to a new vaccination campaign that is hoped could eventually eliminate the disease from many African countries where meningitis kills hundreds of people each year.

Success seen in African vaccination campaign against meningitis

Green light for tea's immunity system boost

Green light for tea's immunity system boost

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 14:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Green tea - long known to have health benefits - may be more effective than drugs in fighting diseases of the immune system according to new research in the US. Pharmaceutical companies have searched for drugs that can produce the same effect, but run into problems as the medicines they produce are often toxic.

Green light for tea's immunity system boost

Indigenous groups helped to fend off climate-change health risks

Indigenous groups helped to fend off climate-change health risks

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A project to help indigenous people to help themselves, in adapting to the changes inflicted by climate change, has received a grant today from the International Development Research Council. Tribal groups in Peru, Uganda and the Canadian Arctic will be involved in deciding how to safeguard their health, and future survival, in environments threatened by both global warming and the ecological pillaging of mining, timber and oil industries.

Indigenous groups helped to fend off climate-change health risks

New portable lures could help defeat mosquitoes and their diseases

New portable lures could help defeat mosquitoes and their diseases

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

A new avenue for defeating the triple menace of dengue, yellow-sickness and malaria, all diseases borne by blood-sucking mosquitoes, has been opened up by research published in tomorrow's Nature. A team from the University of California, Riverside, describes how blends of odor-stimulating compounds can fool female mosquito's from homing in on our CO2-laden breath.

New portable lures could help defeat mosquitoes and their diseases

Cancer threat from mobile phone use is real

Cancer threat from mobile phone use is real

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:27:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

World Health Organisation confirms link between mobile phones and cancer. The research could lead to the United Nations revisiting its guidelines on mobile phone usage. In the meantime, the World Health Organisation suggests users take protective action by limiting usage and using headsets.

Cancer threat from mobile phone use is real

MDs to prescribe exercise as medicine

MDs to prescribe exercise as medicine

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 07:52:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

A new online tool is being tested that aims to help doctors prescribe exercise to help prevent and treat diseases. This online solution lets doctors risk stratify patients; determine physical activity levels; give personalized exercise prescriptions that are medically accurate.

MDs to prescribe exercise as medicine

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

Posted Mon, 30 May 2011 23:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

The health of those toiling in e-waste workshops in China is at serious threat from the pollution produced - so says a new study looking at the air samples from the Chinese e-waste 'capital' of Taizhou. The research, published in Environmental Research Letters, shows high levels of inflammation and dangerous oxidants, in lung samples exposed to pollutants from the e-waste complex.

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

Spotless minds rising

Spotless minds rising

Posted Sun, 29 May 2011 19:08:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Researchers show that Metyrapone could lessen the pain of negative memories. The drug Metyrapone cuts cortisol levels, according to lead author Marie-France Marin, and changing cortisol levels close to the time of forming new memories can decrease the negative emotions that may be associated with them.

Spotless minds rising

Autistic brains lack differentiation

Autistic brains lack differentiation

Posted Sun, 29 May 2011 17:50:01 GMT by Gracie Valena

Genes in the brains of autistic persons encode information differently from healthy brains, researchers from UCLA have found. They found that the autistic brains had less of the genes that are involved in neuron function and communication; and the autistic brains had a markedly higher level of the genes used for immune functions and inflammatory responses.

Autistic brains lack differentiation

Female coffee drinkers at risk of reduced fertility

Female coffee drinkers at risk of reduced fertility

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 11:11:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Caffeine shown to reduce fertility in women. Research from the University of Nevada School of Medicine indicates that caffeine inhibits the movement of eggs along the fallopian tubes, reducing the chance of conception.

Female coffee drinkers at risk of reduced fertility

Possible danger in fire safety chemicals revealed by fish tests

Possible danger in fire safety chemicals revealed by fish tests

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 09:42:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Tests on a group of chemicals commonly used to impart fire resistance to products shows developmental abnormalities in fish. A common chemical used in thousands of products to help save us from fire, and which has even passed into human body fluids, could be killing fish say scientists.

Possible danger in fire safety chemicals revealed by fish tests

Protein responsible for drug resistance in breast cancer found

Protein responsible for drug resistance in breast cancer found

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 11:09:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Scientists are looking for ways to block a protein that helps breast cancers become resistant to drug treatments. It is thought that the protein, known as LMTK3, will now become a target for new breast cancer treatments.

Protein responsible for drug resistance in breast cancer found

Lower incidence of prostate cancer in coffee drinkers

Lower incidence of prostate cancer in coffee drinkers

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 18:41:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Men who drink more coffee could be at less risk from prostate cancer. The study, which focussed on a group of 50,000 men, found that those who drank six or more cups of coffee per day were 20% less like to contract prostate cancer than those who didn't drink coffee.

Lower incidence of prostate cancer in coffee drinkers

CT Scan could identify diabetics at high risk of death from heart disease

CT Scan could identify diabetics at high risk of death from heart disease

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

A simple CT test could predict early death in diabetics. Heart disease is twice as common in diabetics as it is in the general population. Diabetes Care, reports that a simple CT scan could identify those diabetics that are at greatest risk of early death due to heart disease.

CT Scan could identify diabetics at high risk of death from heart disease

US Government dedicates day to skin cancer education

US Government dedicates day to skin cancer education

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 17:54:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The Environmental Protection Agency has named the Friday before Memorial Day Don't Fry Day in an effort to educate Americans about the dangers of skin cancer, now the most common cancer in the states.

US Government dedicates day to skin cancer education

Good bacteria pack a positive punch for the gut

Good bacteria pack a positive punch for the gut

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 16:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Pro-biotic bacteria get a 'thumbs up' in a new paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, published today. IBD sufferers often take probiotic supplements to relieve symptoms, but in this new study, the team from Vanderbilt University believes it has found a more effective way of helping those with irritable bowels - extracting the proteins directly from the bacteria.

Good bacteria pack a positive punch for the gut

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Stress increases damaging effects of traffic pollution in children

Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:36:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Quit smoking! Save the Planet?

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:30:00 GMT by Emma McNeil

It's no hallucination, 'magic mushrooms' really expand the mind

Posted Sat, 01 Oct 2011 08:15:15 GMT by Dale Kiefer

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

Posted Mon, 30 May 2011 23:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

3,500 year old mummy diagnosed with coronary disease

Posted Wed, 18 May 2011 16:11:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

WFP declares Somalia famine catastrophic, seeks funds for effective intervention

Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2011 21:39:00 GMT by Peter Kahare

EPA/DOE Radiation Monitors Show No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached U.S.

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:32:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Seaweed could help weight loss treatments

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Successful HIV vaccine on the horizon?

Posted Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:19:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer