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$6.7 billion of medical spend wasted in one year says study

$6.7 billion of medical spend wasted in one year says study

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 08:22:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

With paying for healthcare a hot political topic in the USA, a study that found enormous amounts of money was wasted on branded drugs and pointless tests may have big implications. A staggering $6.7 billion of US medical spending in just one year is wasted on tests that aren't needed and expensive branded drugs according to new research.

$6.7 billion of medical spend wasted in one year says study

Go to bed! Kids with early bed/rise times stay leaner

Go to bed! Kids with early bed/rise times stay leaner

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:15:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

A new study shows that pre-teens and adolescents who turn in earlier, and rise earlier, also tend to fit more physical activity into the day, and less time in front of a screen. As a result, they tend to be leaner than their night-owl peers.

Go to bed! Kids with early bed/rise times stay leaner

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

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

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

New research shows that a single dose of psilocybin from hallucinogenic mushrooms enhances a personality trait known as openness, up to a year after the experience. Sixty percent of subjects who received a single high dose of the drug reported enhanced openness up to a year after ingesting the mind-altering drug.

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

Successful HIV vaccine on the horizon?

Successful HIV vaccine on the horizon?

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

A new vaccine against HIV/AIDS shows great promise in Phase I human clinical trials. Spanish scientists have developed a vaccine against HIV that has proven 90% effective in phase I clinical trials on human subjects.

Successful HIV vaccine on the horizon?

Worried about prostate

Worried about prostate

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2011 17:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

UCLA has researched one of those worrying areas in life, for men at least. Over 75 years old, they reckon, and you may have your prostate cancer neglected by doctors. The researchers studied men with only one different comorbid disease alongside those with no other condition.

Worried about prostate

Leukemia relapse linked to newly discovered DNA repair defect

Leukemia relapse linked to newly discovered DNA repair defect

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

New information about a genetic defect may help doctors improve an already excellent survival rate among juvenile sufferers of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A defect in a DNA repair system may cause some leukemia patients to relapse sooner, according to new research published in the online edition of Nature Medicine.

Leukemia relapse linked to newly discovered DNA repair defect

Experts call for equal access to cancer care worldwide

Experts call for equal access to cancer care worldwide

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:20:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

At the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, held this week in Berlin, scientists from the Lancet Oncology Commission delivered a manifesto of sorts, calling on global officials to implement radical changes in the way cancer care is handled, in an effort to improve affordability and access to cancer care for all people.

Experts call for equal access to cancer care worldwide

New vaccine may improve malaria prevention

New vaccine may improve malaria prevention

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:58:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

A new vaccine has been developed that may, for the first time, provide an effective anti-malaria vaccine capable of preventing the spread of the disease in Asia and Africa. Transmitted by mosquito bite, malaria causes severe, intermittent fever, and kills nearly a million people annually, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.

New vaccine may improve malaria prevention

American Academy of Pediatrics issues updates on immunization

American Academy of Pediatrics issues updates on immunization

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:45:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Writing in the new issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, health officials issued new recommendations regarding a variety of childhood vaccines.

American Academy of Pediatrics issues updates on immunization

Coffee connected to a decreased risk of depression in women

Coffee connected to a decreased risk of depression in women

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:28:37 GMT by Dave Collier

A study has found a link between an increase in the daily intake of coffee and a decrease in the risk of depression in women. The report details a study carried out by Michael Lucas Ph.D., R.D., working at the Harvard School of Public Health. Over 50,000 women were involved in the study performed by Lucas and his colleagues.

Coffee connected to a decreased risk of depression in women

Kidney damage, high blood pressure linked

Kidney damage, high blood pressure linked

Posted Sun, 25 Sep 2011 05:20:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Scientists reported new insights into the links among kidney damage and hypertension at an international symposium sponsored by the American Physiological Society this week, in Pacific Grove, California.

Kidney damage, high blood pressure linked

Depression could predict strokes says new study

Depression could predict strokes says new study

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:22:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Suffering from depression comes with an increase in the risk of suffering, and even dying from strokes according to a new analysis of more than 300,000 patients. An Pan from the Harvard School of Public Health and her team looked at nearly 30 previous studies to see if they could find a link between depression and some types of stoke.

Depression could predict strokes says new study

Pilgrimage warning after Pakistan polio discovery

Pilgrimage warning after Pakistan polio discovery

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:15:32 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Forms of the virus that transmits polio have been found in Pakistan and the World Health Organisatio is concerned that as millions of Muslims prepare for the pilgrimage to Mecca the disease could soon be on the march internationally.

Pilgrimage warning after Pakistan polio discovery

Tumour aggression linked to breast cancer patients' stress

Tumour aggression linked to breast cancer patients' stress

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Researchers say they have found a link between stress levels in newly-diagnosed breast cancer sufferers and the aggression of their tumours. Women from ethnic minorities are most likely to suffer in this way says the report.

Tumour aggression linked to breast cancer patients' stress

$1.20 per person: WHO targets health's 'best buys'

$1.20 per person: WHO targets health's 'best buys'

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The diseases which cause most deaths can be tackled incredibly cheaply according to the World Health Organisation which is pushing its list of 'best buys' for poorer countries at a UN conference on noncommunicable diseases.

$1.20 per person: WHO targets health's 'best buys'

Children falling victim to increasingly medicated society

Children falling victim to increasingly medicated society

Posted Sat, 17 Sep 2011 13:21:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The numbers of children being poisoned by prescription drug overdoses has reached such a level that an American hospital has set up a special project to try and get the numbers down. The PROTECT Initiative is the work of Randall Bond MD of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Children falling victim to increasingly medicated society

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Latest Genetic Links with Medicine.

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Spider bites and necrosis!

Posted Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:37:00 GMT by JW Dowey

How AIDS moved from chimpanzees and, now, gorillas.

Posted Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mosquitoes have the best malaria strategy!

Posted Sun, 08 Feb 2015 11:10:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

Posted Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:11:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

Posted Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whale genes needed for age research

Posted Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:44:01 GMT by JW Dowey

World AIDS Day ~ 1st December

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Long life is all in the genes new study suggests

Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:17:22 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Spice up your broccoli to help cancer fight

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:40:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Breast cancer and the environment

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:17:01 GMT by Ines Morales

Leukemia relapse linked to newly discovered DNA repair defect

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Time called on US coal plants' 20 year 'toxic loophole'

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:19:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Seaweed could help weight loss treatments

Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2011 04:20:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Exercise and caffeine 'prevent skin cancer'

Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Tumour aggression linked to breast cancer patients' stress

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts