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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

The eyes have it - clues to heart disease found

The eyes have it - clues to heart disease found

Posted Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:44:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Little raised patches of skin could be a vital tool in spotting heart disease according to new research from Denmark. Professor Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen at the University of Copenhagen led the research which found that yellow raised patches of skin around the eyelids (called xanthelasmata) are a good indicator of cardiac problems like heart attacks, stroke, thickening of the arteries and heart disease.

The eyes have it - clues to heart disease found

Relationship violence 'normal' to disadvantaged British teens

Relationship violence 'normal' to disadvantaged British teens

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:45:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Black eyes and lost teeth are all part of a normal relationship for a section of British youngsters according to new research supported by the nation's largest child protection charity. Research into violence in relationships finds that some disadvantaged British youngsters now accept physical and sexual abuse as a normal part of partnerships.

Relationship violence 'normal' to disadvantaged British teens

Suicidal teens not getting the help they need

Suicidal teens not getting the help they need

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:25:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

An American study has found that youngsters who consider suicide are not getting specialist mental health support with only 13 percent of them meeting mental health care professionals.

Suicidal teens not getting the help they need

Spice up your broccoli to help cancer fight

Spice up your broccoli to help cancer fight

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

Many spicy foods contain an enzyme which not only makes your broccoli more palatable but also boosts its cancer-fighting properties. To get the best out of your broccoli you should cook it as little as possible - steaming for two to four minutes according to our scientific experts.

Spice up your broccoli to help cancer fight

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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

Natural Human Lives

Posted Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Die, diesel, die !

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Babies are all meant to be the same!

Posted Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Posted Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Basing parenting style on child personality could reduce depression in children

Posted Tue, 02 Aug 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Time to act on battle-plan to save antibiotics

Posted Fri, 08 Apr 2011 16:54:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Americans sicker than the English say scientists

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:16:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Quit smoking! Save the Planet?

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

Calories, not protein, causes weight gain

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 18:21:00 GMT by James Mathews

Increased hay fever latest side effect of climate change

Posted Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:33:04 GMT by Martin Leggett

Relationship violence 'normal' to disadvantaged British teens

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:45:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

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

Indigenous groups helped to fend off climate-change health risks

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

Exercise could be beneficial for patients with depression

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:26:01 GMT by Kieran Ball