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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

Fat fighting cell Cardiotrophin 1 heads towards testing

Fat fighting cell Cardiotrophin 1 heads towards testing

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:14:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Clinical trials will start later this year on a protein shown to fight obesity and diabetes in mice. Scientists working on the molecule, which is already in testing for use in treating liver failure, believe the discovery could be worth millions.

Fat fighting cell Cardiotrophin 1 heads towards testing

Tests show damage to brain in suffering Gulf War veterans

Tests show damage to brain in suffering Gulf War veterans

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:17:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new process has enabled scientists to further explain the mysterious Gulf War illness which now affects 25% of all American servicemen involved in the 1991 war with iraq. Since the First Gulf War, veterans have complained of mysterious illnesses which many believe are the result of exposure to chemical weapons and now scientists have found evidence of blood flow abnormalities in the brains of these veterans.

Tests show damage to brain in suffering Gulf War veterans

Eat as I eat, not as I say: Lead by example obesity expert tells parents

Eat as I eat, not as I say: Lead by example obesity expert tells parents

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:28:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Just telling kids to eat their greens is not as effective as showing them says an American obesity expert. "Eat your greens," has been the fervent, and often disobeyed, order from parents down the generations. Now, a study from nutrition experts suggests mum and dad would be better off saving their breath and eating by example with a plateful of their own healthy foods.

Eat as I eat, not as I say: Lead by example obesity expert tells parents

Fish oil supplements 'should not be used' by those on chemo

Fish oil supplements 'should not be used' by those on chemo

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A study published today in Cancer Cell is recommending that widely-used fish-oil supplements – prized for their high omega-3 and -6 contents - should not be taken by those undergoing chemotherapy. Although these remain a healthy option for those suffering from cancer, they appear to halt the effects of chemotherapy, and may play a role in developing chemotherapy resistance.

Fish oil supplements 'should not be used' by those on chemo

Moderate consumption of alcohol could be beneficial for women in later life

Moderate consumption of alcohol could be beneficial for women in later life

Posted Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:06:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Research shows that one to two alcoholic drinks each day could have health benefits for middle-aged women. The study suggests that women who consumed small amounts of alcohol on a regular basis improved their chances of avoiding several major age-related ailments, including heart disease and diabetes.

Moderate consumption of alcohol could be beneficial for women in later life

'Trojan horse' bacteria delivering tumor-killing blow comes from the soil

'Trojan horse' bacteria delivering tumor-killing blow comes from the soil

Posted Sun, 04 Sep 2011 23:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A novel trojan-horse attack to kill tumors, using bacteria commonly found in the soil, is being presented to the annual conference of the Society for General Microbiology, which is taking place in York in the UK this week. The soil-dwelling bug could help to remove tumors without surgery, and may provide new hope to those whose cases are difficult-to-operate.

'Trojan horse' bacteria delivering tumor-killing blow comes from the soil

Findings may prevent oxygen deprived fetal brain damage

Findings may prevent oxygen deprived fetal brain damage

Posted Sat, 03 Sep 2011 10:12:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Scientists have identified a signaling molecule that plays a mediating role in the damage of fetal brains due to a lack of oxygen. They say that this is a step towards preventing such brain damage, which can lead to a variety of physical and mental problems including mental retardation, epilepsy, schizophrenia, autism and cerebral palsy.

Findings may prevent oxygen deprived fetal brain damage

Virus shrinks cancer cells

Virus shrinks cancer cells

Posted Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:01:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Engineered viruses can be successfully infused into a cancer patient's body to selectively infect and shrink cancer cells, researchers show. Twenty-three advanced-cancer patients who had failed to respond to available treatments were infused with an engineered strain of vaccinia virus.

Virus shrinks cancer cells

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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

Of mice and men-and wheels

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:20:01 GMT by Julie Cook

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution grows in China

Posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

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

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:14:48 GMT by JW Dowey

25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

The Drawbacks of Antibiotic Overuse

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:51:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Review due into Australian Stem Cell Research Legislation

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:45:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

Eat as I eat, not as I say: Lead by example obesity expert tells parents

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:28:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The limitations of parental influence on children's eating habits

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:15:17 GMT by Michael Evans

To cut strokes, don't spare the olive oil!

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Chocolate may well be a girl's best friend

Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:41:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

The ups and downs of anxiety

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:09:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Fat fighting cell Cardiotrophin 1 heads towards testing

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:14:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Tai Chi helps COPD sufferers, says report

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Thermal human images tell if you're HOT or not!

Posted Wed, 30 May 2012 12:03:36 GMT by Dave Armstrong