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Researchers Make Progress Towards A Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks »

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists collaborating with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a “genome-editing” approach for permanently reducing cholesterol levels in mice through a single injection,…

Jun 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Mobile Phone App Doubles Chances Smokers Will Quit »

“Text messages seem to give smokers the constant reminders they need to stay focused on quitting,” says Lorien C. Abroms, ScD, MA, an associate professor of prevention and community health…

Jun 6 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
News

Vasectomy May Increase Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer »

Boston, MA — Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced…

Jul 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Breast Cancer Patients May Not be Getting Enough Exercise »

Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked with prolonged survival and improved quality of life, but most participants…

Jun 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Sleep Apnea-Stroke Connection High for Women and Men »

ATS 2014, SAN DIEGO ─ The link between stroke and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been established by several clinical…

May 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Dwindling Site of Tobacco in Prime Time TV Linked to Decline in Smokers »

The dwindling visibility of tobacco products in prime time US TV drama programs may be linked to a fall in…

Apr 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Cancer Research

Researcher Discovers Ovarian Cancer Treatment »

(Phoenix Ariz. June 19, 2014) — Doctors at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix reported today in Lancet Oncology that a new treatment for ovarian cancer can improve response rates (increase the rate of tumor shrinkage)…

Jun 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s Patients Have Significantly Higher Levels of DDT Metabolite »

  Patients with Alzheimer’s disease have significantly higher levels of DDE, the long-lasting metabolite of the pesticide DDT, in their blood than healthy people, a…

Jan 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Aging

Researchers Make Progress Towards A Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists collaborating with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a “genome-editing” approach for permanently reducing cholesterol levels in mice through a single injection, a development that could reduce the…

Jun 11 2014 / Read More »
Autism

Do Disruptions in Brain Communication Have a Role in Autism?

New Rochelle, NY, March 21, 2013—A new study of patterns of brain communication in toddlers with autism shows evidence of aberrant neural communication even at this relatively early stage of brain development. The results are presented…

Mar 21 2013 / Read More »
Economics

Report Shows Shift in Starting Salaries for Physicians

In the case of some specialties, starting salaries for doctors who join physician-owned medical group practices are catching up to those offered by hospital- and integrated delivery system-owned (IDS) practices, according to a recent survey from…

Aug 6 2009 / Read More »
H1N1 Flu

Inadequate mask use among health care workers early in 2009 may have played role in H1N1 outbreak

Inadequate use of masks or respirators put health care workers at risk of 2009 H1N1 infection during the earliest stages of the 2009 pandemic in the U.S., according to a study published in the December issue…

Dec 1 2011 / Read More »
Health and Wellness

Rosemary and Oregano Found to Contain Diabetes-fighting Compounds

The popular culinary herbs oregano and rosemary are packed with healthful compounds, and now lab tests show they could work in much the same way as prescription anti-diabetic medication, scientists report. In their new study published…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »
Family Health

Schools See Little Success in Reducing Bullying

Two UCLA professors who conducted the most thorough analysis to date of studies on school bullying have found that K-12 schools’ efforts to curtail bullying are often disappointing. The study revealed that schools are trying many…

Apr 1 2014 / Read More »
Nutrition

Soft Drinks Linked to Behavioral Problems in Children

Cincinnati, OH, August 16, 2013 — Americans buy more soft drinks per capita than people in any other country. These drinks are consumed by individuals of all ages, including very young children. Although soft drink consumption…

Aug 16 2013 / Read More »
Recall Alerts

FDA Advises Consumers to Stop Using Muscle Growth Product Called Mass Destruction

The FDA is advising consumers to immediately stop using a product called Mass Destruction, marketed as a dietary supplement for muscle growth. The product is labeled to contain at least one synthetic anabolic steroid and has…

Dec 23 2013 / Read More »

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