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Medicine Information Out of Date
(image) Information for Australian doctors and patients about commonly used thyroid medications is out of date and could lead to

Safe Sun Exposure a Burning Issue
(image) The definition of a 'healthy' amount of sun exposure may differ across Australia, a senior cancer researcher has warned.

Skin-Destroying Ulcer Appears in NSW as New Treatment Guidelines Emerge
(image) Infectious disease specialists have revealed the skin- and flesh-destroying Bairnsdale ulcer has struck a man in NSW for

Pumps Someday May Allow Patients to Recover Their Own Hearts
(image) An injured athlete can rest on the couch to recover before returning to sports, but an injured heart doesn't have the sa

New Lung Cancer Vaccine Headed for Bigger Trial
(image) Scientists in Britain are to conduct a bigger trial of a vaccine against the most common form of lung cancer after a sma

Secrets of the Heart's Signals
(image) Natalia Trayanova's research team works on understanding the heart's natural electrical signaling process. The director

Rewiring the Heart
(image) A normal heart beats 60 beats to 100 beats per minute (BPM). If the rhythm of the heart goes one beat over 100, a patien

Clear Guidelines on Oral Chemotherapy Needed
(image) Current practices around the use of oral chemotherapy in US cancer centres need to be improved, say doctors in a study o

Too Few Americans Getting Preventive Health Screenings
(image) The overall quality of the U.S. health care system is improving, but providers are missing important chances to help Ame

New Gene to Help in Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
(image) Scientists have announced the discovery of another gene responsible for late-onset Alzheimer's disease. This is the most

Horse Heart Coherence May Be Key To Non-invasive Stress Detection
(image) A horse's heart rhythms reflect their emotional state and can respond to the emotional state of a nearby human, accordin

One in Four Specialist Trainee Doctors 'Very Worried' About Future Job Prospects
(image) One in four specialist trainee doctors in England views their future job prospects as 'poor' or 'very worrying,' as a re

Better to Chicken Out of This
(image) For those for whom the very word 'bird flu' sets them in jitters, take a grip. The Japan Broadcasting Corporat

Advances Have Cut Combat Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan
(image) Advances in several different areas-including armored vests and other protective gear, streamlined systems for evacuatio

New Technique Uses Pubic Bone for Grafting
(image) A new technique using the pubic bone as a source of bone for grafting may avoid the complications of harvesting bone fro

Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia
(image) Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, is one of the most devastating conditions of older age. Currently affecting nea

Selective Marker Found to Indicate Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
(image) Researchers have linked a structural protein called nestin to a particularly deadly form of breast cancer, identifying a

Dual Gene Therapy Suppresses Lung Cancer in Preclinical Test
(image) Combination gene therapy delivered in lipid-based nanoparticles drastically reduces the number and size of human non-sma

Burn Patients Need More Help Coping With Depression
(image) A new study reveals the full extent of psychological problems among people who have spent years recovering from serious

No Pills Just Omelets
(image) Scotland announces the world's first genetically altered chicken eggs that can be used to produce drugs like those used

Consuming Unhealthy Fats Increases Infertility Risk
(image) Eating too much of unhealthy trans fats present in many fried foods may make women infertile, says a new study.

Juice With Pulp Offers More Health Benefits
(image) Drinking apple juice with lots of pulp is better for health than clear juice where the pulp is removed, say experts.

Chew That Fat Away
(image) Some dreams may come true; for fat people and inventors. Scientists have always sought to find the pill that c

Gambling to Be Taken as a Serious Addiction, Warns BMA
(image) A report leaked from a special study by UK'S Metropolitan police, stating that the establishment of supercasinos has led

Study Finds Link Between Smoking and Increased Risk of Tuberculosis
(image) Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that causes an estimated 2 million deaths each year. The majority of those de

Should HIV-positive Mothers Breast-feed?
(image) In an ideal world, the answer is no, as breast milk transmission of HIV contributes substantially to infant infection.b

Combo Therapy Reduces Exacerbations in Severe COPD
(image) For patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), combining a long-acting bronchodilator with an in

One-time Melanoma Screening Appears to Be Cost-effective for Elderly People
(image) One-time melanoma screening of adults age 50 or older appears to be as cost-effective as other nationally recommended ca

Cholesterol Lowering Statins may Prevent Parkinson's Disease
(image) US researchers from University of North Carolina have reported an interesting find: statins, or drugs used to reduce lev

Selective Marker Found to Indicate Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
(image) Researchers have linked a structural protein called nestin to a particularly deadly form of breast cancer, identifying a

Aspirin and Asthma: Study
(image) Dr. Tobias Kurth, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and associates examining data from the Physicians' Health S

Link Between Family Size and Stomach Cancer Found
(image) Being a member of a large family may not be best for your health. A new study found that family size greatly influenced

Variation in U.S. Healthcare Spending
(image) The healthcare spending came under the federal scanner, which has pointed out a 4% decline in healthcare expenditures by

Skin Clinic Doctors Fleece Medicare
(image) Medicare, one of Australia health providers is busy counting its losses. Accordingly, skin clinics round the co

Is Growth Hormone - a Key to Longevity?
(image) No - there is no proof for growth hormone therapy's anti-aging powers - says a team of US scientists from Stanford Unive

Uterus Transplant- A Future Reality
(image) For those passionate about having a child, it's a research they will back all the way through. Doctors at a Ne

Thailand Confirms Bird Flu Outbreak
(image) Thailand- The lethal H5N1 virus has struck in Northern Thailand; health officials have confirmed the outbreak, which has

Amnesia Halts Future Thinking: Study
(image) Amnesiacs get stuck in 'present' - the common cause of amnesia, also prevents victims from thinking about the future, fo

Inflammation in Amniotic Fluid Detected
(image) Researchers have found that a score that measures the proteomic profile of amniotic fluid may predict inflammation befor

Conference on Drink and Drug Abuse in Scotland
(image) More than 250 experts have got together for a conference on drink and drug abuse in Scotland. This is just the curtain r

Hip Fractures Not Caused By Benzodiazepine
(image) According to a new study from the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention (of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pi

Outcomes of Surgically Implanted Hearing Aids
(image) A report in the January issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head (and) Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, show

Tomato and Broccoli Combo may Help Fight Prostate Cancer
(image) A novel study has indicated the benefits of tomato and broccoli in the management of prostate cancer. The co

India to Increase Its Allocation for Healthcare Sector
(image) New Delhi: India will endeavour to increase allocation for the health sector from a dismal 0.9 percent of gross domestic

Abused Children may Suffer from Poor Health as Adults
(image) Children who suffer abuse could be at risk of poor health as adults, says a news study. Dr Andrea Danese and

Madhya Pradesh Has India's Most Malnourished Kids
(image) If you ask about her child, Sita Devi's eyes well up with tears. A few months ago, her eight-month-old kid died in her a

Fidel Castro's Condition Deteriorates After Surgery
(image) Madrid: The health of Cuban leader Fidel Castro has deteriorated following a series of three failed operations, Spanish

Milk Might Transmit Mad Cow Disease
(image) Mad Cow Disease, also known as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), affects the central nervous system of the cows. T

Contract Doctors in Jharkhand Go on Strike
(image) Ranchi: Doctors in Jharkhand who were appointed on contract went on strike from Tuesday demanding regularisation of thei

Long Term Opioid Drug Usage May Lead to Addiction
(image) Back pain is one of the most common complaints that physicians face all over the world, afflicting up to 19 percent of w

New South Wales (NSW) Government Plans to Bring Down HIV Infection
(image) The NSW government has sketched out an action plan to bring down the HIV infection by a quarter by 2009. A sum of (Dollor) 300,0

Chiropractic Care May Help Children With Learning Disorders
(image) A recent study, published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR), suggests that chiropractic care may o

Stem Cell Marker Identified in Head and Neck Cancer
(image) Researchers have found a marker on head and neck tumor cells that indicates which cells are capable of fueling the cance

Amul to Launch Sugar Free Desserts
(image) India's middle-aged generation is waking up to alarming facts; we are the 'diabetes capital' of the world with a populat

Chinese Government Warns Its People About Stomach Flu
(image) All the hospitals and health care clinics in China have been asked to be watchful about Norovirus infection and to be pr

Karnataka CM Gets Praise from Hollywood Superstar
(image) Little did Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy - promising to stay at the house of a HIV positive person for one

Guns, Knives - Main Cause for Hospital Emergencies
(image) A new study reported in Tuesday's issue of Canadian Journal Emergency Medicine, suggests that injuries from Knives (and) Gu

South Asians, Don't Blame Your Genes Anymore
(image) South Asians have been known to get first-time heart attacks 5 to 10 years earlier than North Americans and Europeans, b

200 Cattle Dead in Zimbabwe Due to Anthrax
(image) Masvingo in Zimbabwe has witnessed the death of 200 cattle due to anthrax in the last two months. Wild buffaloes are tho

Mighty Conqueror Felled by Stomach Cancer
(image) Napoleon met his Waterloo twice, the second time proving fatal, at the hands of stomach cancer, according to

Vitamin A's Link With Gullet Cancer
(image) A latest research finding reveals that there may exist a link between Vitamin A and gullet cancer. This study was conduc

Lymphocyte/WBC Ratio Helps in Treating ENT Disorders
(image) According to an article in the January issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head (and) Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives

Patients Dissatisfied Following Closed Reduction Of Nasal Fractures
(image) A report in the January/February issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, finds t

Pair Up-Prevent Melanoma
(image) It is a study that affirms the role of partners or couples in health care, according to the authors. Publish

Link Found Between Periodontal Disease and Pancreatic Cancer
(image) Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.; more than 30,000 Americans are expected to di

Physical and Sexual Assault of Inmates at NHS Units
(image) It was reported that in community homes at Sutton and Merton, the inmates were abused physically and sexually by the sta

Vitamin D Tablets to Cure Prostate Cancer
(image) Novacea , a drug company has designed a vitamin D tablet Asentar, to treat advanced prostate cancer. Vitamin

Big Purses Can Cause Big Problems to Your Health
(image) Was a big purse on your wish list this holiday season? It's one of the biggest fashion trends this season, but experts s

China Contributes Billions to Root Out Animal Diseases
(image) Beijing: An agenda released by the government has demonstrated China's renewed commitment to check animal diseases. Chi

Algal Gel to Prevent HIV Infection
(image) Scientists involved in a worldwide research have come up with a microbicidal algal gel to prevent HIV infection. br

New Method For Fighting Leukemia
(image) Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center have created a new method for fighting Leukemia.

Guidelines for Chronic Wounds Care
(image) The Wound Healing Society (WHS) and Blackwell Publishing are excited to announce the publication of the WHS Clinical Gui

Noah, the Great Survivor of Katrina
(image) A healthy baby boy, who was a frozen embryo at the time of the hurricane Katrina floods, was delivered on Tuesday at New

'Beavertail' Surgery Helps Tongue Cancer Patients
(image) A new surgical technique pioneered at the University of Alberta has given back the ability to swallow to patients with t

Einstein's Tea Leaves Inspire New Blood Separation Technique
(image) Scientists at Monash University in Australia have developed a process for rapidly and efficiently separating blood plasm

HIV Patients More Prone to Severe Dandruff
(image) HIV-positive people are 10 times more prone to excessive dandruff and it could be treated as an early sign of the diseas

Common Anaesthetic Drug Can Kill Brain Cells
(image) The commonly used anaesthetic isoflurane could kill brain cells and raise the risk of Alzheimer's, suggests a new study

Huge Ayurveda Library Coming Up in Jaipur
(image) An ayurveda library with a collection of nearly 50,000 books, including old and rare manuscripts on the ancient Indian a

Substitute for Chemotherapy Tested by Canadian Scientists
(image) Canadian scientists claim to have found a substitute for chemotherapy which would have none of the unbearable side effec

New Software to Help Patients
(image) A Software is being developed that will create a calendar-like printout every time a prescription is filled, by Medical

British Couple Goes in for a 'made to Order' Baby
(image) The Abraham Centre of Life at San Antonio, Texas has come to the rescue of a British couple to help them choose an embry

Binge Drinking Excessive Among Less Educated Middle-aged Women
(image) Researchers have come out with a study that entreats policy makers to target older adults in addition to younger ones wh

Social Status may Affect Lifespan
(image) Social status may impact on longevity, say researchers who studied winners and nominees of the Nobel Prize. P

Big Brother to the Rescue
(image) It is an act of gratitude, and Nathan Hartley is only too happy to perform it. Nathan aged 13, is one of four

Drawing Parallels to H5N1 Virus and a 1918 Flu Virus
(image) In 1918, a viral strain brought havoc to human community by killing around 50 million people across the world. This stra

Hay Fever Season may Begin Earlier, Warns Experts
(image) Gather your hankies and boxes of tissues, warn experts. Hay fever is expected earlier than usual. Milder winter

Work-outs, Not So Much of a 'pain' With Caffeine
(image) Caffeine has entered the fray of painkillers, especially the likes of Ibuprofen and Aspirin, which come in handy to reli

Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot Pain
(image) Doctors with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) say they're noticing more and more overweight and o

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Benefited by Parasitic Infections
(image) A recent research finding indicates that patients who were affected by parasitic infections had a lower rate of relapse

Lukewarm Winter, a Warm-up Time for Many Diseases
(image) Blame it on global warming; winters seem to be losing their chillness. Canadian winters, thought to be a protection agai

Chiropractic Care Helps Children With Learning Disorders and Dyslexia
(image) A recent study, published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR), suggests that chiropractic care may o

Americans in Dark About Shingles
(image) Thought you were done with the chickenpox as a kid? Think again. Shingles, a disease caused by the same virus as chicken

The Big Issue About Abdominal Fat Tissue
(image) Fat tissue around the abdomen is an abominable sight indeed. Further, it is a crucial indicator of worse things to come

Starbucks Stops Using Dairy Products Containing RBGH
(image) Starbucks are now determined to stop the use of dairy products containing the recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) a

Breast Density and the Risk of Cancer
(image) New Canadian research is probing the link between breast density and its implication on the risks of breast cancer. b

11 Percent Increase of Addictive Nicotine in Cigarettes: Report
(image) Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health having done a reanalysis of nicotine yield from major brand name ci

Clues to the Cause of Difficulty With Swallowing
(image) Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE), a disease, first described in children only 20 years ago, but has shown a rising incidenc

Synova Acquires Rights to Today Sponge Contraceptive, Plans Advertising Campaign
(image) Synova Healthcare on Wednesday after purchasing New Jersey-based Allendale Pharmaceuticals, which markets the female con

Missing Molecule Has Important Role in a Developmental Brain Abnormality
(image) A molecule that is part of a complex signaling network in the developing brain plays a critical role in periventricula

New Strategy for the Treatment of CML
(image) Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers have identified an approach to enhance the activity of