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Stem cell research- now Nobel Laureates join the debate

Throwing their lot with the group of scientists asking for more funding into stem cell research, 80 Nobel...e faxing a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush asking him not to block stem cell research in any way. The debate on stem cell research is reaching a fever...

Teens turning to Internet for medical queries

... the urge for confidentiality and embarrassment in asking questions on sexual problems drive many teens to health portals in their quest for answers to their health queries. Earlier it was the agony aunt column in magazines now it is the medical portals, which clarify the doubts and dispel the fears of the ...

Wishes of unspoken patients

...to make of the doctor, but had not. These included asking for a referral to a specialist, asking for a specific diagnostic test, or wanting help with paperwork. In these cases, the patients also ex...

Why running noses are a good thing

...viruses that cause wintertime respiratory ills. So asking about it can help doctors rule out anthrax. The possible overuse of antibiotics worries officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which offered some guidance for doctors who wonder how to tell which is which. No test will reveal ...

Women recognise faces better

...nd University approached 10,000 people via e-mail, asking them to take part in an online face-recognition trial. More than 1800 took part. The found that not only were women much better at face recognition that men, but also less susceptible to distracting factors such as hairstyles or change in facial exp...

The negative advancement

...ars old - most of whom had developed skin cancer - asking them about their history of sun exposure, sunbed usage and smoking history. Overall, people who reported having any use of tanning lamps were 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell car...

Sniff to compatibility

...Complex (MHC) . 50 unmarried women were tested by asking them to smell T-shirts worn by men for two consecutive nights. The US researchers, led by Dr Shirley Bean from the University of Chicago, found that women preferred men with a genetic smell somewhat the same - but not identical - to their own. Anal...

Tobacco and alcohol connected to larger health problems

...ndings suggest that perhaps it would be worthwhile asking patients who smoke about their alcohol use, as these may be vulnerable to a deterioration in their condition....

Hope for tinnitus sufferers

...leg. Researchers successfully treated amputees by asking them to identify the position and frequency of non-painful electric shocks applied to their amputated stumps. The corresponding brain areas were stimulated by the treatment, which led to growth of these areas and resulted in a 70% reported drop in pa...

Identical twin breast cancer risk

... sister. This suggests it could be well worthwhile asking a woman newly diagnosed whether she has a twin - who could benefit from screening and close monitoring to help her deal with her increased risk...

New cholera strain identified

...made the discovery. “We received calls from the US asking us to help them identify what was causing a new type of cholera and diarrhoea in coastal areas of the country. The germ was simultaneously active in coastal areas of Japan,” said director of National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) ...

Memory loss always goes hand with Depression

...ion in cognitive impairment. It is well worthwhile asking about depression and so on, say the researchers, when someone presents with memory loss. Treatment will improve quality of life for the patient and their carers....

Smoking may be influenced by Parents

... likely to become smokers themselves. In addition, asking children to bring the cigarettes,// buy them at the store or light a cigarette for the parent are all behaviors that encourage children to smoke. Rafael Laniado-Laborin, M.D., from San Diego State University, feel that when a parent asks his child t...

Babies Should Get Vitamin D Supplement

..., diabetes and chronic digestive diseases. However asking mothers to take extra vitamin D will not solve the problem, for the amount needed to satisfy nursing infants is "close to the toxic level" in mothers....

Weight Gain Found To Increase The Risk Breast Cancer

...ers sampled nearly 62,000 women, ages 50 to 74, by asking them about their weight at age 18 and their current weight. Since then, the women have been periodically asked to provide updates on their weight, in addition to any diagnosis of cancer. Research shows women who gained 20 to 30 pounds since age 18 w...

Gain In Weight Found To Increase The Risk Of Breast Cancer

...ers sampled nearly 62,000 women, ages 50 to 74, by asking them about their weight at age 18 and their current weight. Since then, the women have been periodically asked to provide updates on their weight, in addition to any diagnosis of cancer. Research shows women who gained 20 to 30 pounds since age 18 w...

The Link Between Weight Gain And Breast Cancer Studied

...ers sampled nearly 62,000 women, ages 50 to 74, by asking them about their weight at age 18 and their current weight. Since then, the women have been periodically asked to provide updates on their weight, in addition to any diagnosis of cancer. Research shows women who gained 20 to 30 pounds since age 18 w...

Elderly people with chronic pain can use narcotics safely

...these medicines as they feel that patients will be asking for them to increase the dosage on continuous usage. The new study says that for elderly patients such behavior may not arise. In the study done by American scientists to assess the need for narcotics in younger adults versus the elderly, researcher...

Doctors' decisions are affected by fear of lawsuits- says a study

Physicians treating people in emergencies may be asking patients to go for more tests// and procedures if they are afraid of being named in a lawsuit for malpractice. In a study done by researchers from University of Iowa had said that fear of being sued for malpractice may be the guiding point in treati...

Insomnia is not normal for the elderly

...roblems. The steps given by the researcher include asking questions to the patient to detect the problem of lack of sleep, elaborate on the problem, determine if that is medical or psychiatric by nature, further evaluation to judge if insomnia is chronic by nature, and use intervention. Researchers feel th...

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