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Abstain from sex- the latest mantra of American teens

...l about the whole exercise and they say this is an attempt at playing to the gallery. True to this cynical remark, it has been found that only a few, actually abide by their abstinence pledge once they are above 19 years of age. But when the matter in question is such a sensitive and personal one, it is very...

South Africa Wins landmark case against pharmaceutical giants

...were dealt a blow by a South African court when an attempt by the firms to strike down a law permitting South Africa to import cheap AIDS drugs was beaten off by the court. Health experts and AIDS activists say that this would lower the cost of medicines to ordinary South Africans suffering from the disease...

Drugs disrupt formation of blood vessels

...tists have made a signficant step forward in their attempt to starve cancer tumours by stopping the growth of the blood vessels that feed them nutrients. Four drugs that disrupt angiogenesis - blood vessel formation - have been shown for the first time to be effective. It also provides the first indication t...

Suicide risk in panic disorder

...en people with panic disorder think of suicide, or attempt it. The overall level of anxiety, a fear of having a panic attack, a dread of certain sensations - like palpitations - and the fear of losing one's sanity are clearly linked to suicide risk. Of course depression is also a potent risk factor - but can...

Stem cell research

...an nerve cells in the lab, in the first successful attempt to control the development of embryonic stem cells. Their work is a major step towards the production of replacement tissues for treating neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers worldwide have been in heavy...

Body can reshape heart damage

...the men's bone marrow and moved to the heart in an attempt to repair the damage from the heart surgery. Many of the male cells that had found a home in the transplanted heart had characteristics of stem cells. Even in the one patient who died four days after his transplant, the researchers found plenty of ...

Pig cloning for organs

...know as GATA1. "This is a major, major step in our attempt to be able to come up with an animal that can be used for transplantation," said Dr. Goran Klintmalm of the Baylor Institute of Transplantation Sciences. "They've knocked out the protein that identifies the organ as being a pig organ rather than a hu...

Heart attack risk starts at 20

...n earlier age than age 40 or 50 ... and this is an attempt to move the focus back to early adulthood when you become a responsible person for your own health," Stein said. The guidelines also try to point out that "it's not just one thing, it's a combination of things" that culminate to cause heart disease. ...

Breastfed babies grow rapidly

...ing quickly may be supplemented with formula in an attempt to spur their growth, Dr. Michael Kramer from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and colleagues, suggest. To investigate, the researchers followed a group of more than 17,000 healthy infants weighing at least 5.5 pounds and born in the Republic ...

A new herbal therapy to quit smoking

...ogical addiction to tobacco and will begin with an attempt to de-automise the habit. This will turn smoking from a mechanical to a conscious process. This will be followed by the finalising of a Pilot Quitting Date, a 24-hour period, when the person will keep away from smoking and resume. This is done to r...

Ideal therapy for warts

...earchers reviewed studies available on warts in an attempt to determine which treatments were most advantageous. Their analysis, however, showed many of the studies contained poor methodology and reporting, making answers hard to determine. The best evidence in the collective studies pointed to salicylic ac...

Quality of lives of older people

...opulation will be known based on this study. In an attempt to answer some of these questions, scientists at Cambridge University, England, have been surveying a group of over 70 since 1980. They have assessed their physical and mental health, their social situation, and have also sought permission for the do...

Suicide might be inherited

...icidal behavior, including mood disorders, suicide attempt history, impulsive aggression, and exposure to family stress. Results showed children of the suicide attempters had a six-fold higher risk of suicide attempts when compared to the children of the nonattempters. Eighty-two percent of the suicidal beh...

Exercise with music aids with lung disorders

...how helpful to this group of patients and will now attempt to find out just how this aids lung function. ...

Prolonged survival not assured by psychological therapies for cancer patients

...rding to the results. The study, however, did not attempt to look at how such treatments might affect the quality of life of the cancer patient in a positive way....

Lifestyle linked to prostate cancer risk

...e their findings. The study is one of the first to attempt to quantify the predictive risk that lifestyle factors have on whether or not prostate cancer will recur in patients who have been treated....

Senate assures ban on smoking

...rve that competitive advantage helped doom a House attempt to lift the ban last month. But the measure was presented as a separate bill, and the idea's inclusion in a broader measure helped push it through last night. "Modernizing the marketplace by allowing Sunday sales will bring consumers more convenienc...

Breast Cancer Survivors Worry About Infertility

...ons and advising them on what they can consider to attempt to preserve fertility," says Dr. Partridge."[Women's] risk perceptions are likely grossly exaggerated; there is room for education here." Doctors often assume infertility concerns are more prevalent in younger women with less-advanced stages of canc...

Breast Cancer Survivors Worry About Infertility

...ons and advising them on what they can consider to attempt to preserve fertility," says Dr. Partridge."[Women's] risk perceptions are likely grossly exaggerated; there is room for education here." Doctors often assume infertility concerns are more prevalent in younger women with less-advanced stages of canc...

Young Patients On Antidepressants Found To Be Associated With Suicidal Tendencies

...ied. Patients taking SSRIs were twice as likely to attempt suicide than those taking placebo. Researchers say they found no difference in patients taking SSRIs and those taking other drugs, known as tricyclic antidepressants. Another study done compared adults with depression and other clinical conditions ...

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Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scientists discover clues why weight-loss surgery cures diabetes 2New research: Fresh avocado enhances absorption of essential nutrients for healthy living 2New diagnostic test to distinguish psoriasis from eczema 2
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