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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...tood little about Alzheimer’s disease. But several decades ago, the pace of discovery began to accelerate, sa...trial ever to be conducted,” because it would take decades and involve thousands of people. However, Dr. Golde and his clinical colleagues share a common goal:...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...Antibiotics that are used to treat the illness are decades old, can be toxic and don't work on the bacteria in its dormant stage. What's more, some virulent strains of the airborne germ have emerged that are extensively drug resistant. Pieters said that the new drugs by targeting different pathways than th...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...l pose an even greater threat to mankind in coming decades if we fail to act now," Omi said. He said that in some countries environmental issues were not given the highest priority but "if we ignore the environment, humanity will suffer." Omi proposed greater use of bicycles, the use of clean energy sour...

Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm

...ily friend who oversaw the construction of the pit decades earlier. About once a week, waste is pumped from the roughly 9-foot-deep pit into a larger pond. When something clogged the drain, Showalter shimmied through the 4-foot opening into the enclosure, which is similar to an underground tank. He would h...

US Traveler With Deadly TB Has Less Serious Strain

..." Speaker was the first person in more than four decades to be placed under mandatory isolation by US health authorities, who feared he suffered the rare XDR TB infection. He was engaged to be married and in the thick of planning his May nuptials, when doctors found in January he was infected with TB. Be...

Australian Father Gets 15 Year Jail Term for Forcing Bestial Acts on His Daughters

...contact with a dog. The abuse continued over two decades as the girls become adults, when the man had a sexual relationship with them. Before sentencing on Wednesday, the horrid father, hailing from Adelaide, pleaded guilty to 13 offences including four counts of carnal knowledge, three of indecent ass...

Pediatricians Face Malpractice Crisis

...iliated scientist. Dr. Carroll looked at the two decades of malpractice claims data and found that 68% of malpractice cases against pediatricians were withdrawn or dismissed. Only 5% of malpractice suits against pediatricians went to trial, and of these 4 out of 5 were found in favor of the pediatrician. ...

Will Seven Be the Lucky Number for Las Vegas Newlyweds?

.... In small chapels that have hosted weddings for decades and at large glitzy resorts where nearby gamblers are sweating and shouting as they watch the dice tumble, thousands will tie the knot. "This is the busiest I've been in my 49 years in this business. This is our magical, maniacal, historical moment...

Influenza Virus Samples of 1918

...he article places this discovery in the context of decades of research into the cause of pandemic influenza, and the authors detail the strange convergence of events that allowed them to recover and sequence the virus in the first place. Its genetic material is so fragile that it should not have survived for...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...from the atmosphere, both carbon and nitrogen. For decades biologists wondered how the organism could fix both elements, since carbon fixation associated with photosynthesis produces oxygen, while nitrogen fixing needs an oxygen-free environment. Previous studies have shown that some photosynthetic cells c...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

...e, the infection persists and can lead a couple of decades later, when they are in their prime child-rearing years, directly to cervical cancer, one of the top killers of women around the world. By most estimates as many as 250,000 women, most of them in less-developed countries, die each year of cervical...

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

...d over the Europeans they liberated. But for three decades beginning at the end of World War Two, Americans' average height stagnated while Europeans continued the growth-spurt that one would expect to see during a period of relative peace and rising incomes. Now, with an average height of 5'10", American ...

Skin Cancer Rates Soar In Warmer Regions Of UK

...t growing cancer, with rates tripling in the three decades to 2003, the latest year for which national statistics are held. Yet a conference of the British Association of Dermatology (BAD) will hear this week that since 2003 the rise in skin cancer cases has been even higher. The latest research shows that...

30 Dead as Dengue Fever Epidemic Hits Myanmar: Report

...derly. Myanmar's health system has suffered from decades of economic mismanagement, and the United Nations estimates that the military-ruled nation spends just 0.5 percent of its gross domestic product on health. Dengue fever is on the rise across Southeast Asia. In Cambodia at least 132 people have died...

Bashful Men 50% More Likely to Die of Heart Attack or Stroke

...ial they were. By the time the study ended three decades later, 60 per cent had died and the experts then compared the questionnaire results with death certificate details, reports the Daily Mail. After taking into account factors more commonly linked to heart disease such as smoking, high levels of chol...

US TB Traveler Sued Over 'reckless and Selfish Behavior'

.... Speaker was the first person in more than four decades to be placed under mandatory isolation by US health authorities. He was engaged to be married and in the thick of planning his May nuptials, when doctors found in January he was infected with TB. Because treatment was ineffective, he decided to che...

Uninsured Adults Increase Medicare Costs

...his is a group for whom medical advances in recent decades have had an impressive impact on health. If people with diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease are uninsured, they often have to forego very cost-effective therapies, says McWilliams. Providing health insurance coverage for uninsured near-elderly...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

...s event on human health are still being felt three decades later.The research, reported in the July 15 advance online publication of the journal Nature Medicine, focuses on the major human pathogen group A Streptococcus (strep.) Among the most important of all human infectious disease agents, strep is resp...

Once-rare Skin Cancer Type on the Rise in US

A type of skin cancer that was rare three decades ago has surged in the United States, a study in th...creasingly more common in the United States in the decades between 1973 and 2002, according to a study in the July issue of Archives of Dermatology, which is p...

The Queen Of All Contraceptives Released

...-inadequacy debate waned for a while. In fact, two decades later, new proof arrived that women were perfectly fit and capable (even when bleeding) and therefore should step right up and join the war effort. But after the war, a fresh batch of studies were released proving that children need their moms at ho...

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