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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... detective-like investigation into the Alzheimer’s killer using chisels and hammers to chip away at deeply buried clues,” Dr. Golde says. “Now we have the scientific tools and fancy machines that allow us to be so much more productive and to progressively solve this mystery,” he says. “It’s a new century....

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

...ce Executive Committee, "Gastric cancer is a major killer and if they are able to bring together different expertise, it will be of great benefit to patientsso this is why the Ministry of Health is extremely excited about this project." At the National University of Singapore, a cohort study involving 400...

The Hospital Superbugs

...search centre to lead the way in the fight against killer super bugs. Its patron is Actress and TV personality Leslie Ash, who almost died and was left virtually paralysed after contracting MSSA, a strain related to MRSA, in a London hospital. The work carried out by The University of Nottingham in healt...

Africa's Men Urged to Step Up AIDS Fight

...ment of women are key to slowing the spread of the killer virus. Mlambo-Ngcuka said the empowerment of women was a potent weapon against the disease. "Addressing the economic status of women" would help them to make choices so that "they can get out abusive relationships, they can acquire the support th...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

...into the wider economy and then degenerates into a killer famine....

Smokers may Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

...ing cause of death in the U.S. and the only top-10 killer that is increasing in frequency. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, COPD will be the third-leading cause of death worldwide. The study is published online and will appear in a future print issue of the American Journal of Respirato...

Best-performing Hospitals Has Reduced Cardiovascular Mortality

..."Cardiovascular disease is the nation's number one killer of women in the U.S., so while we are gratified to see an overall improvement in mortality rates, we are concerned that there still exists such a wide gap in hospitals' treatment of CVD when comparing the top performers and others," said Samantha Col...

Patient Confidentiality Must Be Ensured-UNAIDS

...ves, the agency said. AIDS or HIV is the leading killer in todays world with more and more cases being reported from all over the world.In the US the government has declared June 27 as the national HIV testing day. In conjunction with the national goal of promoting public awareness and prevention of HIV...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...he escape of an amnesiac scientist and a psychotic killer from an asylum and their subsequent epic killing s...t going to take the typical teenage boy and make a killer out of him." In fact, he says, in the 10 or 12 years in which violent video games have proliferate...

Laura Bush in Senegal for Anti-HIV/AIDS, Malaria Campaigns

...f anti-malarial drugs. Malaria remains a leading killer worldwide, claiming more than one million lives every year, most of them in Africa. The mosquito-borne illness is the number one cause of death in children under the age of five, causing one death every 30 seconds....

Avian Flu Seen in Others Birds too

... place it was discovered, is not believed to be a killer virus, but its symptoms of fever and respiratory illness are severe and it's easily passed on to others. It causes an illness with similar respiratory symptoms to deadly avian flu. Dr Linfa Wang, a molecular virologist with the CSIRO in Geelong, V...

New Engineered Drug Shows Promise in Treating Lymphocytic Leukaemia

...cer cells, it attracts immune cells called natural killer cells, which also devastate the leukemia cells....

Diet for Autism

...s of the theory to associate the schemingly silent killer Cho Seung Hui with autism? Autism is a developmental disability that affects the central nervous system at a very early age and is characterized by impaired social interaction, communication, cognitive skills, restricted imagination and repetit...

Afghan Children Fall Victim to a Disfiguring Disease

...sing," Amin said at his Kabul clinic. "It is not a killer disease but mentally people suffer. We have to deal with it." The sores are treated with a course of injections, or cauterized to kill the parasites. Amin's clinic has the only laser cauterizing machine in Afghanistan. Electric cauterizing machine...

The Plot Gets Thicker In The Woolmer Case

...hat the champagne bottles which contained the weed killer that poisoned Pakistans former cricket coach Bob Woolmer, was in fact handed over to him by a person well known to him-bowling coach Mustaq Ahmed. The channel also mentioned that the team manager Talat Ali was witness to this. It is being ...

Aspirin a Day Can Keep Colon Cancer Away

A daily dose of common pain killer aspirin could cut the risk of getting bowel cancer by more than a third, says a new study. However, scientists do not recommend its continuous use due to possible side effects. Bowel cancer refers to malignant tumors in the lower end of the gastro-...

Its the Face and Not the Body That Grips the Attention of the Opposite Sex

Contrary to popular opinion, its not that killer body that the opposite sex takes into account at first glance, but your face and this happens especially if you are a man. To find our how much faces and bodies contribute to someone's overall attractiveness, researchers from the University of We...

Female Infanticide and Feticide Continue to Increase

... half a million die during pregnancy - the leading killer among 15 to 19-year-olds - every 12 months and an estimated 7.3 million are living with HIV/Aids compared with 4.5 million young men. Almost a million girls fall victim to child traffickers each year compared with a quarter that number of boys. 96 ...

Australian Devises Online Game Based on Virginia Tech Shootout

...d never do that." He said he empathised with the killer and that he, like Cho, had been a victim of abuse and bullying at high school. Lambourn was born in Australia but grew up in the United States before returning to Australia when he was 14. He said he left school in the eighth grade having been bu...

Pollution Induced Cancer Emerges as Top Killer in China

... food additives and pesticides made cancer the top killer in China last year, according to a recent government survey. According to Chen Zhizhou, a health expert with the cancer research institute affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the main reason behind the rising number of cancer ca...

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