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  • A Good Checkup for Americans'' Oral Health
    ...Title: A Good Checkup for Americans'' Oral HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/26/2005 1:59:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/26/2005 1:59:25 AM...
    MedicineNet - Fri, 26 Aug 2005 11:00 EST
  • A "Hidden" Biomarker in Prostate Cancer Cells - Researchers Find Way to Shake Loose
    ...Using a common chemotherapy agent, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine found a way to move an important biomarker expressed in prostate cancer, shaking it loose from one location in a cell - where it could not be accessed by blood - to another, easier to target area... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Thu, 12 May 2005 11:00 EST
  • A "Leaky" Blood-Brain Barrier And Alzheimer's
    ... Alzheimer's disease (AD) affects 4.5 million Americans according to the National Institutes of Aging; the direct and indirect costs of the disease exceed $100 billion each year. As the wave of baby boomers continues to age it is apparent that the number of people with AD will increase, along with the costs for care. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Sat, 19 Aug 2006 12:00 EST
  • A "Members Only" Club for Organ Donors
    ...LifeSharers Members Agree to Donate to One Another First...
    ABC News - Wed, 14 Jun 2006 04:23 EST
  • A "Smart Armchair" Will Take Care Of You
    ...A surprisingly "attentive" armchair has been designed by Moscow specialists. Its load-carrying structure looks absolutely hi-tech and resembles in appearance a very "advanced" rocking-chair equipped with an on-board computer and a lot of sensors, owing to which it is exceptionally comfortable for work. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Sun, 15 Oct 2006 12:00 EST
  • A "Trojan Horse" Approach To Killing Brain Tumors From Within
    ...A new method for targeting malignant brain tumors through inducing the cancerous cells to "commit suicide" has been developed by a team of researchers headed by a Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor of biochemistry.Alexander Levitzki, who is the Wolfson Family Professor of Biochemistry, his research associate, Dr. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Sun, 29 Oct 2006 01:00 EST
  • A ''Coach'' During Labor Makes Little Difference On Duration - May Increase Subsequent Bladder Problems
    ...When a woman is giving birth, having a "coach" tell her to push during contractions makes almost no difference in shortening labor, and may actually increase her risk of subsequent problems with her bladder, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. For the most part, it doesn''t matter whether the mother is coached or not, the researchers report in the January issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Sat, 31 Dec 2005 05:00 EST
  • A ''dimmer switch'' for genes - Protein that controls genes doesn''t just turn on or off
    ...A protein that was thought to simply turn genes on and off now looks to be more like a cellular "dimmer switch," researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, report in the July 1, 2005, issue of the journal Science... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 11:00 EST
  • A ''translation factor'' protein over-expressed in breast cancer cells might be an oncoprotein
    ...The tissue-specific elongation factor eEF1A2 might be an oncoprotein involved inbreast cancer. Research published in the open access journal BMC Cancer showsthat eEF1A2, which is usually present only in muscle cells and neurons, isabnormally expressed in two thirds of breast tumours. This means it could beused as a new diagnostic marker and, once its role as been identified, as atherapeutic target for the treatment of breast tumours... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Fri, 23 Sep 2005 04:00 EST
  • A ''translation factor'' protein over-expressed in breast cancer cells might be an oncoprotein
    ...The tissue-specific elongation factor eEF1A2 might be an oncoprotein involved in breast cancer... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Tue, 13 Sep 2005 04:00 EST
  • A 'damaged' brain may ease urge to smoke
    ...Washington, Jan 27 (Xinhua) Damage to a silver dollar-sized region deep in the brain called the insula may completely erase the body's urge to smoke, according to new research....
    The Earth Times - Sat, 27 Jan 2007 10:42 EST
  • A “superaspirin” maybe the answer for a weak-hearted on the verge of surgery, says a study
    ...While aspirin primarily an analgesic has been used to treat many ailments, a new study suggests that a superaspirin dose could even give heart-attack victims a new lease of life especially when used several hours before surgery....
    The Earth Times - Mon, 05 Sep 2005 11:02 EST
  • A ‘Senior MomentÂ’ or a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
    ...Resigning yourself to old age may produce the very mental lapses that most people fear will strike them in their golden years....
    New York Times - Tue, 18 Jul 2006 08:00 EST
  • A baby for ovary transplant woman
    ...A woman who became infertile in her teens has given birth to a baby girl after receiving a healthy ovary tissue from her identical twin sister....
    BBC - Tue, 07 Jun 2005 09:50 EST
  • A back pain''s best relief is pressure using hands than physical therapies
    ...Back pain the commonest ill that arises with ascending age, child birth and poor fitness may have its best relief it would seem from the rather age-old Chinese system of acupressure. Though modern medicine has evolved physiotherapy to treat back pain, a Taiwanese study has found that the method of using the hands to apply pressure on key points has a greater efficacy in reducing the intensity of pain....
    The Earth Times - Sat, 18 Feb 2006 03:56 EST
  • A Balancing Act Between The Sexes: How Male And Female Cells Manage To Produce The Same Quantities Of Certain Proteins
    ...Recent research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) reveals new insights into how cells achieve equality between the sexes. A new link discovered between the membrane surrounding the nucleus and the male X-chromosome in fruit flies may play a crucial role in determining how active certain genes are... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Sun, 19 Mar 2006 06:00 EST
  • A Battle Over ‘Juice of YouthÂ’
    ...Suzanne Somers promotes a fountain of youth that has some doctors very upset....
    New York Times - Sat, 14 Oct 2006 03:35 EST
  • A Beautiful New Model For MS
    ...Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the cells of the brain and spinal cord. MS can cause various symptoms, including depression, pain, and impaired mobility. Although it is clear that MS is caused by cells of the immune system inappropriately attacking the cells of the brain and spinal cord, much remains unknown about the disease. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 06 Sep 2006 06:00 EST
  • A Beneficial Suicide
    ...They are the largest group of white blood cells: neutrophil granulocytes kill microorganisms. Neutrophils catch microbes with extracellular structures nicknamed Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) that are composed of nucleic acid and aggressive enzymes. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Tue, 16 Jan 2007 01:00 EST
  • A Better Blood Test for Heart Disease?
    ...Title: A Better Blood Test for Heart Disease?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2006 1:58:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2006 1:57:59 AM...
    MedicineNet - Tue, 14 Mar 2006 12:00 EST
  • A Better Diet Through Online Shopping?
    ...A randomized trial, offering participants using an internet shopping system the chance to receive either general dietary advice or tailored advice which prompted shoppers to replace items with alternatives lower in saturated fat, is to be published in PLoS Clinical Trials. The results show that low-cost technologies delivered through the Internet have the potential to motivate users to change their behavior....
    ScienceDaily - Fri, 22 Sep 2006 08:00 EST
  • A Better Drug to Prevent Breast Cancer?
    ...A new study raises hopes about raloxifene, but there are some important caveats...
    Time Magazine - Tue, 18 Apr 2006 08:00 EST
  • A Better Health Deal For Aged Care Residents, Australian Medical Association
    ...The AMA (Australian Medical Association) met with the office of Minister for Ageing, Senator Santo Santoro, to discuss the issue of GPs attending aged care facilities, as set out in the AMA's Federal Budget Submission 2007-08. The current structure of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) makes it very difficult for GPs to provide ongoing care to residents of aged care facilities. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Sun, 26 Nov 2006 02:00 EST
  • A Better Method Of Detecting Ovarian Cancer
    ...According to the National Cancer Institute, ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. An estimated 20,180 new cases of ovarian cancer are expected in the United States this year.Routine screening for women is limited because, unlike mammograms for breast cancer, there are no sufficiently accurate screening tests currently available... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Thu, 06 Apr 2006 06:00 EST
  • A Better Screening Test For Infant Iron Deficiency?
    ...A new blood test detects iron deficiency in infants earlier and more accurately than the commonly used hemoglobin screening test, according to a study in the August 24/31 issue of JAMA. Iron deficiency is estimated to affect nearly 10 percent of American children one to two years of age. Early detection and treatment are critical because iron deficiency can impair infant mental development, possibly permanently, even before it progresses to anemia....
    ScienceDaily - Sat, 17 Sep 2005 07:00 EST
  • A better screening test for infant iron deficiency?
    ...A unique blood test detects iron deficiency in infants earlier and more accurately than the commonly used hemoglobin screening test, according to a study in the August 24/31 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 24 Aug 2005 04:00 EST
  • A Better Tool To Study Role Of Iron In Alzheimer''s, Parkinson''s
    ...Engineers have found a way to pinpoint and identify the tiny iron oxide particles associated with Alzheimer''s and other neurodegenerative diseases in the brain.The technique is likely to accelerate research on the cause of the diseases and could lead to the first diagnostic procedure for Alzheimer''s in patients while they are alive... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Tue, 28 Feb 2006 03:00 EST
  • A Better Tool To Study Role Of Iron In Alzheimer''s, Parkinson''s
    ...Engineers have found a way to pinpoint and identify the tiny iron oxide particles associated with Alzheimer''s and other neurodegenerative diseases in the brain....
    ScienceDaily - Fri, 24 Feb 2006 09:00 EST
  • A Better Treatment for Head Lice?
    ...A new combing technique is four times more effective at getting rid of lice than over-the-counter lotions, a new study shows....
    WebMD - Fri, 05 Aug 2005 01:58 EST
  • A better understanding of gene flow
    ...Scientists will today explain to a meeting in London how their research has greatly improved our understanding of the flow of genetic material between organisms in the environment... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Fri, 24 Jun 2005 09:00 EST