Updated : Fri, 05 Jan 2007 06:04:35 GMT
Reuters - Variations in genes that play a role in regulating heart rate and kidney function appear to affect blood pressure differently in men and women, new research suggests. This could have important implications for selecting blood pressure-lowering medications.
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Jan 2007 19:25:47 GMT
AFP - The breast-cancer drug Herceptin can boost early survival chances when used after standard chemotherapy to tackle a notoriously aggressive form of early breast cancer, a new study says.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Jan 2007 01:58:40 GMT
AP - Now that you've indulged in all those holiday goodies and made that New Year's resolution to shed some pounds, the government says don't count on a diet pill to help.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Jan 2007 02:12:11 GMT
AP - Rhode Island officials canceled school Thursday and Friday for more than 20,000 students because of a suspected case of meningitis and the death of a second-grader from encephalitis.
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Jan 2007 23:29:19 GMT
HealthDay - (HealthDay News) -- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the sexually transmitted virus that causes AIDS.
Publ.Date : Wed, 03 Jan 2007 21:01:33 GMT
AP - Blood levels of folate in young women are dropping, a disturbing development that could lead to increased birth defects and may be due to low-carb diets or the popularity of unfortified whole-grain breads.
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Jan 2007 23:50:46 GMT
AP - In a case fraught with ethical questions, the parents of a severely mentally and physically disabled child have stunted her growth to keep their little "pillow angel" a manageable and more portable size.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Jan 2007 06:04:35 GMT
AP - Scientists in Taiwan have developed a simple, five-gene test aimed at showing which lung cancer patients most need chemotherapy, as similar tests now do for people with breast cancer and lymphoma.
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Jan 2007 23:47:09 GMT
Reuters - Two Parkinson's disease drugs cause the same kind of heart damage that led to the withdrawal of the diet drug combination "fen-phen," according to two studies published on Wednesday.
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Jan 2007 13:21:37 GMT
Reuters - Giving pre-school children toys to play with boosts their mental development even if they suffer from malnutrition, a report said on Friday.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Jan 2007 03:57:56 GMT