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Catching infections in babies

Researchers have shown that a new diagnostic marker called procalcitonin can help identify infants at high risk for SBIs.

Rethinking essential people in outbreak

Not only are doctors, nurses, and firefighters essential during a severe pandemic influenza outbreak. So, too, are truck drivers, communications personnel, and utility workers.

Impact of breast cancer test

Personal beliefs about inconclusive DNA testing for hereditary breast cancer are associated with cancer-related worry and predict whether women move on from the test.

Considering kidney-sparing surgery

A study of almost 1,500 kidney cancer patients suggests that surgery to spare as much kidney tissue as possible may improve overall survival in patients who also have reduced kidney function at the time their cancer is diagnosed.

Changes in sex steroids associated with menopause

Research shows that the increased rate of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) change that occurs during menopause is associated with increased objective sleep duration but poor subjective sleep quality.

Self-treating hay fever

Hay fever, the often seasonal allergy that affects between 10 and 20 percent of the American population, is best controlled through a course of patient-adjusted dosing, according to new research.

Light cigarettes not so light

Cigarette makers have marketed so-called light cigarettes with the implication that they are less harmful to smokers' health. A new study shows this to be untrue.

Rugby virus spreads in sumo wrestlers

Rugby players may get more than just the ball out of a scrum - herpes virus can cause a skin disease called "scrumpox" and it spreads through physical contact.

The key for child nutrition

Analysis of the British Government's survey of children's diets and nutritional status has shown that the average child gets the recommended level of most vitamins and minerals.

Potential treatment for severe emphysema

Emory University researchers are participating in a nationwide study to explore an investigational treatment for advanced widespread emphysema.

Cancer-causing gut bacteria exposed

Scientists have discovered that a molecule produced by a common gut bacterium activates signalling pathways that are associated with cancer cells.

No such things as a safe suntan

There may be no such thing as a 'safe' tan based on ultraviolet radiation, according to a series of papers published in the October issue of...

New colon cancer prevention

Researchers believe they may have discovered a source for some of the earliest known molecular changes that signal the presence of colorectal cancer.

Women's walk holds orgasm key

A new study found that trained sexologists could infer a woman's history of vaginal orgasm by observing the way she walks.

Neutral HIV presentations

A recent study found that by offering an experimental introduction to a counselling session, public health institutions could increase enrolment by a significant amount.

Immune system targets harmful fungus

A new study shows that the innate immune system of humans is capable of killing a fungus linked to airway inflammation, chronic rhinosinusitis and bronchial asthma.

Height linked to prostate cancer

A man's height is a modest marker for risk of prostate cancer development, but is more strongly linked to progression of the cancer, say British researchers.

Promise in cardiac tissue repair

A recent study found that implanting adult cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells) in combination with BMCs has two advantages over transplanting cardiomyocytes alone.

New cancer, ageing treatments

Researchers have deciphered the structure of the active region of telomerase, an enzyme that plays a major role in the development of nearly all human cancers.

Sex hormones link to heart risk

Men are more prone to - and likely to die of - heart disease compared with women of a similar age - and sex hormones are to blame, according to a recent study.

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