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Urine infections 'turn resistant'

May 17, 2010 3:36 pm | News | Comments

Urinary tract infections are becoming harder to treat because of emerging resistance to current antibiotic drugs, experts warn.

Smallpox demise link to HIV boom

May 17, 2010 3:36 pm | News | Comments

The worldwide eradication of smallpox may, inadvertently, have helped spread HIV infection, scientists believe.

Press briefings at International Microbicides Conference May 22-25

May 17, 2010 5:38 am | News | Comments

(Microbicides 2010 (International Conference on Microbicides)) Issues on the forefront of HIV prevention research will be taking center stage at the International Microbicides Conference (M2010) at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh May 22-25. M2010 will be a...

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Stress link to financial squeeze

May 16, 2010 5:39 pm | News | Comments

Work pressures during the recession have caused a big rise in mental health problems, according to the charity MIND.

Phone-cancer link 'inconclusive'

May 16, 2010 2:38 pm | News | Comments

The largest study to date on links between mobile phone use and brain cancer proves inconclusive, WHO researchers say.

Libya plane crash boy flies home

May 15, 2010 1:38 pm | News | Comments

The Dutch boy who was the only survivor of a plane crash in Libya that killed 103 people arrives back in the Netherlands.

Mums-to-be rate mothers' wisdom

May 14, 2010 4:40 pm | News | Comments

Mothers-to-be think their mothers know better than the medics when it comes to health advice, researchers say.

NIDA announces 2010 Addiction Science Award winners at Intel ISEF

May 14, 2010 8:40 am | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) A project using cutting edge computer modeling to identify potential new medications for nicotine addiction won first place distinction at the annual Addiction Science Awards at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Researchers define traits associated with prescription drug disorders in a primary care setting

May 14, 2010 8:40 am | News | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have identified clinical characteristics associated with prescription drug use disorder in primary care patients with chronic pain. The study found that by identifying characteristics of...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

May 14, 2010 8:39 am | News | Comments

(American Society for Microbiology) The following are tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: "Unhealthy Patterns of Innate Oral Bacteria May Cause Bad Breath"; "Temperature and Humidity May Effect Virus Survival on Surfaces"; and "Noroviruses Identified as...

A warm sensor maintains skin barrier

May 14, 2010 6:40 am | News | Comments

(National Institute for Physiological Sciences) Japanese research group led by Prof. Makoto Tominaga and Dr. Takaaki Sokabe (National Institute for Physiological Sciences: NIPS) found that TRPV4 ion channel in skin keratinocytes is important for formation and maintenance of barrier...

Impact sensor provides athletic support

May 14, 2010 6:40 am | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) As athletes strive for perfection, sports scientists need to exploit every technological advance to help them achieve that goal. Researchers in New Zealand have now developed a new type of wearable impact sensor based that can provide much needed...

DNA clue to life at high altitude

May 13, 2010 4:40 pm | News | Comments

The ability of Tibetans to live high in the mountains may be due largely to their DNA, researchers say.

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Sugar drops 'ease baby jab pain'

May 13, 2010 10:39 am | News | Comments

Babies should be given something sugary before a jab to reduce pain and crying, international researchers say.

New forensics research will help identify remains of children

May 13, 2010 10:39 am | News | Comments

(North Carolina State University) New research from North Carolina State University is now giving forensic scientists a tool that can be used to help identify the remains of children, and may contribute to resolving missing-persons cases, among other uses. Identifying skeletal...

Trauma 'not rife among UK troops'

May 13, 2010 10:39 am | News | Comments

Serious mental issues are not nearly as common as feared in UK troops who have served in combat zones, a study says.

Sole survivor

May 13, 2010 10:39 am | News | Comments

Are children more likely to survive plane crashes?

Genoptix plunges as spending hurts 1Q profit

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Shares of Genoptix Inc. sank Friday after the diagnostic services company surprised Wall Street by posting lower first-quarter profit on a jump in spending.Late Thursday, Genoptix reported its net income decreased 10 percent to $5.3 million, or 29 cents per share, from $5.9 million, or 33 cents...

Hooper Holmes 1Q loss narrows on lower costs

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Hooper Holmes Inc., which screens applicants and evaluates injury claims for insurance companies, on Friday reported a narrower first-quarter loss as costs declined.The company said it lost $704,000, or a penny per share, compared with a loss of $1.8 million, or 3 cents per share, during the...

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