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Early-Stage, Asbestos-Related Pulmonary Cancer Detected By Protein Test

from MNToncology - 05 Apr 11

Researchers investigating a novel biomarker test believe it is the most accurate yet in detecting proteins secreted from tumors caused by exposure to asbestos. Study results of this aptamer proteomic technology were presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6...


Ancient DNA: Curse of the Pharaoh's DNA

from Nature: Medicine - 27 Apr 11

Some researchers claim to have analysed DNA from Egyptian mummies. Others say that's impossible. Could new sequencing methods bridge the divide?


OncoGenex Announces Data Highlighting OGX-427 At American Association Of Cancer Research (AACR) 102nd Annual Meeting 2011

from MNToncology - 05 Apr 11

OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) announced yesterday (4th April) that preclinical data utilizing their pipeline compound OGX-427 was presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011...


Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure: A Randomized Clinical Trial [Original Investigation]

from ArchInte - 25 Apr 11

Background  Preliminary evidence suggests that meditative exercise may have benefits for patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HF); this has not been rigorously tested in a large clinical sample. We sought to investigate whether tai chi, as an adjunct to standard care, improves functional capacity and quality of life in patients with HF. Methods  A single-blind, multisite, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial evaluated 100 outpatients with systolic HF (New York Heart As


Young Athlete's Sudden Death May Warrant Checkups For The Entire Family

from MNTcvs - 08 Apr 11

The recent flurry of highly publicized cases of young athletes dying suddenly on the playing field has prompted Johns Hopkins Children's Center cardiologists to discuss the medical significance of a child's sudden death for the rest of the family...


Siemens Highlights Cardiovascular IT Integrated Imaging And Information Solutions

from MNTcvs - 05 Apr 11

Siemens Healthcare will showcase the latest advancements in cardiovascular information technology (IT) innovations that focus on providing innovative solutions to help enable sounder decisions and enhance operational efficiency in booth 1629 at the 60th Annual Scientific Session and Expo of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in New Orleans. Highlights include syngo Dynamics and syngo...


France alert on breast implants

from BBC - 20 Dec 11

The French authorities are to ask 30,000 women who received potentially defective breast implants to have them removed, reports say.


Aggression Study By Psychologists Reinforces Understanding Of The "Ego Depletion Effect"

from MNTpsych - 24 Mar 11

Bottling up emotions can make people more aggressive, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Minnesota that was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Army...


Cancer Treatment Breakthrough, UK

from MNToncology - 04 Apr 11

Scientists from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast and Almac Discovery Ltd, announce the first publication describing a potential new anti-angiogenic therapy based on a natural protein first discovered at QUB. Anti-angiogenics prevent the growth of new blood vessels in tumours and starve them of nutrients, leading to inhibition of tumour growth...


Psoriasis 'linked to stroke risk'

from BBC - 28 Aug 11

People with psoriasis have nearly three times the risk of stroke and abnormal heart rhythm, according to scientists in Denmark.


TxCell Receives Approval For A Phase I/II Clinical Trial In Rheumatoid Arthritis

from MNTarthritis - 04 Apr 11

TxCell SA, a biotechnology company developing cell-based immunotherapies for the treatment of severe chronic inflammatory diseases with high unmet medical need, announces today the approval by AFSSAPS, the French regulatory agency, of its application to carry out a phase I/II clinical trial of its second product candidate, TX-RAD...


Risk Calculator For Bariatric Operations

from MNTgastro - 05 Apr 11

A new risk calculator can predict the risk of postoperative complications occurring for individual bariatric surgery patients, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons...


Toddlers Should Be Physically Active For Three Hours A Day Says UK Govt

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jul 11

In a new set of physical activity guidelines the UK government says as soon as they can walk, toddlers and pre-schoolers should be physically active for at least three hours every day to stay healthy and avoid getting chronic diseases later in life. The guidelines are in a new report issued today, 11 July 2011, by the UK's four Chief Medical Officers titled "Start Active, Stay Active"...


IV Fluids During Labor Associated With Newborn Weight Loss

from MNTpaeds - 15 Aug 11

Newborns whose mothers were given IV fluids during labor may be losing weight in an attempt to regulate their hydration rather than not getting enough breast milk, Canadian researchers revealed in the International Breastfeeding Journal...


Mobile Phone Cancer Link Looking Less And Less Likely

from MNToncology - 02 Jul 11

Evidence from a growing number of studies does not support the theory that cellphones raise the risk of brain cancer, an independent international panel of experts has found after carrying out a thorough analysis of all published research. The analysis was carried out by the ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) Standing Committee on Epidemiology...


RCP Statement On Health Select Committee 'Commissioning: Further Issues' Report, UK

from MNTgp - 05 Apr 11

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) welcomes the Health Select Committee's report, Commissioning: Further Issues. We hope the government will adopt the recommendations, which we believe will improve the Health and Social Care Bill. The RCP also recommends that the Bill includes a provision to guarantee a local comprehensive health service...


PMQs as-it-happens

from - 30 Mar 11

Welcome to politics.co.uk's as-it-happens page. Here you can keep up to date with speeches, debates and major political events in real time.


Safety of medicines and the use of animals in research.

from Lancet - 02 Jul 11

Safety of medicines and the use of animals in research. Lancet. 2011 Jun 28; Authors: Banerjee A PMID: 21719094 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


When Conflict Arises Within A Couple More Intense Emotions Are Experienced By Women

from MNTpsych - 14 Apr 11

Women feel their emotions more intensively than men when a conflict arises within the couple. Conversely, it is men - who mostly express "powerful emotions" as wrath or despise - who cause conflicts more frequently...


The Key To Reducing Obesity-Related Medical Issues May Be A Plant Oil

from MNTdiabetes - 24 Mar 11

Scientists have known for years that belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found a plant oil that may be able to reduce belly fat in humans...


Research Suggests That Lipofilling May Be Safe During Conservation Treatment For Breast Cancer

from MNTplastic - 25 May 11

A new study has gone some way to answering the question about whether or not a technique called lipofilling is safe for women who are having their breasts reconstructed after surgery for breast cancer. Lipofilling involves taking some fat from another area of a woman's body, such as her abdomen, and using it to fill in small defects or asymmetry that may occur during breast reconstruction...


Shrinkage! Bad Heart Habits Lessen Brain Volume Over Time

from MNTdementia - 02 Aug 11

Want a full sized brain for life? Avoid smoking, excessive drinking, keep your weight, blood sugar levels and blood pressure all under control and you should be able to avoid brain volume mass shrinkage over time a new study suggests...


The Hajj

from BMJ - 15 Sep 11

A 68 year old Muslim man with diabetes, which is reasonably well controlled on twice daily insulin and who has a history of myocardial infarction 12 months previously, wants advice on his fitness to...


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