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Millions at risk as AIDS focus fades

Posted on February 8, 2010 by

Global attention appears to be turning away from the AIDS epidemic and this comes just at the wrong time as a fresh wave of the disease is expected to infect millions of people in high risk countries a leading expert said Friday. “There seems to be a perception now that AIDS has been dealt with […]

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Gene Modification Can Prevent Huntington’s Disease

Posted on January 21, 2010 by

Researchers have founf a molecular switch that can prevent the development of fatal Huntington’s in mice. Huntington’s is a neurological condition caused by a mutation of a gene that codes a brain protein known as huntingtin. It is characterized by uncontrolled jerking movements and stuttering. According to a study published in NEURON, a chemical modification […]

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Posted on January 16, 2010 by

The new Hollywood film EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES, starring Harrison Ford as a brilliant scientist, opens Friday and is based on a true story taking place at Genzyme Corporation in Cambridge. It is about the treatment developed for Pompe disease, a rare enzyme deficiency. Genzyme created Myozyme using in house research. Boston Globe staffer Geeta Anand wrote […]

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Why Does Denmark Lead the Way for Digital Healthcare?

Posted on January 12, 2010 by

Denmark has spearheaded the use of electronic healthrecords and use of telemedicine via the internet to assist doctors in treating their patients. There are a number of telemedicine projects allowing monitoring patients in their home saves doctors an average of 50 minutes a day in administrative work. Apparently Denmark’s success may relate to its small […]

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Caffeine consumption reduces liver fibrosis

Posted on January 7, 2010 by

Top researchers have completed a major study which concluded that consumption of caffeine in coffee greater than two cups per day significantly reduces the incidence of certain liver diseases. January 2010 Journal of Hepatology

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TrialX allows users to find relevant clinical trials via twitter

Posted on December 28, 2009 by

Trial X is an useful web site that allows individuals to find therapy and clinical trials for various disorders in their geographic location. It is expected to increase availability on clinical trials and as such speed up the development of life saving medicines. See @trialX in twitter and fill out your health profile to see […]

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Posted on December 20, 2009 by

Australian scientists have found that antibodies in shark blood are highly resilient, can withstand high temperatures, extremely acidic or alkaline conditions and could be crucial in the development of a cancer fighting pull. Professor Mick Foley of Melbourne’s La Trobe University said the shark molecules can attach themselves to cancer cells and stop them from […]

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Posted on December 18, 2009 by

According to the Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry, the niacin in peanuts, when eaten regularly, provides protection against Alzheimer’s disease. The study, conducted on 3000 men 65 or older found that those getting 22mgs of niacin a day were 70% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those consuming 13 mgs. In addition, peanut butter […]

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Posted on December 15, 2009 by

High soy consumption appears to decrease the risk of tumor recurrence among breast cancer survivors, according to a study published in JAMA. The subjects consumed an average of 47 milligrams of isoflavones, in the soy, 80 times as much as the average American woman. The study cautioned that the findings should not be generalized to […]

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Posted on December 14, 2009 by

This tidbit of creative thinking was found on the site of Jonathan Nguyen, who works in PR andcrises management. He saw a news story about George Sodini, who murdered three and wounded nine others in a Pennsylvania gym before killing himself. Sodini had talked about his plans on his blog, as have many others. Now, […]

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