- More T'ai Chi, Less Flu, Says Study
In a study scheduled for publication in the August issue of the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, a team of kinesiologists at the University of Illinois suggest that older adults who adopt an exercise regimen combining Taiji (western: T'ai Chi) an ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2007 - 1:44pm
- Plain Soap As Effective As Antibacterial
Antibacterial soaps show no health benefits over plain soaps and, in fact, may render some common antibiotics less effective, says a University of Michigan public health professor. In the first known comprehensive analysis of whether antibacterial soaps wo ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 15 2007 - 8:38pm
- Thunderstorm Inspiration For Cleaning Wastewater Pollution
Wastewater treatment plants are designed primarily to eliminate nutrients. However, attention is increasingly being focused on micropollutants, since even low concentrations of these substances can have adverse impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Ozonation of w ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 16 2007 - 11:07am
- Hypertension Risk In Developed Countries A 'Staggering' 90 Percent
The biggest problem for controlling hypertension (high blood pressure) is compliance with treatment, states an editorial in this week’s Lancet. “Despite very effective and cost-effective treatments, target blood pressure levels are very rarely reached, eve ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 16 2007 - 6:25pm
- High-risk Behaviors Could Lead To HIV Epidemic In Afghanistan
In a report that is among the first to describe the prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis B and C viruses in Afghanistan, a researcher from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine voiced concerns that increasing injection drug use and a ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2007 - 4:48pm
- EIF4E-Specific Anti-Sense Oligonucleotides Knock Down Cancer
A new study by Jeremy Graff and colleagues from Eli Lilly and Company has demonstrated the anti-cancer effect of a new therapeutic in a mouse model of human tumors and has spawned clinical trials to test the ability of this therapeutic to treat human cance ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2007 - 12:24am
- The Fruit Imposters Report
For the past six weeks, parents have been able to keep a watchful eye over what they are feeding their children at mealtimes. However, with the back-to-school season fast approaching, most parents will once again face the constant dilemma of choosing which ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2007 - 11:12am
- New HIV Diagnoses Rising Among New York City Gay Men
HIV infection is on the rise among young men who have sex with men (MSM) in New York City, according to preliminary data from the Health Department. New HIV diagnoses among MSM under age 30 have increased by 33% during the past six years, the agency report ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2007 - 11:48am
- Curing World Hunger With Peanut Butter
An enriched peanut-butter mixture given at home is successfully promoting recovery in large numbers of starving children in Malawi, according to a group of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Malnutrition affects 70 percen ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 12 2007 - 10:41am
- Different HIV Rates Among Homosexuals And Heterosexuals Ignores Risky Behavior Data
Differences in sexual behaviours do not fully explain why the US HIV epidemic affects gay men so much more than straight men and women, claims research in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. In 2005, over half of new HIV infections diagnosed in th ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 13 2007 - 5:34pm