- Hair Follicles Can Manufacture Blood-Doping And Life-Saving Substance, Erythropoietin
A stunning discovery by German scientists may make blood doping and the treatment of severe anemia as easy as washing your hair.
- Study: Brain Atrophy May Lead To Depression, Racism, Problem Gambling In Elderly
A new study finds that brain atrophy in late adulthood can lead to unintended racial prejudice, social inappropriateness, depression and gambling problems.
- Bad Sleeping ‘Doubles Heart Risk’
Researchers say both too much and too little sleep is linked to a doubled risk of fatal cardiovascular disease.
- Cancer Cells In Blood Can Identify Risk Of Recurrence In Breast Cancer
Cancer cells circulating in the blood, or circulating tumour cells (CTCs), are known to be associated with a bad prognosis in women with metastatic breast cancer. Now, for the first time, a group of scientists have shown that they can also detect CTCs before and after chemotherapy treatment and hence may be able to identify those patients likely to have a recurrence of their cancer after such treatment in future.
- New Topical Therapy Safely Treats Nail Fungus Without Systemic Side Effects
A new topical lotion that penetrates the skin deeply enough to target and eliminate serious skin infections, but without being systemically absorbed, has shown a high degree of safety and tolerability in patients with onychomycosis, or toenail fungus, a new study has shown.
- Lower Back Pain May Respond Better To Acupuncture Therapy Than Conventional Therapy
If you suffer from lower back pain you might find that six months of acupuncture gives you superior results to conventional therapy, says a report in Archives of Internal Medicine (JAMA/Archives), September 24th issue. However, the study also indicates that sham acupuncture seems to be effective as well.
- Hormone Therapy Boosts Sexual Interest But Not Memory, Study Suggests
Hormone therapy in early post-menopause increases sexual interest, but does not improve memory, according to a new study. “Contrary to what we predicted, hormone therapy did not have a positive affect on memory performance in younger mid-life women,” said Pauline Maki, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who led the study.
- Dangerous Diarrhea Causing Bacterium Found On Asymptomatic Patients
The bacterium that causes a highly contagious and sometimes deadly form of diarrhea is frequently carried by persons who do not have any of the disease symptoms, according to a study in the Oct. 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases.