Health News Archive - June 02, 2005

Cost utility analysis of co-prescribed heroin compared with methadone maintenance treatment in heroin addicts in two randomised controlled trials.

Childhood cancer in relation to distance from high voltage power lines in England and Wales: a case-control study.


Finding could have implications for Alzheimer's disease.

A disease you are suffering today could be a result of your great-grandmother being exposed to an environmental toxin during pregnancy.

In a study appearing online on June 2 in advance of the print publication of the July 1 print issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Howard Kaufman and colleagues from Columbia University manipulate the local tumor environment as a method for improving systemic anti-tumor immunity.

The immunodeficiency that arises in HIV may be due to excessive programmed cell death of immune CD4 T cells. HIV protease inhibitors (PI) can block programmed cell death in virus-infected T cells in vitro, but have also been shown to induce programmed cell death at higher concentrations.

Study suggests continuous NSAID treatment more effectively reduces X-Ray progression than intermittent treatment.

Study links TNF to androgen deficiency in rheumatoid arthritis patients and suggest a novel pathway in inflammation.

An "electronic nose" can identify people with lung cancer by detecting distinct characteristics in their exhaled breath, researchers report.


Scientists have identified an 11-gene "signature" in cancer tumors that appears to predict prognosis in at least 10 types of malignancies.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.