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
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).