Health News Archive - July 07, 2005

Working independently, two research teams funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have identified how Nipah and Hendra viruses, closely related viruses first identified in the mid-1990s, gain entry into human and animal cells.

Researchers in the Life Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered a key molecular pathway by which MMP-3, an enzyme that normally helps remodel tissues, initiates the pathway to breast cancer. MMP-3 causes normal cells to express a protein, Rac1b, previously found only in cancers.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans who admit abusing prescription drugs nearly doubled to over 15 million from 1992 to 2003, with abuse among teens tripling, according to a new study released on Thursday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Laboratories using new tissue engineering technology might be able to produce meat that is healthier for consumers and cut down on pollution produced by factory farming, researchers said on Wednesday.

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adolescents with poorly controlled diabetes do better with a program of intensive, home-based, family-centered psychotherapy, according to new research.

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It seems that for some migraine sufferers, their headaches are caused -- or at least worsened -- when opposite surfaces within sinuses or nasal cavities touch.

By Tiziana Cauli PARIS (Reuters) - Diners rub their eyes as they emerge from behind a curtain after eating at France's only pitch black restaurant. For nearly two hours they have relied on blind guides who helped them reach their table, pour wine and find their way to the lavatory.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers-to-be who are obese during the first trimester of pregnancy are more likely than normal-weight women to have an infant with a cleft lip or cleft palate, according to a study in Sweden. Drs.

By Charnicia Huggins New York (Reuters Health) - For youngsters who are physically and psychologically ready for toilet training, summer may be an ideal time to begin, according to a statement on the topic from the University of Michigan Health System. The reason why is simple.

Three different types of mouth bacteria are associated with the most common form of oral cancer, researchers said Thursday in a discovery that may lead to a simple test for the often-fatal tumor.

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  • A woman who operates an automobile.
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