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Health News Archive - February 19, 2010

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A study shows that viruses may have changed the course of human evolution, and the Italian scientists involved in the research say they believe that the discovery might help in the creation of better drugs and vaccines to fight them.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew Myers, a 29-year-old former Virginia resident, filed a civil fraud and racketeering lawsuit this week in U.S.

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Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have used data from the whole genome sequencing of cancer patients to develop individualized blood tests they believe can help physicians tailor patients' treatments.

Data focus on genetic basis of drug-induced liver injury and serious skin reaction SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

Groups Seek Funds for Tobacco Cessation and Prevention, Forfeiture of Profits WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six public health groups today asked the U. S.

Viruses have played a role in shaping human genetic variability, according to a study published February 19 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics.

The drug avosentan substantially reduces urinary protein loss in people with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease, but the drug causes serious side effects, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN).

Childhood leukemia rates have more than doubled over the last 15 years in the southern Iraq province of Basrah, according to the study, "Trends in Childhood Leukaemia in Basrah, Iraq (1993-2007), published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine presented Feb. 18 the results from an ongoing Phase I/II open-label clinical trial of Lexgenleucel-T at the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in San Francisco, CA.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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