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Health News Archive - May 02, 2010

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The FDA on Saturday urged consumers to stop using several medicines made for children and infants, even though the chance for serious problems was remote.

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The growing rate of obesity in young Americans could undermine the future of the United States military, as many potential recruits are too overweight to join.

ATLANTA, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB announced today results of an open-label extension study, PRECiSE 4 (P4), of Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol; CZP) demonstrating that Cimzia provides sustained efficacy over four years in moderate to severe Crohn's Disease patients regardless of whether patients were previously treated with infliximab (IFX) or infliximab-naive.

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Overwhelmed by tons of daily diet advice? If only we knew which diet tips to follow.

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Anthrax-causing bacteria can be engineered to shed their invisibility cloaks, making it easier for the immune system to eradicate it.

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A bacterial pathogen can communicate with yeast to block the development of drug-resistant yeast infections, say Irish scientists writing in the May issue of Microbiology.

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How much "green exercise" produces the greatest improvement in mood and sense of personal well-being?

NIH-funded, NEJM study is largest ever to look at nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, an obesity-related condition.

The hormone leptin, typically associated with body weight regulation, works within the central nervous system (CNS) to aid the immune system’s defense against sepsis, researchers say.

Current research suggests that tumor-secreted exosomes inhibit the immune response, enhancing tumor metastasis.

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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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