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Health News Archive - May 07, 2010

Those living near highway and railroad intersections more likely to develop asthma.

When analyzing obesity disparities among women, socioeconomic status and social context may be more important than race, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.

BOSTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Within cells, an ancient antiviral duo can deliver a one-two knockout to thwart invading viruses, report researchers who have just unmasked the cellular sidekick that throws the first punch.

PITTSBURGH, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mastech Holdings, Inc., (NYSE Amex: MHH), a national provider of Information Technology and Specialized Healthcare Staffing services announced this week that it has released a new identity for the company.

SAN DIEGO, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients treated with the Zilver® PTX(TM) Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent maintained clinical improvement at two years, according to interim results from the Zilver® PTX(TM) Global Registry presented today as a late-breaking clinical trial at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions.

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Stem cells derived from the endometrium (uterine lining) and transplanted into the brains of laboratory mice with Parkinson's disease appear to restore functioning of brain cells damaged by the disease.

Fragile X syndrome iPS cells and embryonic stem cells behave differently.

A breakthrough about the formation and maintenance of tree-like nerve cell structures could have future applications in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and the repair of injuries in which neurons are damaged.

Some of the human immune system's defenses against the virus that causes dengue fever actually help the virus to infect more cells, according to new research published May 6 in the journal Science.

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Washing your hands "wipes the slate clean," removing doubts about recent choices.

Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.