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Health News Archive - June 11, 2010

AURORA, Ontario, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Helix BioPharma Corp.

An analysis of over 150,000 hospital discharges has revealed that there are significant insurance related differences in hospital mortality, length of stay, and costs among working-age Americans (age 18-64 years) hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke, or pneumonia.

New report in the FASEB Journal suggests that disrupting a particular cellular signaling pathway could stop or slow the initiation, promotion, and progression of prostate cancer.

Nursing home residents who used videoconferencing to keep in touch with family members felt it enriched their lives.

The research demonstrates that p53 is activated to control the creation of ova and spermatozoa.

Experts concerned that inadequate treatment strategies make cancer patients suffer unnecessarily.

A research conducted at the University of Granada has identified the different effects of being of a nervous disposition and being anxious at a given moment on what happens around us.

Sex "addiction" is a concept that has had particularly high visibility recently with the publicity associated with Tiger Woods.

Deciphering the functions of multiple rare genes may be at the core of understanding the genetic factors that cause autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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