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Health News Archive - June 15, 2010

There is a new path to defeat systemic sclerosis, also called scleroderma because of the hardening of the skin of the patients (from Greek skleros, "hard", and derma, "skin").

Insulin-producing beta cells can proliferate in patients recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

For patients suffering from small lumbar disc herniations, a new treatment option can provide relief.

Sanford-Burnham researchers redirect a known pain reliever to trigger death pathways in cancer cells.

Prion diseases are lethal neurodegenerative disorders that include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE; commonly known as mad cow disease) in cows.

A new study uses a sophisticated genomic analysis to unravel some of the complex cellular signals that drive the deadly invasive spread of lung cancer.

CHOP oncology chief working to translate his lab's genetic findings into treatments.

Heart failure is a very common condition: around 200,000 people in Sweden have been diagnosed with the disease.

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health have established the first link between air pollution and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a known cause of cardiovascular diseases.

Apple juice can be a useful supplement for calming the declining moods that are part of the normal progression of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's Disease (AD).

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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