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Health News Archive - June 23, 2010

Endocrine Society Scientific Statements provide education on the scientific basis of disease and its application to the practice of medicine.

Effective brain function depends on the efficient signaling from one neuron to the next, a lightning-fast process that depends on a quick release of neurotransmitters at synapses.

By combining two relatively inexpensive technologies based on sound and light waves, researchers hope to lower the rate at which women undergo breast biopsies for suspicious lesions.

Many primary school teachers admit they 'could do better'.

The UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is involved in a collaborative project that is helping to further the understanding of HIV viral protein structure which could lead to new molecular medicines.

In an article to be published on 21 June 2010 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers from Inserm (Inserm unit 625 – Research Group on Human and Mammalian Reproduction, University of Rennes 1), the CHU (University Hospital Centre) in Pointe à Pitre (urology department, University of the French West Indies and Guiana) and from the Center for Analytical Research and Technology (University of Liège, Belgique), show that exposure to chlordecone (also named Kepone), an organochlorine chemical with well defined estrogenic properties used in the French West Indies until 1993, is associated to a significant increased risk of prostate cancer.

Benign vascular malformations known as cavernomas can occur in many tissues of the body.

Troy, N.Y. An organic compound found in red wine – resveratrol – has the ability to neutralize the toxic effects of proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease.

REGENSBURG, Germany, June 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Ninety Per Cent of all IVF Centers Record Reproductive Treatments With RecDate Advance Dr.

LONDON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Obesity rates, which have been steadily rising in Europe and the United States, are now increasing in Asian nations as well. While healthy eating and lifestyle management are the key solutions to weight management, they remain challenging for many consumers.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.