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Health News Archive - July 30, 2012

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the male population. Screening for the disease is done through a PSA test, but professional organizations vary in their recommendations about who should — and who shouldn't — get it.

Cocaine is presently the most abused major stimulant drug in America. It has also become the drug most frequently involved in emergency department visits.

Is your biological clock about to run out? While women have always thought they are born with all of the eggs they need, new research says, that’s not true!

PSA Testing: Are We Better Off With Or Without It?

Recent studies have suggested that PSA testing for prostate cancer is an unneeded medical screening process that often does more harm than good. However, a new report, published in the journal Cancer, states that eliminating the PSA test would be taking a big step backward

UK medical school teaching on physical activity is "sparse or non-existent," finds research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine today.

Ebola Outbreak Kills 14 People In Uganda, More Infected

Ebola, one of the world’s deadliest viruses, has been confirmed in Uganda, where 14 people have already died from what health officials were calling a mysterious illness.

Researchers in Newcastle and Singapore have identified a new type of white blood cell which activates a killing immune response to an external source – providing a new potential target for vaccines for conditions such as cancer or Hepatitis B.

Marking World Hepatitis Day, the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) calls on the different organizations which make up the United Nations systems to take action to fight against Viral Hepatitis (Hepatitis B and C), a potentially fatal infection of the liver which affects 500 million people.

When dealing with musculoskeletal injuries, speedy diagnosis and treatment are important.

The vomeronasal organ (VNO) is one of evolution's most direct enforcers.

Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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