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2009-08-11 10:05:40

By washing your hands after digging in beach sand, you could greatly reduce your risk of ingesting bacteria that could make you sick. In new research, scientists have determined that, although beach sand is a potential source of bacteria and viruses, hand rinsing may effectively reduce exposure to microbes that cause gastrointestinal illnesses. "Our mothers were right! Cleaning our hands before eating really works, especially after handling sand at the beach," said Dr. Richard Whitman, the...

2009-06-02 14:50:00

New data on the persistence of avian influenza viruses in the environment has allowed a team of University of Georgia researchers to create the first model that takes into account both direct and indirect transmission of the viruses among birds. The model, which is detailed in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has the potential to shed new light on how outbreaks begin in wild bird populations."The environmental transmission of avian...

2009-05-19 06:00:00

Partner Keryx to present Phase 2 data on perifosine for multiple cancers QUEBEC CITY, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc. (TSX: AEZ; Nasdaq: AEZS), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on endocrine therapy and oncology, today announced that results supporting the evaluation of its targeted cytotoxic peptide conjugate compound, AEZS-108, in prostate cancer, will be presented as a poster at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, to be...

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2009-03-04 14:14:20

In an intriguing 21st century example of Darwinism, researchers demonstrate that fish will again grow to larger sizes and produce more young when size-selective fishing is eased "Undesirable" evolution in fish "“ which makes their bodies grow smaller and fishery catches dwindle -- can actually be reversed in a few decades' time by changing our "take-the-biggest-fish" approach to commercial fishing, according to groundbreaking new research published today by Stony Brook University...

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2008-09-04 09:55:00

New research noted that heart failure patients were far more likely to die within four years after their defibrillator zapped the heart into beating normally, compared with those who got no shock. If their defibrillator triggers, experts said patients should promptly tell their doctors, who should then check to see if their patients' condition has worsened. "We need to think about everything else we possibly could do to make them as healthy as they can be," said the study's lead author, Dr....

2005-09-27 04:35:00

LOS ANGELES -- The risk of dying from air pollution in parts of traffic-clogged Los Angeles appears sharply higher than previously believed, according to a study comparing the risks of living in affluent, beachfront neighborhoods to the hazy and fast-growing inland area. The study was a first to attempt to look at how chronic health problems are linked to the degree of pollution across the neighborhoods of a major U.S. city, lead author, Michael Jerrett said. The study, which will be...

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2005-04-19 10:55:00

Being overweight is hard on everyone's hearts, new studies find HealthDay News -- Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, and it doesn't matter whether you're a man or a woman. The latest research confirming earlier studies says that women with "apple"-shaped figures are at higher risk for cardiovascular death while obese men -- even if they are aerobically fit -- are at increased risk for coronary disease. Those are just two messages appearing in the American Heart Association's journal...