Latest Women's Hospital Stories

2010-01-12 13:26:00

Research reveals how these cancers shield themselves from immune attack BOSTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Melanoma, if not detected in its early stages, transforms into a highly deadly, treatment-resistant cancer.

2009-12-24 07:15:00

The ability to make, test, and map the atomic structure of new anti-cancer agents has enabled a team scientists to discover a compound capable of halting a common type of drug-resistant lung cancer.

2009-10-13 12:00:00

A new study has shown that minimally invasive procedures, while intended to shorten hospital stays and lower the risk of other health complications, may increase the risk of other complications, such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

2009-10-06 15:08:47

Researchers have fresh insight into an evolutionarily ancient way that cells cope when oxygen levels decline, according to a new study in the October 7th issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. In studies of cells taken from the lining of human pulmonary arteries, they show that a microRNA – a tiny bit of RNA that regulates the activity of particular genes and thus the availability of certain proteins – allows cells to shift their metabolic gears, in a process known...

2009-06-23 05:25:00

For years, vitamin D and fish oil have been two of the most popular over-the-counter dietary supplements in US.

2009-03-24 09:20:00

NEEDHAM, Mass., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry sources estimate that U.S. healthcare facilities spend approximately $5.3 billion annually for energy costs alone. Hospital administrators planning ahead for a new facility would face considerable escalation of such costs for the foreseeable future.

2009-03-10 08:00:00

C-sections and "Invasive" Placenta Condition Can Result in Excessive Bleeding and Be Life Threatening for Mothers SAN DIEGO, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Innovative, interventional radiology treatments are making childbirth safer for women who have C-sections that are complicated by massive bleeding and for those who suffer from the pregnancy condition of "invasive" placenta.

2008-12-30 16:19:52

Women who took beta carotene or vitamin C or E or a combination of the supplements had a similar risk of cancer as women who did not take the supplements.

2008-12-09 12:42:12

Spanish researchers announced this week that eating a handful of nuts a day for a year, and also eating a Mediterranean diet heavy in fruit, vegetables and fish, may help people reverse risk factors for heart disease.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.