News of World Medicine
What can threaten swimming in the ponds?
What a pleasure it is to swim in cool water and hide from the heat in a hot summer day. But people often forget about safety measures and swim in inappropriate places.
More than 10 000 species of germs live in and on people
“When I get up from the chair 10 times more bacterial cells than human ones stand up with me” says Dr Bruce Birren, who participates in creating one of the most accurate maps of microbes that live in and on us.
Type 2 Diabetes Tied To Breast Cancer Risk
Having type 2 diabetes appears to give post-menopausal women a 27% higher risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer this week.
Pediatric Food Allergies Often Not Treated Properly
American children with food allergies should be receiving better care, including diagnostic testing and attention to severe allergic reaction symptoms, according to a study conducted by researchers at Northwestern Medicine.
Global child mortality rates fall 41% since 1990, U.N. reports
Child mortality worldwide has fallen 41 percent since 1990, the result of myriad improvements in nutrition, access to vaccines and antibiotics, cleaner deliveries, better care of infants immediately after birth, and the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets," according to "the findings of a report released Wednesday by three United Nations agencies and the World Bank," the Washington Post reports (Brown, 9/12).
Million of lives can be saved thanks to 15-years old inventor
Among all kinds of the deceases pancreatic cancer is the most dangerous one. It is practically impossible to diagnose this decease at early stage that complicates the treatment.
Hormone plaster is a safe method of treatment for prostate cancer
The scientists from Imperial College London announced that the plaster, emitting estrogen into blood, is a relatively cheap and safe alternative to the standard treatment of prostate cancer.
Next generation of antibiotic will be taken from the bottom of the ocean
British scientists have started a large-scale and expensive £8m project. A group of scientists at Aberdeen University will reach ocean's deepest bottom to investigate it. They hunt for unrevealed chemicals among underwater sea life in deep sea trenches.
Universal remedy for all the strains of influenza virus has been found
CSIRO research source, the University of British Columbia and the University of Bath presented a new drug against influenza. It has been proved that it prevents the spread of different strains of influenza by using laboratory models.
Vegetables will help to get rid of PMS manifestations
Diet, rich with green leaf vegetables, may help women to avoid PMS, reducing manifestation of the symptoms by 40%.